Jun 7, 2015

Sunday Salon: Four Books in a Week and a Half

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also visit Mailbox Monday 

New books for review:


A Week at the Lake by Wendy Wax, to be published June 23, 2015; Berkley
Genre: contemporary fiction
 ...to heal their friendship and their broken lives, the three women will have to return to the lake that once united them, and discover which relationships are worth holding on to.
Watch the Lady: The Tudor Trilogy #3 by Elizabeth Fremantle, paperback to be published June 9, 2015; Simon and Schuster
Genre: historical novel
The daughter of the Queen’s nemesis, Penelope Devereux, arrives at court. She and her brother, The Earl of Essex, are drawn quickly into the aging Queen’s favour. It seems The Earl of Essex can do no wrong in the eyes of the Queen but as his influence grows so his enemies gather and it is Penelope who must prevent the unthinkable from happening. We see the last gasps of Elizabeth’s reign, and the scramble for power in a dying dynasty. (publisher)
A Study in Death: A Lady Darby Mystery  by Anna Lee Huber, to be published Jly 7, 2015, Berkley
Genre: historical mystery
Scotland, 1831. Lady Kiera Darby is thrilled to have found both an investigative partner and a fiancĂ© in Sebastian Gage. 
Commissioned to paint the portrait of Lady Drummond, Kiera is saddened when she recognizes the pain in the baroness’s eyes. Kiera isn’t sure how to help, but when she finds Lady Drummond prostrate on the floor, things take a fatal turn. (publisher)
Sense of Deception: A Psychic Eye Mystery #13 by Victoria Laurie, to be published July 7, 2015 by NAL. 
Genre: cozy mystery
Abby Cooper senses a convicted killer is innocent, but she’ll need hard evidence to save the woman before it’s too late… Abby's finely honed intuition tells her this woman doesn’t belong behind bars.
 I finished reading 
The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall for a June 12 book tour.
Slated for Death by Elizabeth J. Duncan, a mystery set in Wales that I gave five stars!
The Cat Sitter's Whiskers by Blaize and John Clement, a cozy that I also rated five!
Love May Fail by Mathew Quick, a novel that started out as a five for me but then went to three stars for wandering off into another story altogether before getting back to the main one.

What have you read last week?

24 comments:

  1. I'm reading A Week at the Lake now. They just arrived at the lake :)

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  2. That's a LOT of books, Harvee. Looks like tons of fun! Hope you're enjoying the beautiful weather ;)

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    1. For some reason, the rainy days make me want to read more!

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  3. I didn't realize there was a new Victoria Laurie book. I'm so behind in the series but it's always such fun. I'm intrigued by A Study in Death. I haven't read many historical mysteries but the ones I have I've enjoyed. Have a great week!

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    1. They look like good mysteries to get into this summer, Katherine.

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  4. Laurie's cosy mystery sounds fun, and sorry to hear Matthew Quick's title failed to meet expectations. Have a great reading week!

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    1. I would have cut out a subplot/flashback history.

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  5. I have A Week at the Lake and can't wait to read it! Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Reading it right now, along with another contemporary novel.

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  6. A Week at the Lake looks lovely. Enjoy all your new books!

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  7. Finishing four books in a week is impressive!

    It looks like you have another group of eclectic books going forward.

    Happy Reading!

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    1. Nice to have books to read at all times, Brian :)

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  8. I really like Wendy Wax so I bet A Week at the Lake is good!

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  9. I've got my eye on A Week At The Lake. Love the cover!

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  10. A Week At The Lake and Watch The Lady look good.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  11. Looks like we'll both be reading Wendy Wax

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