These were all unexpected but I’m quite excited to have received them as some of them are from authors I’ve had on my radar.
- Whispers In the Sand by Barbara Erskine. Never read one of her historical novels and this particular book takes the reader through 19th century Egypt.
- The Butterfly’s Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe. The beauty of butterflies, coming of age and a trip to Mexico. Sounds like a good read.
- The Watery Part of the World by Michael Parker. Parker’s affecting fifth novel mines two historical anecdotes from 1813 and 1970 to draw parallel narratives around island dwellers off the North Carolina coast.
- The Illusion of Murder by Carol McCleary. I’ve been looking forward to discovering this mystery series featuring Nellie Bly. I’m not usually fond of mysteries who take on a real person and create a series around them but something about this series makes me curious.
- Alice Bliss by Lisa Harrington. “When Alice Bliss learns that her father, Matt, is being deployed to Iraq, she’s heartbroken. Alice idolizes her father, loves working beside him in their garden, accompanying him on the occasional roofing job, playing baseball. When he ships out, Alice is faced with finding a way to fill the emptiness he has left behind.” Doesn’t that sound good?
So, I’ve got lots to keep me busy don’t I? Anyway, I’m looking forward to these books and I am looking forward to the weekend too. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and more book talk soon!