It’s about time I share a good book, don’t you think?
Truth is, I was stuck in a rut after my last book and it took me awhile to find something new. So often I feel like it goes like that…we read five wonderful books in a row and then strike out for a period before finding another good one. I had heard about Blue Asylum a few months ago and thought it looked really good but then totally forgot the name of the book and thus, couldn’t find it again. I felt like I was going crazy but for the life of me, just couldn’t remember the name. Until, that is, it was actually recommended to me on my Goodreads list. I was thrilled to have found it and immediately bought it.
I had high hopes for this one and let’s just say it didn’t disappoint! Blue Asylum is set in a mental asylum on Sanibel Island during the Civil War and follows the story of Iris Dunleavy, a woman whose husband had her committed to the asylum for being an “unruly and disobedient” wife.
I was instantly grabbed by the writing, which flows beautifully, and the character development of the three main characters. Growing up, we used to vacation on Sanibel and Captiva Island, and I love reading books set in familiar places. I also love books set in the Civil War era…but you probably know this by now if you’ve been following my book reviews for awhile! I should probably branch out more, but I just have such a heart for historical fiction. I love it.
There’s absolutely nothing like losing yourself in a good book!