Paris Is Always a Good Idea by Nicolas Barreau came from St. Martin's Griffin.
With a small post card shop, wishes written on these cards and fluttering from the Eiffel Tower, the artist and a children's author collaborating, and an American professor accusing the shop owner of plagiarism, this sounds completely charming and wonderful.
Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro came from Harper and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.
I quite liked Tessaro's last novel so I am looking forward to this one about two young women in Boston who met in a psychiatric hospital, landing there for their unladylike desires, and the continuation of their friendship, which crosses class boundaries, after they leave the hospital.
The Tsarina's Legacy by Jennifer Laam came from St. Martin's Griffin.
A double stranded narrative tying Catherine the Great and her lover Grisha Potemkin with their descendants and addressing fascinating political situations, both past and present, this looks fascinating.
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