I have been very blessed this week with books from publishers and authors, and I found one book in our little clubhouse giveaway shop.
Here are the books and summaries:
During the 1930s in a small town fighting for its survival, a conflicted new wife seeks to reconcile her artistic ambitions with the binding promises she has made
Fans of Richard Russo, Amor Towles, Sebastian Barry, and Paula McLain will devour this transporting novel about the eternal tug between our duties and our desires, set during in New York City and New England during the Depression and New Deal...
Alice Hoffman is one of my very favorite fiction authors of all time. I've collected all her first edition books which I highly recommend to you. Such as:
In sixth-century Constantinople, one woman, Theodora, defied every convention and all the odds and rose from common theater tart to empress of a great kingdom, the most powerful woman the Roman Empire would ever know.
Haunted by a life of violence and as proficient with languages as she is with knives, Vanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and hunter, has built her life on a reputation for getting things done—dangerous and often not-quite-legal things. Born to missionary parents in lawless Africa, taken under the tutelage of gunrunners, and tortured by one of the jungle’s most brutal men, Munroe was forced to do whatever it took to stay alive.
The ability to survive, fight, adapt, and blend has since taken her across the globe on behalf of corporations, heads of state, and the few private clients who can afford her unique brand of expertise, and these abilities have made her enemies.
On a busy Dallas street, Munroe is kidnapped by an unseen opponent and thrust into an underground world where women and girls are merchandise and a shadowy figure known as The Doll Maker controls her every move. While trusted friends race to unravel where she is and why she was taken, everything pivots on one simple choice: Munroe must use her unique set of skills to deliver a high-profile young woman into the same nightmare that she once endured, or condemn to torture and certain death the one person she loves above all else.
Driven by the violence that has made her what she is, cut off from help, and with attempts to escape predicted and prevented, Munroe will hunt for openings, for solutions, and a way to strike back at a man who holds all the cards. Because only one thing is certain: she cannot save everyone.
In this high-octane thriller for fans of Lee Child, Stieg Larsson, and Robert Ludlum's Bourne trilogy, Vanessa Michael Munroe will have to fight fast, smart and furiously to overcome a dangerous nemesis and deliver her trademark brand of justice.
Oh, I can hardly wait to open this one for reading! I loved the "Girl With The Dragon Tatoo" series, and this one sounds like a close call to that type of book. Love the books Mulholland chooses to publish. Thanks, Mulholland for keeping me current!!
At the close of the Victorian Era, society still expected middle-class women to be "the angels of the house," even as a select few strived to become something more. In this time of change, Emeline Evans dreamed of becoming a nurse. But when her father dies unexpectedly, Emeline sacrifices her ambitions and rescues her family from destitution by marrying John Dorr, a reserved lawyer who can provide for her family.
I predict this will be a book on everyone's reading list this summer. It's a beautiful cover, and its story is a modern-day take on Perkins-Gillman's "The Yellow Wallpaper!" I'm chomping at the bit to start it next week for a review.
Creepy and cruel...This one sounds perfect for a stormy night, to me. Can't wait to read it. Sent by my friends at St. Martin's Press, whom I thank tremendously. I hope to review this one in August.
Now here are some of my Netgalley choices for the summer:
"Amity and Sorrow" by Peggy Riley
"Flora" by Gail Godwin
"I'll Be Seeing You" by Suzanne Hayes & Loretta Nyhan
"The Burgess Boys" by Elizabeth Strout
THAT'S IT FOR ME! TELL ME ONE OR TWO BOOKS YOU'RE READING THIS SUMMER...