21.7.11

New to Dot Scribbles Shelves

Wow, I haven't done one of these for ages so I shall have to give you the edited version or we would be here for a very long time! Okay, here goes:

Panic by Jeff Abbott (Atom 28th July 2011) Evan Casher had a perfect life: great parents, his first girlfriend and a huge online following for his films. But when he comes home from school to find his father missing and his mother dead, Evan's going to learn the hard way that the people he trusted most were the people he knew the least. And that a 16 year-old kid might be the only one who can bring a murderer to justice.

Bad Sisters by Rebecca Chance (Simon and Schuster) Deeley is the girlfriend of a Hollywood hunk- a secretly gay Hollywood hunk. But when her 'girlfriend' contract is up, his cut-throat publicist wants Deeley out. Dejected and penniless, Deeley heads back to London, where she hopes to re-establish links with her two estranged older sisters- only to find herself struggling with a forbidden attraction.
Devon is married to the nation's favourite rugby hero, and has a successful TV career as a seductive, voluptuous presenter of her own cookery show. But behind her perfect facade, Devon is lonely and frustrated. When a live celebrity cook-off goes disastrously wrong, she flees to Tuscany- and learns a few lessons in the bedroom as well as the kitchen from an Italian master...
Politican's wife Maxie is fiercely ambitious. She's furious when Deeley sells the sisters' childhood story to a gossip magazine, revealing their impoverished roots and their mother's criminal past. Maxie must use all the weapons in her armoury to preserve her image as a future PM's wife and avoid the devastating fallout. But Maxie is only too aware that there are many more secrets Deeley could yet reveal...

The Look of Love by Judy Astley (Transworld) Bella has given up on men. Her latest boyfriend 'forgot' to tell her about his current wife so she is single again. And then her ex-husband turns up, wanting to sell the family home in which she and their two teenage children are happily living their lives. The Bella sees a chance to stay in the house and earn some money from it. She rents it out for a reality TV fashion makeover programme and it turns out that the house isn't the only thing that will benefit from a change...

Destiny by Louise Bagshawe (Headline) Orphan Kate Fox is determined to make her mark in the world. Life hasn't been easy and when she attracts the attention of media mogul Marcus Broder- sophisticated, powerful and wealthy beyond measure- it seems as though all of Kate's dreams have come true. But marriage to Marcus isn't everything she imagined. A closet filled with designer clothes and nothing to do with her time but shop, lunch and be beautiful, does not bring happiness. Before long, Kate wants out of her marriage, a career of her own, and a chance at love. But Marcus has other ideas, and he will stop at nothing in his attempts to destroy her...

Baby Be Mine by Paige Toon (Simon and Schuster) Meg is terrified. She lives in the South of France with her doting boyfriend Christian and their beautiful son Barney who has just turned one. Life should be idyllic. But she is living a lie- a lie that will turn their lives upside down and inside out. Because, as every day goes by, Meg's son looks less and less like Christian. How much longer can she keep her devastating secret from him, from their friends and family, from Barney? How much longer before the whole world realises that the father of her child is none other than Johnny Jefferson, wild boy of rock, constantly in the headlines, constantly in Meg's thoughts?

Always on my Mind by Colette Caddle (Simon and Schuster) With only weeks to go until her Dublin wedding, Molly Jackson is happily anticipating married life. She has everything she ever wanted: her perfect job, as an agony aunt for an online magazine Teenage Kix, Declan, the love of her life; and, in Belle, Oliver, Rory, and Laura, a loving and warm, if slightly eccentric family. Then Declan drops his bombshell: he has to go abroad, on business. The wedding must be postponed. Hurt, and reeling from the shock, Molly is seeing Declan off at the airport when she bumps into her childhood sweetheart, Luke Fortune. Luke left the country when they were both eighteen. Seeing him again, Molly realises that she has a window of opportunity, while Declan is away, to put a few of the ghosts in her past to rest...

Last Dance With Valentino by Daisy Waugh (Harper Collins, 4th August 2011) 1916. Leaving war-ravaged London, Jenny Doyle sets sail for New York where she is to work for the de Saulles family. Their home, Gatsby-like in elegance, is rife with intrigue and madness. Only Jenny's friendship with dancer Rodolfo offers escape...until, one tragic day, the household is changed forever.
1926. America booms, prohibition rules and Rodolfo has taken his place on the silver screen as Rudolph Valentino. Will the world's most desired film star and his lost love have their Hollywood happy ending, or will the tragic echoes from their time with the de Saulles thwart them one last time?

Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Asa Larsson (Quercus Books, 18th August 2011) In the first thaw of spring the body of a young woman surfaces in the River Torne in the far north of Sweden. Rebecka Martinsson is working as a prosecutor in nearby Kiruna. Her sleep has been disturbed by haunting visions of a shadowy, accusing figure. Could the body belong to the ghost in her dreams? Joining forces with Police Inspector Anna-Maria Mella, Martinsson is drawn into an investigation that focuses on old rumours about the disappearance of a plane carrying supplies for the Wehrmacht in 1943. Shame and secrecy shroud the locals' memories of the war, with Sweden's early co-operation with the German's still a raw wound. And on the windswept shore of a frozen lake waits a killer who will kill again to keep the past buried forever beneath half a century of silent ice and snow. The physical courage of Martinsson is remarkable, and her at times uneasy collaboration with Inspector Mella- two women confronting murderous criminals- is dogged at every step by an unflinchingly chauvinistic police establishment.

I was hoping that things would have got a lot busier on the blog this week but I came down with an awful cold at the weekend and so have spent the last three days in bed, no reading for me unfortunately. I am much better now though and normal reading speed seems to be resuming! Let me know if you have read any of these or heard anything good or bad!

2 comments:

JessiKay89 said...

I can't say that I've heard of any of these, but they sound good! And I'm glad to hear you're feeling better! :)

Dot said...

JessiKay89- Thank you lovely!

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