27 February 2012

TBR Tuesday

Time for another TBR Tuesday. What's in your TBR pile? Let us know in the comments. If you post, leave the link: I'd love to check it out.

This week: The Observations by Jane Harris

From Goodreads:
Scotland, 1863. In an attempt to escape her not-so-innocent past in Glasgow, Bessy Buckley, a wide-eyed and feisty young Irish girl, takes a job as a maid in a big house outside Edinburgh working for the beautiful Arabella, the missus. Bessy lacks the necessary scullery skills for her new position, but as she finds out, it is her ability to read and write that makes her such a desirable property. Bessy is intrigued by her new employer but puzzled by her increasingly strange requests and her insistence that Bessy keep a journal of her mundane chores and most intimate thoughts. And it seems that the missus has a few secrets of her own, including her near-obsessive affection for Nora, a former maid who died in mysterious circumstances.

The synopsis sounds delicious! Historical mystery and I'm in! If that's not enough for you, take a look at these covers:


  1. That does sound intriguing AND I love that it's set in Edinburgh--such a rich city for a mysterious historical story to take place.

    You just keep making my TBR list longer and longer!

    1. Sorry about that TBR list but I'm glad you keep stopping by anyway.

  2. Wow, this sounds good - I have a inclination towards mysterious books.

  3. Ooo! Lovely covers and the plot sound reminiscent of Rebecca...sorta.

  4. Ooo is that your own cheeky TBR in the top pic? I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one! Historical fiction can be amazing if it's written well; I'm a huge fan of Kate Mosse and Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel is currently burning a hole in my bookshelf. The Scottish setting isn't something I read every day either so all the more interesting...

  5. I'm currently reading (listening) to Outlander, so I'm really enjoying the Scottish historical time period right now! This one definitely has piqued my interest. I really enjoy a good mystery!

  6. I loved this book! You must read it, loved the main character and the way it's written.


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