When it comes to family secrets, Southern gentry would rather let sleeping dogs lie.
Abigail Wetherington believes the evil that stalks her family in the streets of London is a sleeping dog come back to bite them. So with her last breath, she implores her beautiful granddaughter, Lillie, to flee to the family's polo estate in South Carolina and seek the protection of someone Abigail has come to trust'Swain Butler. What Lillie doesn't know is that she is putting herself in the hands of a woman who may be the biggest family secret of them all.
"Be careful," Abigail cautions Lillie. If sleeping dogs must be roused, then call them forth softly.
I have to admit that I didn't really know what to expect when I got that book as a birthday present. I'm not into horses. Not one bit. So, could I possibly enjoy a book that plays on a polo estate and is written by an author who says about herself that she has a "deep-seated love for anything equine"?
The answer is easy: yes. Absolutely. I really, really enjoyed this book. What a nice surprise it was.
And what's not to like? D. Jackson Leigh gives her protagonists time to begin to trust each other and develop a wonderful relationship. There is no hurry, no unnecessary sex scenes - which meant that I wasn't bored silly well into the half of the book. Thank you.
And even though I'm not into horses I have to admit that I enjoyed the peak into the polo business. Not that you'll find me in front of the TV watching Polo anytime soon. Still, it fitted well into the story. Well done.
And then there's Beau, Swain's dog. And while I'm not into horses... well, I love dogs.
This has been one of the most enjoyable books I've read this year - in the lesfic genre. I can really recommend it and will most certainly buy future books of D. Jackson Leigh.
am 28. Juli 2011
I read the two other books that D. Jackson Leigh has published so far, and she's one of the writers who tremendously improved her writing skills with each book.
"Call Me Softly" is a solid read that provides a few hours of pleasant entertainment. I think even people who are not exactly horse lovers will enjoy this novel.