14 Sep

On Emerald Torrington’s 20th birthday, we have been invited to partake in all the day’s comings and goings in preparation for Emerald’s grand soiree. Through a haze of  the most proper of British manners, our venue is 1912 Edwardian upper-crust.

Evening is beginning to turn into a stormy night, in the story, on the page where I’ve rested my eyes. And, though I am only a bit less than half way through, I can say with a modicum of comfort that this 262 page (stand-alone) book is visually stunning in the implementation of the time-period’s language.

Even if it turns sour, it will have been worth my one day.

Whilst it is too soon for a bona-fide Review, it is not too soon to leave you with just the thinnest slice of a taste:

“She walked to the door, opened it and looked out into the squally air. Shivering, looking away to her right, far down the drive, she strained her eyes at the emerging vision.

Clovis arrived at her side and  followed the direction of her gaze. He gave a low whistle.

‘My word,’  he said, ‘they’re here.’ ”


Harper Collins 2012





  1. THE UNINVITED GUESTS « WORDMAN - September 16, 2012

    […] an odd rendering Sadie Jones has given us with The Uninvited Guests. Goodreads deems it a ‘brilliant pastiche’ with ‘sprinklings of acerbic wit’ and […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

slouching towards emmaus

sermons and musings of a disciple muddling along the way

Thinking on Scripture

Steven R. Cook, D.Min.

The Pursuit of God

Serious Topics for Serious Christians


Real Life Travel

Jesus is the Centre, Gospel Teaching Life Church

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, (Philippians 2:9 NIV). There is power in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.... to break every chain!

Reading Acts

Some Thoughts on the Book of Acts and Pauline Theology

The Whisper of God

Years ago, I started writing down all the amazing ways God used my day-to-day activities, children, family, and nature to teach me. The more I wrote, the more I noticed our extraordinary God in my everyday ordinary life. It became an exercise of the heart and grew my relationship with Christ in a way I had never experienced. Opening up the Bible daily drew me into His will and wonderful ways. He was no longer a friend of a friend, but my personal friend. I began to hear God whisper His desires and lessons for me. Now, my goal is to encourage women to stop and listen for His whisper in their lives by sharing what God has taught me through my Bible Studies and devotionals.

Fr. Ted's Blog

Meditations of an Orthodox Priest






Frank book reviews


Howdy! We're the largest independent bookstore in Texas. This is our blog.

BookPeople's Mystery Bookstore-Within-a-Bookstore, located in downtown Austin, Texas

Hidden Staircase

Book recommendations for the armchair detective.

She Reads Novels

"She had read novels while other people perused the Sunday papers" - Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Pages and Pictures

book and movie reviews. mostly books

A Little Blog of Books

Book reviews and other literary-related musings

Bibliopotamus Book Reviews

Book review site with a focus on classics, contemporary literature and much more!

%d bloggers like this: