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review Hither Page Page Sommers #1 Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB summary é eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Cat Sebastian Cat Sebastian ☆ 3 read & download A jaded spy and a shell shocked country doctor team up to solve a murder in postwar EnglandJames Sommers returned from the war with his nerves in tatters All he wants is to retreat to the uiet village of his childhood and enjoy the boring predictable life of a country doctor The last thing in the world he needs is a handsome stranger who seems to be mixed up with the first violent death the village has seen in years It certainly doesn't he. I was almost finished with Cat Sebastian s Hither Page when Friend X asked what I was currently reading Isn t that a MM romance they said when I told them Because ugh I do not read thoseIt is I said But I understand And our conversation moved on to other topics But as we kept talking another part of my brain piped up Um excuse me Michael If Friend X had said Ugh I do not talk to Swiss people or Ugh I do not eat chocolate you would ve pointed out that writing off an entire nationality or food group and chocolate is a food group thank you very much was a pretty limiting way to approach life I ve always been a fan of genre fiction from sci fi to mysteries to horror to yes MM romance though I confess I don t read a ton of it just because I do like so many genres So I m used to people turning up their noses when I say Stephen King has written some of the best books of the past thirty years or that I love alien invasion stories or that my favorite books as a kid were Anne of Green Gables So I spoke up Actually Friend X I think you re being a little narrow minded in your thinking Plus you re missing out on a really awesome book Yes it s a MM romance but that s just a very simplified category that covers a whole range of books that you shouldn t just dismiss for unfair biased reasons that you probably haven t thought very deeply aboutFriend X started to respond but I was just getting started Further Hither Page is a clever murder mystery with a wonderfully crafted evocative setting an English countryside village just a few years after WWII It s a terrifically written tale about two badly damaged but ultimately kindhearted people trying to find happiness in a world that has given them precious little of that I grabbed my Kindle and opened it to some notes I d marked And I continued it has some pretty profound things to sayI turned to a scene where James a doctor suffering from PTSD after operating on countless soldiers during the war is sitting in his local vicarage contemplating a stained glass window showing three hares endlessly chasing each other As a boy his uncle had told him the hares represented the holy trinity an example of how the past present and future are all cyclical part of a greater whole And that concept had brought James who had lost his parents a measure of comfort But I explained after the trauma of war things like the past present and future feel different to James Then I started to read Now he found himself thinking of how if the three hares represented past present and future that meant the future was always touched by the past Chased by it even just as James was pursued by his memories The hares couldn t outrun one anotherJames like all of us can t escape his past no matter how badly he might want Not exactly a trite sentiment is it I asked Without waiting for a response I went on Actually it s rather sophisticated and emotionally complex But you were probably just expecting heaving bosoms rightMaybe said Friend X eyeing me warilyI went on to explain that Leo James love interest is a spyassassin who did a great deal of his government s dirty work during and after the war Like James he has a lot of blood on his hands figuratively and literally James saw his work as an unpleasant but necessary job for which he was willing to sacrifice his sense of self and any chance of a normal life But his sacrifices have left him operating outside of polite society isolated and hardly even aware of how much he s missed out on in life At one point Leo notes If only honest men knew how many lives had been saved with a bit of criminal conspiracy they d think it one of the cardinal virtues This was probably how butchers felt when someone felt sorry for pigs while halfway through a ham sandwich So I continued both James and Leo are complicated men suffering from serious issues While this is proudly a MM romance it s not a story of sweaty heaving chests throbbing members and lusty looks In fact in addition to being a complex character study of two damaged gay men in an era where homosexuality was still forbidden Hither Page is a clever twisty mystery in the grand style of Agatha Christie that wonderfully captures the time and place of it s setting And its often laugh out loud funnyFriend X nodded thoughtfully Interesting Anything elseYes I said I think what I might have loved most about this novel is how it left me feeling at the end In a time when it feels like the wheels are flying off of everything we thought held us together where bigotry and hatred are marching across the landscape Sebastian s book left me feeling good and hopeful about the world Yes bad even terrible things can happen people can be horribly damaged and love can seem like something only a fool would dream of But in the end good people can win and love can still find a way But if you still think all MM romance is just silly fluff or a chance to read about hot naked men go back to whatever culturally approved new novel the New York Times Book Review deems worthy of your time As for me I can t wait until the next book in the series comes out

