... and once again, I'm blaming that masterful work that goes by the unassuming name of "The Time Traveller's Wife".
I make a concious effort avoid considering the author for the first half of new authors... and in this case, I only today turned to the back interleaf of the cover and regraded the author. She looks without question almost exactly as I expected her to look. I am pleased.
oh, the grin has to do with the current story elements... not my El Magnifico like perceptions of the author.