Mar 4, 2018

Sunday Salon: Historical Novel and Two Mysteries

Sold on a Monday
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
Publication: August 28, 2018, Sourcebooks Landmark

From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history.


The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It’s an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices. 

Two people who discover this story today set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value. 

Thanks to Netgalley and the author, I have a copy to review and am eager to read this amazing novel!

Other reading: 
Just One Evil Act (Inspector Lynley, #18)
Just One Evil Act by Elizabeth George
Published October 15, 2013: Dutton
Genre: mystery, police procedural
I have discovered the Inspector Lynley series and am really enjoying it, especially since this one, the #18th, is set in Tuscany as well as London. It involves the kidnapping of a child by her mother, who takes her to Italy, where she again goes missing. Lynley is sent to Tuscany to facilitate the case for both parents. 

Also on my ereader:

The Perfect Nanny
The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
Publication: January 9, 2018; Penguin
As the couple and the new nanny become more dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment, and frustrations mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. (publisher)
I would love to get my hands on the French original, which won the Prix Goncourt in 2016 and was nominated for two other French awards. 

What books are you reading this week?
The Sunday Post  hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer,  It's Monday, What Are You Reading? by Book Date., and Mailbox Monday.


  1. Sold on a Monday sounds heartbreaking.
    I saw The Perfect Nanny before and I love the cover.

  2. Oh dear. Sold on a Monday sounds like a story I should read. Oh dear.

  3. I have The Perfect Nanny on-hold at my local library. I think there are about 250 people ahead of me though!

  4. Ooooo The Perfect Nanny...Never perfect. I am riding out the storm that took out our power at a friends. So surreal looking at all the downed trees and power lines cut in half. They say we won't have power to our area till Wednesday!! Have a good Sunday!

    Mary #SundayRoundup #8

  5. I've been eyeing The Perfect Nanny...and I'm curious about the others. Enjoy!


  6. I'm interested in reading The Perfect Nanny. Have a good week ahead!

  7. These sound amazing. I hadn't heard of either before now. Hope you have a lovely week :)

  8. I have Sold On A Monday and The Perfect Nanny as well. I can't wait to read Sold on A Monday. I love her work. Enjoy!

  9. Sold on a Monday looks great and I really like Elizabeth George. The Perfect Nanny looks good too -- great book week!

  10. These all sound intriguing. I've never read Elizabeth George and should look for the first book in the series. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  11. I really like the quote you have at top. I don't really read trends, something that frustrates me a bit when it comes to the Goodreads voting b/c most books are the new ones. I like to take it one book at a time and pic something I'm in the mood for right then and there. The first book sounds interesting. Breaks my heart to think of situations like that and how it must have happened in the past before all of these laws.

  12. I requested SOLD ON A MONDAY - haven’t heard yet

    THE PERFECT NANNY has a great cover.

    Thanks for sharing....have a good week.

  13. Sold on a Monday sounds like a fascinating but heartbreaking book. I'm currently re-reading Anne of Green Gables for a reading link-up I'm participating in.

  14. Sold on a Monday looks interesting though very sad. I used to love Elizabeth George but haven't read her in awhile. I hope you enjoy them all. Have a great week!


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