Yesterday I went out on a limb…and added the Libby Overdrive App to Phoebe, my iPhone.
I have been hearing about the app and how Overdrive has technologically changed library book borrowing, especially for those e-books we are eager to read, but don’t get around to buying.
I’ve been obsessively buying e-books for Pippa, my Kindle…so discovering a “free” way to add books to my reading repertoire is a wonderful find.
I don’t know why it took me so long…and it was very easy. (Thanks, Patty, at Books, Thoughts & Adventures)
I put several books on hold…and today, using a list I’ve created to help me find some older books to borrow, I actually added a book to Pippa. One I can read any time I want…in the next couple of weeks, of course.
Map of the Heart, by Susan Wiggs, is a book I’m eager to read now, more than ever, as I’ve been searching for more “comfort books” to read.
Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter Julie in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family’s secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she’s embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her.
Camille, Julie, and Camille’s father return to the French town of his youth, sparking unexpected memories — recollections that will lead them back to the dark days of the Second World War. And it is in the stunning Provençal countryside that they will uncover their family’s surprising history.
While Provence offers answers about the past, it also holds the key to Camille’s future. Along the way, she meets a former naval officer who stirs a passion deep within her — a feeling that she thought she’d never experience again.
I have always enjoyed this author, but seem to gravitate more to thrillers lately. Which is another reason to return to a favorite author for a comforting read…at those times when I need a little break from thrillers. And stories of family and secrets are the very definition of comfort to me.