Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Finds

SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY
Mary Robinette Kowal

Shades of Milk and Honey is exactly what we could expect from Jane Austen if she had been a fantasy writer. This debut by Mary Robinette Kowal is an intimate portrait of a woman, Jane, and her quest for love in a world where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality.


Plain Miss Jane Ellsworth and her sister Melody vie for the attentions of eligible men, and while Jane’s skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face. When Jane realizes that one of Melody’s suitors is set on taking advantage of her sister for the sake of her dowry, she pushes her skills to the limit of what her body can withstand in order to set things right—and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.

What books have you heard about or discovered this week?

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