My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Meh, it’s okay. The bit on the train is good.
Cory Rocque is thirty years old, a successful company CEO, and a lot too busy for romance. That’s what he tells himself, even if his pesky PA and friend Linnet ain’t buying it, and keeps trying to fix him up. So when he begins to receive a mysterious series of romantic gifts – at the same time as developing a crush on Sam, the charming and attractive ex-con and intern, being rehabilitated while working in the horticulture section of the company, Linnet is wildly excited. The silly girl! Cory refuses to read too much into it, even if someone is sending him perfect roses (stolen from his own hothouses!) It doesn’t necessarily mean he’s heading for romance… does it?
There’s a single beautiful bloom in a bud-vase, set right in the middle of Cory’s desk, when he arrives at his office at the start of the working week. (Barring the special projects he took home with him over the weekend.) He can’t miss it. Linnet ensures his desk is cleared every night, his in-box emptied, his working area pristine and sparkling for the coming day.
And his eyes are fixed on it, even as he’s removing his overcoat, putting down the coffee he’s picked up along the way to the senior suite and the executive office, and running a finger through the small stack of interesting mail that Linnet has set off to one corner of the desk. He’s so transfixed, in fact, that he doesn’t even hear Linnet come in from the ensuite bathroom attached to the CEO’s office, and pad up quietly behind him.
“That new gardener has a crush on you-uu-uu,” is what she sings, high and sweet, into his ear.
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When a gentleman books a berth aboard a merchant vessel in the advanced and prosperous eighteenth century, the very last thing he expects is to be boarded by pirates in the Bay of Gibraltar, and taken captive. Sir Edmund Waltridge felt the injustice of it very keenly: could one not feel for him in his plight?
When he had booked his berth with the Captain of the Belle Ribaldry, he had never once dreamed that such misadventure was even possible. Good God, it was not even as if they were headed for exotic climes, for the Indies to study finches and lizards, or to the New World for land and adventure! And indeed they well might have been: for Sir Edmund was a keen amateur naturalist and student of the vegetable and animal kingdoms, a friend to Messerschmidt and to Priestley. He had even – it was a matter of some pride for him – written a paper upon the smaller newts in sub-tropical waters, published in the journal of the Royal Society: and his class from Cambridge was a perfectly respectable gentleman’s third: and only so because he had spent rather more time carousing than writing his papers, regrettably.
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Considering the end of Thelma and Louise, I’m not too sure how well Brad Pitt enhances a roadtrip.
“There’s no such thing as a moment that isn’t rich with treasures.”—Esther Hicks
So, I’m embarking on a road trip tomorrow. My best friend from college flew in and, like Thelma and Louise, we’re heading west.
In a car.
Only thing for sure is a Sarah McLachlan concert at Red Rocks.
The point (maybe an excuse) I’m trying to make is I probably won’t be blogging for awhile. And I know you guys sometimes worry about my temporary disappearances.
But here’s the thing. Computers and road trips don’t really mix. Now as for Brad Pitt?
Anyway, ACIM Lesson 202 (as well as the next 18 days) are a review. Just keep remembering that you’re forever free, that you have a purpose that transcends the world and that whatever you need or want is a simple thought away.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I liked this lots better than her more famous Bouquet of Barbed Wire. If you like a bleak glum disenchanted read – and I do – and view romantic love as overrated, one of the horrors this world inflicts upon us… this is the Andrea Newman for you.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Better by far than the overrated Bouquet of Barbed Wire. Miserable, fierce, a study in frustrated ambition and the missteps of youth, of a big personality cramped into a tiny little life, with all routes out being blocked from view. Definitely intense.