Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What is Sandra Dallas reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Sandra Dallas, author of The Bride's House.

Her entry begins:
I'm reading Waffles by Betty Rosbottom with incredible photographs by Sheri Giblin. I know, I'm supposed to say I'm reading Dostoyevsky or A Tale of Two Cities or that I'm reviewing my notes on War and Peace, but heck, what greater pleasure is there than reading about food. Except eating it, of course. Waffles for Sunday breakfast is a tradition in our house. And Waffles has all sorts of...[read on]
About The Bride's House, from the publisher:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Whiter Than Snow and Prayers for Sale comes a novel about the secrets and passions of three generations of women who have all lived in the same Victorian home called the Bride’s House.

It’s 1880, and for unassuming seventeen-year-old Nealie Bent, the Bride’s House is a fairy tale come to life. It seems as if it is being built precisely for her and Will Spaulding, the man she is convinced she will marry. But life doesn’t go according to plan, and Nealie finds herself in the Bride’s House pregnant---and married to another.

For Pearl, growing up in the Bride’s House is akin to being raised in a mausoleum. Her father has fashioned the house into a shrine to the woman he loved, resisting all forms of change. When the enterprising young Frank Curry comes along and asks for Pearl’s hand in marriage, her father sabotages the union. But he underestimates the lengths to which the women in the Bride’s House will go for love.

Susan is the latest in the line of strong and willful women in the Bride’s House. She’s proud of the women who came before her, but the Bride’s House hides secrets that will force her to question what she wants and who she loves.

Sandra Dallas has once again written a novel rich in storytelling and history, peopled by living, breathing characters that will grab hold of you and not let you go.
Learn more about the book and author at Sandra Dallas's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Prayers For Sale.

Writers Read: Sandra Dallas.

--Marshal Zeringue