Greetings! It’s the first Thursday of of 2021 and that means it’s time for Throwback Thursday. Or at least our version of it. We don’t quite play by Davida’s rules, but she is luckily very accommodating and doesn’t mind at all that we spin her spin.
There are so many spins on the idea of Throwback Thursday, but we still like Davida’s idea the most:
- The Chocolate Lady’s #Throwback Thursday takes place on the Thursday before the first Saturday of every month. Yes, there is a linky and it will remain open until she uploads the new one. Thank Goodness. My first and last sometimes gets very confused.
- Your post must highlight one of your previously published book reviews and Davida encourages other participants to do the same.
- Add the link to your post and remember to link back to The Chocolate Lady’s Book Blog And do not forget to #ThrowbackThursday!
Synopsis: Meet Tannie Maria: A woman who likes to cook a lot and write a little. Tannie Maria writes recipes for a column in her local paper, the Klein Karoo Gazette.
One Sunday morning, as Maria savours the breeze through the kitchen window whilst making apricot jam, she hears the screech and bump that announces the arrival of her good friend and editor Harriet. What Maria doesn’t realise is that Harriet is about to deliver the first ingredient in two new recipes (recipes for love and murder) and a whole basketful of challenges.
A delicious blend of intrigue, milk tart and friendship, join Tannie Maria in her first investigation. Consider your appetite whetted for a whole new series of mysteries .
- When was this review first published? – 12 May 2016.
- Did you have any idea what you were doing? – For the first time, I think, yes! I’ve put a lot of effort into this review and realize I need to do it more often with newer reviews as well.
- Will you re-write this review? – Absolutely no
- Did you tweak this review? – A bit yes. I’ve added the top section with the book information and wording here and there.
- Will you re-read the book? For sure, yes!
- Will you recommend others to read this review? Yes! If you want to know more about South African culture, humor and especially our delicious food, read this.
Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism.
Kostova’s masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love. The Swan Thieves is a story of obsession, history’s losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope.