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  •  What a great topic for tonight, cfk! (16+ / 0-)

    Loved this:

    One reason I keep so many books on my shelves is that I like to re-read them.

    Moi aussi!  When I take down a well-loved book, it reminds me of a marketing slogan:  "A book is a present you can open again and again."

    Well, I'm now three-quarters of the way through the just-published Red-Robed Priestess, and I'm absolutely enthralled! This afternoon in the middle of getting a pedicure I realized a tear was trickling down my old, wrinkled cheek so I stopped reading the book.  I'll finish it tonight in bed.  It is SO EXCELLENT!

    And you know what?  This is the fourth and final volume of the Maeve chronicles, which include Magdalen Rising, The Passion of Mary Magdalen, Bright Dark Madonna, and Red-Robed Priestess. In January 2012 I am going to read all four again, starting with Magdalen Rising (formerly called Daughter of the Shining Isles).  I adore Maeve!

    A bit of background:  the first book opens with red-haired Maeve being sent to college by her eight mothers (yes, eight).  But--the college is the College of Druids on the isle of Mona!  And one of her fellow students is a dark-eyed, dark-haired stranger from Palestine whom the Druids call Esus.  Maeve and Esus become attracted to each other, and...thereby hangs a tale!

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 05:13:14 PM PDT

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