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I saw your review of Unnatural Death in which you said I'm now pretty tempted to go out and buy other books of hers that I haven't read yet. First on the list, Gaudy Night

I must suggest that, if you haven't already, you read "Strong Poison" and then "Have his Carcase" before "Gaudy Night". The relationship between Peter and and Harriet Vane is worked out in those three books, and you really can't appreciate "Gaudy Night" (which is absolutely my favorite of the Wimsey novels) without that background.

"I'm not really sure where Little Women ended, and Good Wives began (my edition contained both), but my impression is that Little Women is the stronger of the two books. I was disappointed by Jo's story in Good Wives. For me, she is by far the most likeable of the sisters, and whilst it's fair enough that she doesn't marry Laurie, I had absolutely no belief in her relationship with Professor Bhaer. For me, this put a dampener on the whole book, and put me off reading any of the other books in the series."

Good Wives began at the 3 years later mark. I can understand the letdown, but if you liked Little Women, I'd urge you to read Little Men and Jo's Boys, as both continue Jo's story. While Good Wives only gave us a glimpse, these other two expound on their marriage... and how she made the better choice.
Noticed you liked Lovely Bones, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here, as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it also contains a young female narrator struggling with a series of tragic circumstances. I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:


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