Edenbrooke by debut novelist Julianne Donaldson. When I read this review back in August, I knew that this book sounded like one I would enjoy. And I did . . . enough to reread much of it immediately after finishing the book the first time--a sure sign of a worthy read.
This book reminds me a little of Jane Austen's works. Edenbrooke is set in a similar time period and involves a likable, snappy heroine, but the author's writing is less formal than Austin's, so the story is easier to read quickly. (The book is only 264 pages, so that helps for speed reading, too.) Although I enjoyed them, the last two books I have read were such downers and deeply disturbing on multiple levels that a clean, chaste romance with a happy ending was just what I needed to rekindle my joy of reading.
What are you reading these days?