I am reading a new mystery author, Tasha Alexander. She is similar to both Deana Raybourn and Anne Perry in writing and the Victorian England setting. And Only to Deceive, the first book in the series, introduces us to Emily who becomes the Lady Ashton only to escape her mother’s nagging to marry then finds herself a widow six months later.
I went to the Y after work. It was dark and stormy north and west of us when I arrived. I made it home just ahead of a storm that hit while I was fixing dinner. The lights blinked off and back on once. It was mostly noise with very little in the way of rain.