Is it with The Shadow and the Star over which I have been obsessing all week? Is it The Dream Hunter which I have recently re-read to try to make my peace with Zenia? Is it Flowers From the Storm, my own first foray into Kinsale's backlist? And what about For My Lady's Heart with its Middle English and Ruck and one of the most intricate heroines of all time? Or shall I start her off with something lighter like Lessons in French?
Do you see??? How is a person to handle this situation? Kinsale fans, Help! Which title do you suggest for someone's first time?
(It should be noted that, contrary to how it must appear, sgwordy receives absolutely no royalties from the sale of Laura Kinsale's books. This is just straight-up, hard-core admiration.)
(Poss is only fair to also mention that some term it obsession but, really, enthusiasm in the modern, digital age is so misunderstood.)
ETA 24 Feb:
Ok, folks, I made my decision. (Speaking of, when I told Dr M about this request he said, "Does she realize how paralyzing this decision will be for you?" ha! I am so transparent.) I handed over Midsummer Moon and Flowers From the Storm. Yes, I know, these were not recommended so what the shit was I asking for recommendations for if I wasn't even going to take them? Looks like The Shadow and the Star and Lessons in French were winning the rec race but, as I commented, I wasn't ready to let TSATS out of the house just now and we deal with livestock related issues so much at work that I wasn't sure my co-worker was quite in a place to laugh over bulls in the kitchen, etc. BUT I did want to let her choose between a lighter or heavier book. She loves math so that made me lean towards FFTS. And with no LiF, only MM was left for the lighter side. I saw her well into FFTS at lunch today so we'll see how it goes. Thanks again to everyone who left their feedback. I'll definitely be using it again because another co-worker came by and said, "Whatcha reading?" and then I had to go all gushy over Kinsale again and she requested a book to read. Oh, the magic, it is spreading!