Friday, June 26, 2009

Book Moments: Colorful Entertainment…

If some of you recall, the last book I read on courtesans nearly bored me to death with all the geographical details and timelines. Since that last review, I’ve been receiving a few courtesan novels to help convince me that these were actually fun ladies (really?)…

One of these books that I’m currently reading (courtesy of my good friend Arleigh at Historical-fiction.com:) is ‘In The Company of The Courtesan’.

So far, I’m totally entertained by this book. And- there’s a plus to this one…it’s based in Venice (that's another reason why Arleigh thought I'd like it)!! I’ll have plenty to rave about in my upcoming review on this one.



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13 comments:

Cynthia said...

I look forward to your review, Ms Lucy. Sounds like a great summer read. <3

Marg said...

I mostly liked this one when I read it. I am looking forward to reading Sarah Dunant's next book!

Ms. Lucy said...

Thanks Cynthia:) So far, I love it!

Me too Marg! Thanks:)

Shako said...

'Allo! Finding your blog great, I've favorited it, knew you from Carmi. Love the black and white! I am writing a book currently but it is nowhere near published. I'll tell you if it ever gets there...

Shako

Ms. Lucy said...

Thank you Shako:)

Arleigh said...

Glad you are enjoying this one! I'll have to try it out myself one of these days!

Her other book, The Birth of Venus, is also a great read. I talked a lady into buying it at the bookstore last week ;)

Ms. Lucy said...

Well I almost picked it up today. I also want to get her new one when it comes out. But with my luck here, who knows when I'll get it...

okbolover said...

I am looking forward to your review. I want to see if it's worth reading. I love historical fiction books as well.

sallymandy said...

Lucy: I'm looking forward to your review. Will you answer a question that's maybe dumb but on my mind about this? Is a courtesan a high-class...um...prostitute? Or is she something more like a mistress? Seems like the first one but I hope you'll fill us in. Inquiring minds want to know.

Love, Sallymandy

Ingrid Mida said...

I enjoyed this book very much. Perhaps it wasn't quite as good as Sarah Dunant's other books but it was entertaining. I'll look forward to your review.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Did you love this? I just read it recently! Can't wait to hear what you thought about it. Loved Birth of Venus even more. She's a great writer!
Hope you're well.
Kirsten

Jenny Girl said...

I really enjoyed Dunant's book. It wasn't always easy being a courtesan. Look forward to your thoughts.

lilly said...

Hi Lucy,
loving your blog! You guessed right that I would enjoy it.
I will be interested what you think about this Dunant's book. I read her The Birth of Venus and quite frankly I was disappointed but I also own this one and her new Sacred Hearts and I am hoping that they are better.
Now I'm off to check out you Plaidy blog.