Following it's plucky heroine, Katey Kontent, up and down the streets of 1938 New York--from the 21 Club, to Bendels, to the King Cole bar and a few seedy dives in between--is the perfect way to get away from it all -- even if you don't go any farther than your own backyard.
I found myself devouring it like I would a favorite box of sweets, unable to stop gobbling through the pages -- until I found myself almost finished so then tried to slowly savor them one by one-- and I still ate it up far too fast.
Photos from British Homes and Gardens
I thought about starting something new, but found I wasn't quite ready to leave Katey and her pals behind. So I flipped back to page one to renew our acquaintance.
Is there anything more delicious that a great summer read? What's been your favorite book of the summer?