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The Sunday Post (8)

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).

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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).

These are some more of the great new reads headed to my inbox from The Historical Novel Review.  I am SO excited to be getting these titles!  Check them out below and let me know what you think:

english_muchadoMuch Ado About Jack by Christy English (Sourcebooks)

Angelique Beauchamp, the widowed Countess of Devonshire, has vowed never to re-marry. Twice burned by love, she is certain that no man will ever touch her heart again. But that doesn’t mean she can’t indulge a little — and the dashing Captain James Montgomery is as passionate as he is handsome.

After a brief but torrid affair, James tries to forget Angelique and the powerful emotions she evokes. The luscious lady was quite clear that their liaison was temporary. But for the first time, the lure of the sea isn’t powerful enough to keep him away. It’s going to take much ado to woo his reluctant lady… (Amazon.com)

schaffert_swangondolaThe Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert (Riverhead)

A lush and thrilling romantic fable about two lovers set against the scandalous burlesques, midnight séances, and aerial ballets of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair.

On the eve of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair, Ferret Skerritt, ventriloquist by trade, con man by birth, isn’t quite sure how it will change him or his city. Omaha still has the marks of a filthy Wild West town, even as it attempts to achieve the grandeur and respectability of nearby Chicago. But when he crosses paths with the beautiful and enigmatic Cecily, his whole purpose shifts and the fair becomes the backdrop to their love affair.

One of a traveling troupe of actors that has descended on the city, Cecily works in the Midway’s Chamber of Horrors, where she loses her head hourly on a guillotine playing Marie Antoinette. And after closing, she rushes off, clinging protectively to a mysterious carpetbag, never giving Ferret a second glance. But a moonlit ride on the swan gondola, a boat on the lagoon of the New White City, changes everything, and the fair’s magic begins to take its effect.

From the critically acclaimed author of The Coffins of Little Hope, The Swan Gondola is a transporting read, reminiscent of Water for Elephants or The Night Circus. (Amazon.com)

Coming Soon on LMB:

  • 11/13: I wax philosophical on why Art Without $$ Doesn’t Excuse Poor Work.
  • 11/14: Another Scrivener tip is headed your way! How to import templates into Scrivener.
  • 11/15: I’m reviewing The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz.

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Have a great weekend everybody! 🙂

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has seventeen years of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). Lauren is the Managing Web Editor and writer for The Scribe, a web publication of the St. Louis Writers Guild, where she also serves as their Director of Communications. 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 LaurenJoanMiller.com.

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