Everyone has them, be it a pair of faded jeans, sweat shirt, toy, photograph, film or book.
Giving a lot of our books to charity wasn’t as difficult as I thought, as I had read many of them several times and enjoyed them with each reading, but things change.
I had all the Jack Reacher books, but after the casting of Tom Cruise in the lead role of the film version of One Shot, I could no longer take it seriously, lost my interest and have made no attempt whatsoever to read the latest two offerings now available.
I also had the complete works of David Baldacci, Matthew Reilly and Erica James, plus over 80 titles by Sandra Brown.
I have never been a fan of romantic fiction, apart from my SB collection, in fact in years gone by (over 45 actually), they used to give me nightmares for some reason.
All that slushy stuff, no thank you! I wanted nothing to do with it and turned to Stephen King, James Herbert and John Saul.
However, a book that made me cry deserved to be kept, and thus I still have Precious Time, It’s The Little Things, and The Queen of New Beginnings by Erica James, and Breath of Scandal, Envy, The Silken Web, and Lethal by Sandra Brown.
But my total favourite has to be one that was printed in the UK originally in 1997, and although I owned several by this author, I kept just this one.
I have read it so many times, the gold gilt on the cover has rubbed away, the pages are turning brown, and it is looking rather worn. I’m reading it again now, and it’s like curling up with an old friend.
It is a love story and the main characters are far from poor. In fact they are loaded, but it has humour, depth, sorrow, wit, deceit, honour, family loyalty and a couple of neat twists, which is probably why I liked it, that and the fact that the money angle is so ridiculously out of my league that I could have my escapism!
As far as I know, it’s still available to buy, but the cover will be different to my copy.
Other titles by this author I would recommend are:
Paradise, Perfect, Night Whispers, Someone to Watch Over Me, and Every Breath you Take. There are also Double Standards and Tender Triumph which I didn’t enjoy quite as much, and I have read some of her earlier stuff but wasn’t keen, probably because they were written in a different ‘age’ (as in era).
Sadly, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ (aka ‘Someone Like You’ judging by her title list) was never available to buy over here, so I can’t comment on that.
But Remember When………… the tissues are already handy.