Fever by Mary Beth Keane.
I picked that up when I went to a blogger event at Simon and Schuster a couple of years ago. It really didn’t look like my sort of book but it belonged to a genre (historical fiction) that a friend of mine loves and I thought why not try it and expand my horizons. I was able to have as many free books as I wanted when I was there and if I didn’t like it she’d probably read and enjoy it.
I’m not sure that it’s a book I’m all “wow I can’t believe more people haven’t read this.” it’s definitely a book that I’ve not heard many people talking about. But it’s one I rave about. I’ve only read it once and I absolutely loved it. As I said it was something that was a bit out there for me and I was blown away when I finally got round to reading it by just how great it was. It’s one book I’ll definitely keep for a long time and will reread at some point. At the same time I don’t want to re-read it in case it isn’t as good second time round. Catch 22.
After I read it I lent it to a friend of mine. She loved it too and was very impressed. Then I lent it to the friend that I’d thought of when I picked it up. And again she thought it was great.
You can read my review of Fever by Mary Beth Keane here.