No, the sun wasn't shining but the garden book party was wonderful nevertheless. Just combine a bunch of historical fiction lovers, some flowers, yummy cake - and a stack of freshly printed books and it can't help but be fun! Thank you, Jim and Kathy, for hosting such a memorable event! My only regret is that these pictures of just one small part of their backyard don't even begin to do it justice. I was so busy talking books I didn't take pictures!
I took a picture of the cake before it was unwrapped. The book cover at center is made of edible rice paper:) I never knew such things were done but it sure works well for book parties. And all of it was eaten, to the last crumb. Lael began to look a little wilted at party's end but some guests had two pieces, including me, so she didn't last long. Thank heavens for good friends and good books!