When my sister visited, she left some books and I just finished reading one of them - The Tenderness of Wolves, the debut book of Stef Penney. Not sure if I would have picked up, but I really liked it. "Think Cold Mountain -- only colder...mystery, romance and really bad weather - just try putting this one down." People
Also, finished The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman, one of my favorite authors which explains why it seemed vaguely familiar; I read it a while back. Enjoyed it just as much this time around.