Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Books Read In March


Have you read any of these books?

A few were favorites...hope you stop back for the reviews...you will know which ones were my favorites.  :)


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Spotlight of The Women of Chateau Layfayette


 

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THE WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE
BY STEPHANIE DRAY
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ALL INFORMATION IN THIS POST IS COURTESY OF DANIELLE KEIR OF BERKLEY | PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE
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THE WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE by Stephanie Dray

Berkley Hardcover; March 30, 2021; Historical Fiction

An epic saga from New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy in three of humanity's darkest hours.

Most castles are protected by powerful men. This one by women...

The Acclaimed Chronicler of America’s Founding Mothers, Including Eliza Hamilton and Patsy Jefferson, Takes on the French Revolution and ADRIENNE LAFAYETTE.

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PRAISE FOR THE WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE:
 
This book establishes a subdued, steady tension that never releases its grip. Dray uses lavish historical detail in this extensively researched, sweeping novel.”Library Journal, STARRED review

“Each of these three strong women's stories is unique, blending historical facts with expert storytelling. Dray has written a book that is highly recommended, sure to appeal to fans of women's fiction, WWII-era historical fiction, and the musical Hamilton.”Booklist, STARRED review

“Ambitious…high emotions and careful plotting.”Publishers Weekly

One of Oprah Magazine‘s “27 of 2021’s Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels 

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ABOUT THE WOMEN OF CHATEAU LAFAYETTE:

A founding mother...

1774. Gently-bred noblewoman Adrienne Lafayette becomes her husband's political partner in the fight for American independence. But when their idealism sparks revolution in France and the guillotine threatens everything she holds dear, Adrienne must choose to renounce the complicated man she loves, or risk her life for a legacy that will inspire generations to come.

A daring visionary...

1914. Glittering New York socialite Beatrice Astor Chanler is a force of nature, daunted by nothing--not her humble beginnings, her crumbling marriage, or the outbreak of war. But after witnessing the devastation in France and delivering war-relief over dangerous seas, Beatrice takes on the challenge of a lifetime: convincing America to fight for what's right.

A reluctant resistor...

1940. French school-teacher and aspiring artist Marthe Simone has an orphan's self-reliance and wants nothing to do with war. But as the realities of Nazi occupation transform her life in the isolated castle where she came of age, she makes a discovery that calls into question who she is, and more importantly, who she is willing to become.

Intricately woven and beautifully told, The Women of Chateau Lafayette is a sweeping novel about duty and hope, love and courage, and the strength we find from standing together in honor of those who came before us.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Photo Credit:  Kate Bailey

Stephanie Dray is a New York TimesWall Street Journal, USA Today bestselling author of historical women's fiction. Her award-winning work has been translated into eight languages. She lives near the nation's capital with her husband, cats, and history books.

Monday, March 29, 2021

FEATURING: Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier

 

Mary complied with her dying mother's wishes that she move in with her Aunt Patience.  Little did Mary's mother know what that wish held for Mary.

The book was a perfect Du Maurier book.  
 
The entire book was suspenseful, tense, and had a sinister tone.  

Have YOU read this book?

FULL REVIEW HERE

Mailbox Monday - 3/29/2021


 

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

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Warning:  Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

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Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at MAILBOX MONDAY.

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Here is a shout out to the administrators:


Leslie @Under My Apple Tree

Serena @ Savvy Verse and Wit

Martha @ Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf

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THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.

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I hope you had a good mailbox.

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On Monday, March 22, I received:


1.  THE LIGHTS OF SUGARBERRY COVE by Heather Webber, courtesy of Macmillian-Tor-Forge Books and NetGalley.

 



2.  COURAGE, MY LOVE by Kristin Beck, courtesy of Brittanie Black of Berkley, Penguin Random House and NetGalley.

 

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On Thursday, March 25, I received:


1.  THE ABSOLUTIST by John Boyne, courtesy of Zoe Miller of Other Press.


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On Friday, March 26, I received:


1.  THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER by Leigh Fleming, courtesy of the author and BookFunnel.

 

 

2.  WHEN I LAST SAW YOU by Bette Lee Crosby, courtesy of the author and BookFunnel.


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It's Monday!! What are YOU Reading? - 3/29/2021

   
http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
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I hope you had a great reading week.
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish at some point.
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Books Completed:
 
THE LAST NIGHT IN LONDON by Karen White - review will be on April 21. 
 
