Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves created and hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out Lisa’s introductory post, here.
The King’s General
by Daphne du Maurier
Honor Harris is only eighteen when she first meets Richard Grenvile, proud, reckless – and utterly captivating. But following a riding accident, Honor must reconcile herself to a life alone. As the English Civil war is waged across the country, Richard rises through the ranks of the army, marries and makes enemies, and Honor remains true to him.
Decades later, an undaunted Sir Richard, now a general serving King Charles I, finds her. Finally they can share their passion in the ruins of her family’s great estate on the storm-tossed Cornish coast-one last time before being torn apart, never to embrace again.
Daphne du Maurier is one of my favourite authors, but I haven’t read anything by her in a while now! I’ve owned a copy of The King’s General for a couple of years (story of my life) and it’s one I keep meaning to get to because it’s set during the Stuart era like Frenchman’s Creek, which was the first book by du Maurier I read and fell in love with. This sounds like it’s going to be much more depressing than Frenchman’s Creek, which is more of a historical romp, but I’m still intrigued. Plus it’s du Maurier, I’m guaranteed to like it.
Have you read anything by Daphne du Maurier? Are there any authors you keep going back to?
This week I’m joining in with Lipsy @ Lipsyy Lost & Found to talk about the books I’ve been reading recently!
Daughter of the Forest has been on my TBR for the longest time and this week I finally picked it up. I’ve only been able to read a few pages so far but I’m already certain this is a story that’s going to sweep me away!
I’m still in the middle of the O.W.Ls Readathon – The Wicked King counted towards Potions and Daughter of the Forest will count towards History of Magic – and I’ve been keen to pick up this heist story for Herbology. Not only have I seen really good reviews of The Gilded Wolves, but I’m really keen to give something by Roshani Chokshi a try, too.