Aug 4, 2018

Sunday Salon: Contemporary and Historical Fiction

New books on my shelf:
The Stylist (Amber Green #1)

The Stylist by Rosie Nixon
Publication: September 4, 2018, William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: contemporary fiction, romance

When fashion boutique worker Amber Green is mistakenly offered a job as assistant to infamous, jet-setting 'stylist to the stars' Mona Armstrong, she hits the ground running, helping to style some of Hollywood's hottest (and craziest) starlets.

The Last Ballad

The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash
Published June 5, 2018, William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: historical fiction, literary fiction

... set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, 

The Lost Ones (Nora Watts #1)

The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal
Published July 25, 2017; William Morrow
Genre: thriller, suspense

A woman is told the baby she gave up for adoption years ago has gone missing. Nora Watts must decide if she wants to get involved in a past she thought she would not face again.

Just finished:
The Almost Sisters

Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson, published July 11, 2017, William Morrow
Genre: contemporary fiction, Southern fiction
I am enjoying the unusual plot. I haven't found any stereotypes so far among the characters, who are complex and interesting.

Finished review: A realistic look at the South, through the eyes of a Southern writer from Georgia, this novel shows the people, towns, and culture as it is, as it could be, as she would hope it will be in the future. The good and the not so good, or what she calls, the Second South. Eye opening novel that tackles history, race relations, and a hope for the future. Excellent plot and character development.

A Hero of France (Night Soldiers, #14)

A Hero in France by Alan Furst, published June 2016
Genre: historical fiction, spy fiction

I found the book suspenseful and informative. A novel that shows what it must have been like as a resistance fighter during the WWII Occupation of France by Germany. The French heroes, some of them unsung men and women who made sacrifices and risked their lives to help save downed British airmen and others hiding from the Germans.

Next on the reading list:
The Guests on South Battery (Tradd Street, #5)

The Guests on South Battery by Karen White
Publication Jan. 10, 2018, Berkley Books

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.
Mailbox Monday. Also, Stacking the Shelves by Tynga's Reviews


Aj @ Read All The Things! said...

I hope you enjoy your new books. Have a great week!

Aj @ Read All The Things!

Harvee said...

Finished one and reading another right now!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've only read one book by Wiley Cash, This Dark Road to Mercy, but I'm curious about The Last Ballad.

I read and loved The Almost Sisters earlier this year, but I had it on Pippa, my Kindle, for a while. Which makes me wonder what other treasures are hiding out there.

Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

Suko said...

The Almost Sisters sounds really appealing. Enjoy your reading in the week ahead, Harvee! I've finally posted a new review on my blog, and hope you will get a chance to stop by.

Harvee said...

Isn't that killing? Good books waiting for you that you don't know about!

Harvee said...

Welcome back to the blog, Suko!

Mary @ StackingMyBookShelves! said...

I love the cover for Almost Sisters. I have to check that one out. Have a wonderful week of reading!

Mary Sunday Roundup #30!

Nicci said...

Haven't heard of any of these so some new ones to check out. :)
Have a good week.

Martha Eskuchen said...

Looks like you have some variety. The Stylist sounds like it might be fun. Happy Reading!

bermudaonion said...

The Last Ballad is really good! I got The Stylist too and am really looking forward to it.

Harvee said...

Looking forward to both!

Harvee said...

A nice contemporary novel, it seems!

Harvee said...

Some good ones here!

Harvee said...

I just finished it. You won't be disappointed. Awesome book!

Beth F said...

I passed on The Stylist, but maybe I should have said yes!

Harvee said...

I haven't read it as yet, but have high hopes for it.

Katherine P said...

I've got the Karen White book coming up and am really looking forward to it. I love books with a Charleston setting. Almost Sisters is on my TBR. I've heard good things. Hope you have a lovely week.

pussreboots said...

About ten years ago I was on an Alan Furst kick. It's been a while though since I've read one of his books. Maybe it's time to revisit his books. My weekly updates

collettakay said...

A lot of these books look very interesting! Have a great reading week! I hope you can stop by:


Harvee said...

First one I've read, and I liked it.

Harvee said...

This Karen White book deals with ghosts, but it fits Charleston! Almost Sisters is very good.

Harvee said...

Almost Sisters and A Hero of France are both great reads!

Valerie said...

Haven't read any of these! Looks like a great list though!
Happy Reading!

Harvee said...

You would like the cozy with magical cats on my newest blog post!

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