Jun 4, 2017

Sunday Salon: Black Water Lilies and Gardening

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I finished reading 
Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi, February 7, 2017, Hachette. Translated from the French.

An unusual crime novel set in Giverny, France, the town made famous by the artist Claude Monet and his water lilies. The lives of an old woman, of an attractive young teacher, and of an 11-year-old girl intertwine in a mystery involving art, artists, talent, Monet's water lilies, and romantic as well as an obsessive love that changes their lives. I learned a lot about Monet and Giverny, his art and how he created his famous water lily paintings. 

I Found You  by Lisa Jewell, April 25, 2017, Atria Books.
My comments: 
This was an interesting mystery involving amnesia and an old crime that is slowly revealed as a lost man regains his memory. 
Alice, a single mother with three children find and take in a man they call Frank, a man who cannot remember who he is. They help him as he unravels his past and a horrific crime. I gave this 4 stars. 

I had no new books in the mail, but spent time gardening, weed-whacking, and tree trimming. I must say the yard looks better today, especially after the rain last night seemed to make everything greener, if that's possible. 
What are you doing this Sunday?


Katherine P said...

I Found You is on my TBR and I hope to read it this summer. It sounds like a great read. I hadn't heard of Black Water Lilies but it sounds intriguing and I love the setting. Have a great week!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Black Water Lilies looks very good...and I loved I Found You.


Grace Fonseca said...

You got two new books that are new to me. I hope you love all of them.

Grace @ Books of Love

Suko said...

Happy Sunday, Harvee! Both of your books sound very good. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and the week ahead!

Harvee said...

I recommend Black Water Lilies. I borrowed another of his books from the library too!

Harvee said...

Michel Bussi is my new find among crime writers! He's good!

Harvee said...

I like mystery and thrillers, Grace, so these were just up my alley!

Harvee said...

Enjoying sunnier and warmer weather, Suko. Enjoy the week also!

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