5.01.2005

The Year of Pleasures



The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg

I find that Berg's books are neither earthshaking nor brilliantly original, they are just pleasant.

This story is one that I always want to identify with...a woman moves to a small town following the death of her husband and tries to restart her life again. She buys a beautiful house, meets quirky small town characters, pursues her dream job and reconnects with old friends.

Well, goodness, who doesn't want that?!

Berg's books are short and easy to read, and I find myself seeking out the comfort of a cup of tea and a warm duvet as I read them. I want to believe that these stories could happen; that people are inherently that good; that I can do what the lead character does.

That's a soothing thought.

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