Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal « Wake County Libraries “Book a Day” Staff Pick

There are few things that please me as much as a librarian’s approbation. When it is the librarian from my home town? It makes the day full of rainbows and kittens.

I grew up in Raleigh, NC and spent most of my summers in the Wake County Library system. They’ve just reviewed Shades of Milk and Honey. It’s a staff pick!

Kowal chose a fitting title for this Regency Era-with-a-magical-twist novel, for I found it both light and sweet. Jane Ellsworth, 28, has resigned herself to spinsterhood, but is still young enough to be jealous of her younger sister, Melody’s, beauty and likelihood of making a good marriage match. Melody, in turn, is envious of Jane’s talent with all the womanly arts that make a lady accomplished – especially her skill with glamour.

You can read the full review here: Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal « Wake County Libraries “Book a Day” Staff Pick.

3 Responses

  1. John R Worsley

    That’s great! Rainbows and kittens indeed. Rainbow kittens! Say, if you grew up in NC, how do you not have the distinctive accent?

    Were the bubbles on the Glamour in Glass cover your idea? It’s brilliant, whoever thought of it.

      1. John R Worsley

        “most of the people I knew were transplants who came to the South to work for IBM” — that’s rather specific! I gather IBM had a big presence in Raleigh at the time.