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Monday, February 6, 2012

Mailbox Monday #98

This past week I received two books in the mail both for review.

For an upcoming Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour I received The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot.  I have been looking forward to this one due to its beautiful cover and the interesting historical characters.

I also received The Glass Harmonica by Dorothee Kocks.  This one is a little more outside the box for me as it is about America's first sexual revolution and an instrument that none other than Benjamin Franklin created and is little known of today.  This will be an interesting read for sure.  Here is a book blurb:

"The Glass Harmonica is the story of a woman who wants desperately to live fully but also be virtuous. Banished from her home for “immodesty,” Chjara VallĂ© (listen to pronunciation) is sold as a servant to an opium addict in Paris. Music paves the way for her to flee to the New World with her lover, Henry Garland, a rebel son of New England Puritans. Trouble awaits as they travel the byways of the young nation, she alternately seducing and scandalizing audiences with her playing of the glass harmonica and he clandestinely selling erotic literature and other items related to the “science of sexual knowledge.”

Praised by reviewers as “bawdy, geographically vast, and sensual indeed,” Dorothee Kocks’s The Glass Harmonica explores the intimate details of early American history to craft a novel of sensuality, ecstasy and music that reads at the pace of a thriller."

What did you receive this week?

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  1. Oooh, The Glass Harmonica sounds amazing! I'm deeply jealous!

  2. Lovely blog! Enjoy your new books!

  3. Can't wait for your review of The Sister Queens. The Glass Harmonica sounds really good, and I love the cover.

  4. Both new to me! both sounding so good.


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