My Huskies may have lost last night, but a sunny spring morning helps soothe the wound.
Last night I made this Butterless Almond Cake, which I saw linked on another blog (but can't remember where). It is yummy with a little of my strawberry jam on it, and I think will be a delightful treat with tea later today.
I selected this book because I wanted a taste of warmth and flowers, something to celebrate spring, and it did not disappoint. Four women from varied social and economic backgrounds are brought together by their desire to spend time away from regular life. They rent a small castle in San Salvatore, Italy, and each finds what she needs there, even if it wasn't what she expected. Von Arnim writes in lovely early-20th century prose. She handles the omniscient point of view gracefully. I'll return to this book as a model if I'm ever brave enough for omniscience myself. Love, in its many forms is explored. In fact, there is a riot of love at San Salvatore--just the balm needed after a bitter winter.
I hope you're having a restful Sunday!