Buddy by Brian McGrory came from Crown.
I have a serious weakness for roosters despite the fact that my uncle's old rooster had to be beaten away from you with a stick if you went into the chicken coop. So this book about a territorial rooster who helped the author discover what it means to be a family man really picqued my interest.
The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal came from the author after a contest win at Thoughts in Progress blog.
I do adore stories about Indian-American life and this one about a woman who at thirty-one is still unmarried, much to her mother's and aunties' dismay; is attracted to her boss, who only wants her to act as a marriage consultant for him (and his imagined ideal is not her); and who is plunged into the family turmoil of her brother's relationship with a Muslim woman sounds like a fast and appealing read.
Comet's Tale by Steven Wolf came from Algonquin.
I have to admit to being a very soft touch for dog books so any book that tells the story of a rescue and his human is sure to find a way to my bedside table. I do love heartwarming, cold noses tales and I'm sure this one will charm me too.
Crossing on the Paris by Dana Gynther came from Gallery Books for a blog tour.
Crossing the Atlantic by ship has a sort of romance to it, doesn't it? This novel about three women making that crossing in three different classes of accomodation sounds fantastic to me.
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