The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude.
The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin - Famously beautiful, and unfulfilled in her marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph, Empress Elizabeth takes to horseback riding. On a fox hunting trip to England, she meets Captain Bay Middleton and starts an affair.
Sybil loves a great beach read! Here is the list she found of the 20 best new paperback beach reads: Whatever your definition of “beach book”—romance, mystery, gripping true-life-tale—you’ll find a shore thing here.