Sunday, January 17, 2010

Book One: The Diva Runs Out of Thyme by Krista Davis

It only took me 16 days but I was able to finish my first book of the year. I enjoyed this book although it had a Hannah Swensen feel to me. I haven't read the Denise Swanson series but I have read that it may be comparable in story lines as well. We will have to see if this continues or if it was just a coincidence in this book.

I enjoyed all the characters I was introduced to and think that Sophie is a good main character. There were some typos in the book which annoy the natural editor in me but other than that it was well written. There are some points that go unexplained or I missed the explanation somewhere along the way. I would like to see some loose ends tied up as well.

I was originally drawn to this book because of the series title, The Domestic Diva, but now I am left feeling inadequate. I am definitely not the Martha Stewart aspiring type but I would like to feel that I am a good host when I have company. The tips for decorating throughout the book are ones that I do not think I would ever attempt. I barely have time to get the food on the table or wash the towels let alone make individual name cards or personalized bath baskets for guests.

While I did enjoy this book I am not anxious to go pick up the next one. 3.5/5

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