Sometimes you just need a good, old-fashioned, comforting love story. That’s Then Came Heaven. No gimmicks, no bells & whistles, just the kind of small town characters you would find in an old Hollywood film and a story with a happy ending. It has its cheesy moments and its teary moments (you owe me a box of tissues for that first 100 pages, LaVyrle), but overall, it was one of those books that I really looked forward to coming home and reading at the end of the day — which hasn’t happened in a while for me. The love story bears a shocking resemblance to the nun-doctor romance in Call the Midwife, so if you’re a fan of that, it’s a good bet you’ll like this book. My only qualm was that I wish Irene had gotten a happy ending too, because I felt really bad for her at the beginning of the novel and like Eddie says, she deserves it. 3 stars
— Cora, who you flirting with? (P.S.: If it’s just a mild flirtation, I’ll let it slide, because your idiot husband was making out with a maid while you had Spanish flu)
— Yes, Jimmy. You are a very naughty boy.
— Poor Baxter. Let’s all plot to kill Thomas before this show ends.
— Cilla, The Great Fire and Grantchester also look intriguing. Yay new shows!
Okay, if Cora is flirting with a character played by Richard Grant, I’m totally shipping them b/c those two actors were Sir Percy and Lady Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel.
I don’t remember it being a brilliant production, but what’s seared in my brain is an erotic conversation in bed aboard a ship crossing the English Channel… Even under 4 acres of period linen and lace nightdress, it was hot (in the good way).
"Her gaze returned to him and stalled on his keen dark eyes, and his straight nose and attractive mouth, and for a moment no habit, no vows, no rules could protect her from what she felt. She loved him."
THIS BOOK. It’s spirit lamps all over again. There’s even a boy who comes in the room and interrupts them. (Timothy, is that you?)