A new start to the week and a new read for me. I began Quincy’s Woman over the weekend after finishing Love’s Prophecy (sigh) late Friday night. So I’m not very far along in this western historical, but I must say I’m enjoying myself thoroughly.
I got this book for Christmas and am only now getting to read it–got sucked into the Outlander series and didn’t come up for air for almost three months. But I wanted to explore all the other delicious novels I’d gotten in my Kindle stocking, so I’m taking a break from Jamie (hard to do, but I’ll survive LOL).
I know Gem Sivad’s work from reading her snippets on Six Sentence Sunday and was avidly following the sequel to this book, Perfect Strangers, on that hop and loved it. But I wanted to start at the beginning and boy am I glad I did! As I said, I’m not very far in yet, but even that short an acquaintance with the characters has me contemplating reading rather than writing.
What’s drawn me to Gem’s writing all along is her voice. In all the snippets from her different books, her voice has been a constant–a combination of tell-it-like-it-is (with an intensity that makes you grip your e-reader or mouse) and a perkiness (not sure how else to describe it) that simply sucks me into the story. Very frustrating when you crave more than six sentences or when you have to choose between reading and sleeping. :)
One other thing that I now love about Quincy’s Woman is the first love scene in the novel. It is truly written as a first time experience might actually have occurred in the time period between two people of vastly different experiences. It wasn’t sugar-coated, it wasn’t gritty, it was simply very real. Which was wonderful.
That’s about all I can tell you right now about Quincy’s Woman. I’m enjoying it thoroughly, looking forward to opening my Kindle each night, and even now looking ahead to the sequel because the characters have already engaged me. At the rate I’m going, I’ll be done by the end of the week, so next Monday I’ll give you the final word on this book and a heads-up on what I’m reading next.
If you’d like to read more about Quincy’s Woman and other titles by Gem Sivad, here’s the link to her website, Gem Sivad: Author and Dream Catcher. Enjoy!