4 Apr 2015


The Rosie Project Packshot

Meet Don Tillman.
Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn't know who to yet.
But he has designed a very special questionnaire  to help him find the perfect woman.
And its definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not.
Rosie meanwhile, isn't looking for love; she's looking for her biological father.
Sometimes, though, you don't find love: love finds you.

A monthly meme hosted by Annabel and Emma, the idea being they say every person on the planet can be linked to any other in six steps are less but what about books?

For myself The Rosie Project  (not a book I've read) leads to ...

#1 THE HISTORY OF LUCY'S LOVE LIFE IN 10 1/2 CHAPTERS. In search of love, on the look out for her perfect partner Lucy steals the prototype for a time machine and heads back in time to meet some of the world's most famous lovers including Byron and Casanova.

#2 CARNEVALE. The thirteen year old daughter of a Venetian merchant is lured naked from her bath by a stray cat and finds herself in the arms of Casanova. 

#3 THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS. The wartime adventures of Lily, a young girl, who frantic to find Tips (her missing cat) befriends two American soldiers. The story concentrates on the wartime experiences of Lily who growing up in a small community during the second world war see herself, her family and over 300 villagers evacuated.

#4 THE GIRL IN THE PAINTED CARAVAN: MEMORIES OF A ROMANY CHILDHOOD. The real life story of a people on the move as Eva Petulengro's travels the country with her family in their painted caravan. The men tending horses to make a living, the women reading palms and gathering wild herbs to make traditional potions.

#5 THE POISON MASTER. Her hopes of saving every penny for her sister's un-bonding fee dashed when one of her intricate potions goes wrong Alivet finds herself on the run for murder whilst ever striving to rescue her sister.

#6 FOR THE LOVE OF A SISTER. Simply trying to protect her beloved sister from the predatory eye of the cruel mistress of Moorcroft House little does Myra understand the dire consequences as Eden sets off, penniless, to make her way in the world ... alone.


Kelly said...

I've not read any of the books mentioned here, but I do remember many of your reviews.

The "starter" book this time sounds like it might be quite interesting. Maybe you should read it and let us know. ;)

Brian Joseph said...

Another series of interesting connections.

The plot of The Poison Master sounds intriguing and worth the read.

Suko said...

I am in awe of your ability to do this meme so well each time, Tracy! Your choice of books is as clever as always.

Alexia561 said...

Love seeing how you seamlessly go from one title to the next, and it all makes sense! Well done! Have to admit that I like the sound of The Rosie Project, so might take a look next time I'm at the bookstore. Happy Easter!

Brandi Kosiner said...

Lily sounds like a great character

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I only know of The Rosie Project (which I do want to read), but what a fun idea!

So many books, so little time said...

I have read the rosie project and the follow up. Really good quirky wee series. Not read the others.

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net