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review Hither Page Page Sommers #1 Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB summary é eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Cat Sebastian Cat Sebastian ☆ 3 read & download Danger of forgetting what he really is and why he's there He's in danger of feeling things he has no business feeling A person who burns his identity after every job can't set down rootsAs he starts to untangle the mess of secrets and lies that lurk behind the lace curtains of even the most peaceful seeming of villages Leo realizes that the truths he's about to uncover will affect his future and those of the man he's growing to care about. Mash up of several subgenres the cozy English village murder mystery spy stuff historical with a pretty convincing just post WWII depressed British social scene mm romance The latter set historically has the drama threatening the relationship and raising the stakes built in by the setting relieving the need for much in the way of Stupid Misunderstandings to move the plot along always a plus The ending felt a little crammed as the writer contrived to arrange happy endings and apportion the narrative rewards a couple of minor subplots being lost in the shuffle Norris and his severely war disabled friend seemed left in air uick readTa L Getting Naked really is and why he's there He's in danger of feeling things he has no business feeling A person who burns his identity after every job can't set down Invisible Jim Crow rootsAs he starts to untangle the mess of secrets and lies that lurk behind the lace curtains of even the most peaceful seeming of villages Leo The Vault Guide to the Case Interview realizes that the truths he's about to uncover will affect his future and those of the man he's growing to care about. Mash up of several subgenres the cozy English village murder mystery spy stuff historical with a pretty convincing just post WWII depressed British social scene mm The Castle Diaries romance The latter set historically has the drama threatening the The Song of the Mockingbird relationship and Sir Halmanac and the Crimson Star raising the stakes built in by the setting Souls in the Great Machine relieving the need for much in the way of Stupid Misunderstandings to move the plot along always a plus The ending felt a little crammed as the writer contrived to arrange happy endings and apportion the narrative Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 rewards a couple of minor subplots being lost in the shuffle Norris and his severely war disabled friend seemed left in air uick THE WALLPAPER CHASE readTa L

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review Hither Page Page Sommers #1 Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB summary é eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Cat Sebastian Cat Sebastian ☆ 3 read & download Lp that this stranger is the first person James has wanted to touch since before the warThe war may be over for the rest of the world but Leo Page is still busy doing the dirty work for one of the disreputable branches of the intelligence service When his boss orders him to cover up a murder Leo isn't expecting to be sent to a sleepy village After a week of helping old ladies wind balls of yarn and flirting with a handsome doctor Leo is in. This story set in the years after WWII is uieter than Sebastian s Regency romances bleaker yet there s an undercurrent of emotion in it that hit me just right James Sommers was a doctor in the military in WWII and after leaving the service he s still haunted by all he saw and did He retreated to the tiny village where he spent his happiest childhood moments to become a country doctor He battles what we would now call PTSD emotional resonances that can hit unexpectedly and make even simple things difficult He s gay with no illusions about himself but in this place and time that s something he s buried pretty deeply He s surviving getting on day to day sometimes ministering to those who came out of the war in even worse shape like a man renting a cottage down the way But when a local housekeeper with a history of snooping in everyone s affairs is found murdered he worries about the folk he s come to care about in the village Leo Page was recruited into a black ops type of service in his teens before the war and all he has ever known is intrigue spycraft assassination and war The murdered housekeeper worked for a man who is a person of interest to Leo s boss and he s sent to investigate what was going on and to make the problem go away so it doesn t impact his boss s case Leo has been many men many names over the years But he hasn t spent much time in Britain where rule of law ought to be in force and where he s using his real name for a change He s never really had a place he belongs Meeting a good man like Sommers and the elderly ladies and village children he cares about shakes something loose in Leo His boss s instructions didn t stop with justice and didn t shy away from assassination if expedient But can he do his job and not lose the fragile sense of belonging that he s starting to feel The mystery is fun and plausible beyond one obvious clue that was missed The characters are uniue but not caricatures There s a strong sense of time and place from rationing and train travel to not having good antibiotics to treat strep throat that felt authentic to me as an American reader anyway The romance is slow burn and realistic to the two men and the time they live in I felt steeped in this book in its grey early winter feel that matched the two men s hearts and the slow build of warmth and hope I stayed up far too late to finish it and I really look forward to the next one


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