There is that moment. That wonderful moment when you open a book you know absolutely nothing about.
Read the first paragraph, and realize you are holding a jewel.
Of all the dozens and dozens of books on display why did I pick up THIS particular book.
The title was arresting – THE GIRL IN THE GREEN GLASS MIRROR. The cover illustration was intriguing.
A few paragraphs into the book and I was hooked. THE GIRL IN THE GREEN GLASS MIRROR, by Elizabeth McGregor, is a haunting love story about two lost souls brought together by chance. It has a complicated, multilayer plot that has you reluctant to put the book down. The sub-plot of l840 Bedlam and Richard Dadd, the Victorian English Painter is a stunner.
Richard Dadd lived most of his life incarcerated in an insane asylum. There he produced his most stunning works. Dadd was noted for his depictions of fairies and other supernatural, Oriental and enigmatic scenes.
I read the last chapter slowly, savoring every compelling word; reluctant to leave this inspiring tale about loss and hope.