May 10th, 2011

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Ruth Adams Knight (1894/1898 – May 10, 1974)

Ruth Adams Knight (1894–1974) began her long career as a journalist writing news and feature stories for the Toledo Times.

She was a writer who created her own radio series, "Brave Tomorrow", "The Great Gildersleeve" (1941-49, 1952-57, 1966) and “Those We Love” (1942, 1944), and wrote network programs.

In 1937, CBS was airing Dr. Christian: The Steve and Charlotte Story: An ambitious local poet hopes to divorce her unwilling husband, until he seems to fall for an attractive accident victim he escorted from Christian's (Jean Hersholt)'s office. Pretty standard entry in the series if you’re a first-time listener. Nurse Price: Lurene Tuttle. Additional cast: Unknown. Announcer: Art Gilmore. Music: Ivan Ditmars. Director: Neil Reagan. Writer: Ruth Adams Knight.


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Gay Romance Challenge: May 2011

5th month and unfortunately I went back of 3 books on my Challenge, a lot of new books entered the challenge. As always here is the Bestsellers List on Amazon I'm referring to for the challenge

Bestsellers in Gay Romance

And here is the actual situation (in bold the books I read with link to the review and marked as New the books entering the Challenge this month):

Progress: 54 / 100

1) The Locker Room by Amy Lane
Dreamspinner Press (April 21, 2011)
2) Something Like Summer by Jay Bell
3) Shying Away by Kate Sherwood
Dreamspinner Press (April 10, 2011)
4) Seven Days by Andrew Grey
Dreamspinner Press (April 24, 2011)
5) Detour by Talia Carmichael
Dreamspinner Press (April 12, 2011)
6) Offside by Ryan Loveless
Dreamspinner Press (April 26, 2011)
7) Horizons by Mickie B. Ashling
8) Wolf Moon by Ethan Stone
Dreamspinner Press (May 5, 2011)
9) Some Kind of Magic by R. Cooper
Dreamspinner Press (May 3, 2011)
10) Between Two Worlds by Shelter Somerset
Dreamspinner Press (May 1, 2011)

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Lessons in Trust (Cambridge Fellows Mysteries, Book 7) by Charlie Cochrane

Step by step Jonty and Orlando are entering the new century, the date is 1908, and some element of modernity are intruding in their life, like an automobile, a Lagonda, that Jonty loves so much and instead Orlando considers a machine from hell. If you find strange I pick up this detail of all the story to introduce this new instalment in the Cambridge Fellows Mysteries, it’s soon explained: Jonty and Orlando are becoming day after day like an old married couple, and the comparison is easy with Jonty’s own parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart; like Mrs. Stewart complains with her husband about the fascination he has with the new attraction of the White City exhibition, the Flip Flap, so Orlando complains with Jonty about his automobile.

Another parallelism between Orlando and Jonty as unofficially married couple is the little subplot of Jonty’s sister, Lavinia, and her husband Ralph, even if in this case the author doesn’t arrive to use Orlando as marriage counsellor, since, well, Orlando is not exactly the most disinhibited of the man when talking about sex.

Another reason why I picked up a very personal detail is that this novel seemed more “personal” than the other I read, and the mystery Jonty and Orlando try to solve, is more or less in the background, leaving more center stage space instead to Orlando’s own mystery about his origins. Without spoiling too much the story, I think the author wanted in a way to bind together Jonty and Orlando even more, giving them a common ground. Plus, it helps Orlando to understand better his own family and so giving him the chance to let it go part of his inherent sadness to be more open to the happiness he found with Jonty.

In comparison to the other novels in the same series, I found this one a little more “light”; true, the light tone is common throughout all the series, Jonty and Orlando launching gags to each other with cleverness and humour, but probably since, as I said, the story is more personal, so is their dialogues, more focused on their common life and their future. Moreover, even if Orlando needs to estranger himself a bit, there is no apparently obstacles to their love, having more or less the support from whoever is dear to them.

Amazon: Lessons in Trust (Cambridge Fellows Mysteries)
Amazon Kindle: Lessons in Trust (Cambridge Fellows Mysteries)
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (April 5, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609280768
ISBN-13: 978-1609280765

Series: A Cambridge Fellows Mystery
1) Lessons in Love:
2) Lessons in Desire:
3) Lessons in Discovery:
4) Lessons in Power:
5) Lessons in Temptation:
6) Lessons in Seduction:
7) Lessons in Trust

Reading List: list&view=elisa.rolle