Goodreads Monday: 20/03/2023

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.

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone has had a good start to the week. I will be honest I haven’t had the best start to the week. Teaching naughty children and having my time wasted left me very annoyed but at least I got some reading done in my lunch break.

My chosen book this week is one from one of my all time favourite authors, Alexandre Dumas. I would love to eventually read all of his books but I will be honest most of his books are rather weighty and take me quite a while to read. However, I live in hope that one day I will manage it.

Cornelius von Baerle, a respectable tulip-grower, lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But after his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in deadly political intrigue and is falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival. Condemned to life imprisonment, his only comfort is Rosa, the jailer’s beautiful daughter, and together they concoct a plan to grow the black tulip in secret. Dumas’ last major historical novel is a tale of romantic love, jealousy and obsession, interweaving historical events surrounding the brutal murders of two Dutch statesman in 1672 with the phenomenon of tulipomania that gripped seventeenth-century Holland.

Fingers crossed I will get around to reading this soon but first I must finish The Count of Monte Cristo!

Happy Reading



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