Wednesday, August 20, 2008

In Love Again

It's been months since I've last posted. I've had the most wonderful (and relaxing) summer with my family at our beach house here in Sagamore Beach. This community is filled with families who return year after year. My mother spent every summer of her life coming to Saggy Beach, I've spent 44 years of my life here, and now I've had the pleasure of bringing my three children to this unique and beautiful seaside place where anchorage, community and family remains a priority. Oh yes, and my daily run along the Cape Cod canal is another bonus!

And today I had the pleasure of finishing one of the most charming, warm novels I've read in a long time. Atticus Finch, Colonel Brandon, Mr. Knightly, and Mr. Rodchester - move over. I'm in love with a new fictional male...Dawsey Adams!! (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer) How could any reader resist a character with this description...

"While we were laughing about that, Dawsey was seeing to my bags and making sure that Kit didn't fall off the pier and generally making himself useful. I began to see that this is what he does - and that everyone depends upon him to do it."

In addition, Dawsey loves poetry (Charles Lamb in particular), flowers and honest, hardworking people.

I have lots of room for fictional men in my life...for let's face it - could only one man really meet all my literary needs? I adore and value all of them!

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