A very laid-back memoir of the romance and early marriage of two journalists, one a Boston blueblood, the son of a dirt-poor farmer. They lived on the Maine coast, and the book contains rich scenic sweeps, Downeast recipes and tales of small-town life.
The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday by Alexander McCall Smith
This is the fifth in the Sunday Philosophy Club series, featuring Isabel Dalhousie. I’d say this book is best read on a rainy, muddy Saturday. Don’t expect a thriller because you won’t find much trepidation or resolution in this mystery, just nice people caught in the complexities of life in contemporary Scotland.
The Senator’s Wife by Sue Miller
Not your run-of-the-mill tale of infidelity and revenge. This is much messier, more like real life. Characters are round and sympathetic, if not likeable, even the bad guy. I’d recommend it to my best friend.