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Monday, September 17, 2012

Mailbox Monday #119


Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday!  I have a couple books that I received this week – one was received for a review and the other 2 were purchased at a recent author event.

I received Between Two Fires by Christopher Buehlman from Penguin for review.  This was one that I wasn’t quite expecting, but sounds like an interesting historical fantasy read.  I haven’t read one of that genre since working of the last Game of Thrones book.

One of the two purchases this week at RJ Julia was A Violet Season by Kathy Leonard Czepiel.  I will have a post later this week about that event and some of the information I learned about the book.

The unexpected book I picked up on a whim while putzing around the same bookstore was Park Lane by Frances Osborne.  I had not heard about this one before, but the cover called out to me and as soon as I read the back I walked to the register with it.  Here is the blurb:

London, February 1914. Eighteen year-old Grace Campbell arrives in London from Carlisle, her family's hopes pinned on her becoming a secretary. The only job she can find is as a housemaid in the mansion that is Number 35, Park Lane, and soon she is entangling herself in an ever-thickening web of lies. Upstairs, a jilted and humiliated Beatrice Masters is determined not to return to the New York of her childhood before she has salvaged her pride. She secretly joins Emmeline Pankhurst's militant suffragettes and is steadily drawn into the violence rocking the city. But Grace and Beatrice's existences are not as parallel as they seem. Little do they realize that their hidden lives and emotions will soon be revolving around the same man - or that the coming war will change the boundaries of both their worlds for ever.

What did you get this week?

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