These six books are either on my shelf or in my E Reader. The positive side to being book blogger is the many books that are sent for consideration. Sadly the negative side is never enough time to read all the books.
The Wiley Cash book was suppose to be sent from the publisher and never was, so I’ve purchased the audio book. The Last Ballad is a novel based on the history of one woman’s fight to bring worker’s rights into the textile mills in NC. I’m so looking forward to this one.
Mind Games by Iris Johansen is totally new to me, a very kind publicist at St. Martin’s Press has been adding them to the books he sends me, and I really want to take the time to read this one. She is a prolific author and yet I’ve never read her books.
Odd Child Out is a mystery by Gillian Macmillan, an author I’ve also received books from but not read. This is the story of two inseparable friends and when one is found dead the other is oddly quiet. Set in the UK and with one boy being British and one being Somali tensions rise in other ways. Many friends have reviewed this book and I’m looking forward to another good mystery.
Three Historical fiction books…that’s a lot!
The It Girls is by new to me author Karen Harper, and it’s based on two sisters who were quite the movers and shakers in the early 1900’s.
We Were Strangers Once was sent to me from Grand Central Publishing and a first read from author Betsy Carter. It’s the story of immigrants pre WWII in New York, how men and women go from careers of distinction to what they can find work doing to survive and the bonds they form.
Last Christmas in Paris:A novel of World War I, is written byHazel Gaynor and Heather Webb, and has a haunting and beautiful cover! The story is told in letters and what began as a friendship at the beginning of the war may become much more. Perfect book for fall into winter and the holidays.
What recently published books are still on your shelves or wish lists?