If you enjoy Karen White's books, you won't want to miss this one.
 
 
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THE LAST BOOKSHOP IN LONDON by Madeleine Martin - review will be on April 9, 2021.
 
A lovely, lovely read.

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THE KEW GARDEN GIRLS by Posy Lovell - review will be on April 19.
 
A lovely read.
 
 
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THE PERFECT DAUGHTER by D. J. Palmer - review will be on April 20.
 
 
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MIRRORLAND by Carole Johnstone - review will be on April 23.
 
Not a favorite....too out there for me.
 
 
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 THE GOOD SISTER by Sally Hepworth - review will be on April 13, 2021.

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MOTHER MAY I by Joshilyn Jackson - review will be on April 6, 2021.
 
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Book Currently Reading:

THE SOCIAL GRACES by Renee Rosen - review will be on April 22, 2021.

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Books Up Next:

WHEN I LAST SAW YOU by Bette Lee Crosby - review will be on April 30.
 
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THE NINE by Gwen Strauss - review will be on May 3.

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THE SOUND OF WINGS by  Suzanne Simonetti - review will be on May 5, 2021.
 
  
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THE WOMAN WITH THE BLUE STAR by Pam Jenoff - review will be on May 4, 2021.
 
 
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THE NEWCOMER by Mary Kay Andrews - review will be on May 7.

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THE HUNTING WIVES by May Cobb - review will be on May 18.

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LOCAL WOMAN MISSING by Mary Kubica - review will be on May 19.
 
 
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THE PHOTOGRAPHER by Mary Dixie Carter - review will be on May 25.

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WHEN ROBINS APPEAR by Denise Webb - review will be on May 27, 2021.

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THE WARSAW ORPHAN by Kelly Rimmer - review will be on June 4.
 
  
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IN TIMES OF RAIN AND WAR by Camron Wright - review will be on June 7.
 
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THE SISTERS OF THE RESISTANCE by Christine Wells - review will be on June 8.
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HAIRPIN BRIDGE by Taylor Adama - review will be on June 15.
 
 
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LIE BESIDE ME by Gytha Lodge - review will be on June 22.

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THE FIANCEE by Kate White - review will be on June 29.

 
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THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER by Leigh Fleming - review will be on June 30.
 
 
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KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS by David Bell - review will be on July 5.
 
  
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STRANGER IN THE MIRROR by Liv Constantine - review will be on July 6, 2021.
 
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THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS by Kristin Harmel - review will be on July 7.
 
 
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THE THERAPIST by B. A. Paris - review will be on July 13.
 
 
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THE LIGHTS OF SUGARBERRY COVE by Heather Webber - review will be on July 19.
 
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THE OTHER PASSENGER by Louise Candlish - review will be on July 20.
 
 
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THE IRISH STORM by J. Walter Ring - review will be on July 30.

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WHERE THE TRUTH LIES by Anna Bailey - review will be on August 2.
 
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DARK ROADS by Chevy Stevens - review will be on August 3, 2021.

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IN MY DREAMS I HOLD A KNIFE by Ashley Windstead - review will be on August 4.
 
 
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GONE FOR GOOD by Joanna Schaffhausen - review will be on August 10.
 
 
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THE FAMILY PLOT by Megan Collins - review will be on August 16.
 
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THE BOOKSELLER'S SECRET by Michelle Gable - review will be on August 17.
 
 
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WHEN THE SUMMER WAS OURS by Roxanne Veletzos - review will be on August 24.
 
 
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WHERE I LEFT HER by Amber Garza - review will be on August 26.
 
 
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