I’ve been away from this blog for some time, sorting through issues regarding publishing, writing, teaching and what not. However, I’m halfway through this very civilized, intelligent and cultured mystery = part religious investigation ala Dan Brown, elevated for a more sophisticated readership, part Peter Mayle, with wonderful descriptions of food and wine from the Languedoc area of France, and part historical romance, with characters crossing boundaries of time via reincarnation – and rediscovering lost loves. It’s quite intriguing, but definitely for a very cultured readership. Very few thrills and spills, but many subtle pleasures. I look forward to reviewing this book in depth in the near future.