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The Sunday Post (2)

The Sunday Post is an original feature/meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead (description & feature by Kimba).

Last Week on LMB:

Last week I launched my first “Top 10” list hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Reviewer.  The topic was Books I Would Love to See as a TV Show/Movie.  I had a lot of fun with this list. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Last Friday I reviewed my first children’s picture book (for the pre-k crowd), Joe the Crab Takes a Walk by Tim Hill. Cute illustrations by Jennifer Stolzer (go Jen!), so sneak a peek if children’s lit is your thing.

Fresh From the Stacks!

In my profession, I have hundreds of books cross my desk on a daily basis. It can be a challenge not to pick up and browse every single book that looks great … so I’ve made a list. 🙂

Here are some suggested titles for your TBR lists based on this week’s finds. Book descriptions provided by Amazon or GoodReads (credit given).


When Jane Austen dies at the age of just 41, Anne, governess to her brother, Edward Austen, is devastated and begins to suspect that someone might have wanted her out of the way. Now, 20 years on, she hopes that medical science might have progressed sufficiently to assess the one piece of evidence she has – a tainted lock of Jane’s hair. Natural causes or murder? Even 20 years down the line, Anne is determined to get to the bottom of the mysterious death of the acclaimed Miss Austen. (GoodReads Review)

raybourn_darjeelingDark Road to Darjeeling is book #4 in the Lady Julia Grey series so if you, like me, haven’t started the series, be sure to start with book #1: Silent in the Grave.

Description as follows contains spoilers if you haven’t read the previous books!

After eight idyllic months in the Mediterranean, Lady Julia Grey and her detective husband are ready to put their investigative talents to work once more. At the urging of Julia’s eccentric family, they hurry to India to aid an old friend, the newly widowed Jane Cavendish. Living on the Cavendish tea plantation with the remnants of her husband’s family, Jane is consumed with the impending birth of her child—and with discovering the truth about her husband’s death. Was he murdered for his estate? And if he was, could Jane and her unborn child be next?Amid the lush foothills of the Himalayas, dark deeds are buried and malicious thoughts flourish. The Brisbanes uncover secrets and scandal, illicit affairs and twisted legacies. In this remote and exotic place, exploration is perilous and discovery, deadly. The danger is palpable and, if they are not careful, Julia and Nicholas will not live to celebrate their first anniversary. (GoodReads review).

lundgren_FacadesAlong the streets of the once-great Midwestern city of Trude, the ornate old buildings lie in ruin. Shrouded in disappointment andnostalgia, Trude has become a place to “lose yourself,” as one tourist brochure puts it: a treacherous maze of convoluted shopping malls, barricaded libraries, and elitist assisted-living homes.

One night at Trude’s opera house, the theater’s most celebrated mezzo-soprano vanishes during rehearsal. When police come up empty-handed, the star’s husband, a disconsolate legal clerk named Sven Norberg, must take up the quest on his own. But to discover the secret of his wife’s disappearance, Norberg must descend into Trude’s underworld and confront the menacing and bizarre citizens of his hometown: rebellious librarians, shifty music critics, a cop called the Oracle, and the minister of an apocalyptic church who has recruited Norberg’s teenage son.

Faced with the loss of everything he loves, Norberg follows his investigation to the heart of the city and through the buildings of a possibly insane modernist architect called Bernhard, whose elaborate vision will offer him an astonishing revelation. (GoodReads Review)

Eric Lundgren is a colleague of mine and we’re all very proud of the positive press generating around his debut novel, The Facades. If you enjoy literary fiction, please check this one out!

Coming Soon on LMB:

  • 09/17: For my “Top 10” this week, I’ll be looking at my Fall 2013 TBR list.  It’s sort of a hash of genres. I’m trying to go outside the box a bit so bear with me!
  • 09/20: I’ll be reviewing one of my TBR books for this fall, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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I hope you spend at least part of this weekend with your loved ones and get in some R&R&R – rest, relaxation and reading! 😉 From my family to yours, I wish you a rejuvenating Sunday and a blessed week!

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has two decades of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at

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