September already?!? I’m finding it so difficult to fathom how fast the months in this year are going by. Sometimes I feel like the days go by so slowly but then here we are at the beginning of a new month… So don’t just be grateful for another day… Be grateful for another month and do all you can to make the most of it!
Now for those who are die-hard Nora Roberts fans, this might be a slight disappointment, but let me reconfirm and say again, very slightly.
Like almost every book of hers, you’ll meet the so-called complicated main character, man or woman (man in this case) going through something rough in his or her life. The to-be lover and soul mate sometimes leads a similar complicated or breezy life and their lives join to create a better world at the end of the book.
Eli Landon has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigation after being accused of murdering his then soon-to-be ex-wife. Mind you, she was having an affair with a married man but to hell with that when all the so-called evidence points at poor ol’ Landon. And though there was never enough evidence to have him arrested, his reputation is in tatters as well as his soul. He need sanctuary. He needs time away from the public eye. He needs Bluff House (located at Whiskey Beach).
Throughout his time in finding his peace, getting to work on a fiction novel and gathering up pieces of his life, his life becomes entwined with Abra Walsh, who often comes in and stands in as his housekeeper. She is a woman with an open heart and a wide embrace, a woman who juggles more jobs that an actual human being can (I swear!) and no one is safe from her special, some would say over-bearing, brand of nurturing – including Eli. Now, I must admit her over-bearing-ness was more than a bit irritating for me. If I had someone as nurturing as her in my life, I’d probably have given her a good shelling and asked to be left alone to rebuilt. But of course in this novel we have to simply go with the flow and read on as Landon becomes comfortable or rather simply accepts her as she is.
Walsh has a bit of complications of her own but that doesn’t come into light until almost towards the end of the book. I however like the fact that there are other complications in the midst of trying to find out who actually committed the murder. You’ll have plenty of fingers to point at wrong suspects and you will be surprised at who it turns out to be.
You’ll also find the setting and scenery a fresh one and something that will lead you to turning more pages. Landon’s growth from beginning to end is something you’ll find quite satisfying as well. If you are looking for a cosy romantic suspense novel, give this one a read 🙂
Recently I’ve been doing a lot of shopping for clothes, also because I’m leaving for Hajj in a matter of two weeks, and I need a couple of staple pieces to take with me. Amidst all of that, I have also been buying some extra clothing pieces to wear when I get back because… well, because I just can’t help myself! I used to shop a LOT at Odel but of late I have been going to Cotton Collection a hell of a lot as well my other favourite store Mondy. So I’ll be showing you guys some of the clothing items I got 😀
I can’t help myself when I come across cotton pants. I got four of the same type in different colours simply because they are too soft and comfortable when worn. They are also a loose fit so I will be taking these with me to Saudi. Here’s a closer look: (oh please don’t mind the crease!)
I got these pants from Cotton Collection for just about Rs. 1,600 each which I think is a really good price for something that’s super soft, comfortable and easy on the eyes.
I love shopping at Mondy simply because they have a good understanding of body types and sizes unlike some of the other stores. Their clothes always fits so well on me and looks just as great which is why I continue going there. Here’s a look at what I got from there:
I don’t own anything in this shade so I knew I had to have it the moment I saw it. Plus, I did purchase two palazzo pants some time back and I thought this would really go well with one of them. It’s got cute frill detail on the shoulders, a little pocket highlighted with a black rim and more detail on the back that you can pull back and tie into a bow. It’s unfortunately got like the longest ever sleeves but I plan to fold them over a couple of times when wearing them so that it does not look sloppy on me. This retails for about Rs. 2,000-2,600.
The one of the right is another I got from Mondy whilst the left and one in the middle are gifts from my mum who took a trip to India a few weeks ago and bought them at my favourite store – Global Desi. All three have unique prints on them which I love and can be worn for different ocassions. I do not know how much the tops from India retail for but the blue and white from Mondy retails between Rs. 1,800-2,400.