Friday, November 5, 2010

Week 43: Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch (Montana Mystique) - B.J. Daniels (250 pages)

We have all heard about "guilty pleasures" and apparently we all have them. I have all types of pleasures but I am not a fan of calling them "guilty". I love what I love and I don't feel any shame in that. I mean, don't let there be a cheerleader competition on ESPN because I will camp out all day and watch the flips, the dances and the cheers! It is great fun. I am also a sucker for a silly romance novel. Yes - I know how they are going to end, yes - the language is often so silly that it is laughable and yes - I know that life doesn't happen this what? Part of the fun of reading, is being able to escape into a story that is just fun and light. This book met this criteria.

A friend of mine let me borrow this book and initially I pooh-poohed it. Not because it was a Harlequin Romance (although- come on) but because I am not a big lover of stories set on ranches, etc. She stated that it was a fun and light read (my pre-requisite this week) and that it was a fast read. So - I dipped in.

I'm not going to reiterate the story but suffice to say, there was a jilted lover, a kooky old lady, a body found in a well, a past lover returning and a happy ending. These stories work because they stick to a pretty tried and true formula and they have millions of readers every year. 

Instead of turning your nose up at these "silly" books - pick one up. If nothing else, your mood can be lifted for a few moments.

1 comment:

  1. Why can I see this in the check out lane at 7-11? Glad it was the light read you needed this week! :)