Monday Reading and Rambling 5

What’s Going On…

Some days you can just tell it’s going to be a crappy day.  I hope I’m wrong about that but today feels like one of those days.  I got practically no sleep last night thanks to restless kitties and a snoring hubby.  I’m actually sore from all my tossing and turning.  I see a nap in my future today.

That said, it was actually a pretty nice weekend.  We didn’t do anything spectacular but it was still pleasant and relaxing.  The second annual Veg Fest was Sunday and the hubby and I popped by to check out some of the vendors and snag lunch from a food truck.  I have to admit that I have not really been on the “veg” train as of late.  Damn that’s hard!  But I am still making meatless meals when I can.  Tonight, for example, we are having a veggie pasta I made a first attempt at a week or so ago and we both found to be yummy!  The recipe is from Blue Apron and is available online.  Photo is from

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This week I’m reading a wonderful historical fiction novel!  It’s and early ready copy and I’m sad to say you’ll have to wait until March for a publication day.  But if you like historical fiction then put this one on you calendar.  I read half of it in one sitting on Saturday and I’m hoping to finish it this afternoon.

Last week I finished a really, really great novel that I highly recommend you read!  I got this as an ARC quite some time ago and I finally managed to get to it.  I’m sorry I kept it on the back burner for so long.  Here are my thoughts on The Indigo Girl.



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Monday Reading and RamblingThe Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd
Published by Blackstone Publishing on October 3rd 2017
Pages: 346

The Indigo Girl is the perfect example of why I adore historical fiction. Natasha Boyd has really outdone herself with her latest novel. With completely immersive writing she brings to life the story of an exceptional young woman, Eliza Lucas Pinckney.

Eliza was a sixteen year old girl living in South Carolina in 1739. Her father left his plantation and family to attend to his interests abroad. Having no of age male children on the land, Eliza's father makes the choice to leave her in charge of seeing to the Plantations.

Struggling to deal with life in the new colony, a looming war with Spain and financial distress both personal and of the budding colonies, Eliza seeks to find a way to keep her family's land. She has a vision to do the near impossible. She wants to make indigo dye, a precious and lucrative commodity.

Meeting with adversity on nearly every front, Eliza endures and over several years finally finds success. History has long forgotten her life and her work. Eliza Lucas Pinckney would be considered remarkable in any time period but was nothing short of a miracle in the 1700's when women were at such social disadvantage.

Natasha sought to bring to life Eliza and highlight her intelligence, bravery and accomplishment. She has undeniably succeeded. The Indigo Girl is Natasha's first work of historical fiction and I truly hope there is more to come from her.


Hope you all have a fab Monday!  Happy Reading!



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