There are a lot of caps in this

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH So Gabrielle misses Paul, I guess because he’s her baby and stuff, but I can’t sympathize because I know his future; and she’s started following the Tates around town trying to catch a glimpse of him. Gladys doesn’t like to be bothered with him in public (seems like she went to a LOT of…

I Feel Like I Was Locked Up There

You guuuuuuuuys this book is so booooooooooring. I read and read and read and nothing haaaaaaappens and then I come here to write and it’s like…nothing’s haaaaaapppened. I guess we’re just experiencing what Gabrielle is, it’s like an RPG! That’s the way to look at it, right? Don’t you sass me. Soooo…okay. Gabrielle’s still in the attic,…

Someone’s in an Attic!

So it’s now summertime, and Gabrielle is helping her mother at their roadside stand. Business isn’t great–an oppressively hot summer (who ever heard of such a thing?) has brought tourism to a standstill, so much so that even Jack has to find work elsewhere and he leaves for a job in Baton Rouge. Catherine can tell that something is…

Two Ls and an E

So, here we are at last. At long, long, oh my god so long, last. The final book in the Landry series. The exercise in continuity futility that is Tarnished Gold. Does it lay any massive secrets at our feet? No, not really. Does it give us any great character insights that explain the motivations of people whom…

Tarnished Gold–Cover Post!

Hey y’all! So here it is. The final cover in the Landry series. At long, long last we get to look upon the face of that fabled SWAMP fairy, Gabrielle Landry. Maybe we’ll get to see young Pierre too! Young Grandmere Catherine! Young Grandpere! Young Octavious Tate, glowering in the background! Maybe– Or maybe we’ll…

Hidden Jewel, I Presume

Well. Here we are then. Based off of a suggestion on the Facebook page, I’ve decided to do Hidden Jewel as ONE MASSIVE RECAP because so very little of merit happens (so much filler) and because I don’t really like this book. Have you gotten that impression? So, yeah. Pearl. Pearl Andreas, our heroine, is…

Hidden Jewel: Cover Post

Oooooh it’s so mysterious ooooooooooooooooh Meh. This cover (which is actually the back of the book for me, since I own this gem in ~*hardcover*~) is a pretty straightforward one. There aren’t a ton of characters, but it gets a lot of the general atmosphere of the book into it nicely. So, in front there,…

Legal System Follies

Awww we’ve (at long last) reached the thrilling conclusion of All That Glitters. This is actually sort of bittersweet, since this is the last Landry novel to have Ruby as its narrator and protagonist. I’d be excited, if that didn’t mean Pearl and Gabrielle were in our futures. Okay, okay, Gabrielle’s not that bad. But we must…

Told Ya So

A quick note for the searchers who want the “OMG sex!” details of “when Chris and Cathy have sex in Flowers in the Attic“. (I don’t feel like bringing this up in a Search Term Post because, well…) They don’t. He rapes her. She forgives him and yes, they do later begin a consensual sexual relationship (to…

The Worst

Greetings and salutations!! So, like, I’m back and stuff. Apologies in advance for this recap–nothing too exciting happens, but it’s building up to some wacky stuff! When we left our merry band of idiots, Gisselle had contracted St. Louis encephalitis, which had put her into what was likely a permanent coma; Beau had pitched the idea…

Bad Decisions Abound

Beau and Gisselle leave after plenty of complaining over breakfast by Gisselle, who had nightmares all night about swamp creatures getting into her bedroom. That’s just inappropriate. Anyway, they leave, but first Beau manages to sneak Ruby a slip of paper with the address of his secret love apartment on it and a date and…

Are You on the Guest-list?

Ruby stumbles back into the dining room and tells Paul about Daphne. He immediately wants to cancel his appointments and come with her to New Orleans, but she tells him not to since the funeral isn’t for another few days and there’s no point in him hanging around. Is there ever? She’ll leave Pearl with…