As expected, I did in fact have books waiting for me when I got back from my less than successful vacation last week. They look so appealing that it almost makes up for the pain and suffering (busted eardrum anyone?!) I endured. This past week's mailbox arrivals:
In Need of a Good Wife by Kelly O'Connor McNees came from Berkley.
Tales about mail order brides have always fascinated me so this one about a broker and two of the women she's recruited and the way in which all three look to change their lives for the better definitely interests me.
The Unfinished Garden by Barbara Claypole White came from Mira.
I wish I didn't have a black thumb and was able to create a beautiful garden but since I can't, reading about two people brought together over the creation of one will be the second best thing.
The Book of Neil by Frank Turner Hollon came from Meryl Zegarek PR.
When Jesus comes again, will he rob a bank to get the attention of the media obsessed culture we've become? He does in this novel and I'm curious to see how this all plays out.
The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam came from Hogarth.
A novel about a headmaster whose loyalty to family and his lover are tested as the fighting in Vietnam draw ever closer to Saigon, this promises to have elements of so many things I enjoy reading about.
Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman came from Holt.
Eccentric, fun characters, an Indian hill town setting, and a Scottish woman determined to save the small town from the government's plan to drown it under a dam, this one sounds like a highly entertaining read.
All Gone by Alex Witchel came from Riverhead Books and LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
The memoir of a daughter coming to terms with her mother's dementia through cooking old family recipes, I am really looking forward to this despite knowing that it will be heart wrenching.
Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie came from William Morrow.
A woman presumed dead has to decide whether she wants to reclaim her life, doesn't the premise of this novel by McKenzie sounds intriguing? And I liked the last of her novels I read so this one should be good too.
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