Sunday, January 22, 2012

Avalanche of books...

A few weeks ago I blogged over at What Women Write about my December cache of books. One of the perks of being a writer is that reading is in my job description. So even though the books are a mile high, I decided to add a few more...

The Lost Wife, by Alyson Richman (thanks Kim for this killer review) Lately I can't get enough of WWII era stories.

Unto the Daughters, by Karen Tintori I read an excerpt of this online and ordered it immediately. Oh wow! From her website:
Unto the Daughters is the story of a secret guarded so fiercely for nine decades that members of Tintori’s family died without ever learning of it. Unto the Daughters began with an obliterated entry on a passport - discovered during a genealogical quest - and a reluctant revelation of an ancestor who was so systematically eradicated from her family tree that many relatives born since her murder still have no inkling that she ever existed.

The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons
Check out this blurb: "The House at Tyneford is a wonderful, old-fashioned novel that takes you back in time to the manor homes, aristocracy and domestic servants of England. In this setting, Natasha Solomons gives us a courageous heroine whose incredible love story will keep you in suspense until the final page." — Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House

A Secret Kept, by Tatiana de Rosnay (of Sarah's Key fame) I'm in!

The Translation of the Bones, by Francesca Kay A church in Battersea, statues and secrets... Need I say more?

Incendiary by Chris Cleave. Little Bee was amazing and Susan says this one is, too.

Waiting for shipment of The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy.
Listen to this blurb from Tatiana de Rosnay:
“A beautiful, heart-breaking gem of a novel written just the way I like them, with the past coming back to haunt the present, endearing heroines and a sunny, hopeful ending. You’ll wolf it up in one delicious gulp.”

Seriously, the stacks on my desk and nightstand will soon form an avalanche. But I cannot think of a better way to go.