Welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme created by Marcia, formerly from The Printed Page, where book lovers share the titles they received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the past week. Mailbox Monday currently is on tour, and this month’s host is 5 Minutes For Books.
Here’s what I added to my shelves:
The Siren of Paris by David LeRoy, from Promo 101 for an upcoming blog tour (Amazon)
Marc dreamt of a new life in Paris as he sailed for France in 1939. His new circle of ex-pats includes the famous Sylvia Beach, owner of the bookstore Shakespeare & Company; and he accepts a job with William Bullitt, US ambassador to France. At art school, he finds himself further enchanted by the alluring model Marie.
A year later, Marc is pulled from the sea when his ship, the RMS Lancastria sinks. Returning to Paris, he smuggles airmen through the American Hospital in Paris to the resistance, until a profound betrayal leads him into the hands of the Gestapo. Marc struggles in the fog and night of Buchenwald to find some hope to survive. (publisher’s summary)
Emma Greene enjoys living in rural solitude with her husband and five-year-old daughter, Maggie, far away from her college students in Jackson, Virginia. But late one night, with her husband away and her daughter upstairs in bed, some of Emma’s students trespass on her property. The ensuring confrontation changes more than one life forever.
Now a teenager, still plagued by nightmares from that evening, Maggie is living with her father in the same small town, and entering her first year of high school. She develops problems in class when her math teacher, a strange and lonely woman, begins to exhibit an odd interest in her.
In order to let go of the past, Maggie begins to piece together the truth of what happened that night — and discovers a story of anger, guilt, and redemption. (publisher’s summary)
Mr. and Mrs. Darcy have an exceedingly passionate marriage in this continuing saga of one of the most exciting, intriguing couples in the Jane Austen literature.
As the Darcys raise their babies, enjoy their conjugal felicity and manage the great estate of Pemberley, the beloved characters from Jane Austen’s original are joined by Linda Berdoll’s imaginative new creations for a compelling, sexy and epic story guaranteed to keep you turning the pages and gasping with delight. (publisher’s summary)
What books did you add to your shelves recently?
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