Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Heaven Can Wait...

That's right... the last thirty hours I've felt like death. I've had the GASTRO bug (funny cos I gave one of the minor characters gastro in the first incarnation of Mav Millionaire, Musical Mistress). But it appears earth still wants me and I'm slowly coming out of the abyss.

Yes... I'm a TERRIBLE patient. My mum and hubby bare witness to that :)

Good thing is I've been basically bedridden since Monday night, and once I got over the real nasty part but was still too weak to climb out of bed, I opened a book that arrived from Book Depository yesterday morning.

I read about this book on a blog recently - please jump up and down and shout if it were yours as I can't remember which one - and headed straight to Book Depository to order it. It's called 'Heaven Can Wait.... but will he?' by debut UK novelist Cally Taylor.

I headed on over to her website to see if she's a member of a romance writers' association cos although not strictly a romance, this book was soooooo lovely and so much about true love lasting beyond the grave, that Cally just has to be a romantic!!

It's the most delightful tail about an eclectic mix of people and what happens when they come back to earth after their death. I was reading it the whole time thinking 'Why can't I come up with a cool premise like this one?'

Anyway if you like light-hearted, easy but seriously enjoyable quirky reads... 'Heaven Can Wait' is for you!

Meanwhile back at the ranch (yes, I'm quite likely still delirious), I finally finished the rough draft of my revised partial on Sunday. Illness has made me keep my promise to let it rest for a few days and I'm hoping to get back into editing and polishing it tomorrow or Friday... then it's off to Richmond and time to NTAI.

Hope you are all well and writing up a storm!


Janette Radevski said...

Lol Rach - not the funnest way to have some uninterrupted reading time. Hope your engergy levels return soon.

Right - you've made me want to hop on the book dep website and add that one to my ever growing TBR list.

Mel Teshco said...

glad to hear you're better now Rach. At least you were productive with your reading!!

Caroline Storer said...

Glad you are feeling better! Take care. Caroline x

Joanne Cleary said...

Oh nasty bug! Glad to hear you're on the mend now.

Good luck with final polish of the ms :-)

Lacey Devlin said...

:( Get well soon! Good luck rewriting!

Christina Phillips said...

Glad you're on the mend now, Rach, gastro is NOOOOO fun!!! xo

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hope your health runs a smooth course now, Rach. Nothing worse than these bugs that are going around.

Suz :)

Cathryn Brunet said...

Sorry I'm late with this (indulging in way too much outdoorsy summer fun at the moment) but I hope you're much better now, Rach. Gastro's disgusting, not to mention completely debilitating.

Heaven Can Wait sounds right up my alley. Will have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.