As magical as the holidays can be, sometimes we just need to get away. Away from our families shouting at televised football games, away from relatives who ask too many questions about our love lives, away from the cold, gray weather.
That’s why part two of this series is all about escape.
Curl up in front of the fire with one of these books and let the winter blues melt away.
It’s 1909, and Victoria Darling has just been expelled from her French finishing school for posing nude for her painting class. In the wake of her scandal, Vicky is willing to do anything to get accepted to the Royal College of Art — even marry the awful beau her parents have chosen for her. When she befriends a suffragette and begins to fall for a boy beneath her class, Vicky questions everything she’s been taught about her world.
Carrie McClelland moves to a small Scottish village to write a novel about an 18th century battle fought at nearby Slains Castle. When she discovers in her research that her own ancestor lived at the castle, Carrie delves deeper into the history of the era — deeper than she ever thought possible. Turns out history is not dead, and her family has some unfinished business.
Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. The last Romanov daughters come to life in this re-imagining of the last years of their lives. Poignant, thrilling, and heartbreaking, this tale might give you a new appreciation for your own family — annoying relatives and all.
What books do you read to escape? Suggestions welcome!
Check back for the final installment of What to read this holiday season.
Family | Escape | Holiday Cheer}
In case you missed it, here is What to Read, Part One.