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Monday, April 15, 2013

Book Haul...It's HUGE!!! and Diverse

End of March and first of April Book Haul...I'm unbelieveably booked with reviews this month!  And, I'm loving the books sent by publishers and authors.  I'm not going to be giving links this time due to time constraints.  I will link to a couple of them, but can't give all of them.
Here are the titles:

Cliff of the Ruin by Bonnie McKernan~ "There are three good reasons why dashing Civil War hero and New York lawyer William Teague cannot tell artist Ame Kendrick he's in love with her...Three, she just hired him to find the man she doesn't remember marrying...But are Will's war-honed instincts any match for the alluring forces of Irish legend?"

A Study in Revenge by Kieran Shields~  "In the summer of 1893 in Portland, Maine, police detective Archie Lean follows a trail of ashen footprints to the site of a dead body.  The victim is horribly scorched, and ominous occult symbols mark the nearby walls."

Midnight in St. Petersburg by Vanora Bennett~  "During the Russian Revolution, one woman fights for her survival, and for the man she loves."

The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier~ "Summer vacation on Great Rock Island was supposed to be a restorative time for Kate, who'd lost her close friend Elizabeth in a sudden accident.  But when she inherits a trunk of Elizabeth's journals, Kate discovers a woman far different from the cheerful wife and mother she thought she knew."

Pictures At An Exhibition by Camilla MacPherson~ Was in my last Haul...and I haven't read it, yet.  WWII and London's National Gallery novel.  I better get to this one!!

Roses Have Thorns by Sandra Byrd~"In 1565, Seventeen-year-old Elin Von Snakenborg leaves Sweden on a treacherous journey to England.  Her fiance has fallen in love with her sister and her dowry money has been gambled away, but ahead of her lies an adventure that will take her to the dizzying heights of Tudor power."   (REVIEWING  this one this week!!)  Here's the link to purchase this one:  http://www.amazon.com/Roses-Have-Thorns-Novel-Elizabeth/dp/1439183163/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366085495&sr=1-1&keywords=roses+have+thorns

The Queen's Rivals by Brandy Purdy~ "As cousins of history's most tempestuous queens, Ladies Jane, Katherine and Mary Grey were born in an age when all of London lived beneath the Tower's menacing shadow.  Tyrannized by Bloody Mary and the Virgin Queen, the sisters feared love was unthinkable--and the scaffold all but unavoidable..."

Death and the Courtesan by Pamela Christie~ "Pamela Christie's sparkling historical mystery goes beyond the modest drawing room of Regency London in the company of the city's most esteemed and scandalous courtesan..."

The Bedlam Detective by Stephen Gallagher~ "From a basement office in London's notorioius Bethlehem Hospital, former policeman and Pinkerton agent Sebastian Becker is sent to interview Sir Owain Lancaster at his country estate.  The wealthy industrialist returned alone from a disastrous scientific adventure in the Amazon, claiming that wild beasts killed his family and colleagues..."

The Truth of All Things by Kieran Shields~ "When Deputy Marshal Archie Lean is called in to investigate a prostitute's murder in Portland Maine, he's surprised to find the body laid out like a pentagram and pinned to the earth with a pitchfork.  He's even more surprised to learn that this death by "sticking" is a traditional method of killing a witch."

Meet Me At the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan~  "A sweet and satisfying novel of how delilcious it is to discover your dreams."  (With recipes!! Yummy!)

Secret Storms: A Mother and Daughter, Lost then Found by Julie Mannix von Zerneck and Kathy Hatfield~ "Julie:  I was being transferred from the Psychiatric Institute of Philadelphis to a state hospital--a home to people ranging from mentally challenged to the criminally insane.  I was nineteen, blonde with blue eyes, five foot four, 102 pounds, and a Phiadelphia Main Line debutante.  And I was 3 1/2 months pregnant..."

The Raven's Seal by Andrei Baltakmens~ "A Murder.  A Fall from Grace.  A Mysterious Symbol That could be the key to one man's salvation...Set against the urban backdrop of late eighteenth-century England, "The Raven's Seal" unravels a tale of corruption, betrayal, murder, and--ultimately--redemption and love."

Night Terrors by Dennis Palumbo~  "After 20 years spent inside the heads of the nation's worst serial killers, retired FBI profiler Lyle Barnes is falling apart mentally.  Psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi thinks he can help Barnes through his terrible night visions.  Barnes, however, is also the target of an unknown assassin whose mounting list of victims paralyzes the city and lands Lyle in protective custody..."

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks~  "An incredibly captivating novel about the wonder of youth and the importance of friendship, whether real or imagined.  Delightfully compelling reading."  --Booklist

That's the Haul, y'all!!!   I'm reading 3 of them as we speak...

Enjoy your own book hauls.





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