hen I got my copy of A Fine Romance by Susan Branch, I couldn't wait to get home and start to read. Her wit and charm is written into the words found on every page. I especially love how this book is a picture book for grown ups, with beautiful illustrations and photographs decorating each and every page.
I followed along on her blog during her trip last year, but this book is even more special. Telling the story of how Joe and Susan met and how they both love Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. A Fine Romance is romantic and as lovely as you know Susan Branch to be. As they tour England, visiting friends, gardens and interesting places. Of course there are quotes and even some recipes too.
My friend Joyce and I went to the book signing in the Town Hall in Sandwich. One of my favorite book shops, Titcomb's Bookshop hosted the event. They have some lovely photos on their Facebook page.
I was so glad that we had gotten our tickets early, especially when we saw this sign outside the Town Hall. Inside there were lots of books, calendars and pocket calendars for sale. Refreshments included cake and cookies, recipes from the book.
Susan gave a wonderful talk.
She shared with us about how she worked on the book, keeping a detailed journal of their journey to England.
Then she read from her book. There were some questions and then we were ready to meet this wonderful lady.
As we walked to our car, her amazing van was parked outside the Sandwich Town Hall. Even their car is illustrated.
I loved every minute of her book, her talk and meeting her in person of course. My only wish is that she writes another book very soon.
Titcomb's Bookshop has lots of signed copies available from Monday's book signing event.