The Perfect Accessory: A Book

Remember when I came back from my hiatus a few weeks ago and I said I wanted to post  things that weren’t Fashion and Beauty related. I’m testing the waters here. Part of what runs my world is reading. I love to read. More than I should. Seriously. I have an hour break for lunch and while most of the office leaves on their lunch break, I stay, simply so I can have more time to read. I’m a nerd, right?

Anyway, I want to share two books that I’ve recently read. First, I should share I like chick lit/Jane Austen-continuation type books. (And yes, I’ve gotten in to the Twilight and Hunger Games series too)

So the first book is Searching for Pemberley. Obviously by the title is a Jane Austen category book. The main character, Maggie moves to London to escape Pennsylvania life post WWII. She goes on a tour of Derbyshire and finds a mansion that is rumored to be the one and only Pemberley. After speaking with locals, she finds a family that seems to know an awful lot about the connection between the mansion, Montclaire, and Jane Austen’s Pemberley. As she loves Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice herself, she seeks out more information while figuring out if she wants to stay in London for a boy or move back to Pennsylvania for another boy.

It’s a love story, with a mix of history and Pride and Prejudice. It’s fantastic. I really hate history and historical fiction, but there is the perfect amount in here that truly adds to the story instead of just being history. The beginning is a bit slow, and at 467 pages long, it was a bit daunting, but if you pick it up and get past the beginning, you won’t be able to put it down!


Next up is Always Something There to Remind Me by Beth Harbison. I just finished this book yesterday and read it in about 2 weeks. Very quick read when you consider I only read during my lunch breaks. At 358 pages, it’s medium-sized. Definitely a chick-lit book, through and through. It’s the story of a single-mother, Erin Edwards, who from the outside has it all, a smart teenage daughter, a decent job, and a man who wants to marry her. However, she can’t seem to let go of the guy she dated, twenty years ago in high school. When she runs into him again, after all this time, she’s faced with a mix of emotions. Coupling that with a doubt of her current boyfriend who wants to be her husband. What is she to do?

The book switches back and forth between present day and the 1980s during her high school years to give you both sides of her story, how she felt then versus how she feels now.

Beth Harbison has many books out and her writing is definitely perfect for making you feel every emotion the character is feeling. You won’t want to put the book down until you find out how Erin’s story ends. If you want a light and quick read, I highly recommend you pick up this book.


Hopefully you, my readers, don’t mind me sharing this side of me. I love books and I love giving out book recommendations. So let me know. If you want me to share recommendations or if you think I should stick to strictly beauty and fashion. :)


3 Comments to “The Perfect Accessory: A Book”

  1. Reblogged this on Annette J Dunlea Irish Author and commented:
    I like this the book a perfect accessory….Searching For Pemberley …old fashioned story

  2. My blog is called “The Passionate Fashionista” so most of my posts are about fashion too. But I think it is great that you wrote this post, not only because it gave me a book recommendation lol but also because you shared something personal with your readers. I would love for you to check out my blog: ….Also, since you gave me a book recommendation, I would love to give you one :) I am also an avid reader and read every night before I go to bed. Anyways the book I’m currently reading is called “Grace: A Memoir” by Grace Coddington (the creative director of Vogue magazine. It has fashion, humor, and great pictures.

    Keep blogging, you’re doing a great job!

    xxxx Hayley

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