Well, it’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! Or at least it should be. If you need a little more love in your life (and don’t we all?), then you’ve come to the right place. I may not be able to fix you up with Mr. Right, but I can get you together with a few classic love stories that will brighten your day considerably.
When Macmillan contacted me to see if I’d like to check out their Collector’s Library, I thought, “Sure, why not? I’d love to add a few more classics to my collection.” But I had no idea how much I would LOVE these books! Seriously, when I opened the box, I squealed with joy and my family was laughing at my excitement.
The books are exquisite, with gold leafed edges and ribbon bookmarks, but they’re also adorable because they’re so small. I took a picture with my mug just so you could get a good sense of the size. (For some reason, small things make me happy.) And these books are just perfect—they look fantastic in my bookcase!
Macmillan was generous enough to send me a wonderful array of their classic love stories: Wuthering Heights, Mansfield Park, Jane Eyre, North and South, The Phantom of the Opera, Emma, and The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays. (I played Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest when I was young, and it’s one of my absolute favorite plays!)
I’m jumping into Wuthering Heights first. The printing in these books is small but still easily readable, and the pages seem delicate, but they actually feel sturdy. Many of the books have some simple black and white illustrations, which is a nice touch.
This is one of those times that I really wish I was a better photographer so I could do the books justice. But you’ll just have to see for yourself how pretty they are. Enter the giveaway to earn the chance to win a copy of Emma, Jane Eyre, and Wuthering Heights!