29.8.10

New to Dot Scribbles Shelves

Lots of lovely books here this week at Dot Scribbles! I took full advantage of Waterstones 3 for 2 offer and bought the following:

Like Bees to Honey by Caroline Smailes (Friday Fiction) Nina, her son Christopher in tow flies to Malta to visit her aging parents one last time. Her previous attempt to see them ended in tears. Disowned for falling pregnant while at university in England, she was not allowed into the house. This will be her final chance to make peace with them. But Malta holds more secrets and surprises than Nina could possibly imagine. What she finds is not the land of her youth, a place full of memories and happiness. Instead she meets dead people. Lots of them. Malta, it transpires, is a transit lounge for recently deceased spirits and somehow Christopher enables her to see them, speak with them and help them. And in return Nina comes to terms with her own loss. One so great that she has yet to admit it to herself.

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova (Sphere) Dr Andrew Marlow has a perfectly ordered life, full of devotion to his work and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when renowned artist Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery and becomes his patient. As Oliver refuses to speak, Marlow's only clue is the beautiful haunted woman Oliver paints obsessively, day after day. Who is she, and what strange hold does she have over this tormented genius? Desperate to help, Marlow embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closer to Oliver, and to a dark story at the heart of French Impressionism- a tragedy that ripples out to touch present-day lives.


The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan (Headline Review) The Bronte sisters, the drama, the passion, and a story that lives forever.

I have received two lovely books for review which I am really looking forward to:


Single in the City by Michele Gorman (Penguin) It's official. Hannag has left her friends and family in the US behind and is following her dream. To live in London. Hannah's looking for:
1. Her dream guy. A prince or Hugh Grant would be nice. Or does she have to settle for her half-naked Australian house-mate or an English gentleman with terrible hygiene habits?
2. Her dream job. Something fantastic on fashion. So how has she ended up being the mini-me for an evil party planner who doesn't even trust her to arrange the paper clips?>
3. Her dream friends. But everyone in London seems to have known each other for years and Hannah doesn't know the rules of engagement, Who's she going to have fun with?


Stolen Child by Laura Elliot (Avon)
When Carla Kelly and Robert Gardner marry, they seem destined for happiness. But tragedy strikes when their two-day-old baby, Isobel is stolen. Distraught, they must cope with the media frenzy that follows at the same time as searching for their precious child. Meanwhile, miles away in a small country town, Joy, miracle baby, is the adored only child of Susanne and David Dowling. But Susanne is harbouring a terrible secret and in her determination to remain undiscovered, rears Joy in isolation. But Carla's love for her child burns fiercely. Leaving no stone unturned in her search, she will sacrifice everything to prove that her beloved Isobel still lives. As the years pass, hope dwindles- but for the stolen child, secrets long hidden will be uncovered and brought into the light.

If you have read any of these then let me know what you thought!

8 comments:

Rhiana said...

Single In The City is fun! Hope you enjoy your books

Becky said...

I bought myself a copy of The Swan Thieves but I haven't read it yet. I haven't read any of your books actually. Hope you enjoy.

Shan said...

I have Stolen Child on my to read list. It sounds interesting, but emotional.

Happy reading with all your books!

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

I have to say, you got some very amazing book. I am interested in the novel by Elizabeth Kostova, as I loved her "The Historian" very much.

fiction-books said...

"The Swan Thieves," caught my attention, although all the titles sound good reads.
I'm scared to enter a bookshop these days, as I really can't buy any more books.
My TBR pile is huge, but I just can't reist the lure of a good story, so the pile gets bigger and bigger.
Happy Reading

josbookjourney said...

I have read A Taste of Sorrow - took me a while, but it was good, and has got me in the mood for reading some Bronte.

Love your blog.

One More Page said...

I loved Like Bees to Honey - it's such a beautiful book. I've been tempted by the Swan Thieves too as I really enjoyed her last book so will look forward to your review!

Dot said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments, I'm finding it hard what to choose next off my TBR pile!

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