Goodreads Monday: 20/02/2023

Goodreads Monday is now hosted by Budget Tales Book Club.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.


I hope everyone has had a good start to the week so far.

My chosen book today has been on my Goodreads TBR for a very long time and I’m not sure why as it is a book that I have wanted to read ever since I visited Exmoor with my parents. I remember falling in love with Exmoor (probably because of the very cute ponies) and desperately wanting to read Lorna Doone when I got home but it never seemed to happen.

First published in 1869, Lorna Doone is the story of John Ridd, a farmer who finds love amid the religious and social turmoil of seventeenth-century England. He is just a boy when his father is slain by the Doone’s, a lawless clan inhabiting wild Exmoor on the border of Somerset and Devon. Seized by curiosity and a sense of adventure, he makes his way to the valley of the Doone’s, where he is discovered by the beautiful Lorna. In time their childish fantasies blossom into mature love—a bond that will inspire John to rescue his beloved from the ravages of a stormy winter, rekindling a conflict with his arch-rival, Carver Doone, that climaxes in heartrending violence. 

Please drop me a comment if you have taken part in Goodreads Monday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading



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