Jan 31, 2021

Sunday Salon: The Punjab and Charleston

 What are you reading this week? 

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon

Published April 30, 2019, William Morrow
Genre and setting: England and India; family drama, travel novel, women's fiction
Source: ARC

The Shergill sistersRajni, Jezmeen, and Shirina - are on a journey or pilgrimage to the Punjab, fulfilling the dying wishes of their now deceased mother, Sita. Born in England, they are westernized to a large degree, but know about their heritage and culture from their mother.

The eldest sister Rajni and the youngest, Shirina, both have secrets they carry on their trip. As they travel to the Sikh shrines and holy places outlined by their mother as places they must visit in the Punjab, the three very different sisters clash and reconcile in turn and finally help each other. 

This is family drama as well as a travel novel, rich in detail of places and people, with unexpected stories behind each of their lives. 

I am three-quarters of the way through and enjoying the book more than I had expected at the beginning. 

Haunted Hibiscus (A Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs
Publication: March 2, 2021, Berkley
Genre and setting: Charleston, cozy mystery
Source: ARC, ebook

Theodosia Browning, proprietor of the Indigo Tea Shop, and her tea sommelier, Drayton, solve another mystery in fashionable Charleston, while serving tea, scones, and other goodies in their elegant tea shop. 

I am looking forward to reading this one, lighter fare in between heavier books. 

What books do you plan to read ? 


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I wonder why it is that I am so drawn to books set in India. There's such a depth of wisdom there. And there's a rich experience of the senses. The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters sounds very promising. I'm eager to hear more.

Haunted Hibiscus looks fun, too!

Girl Who Reads said...

I listened to one of the Teashop books and I'm not sure I really liked it. I will probably try another one as sometimes series grow on me.

Tea said...

I am glad to see Laura Child has a new book out.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

It’s astonishing that Laura Childs has managed to keep her various cosy series going for so long! Enjoy

Wishing you a great reading week

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

The Unlike Adventures book intrigues me and not just for the India setting. Have a lovely week!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I really am curious about this one; I've heard of it previously and the setting is different for me as well.

BTW - I like the blog look and am curious how you were able to align all your images so well - not an easy task, I find using Blogger.

Harvee said...

Diane, when I switched to this setting, blogger automatically did the aligning. It comes with the new setting.

Kathryn T said...

I listened to the Shergill Sisters on audio and was really entertained by it. Good you are liking it. I intend reading some Laura Childs books at some stage.

Sue Jackson said...

I've heard great things about The Shergill Sisters - I really want to read that one.

Hope you enjoy your books this week -


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