The last day of November is upon us, so what better way to end the month than with a look at all the new additions to my shelves. Sit back, relax, and enjoy…
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley (HarperCollins)
In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year.
The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
Not an accident – a murder among friends.
Fade to Grey by John Lincoln (No Exit Press) Continue reading “#BookHaul: November 2018”
Some things never change, and my monthly book haul is one of those things, so let’s get right to it…
*As per FTC rules, all books in the ‘From Publishers’ section of this post were given to me for free by publishers*
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (Knopf)
George Washington Black, or “Wash,” an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master’s brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning–and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic. What brings Christopher and Wash together will tear them apart, propelling Wash even further across the globe in search of his true self. From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black tells a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, of a world destroyed and made whole again, and asks the question, What is true freedom?
The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby (No Exit Press) Continue reading “#BookHaul: October 2018”
Another month, another book haul! Let’s get right to it…
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (Penguin)
There was a woman at the heart of the Trojan war whose voice has been silent – till now.
Briseis was a queen until her city was destroyed. Now she is slave to Achilles, the man who butchered her husband and brothers. Trapped in a world defined by men, can she survive to become the author of her own story?
Discover the greatest Greek myth of all – retold by the witness history forgot.
The Promise by Katerina Diamond (Avon.) Continue reading “#BookHaul: September 2018”
Well, I think I out did myself this month! I’m pretty sure I’m better at hauling books than I am at reading them, but there’s just so many great sounding books being published every day, I need them all! Not to mention the older books that I also want; I just want ALL THE BOOKS!! But for now, let’s take a look at all the books that come into my life this month…
The Rival by Charlotte Duckworth (Quercus)
Helena is a career woman with no job and a mother without a baby. She blames Ashley for destroying her life. But is what happened really Ashley’s fault?
When Helena hires Ashley to work for her, she’s startled but impressed by her fierce ambition. They form a dream team and Helena is proud – maybe this is the protégée she’s always wanted to have. But soon Helena realizes that nothing will stand in the way of Ashley’s drive to get to the top. And when Helena becomes pregnant, everything she has worked so hard for is suddenly threatened, with devastating consequences…
The Forgotten Guide to Happiness by Sophie Jenkins (Avon.) Continue reading “#BookHaul: August 2018”
It’s book haul time! You know the drill by now, enjoy!
The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech (Orenda Books)
Be careful what you wish for…
Long ago, Andrew made a childhood wish, and kept it in a silver box. When it finally comes true, he wishes it hadn’t…
Long ago, Ben made a promise and he had a dream: to travel to Africa to volunteer at a lion reserve. When he finally makes it, it isn’t for the reasons he imagined…
Ben and Andrew keep meeting in unexpected places, and the intense relationship that develops seems to be guided by fate. Or is it?
What if the very thing that draws them together is tainted by past secrets that threaten everything?
A dark, consuming drama that shifts from Zimbabwe to England, and then back into the past, The Lion Tamer Who Lost is also a devastatingly beautiful love story … with a tragic heart.
The Shrouded Path by Sarah Ward (Faber & Faber) Continue reading “#BookHaul: July 2018”