7.9.11

New to Dot Scribbles Shelves

I have yet again been incredibly spoilt by all of those lovely publishers out there! Here's what has arrived at Dot Scribbles this week:


Fallen Angels by Tara Hyland (Simon and Schuster September 2011) From the poverty of London's post-war East End to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age: an epic family drama which illustrates that the bonds between a mother and daughter can never be broken.
An unwanted child. San Francisco, 1958. On a dark December night, a baby girl is left at the Sisters of Charity Orphanage on Telegraph Hill.
A mysterious suicide. One year later, movie star Frances Fitzgerald takes her own life. Her husband, wealthy businessman Maximilian Stanhope, is rumoured to know more about her death than he's letting on, but nothing is ever proved.
A terrible secret. What is the connection between these two events? That's what France's daughter, Cara, wants to find out. Abandoned by her mother when she was just seven years old, Cara's childhood was filled with hardship and loss. As a young woman she finds professional success as a journalist, but on a personal level, she still struggles to trust those around her. Cara becomes convinced that uncovering the secret behind her mother's death is the only way to lay her demons to rest. But learning the truth may end up tearing her apart.
I loved Tara Hyland's last book Daughter's of Fortune and this looks like it is going to be just as good!

The Courtesan's Lover by Gabrielle Kimm( Sphere, 24th November 2011) Francesca Felizzi, former mistress of the Duke of Ferrara, is now an aspiring courtesan. Astonishingly beautiful and ambitious, she revels in the power she wields over men. But when she is visited by an inexperienced young man, it becomes horribly clear to Francesca that despite her many admiring patrons, she has never truly been loved. Suddenly, her glittering and sumptuous life becomes a gaudy facade. And then another unexpected encounter brings with it devastating implications that plunge Francesca and her two young daughters into the sort of danger she has dreaded ever since she began to work the streets all those years ago.
I think this one sounds really interesting and I haven't ready any historical fiction for a while. 


An Autumn Crush by Milly Johnson (Simon and Schuster, 29th September 2011) In the heart of the windy season, four friends are about to get swept off their feet... Newly single after a bruising divorce, Juliet miller moves into a place of her own and advertises for a flatmate, little believing that, in her mid-thirties, she'll find anyone suitable. Then, just as she's about to give up hope, along comes self-employed copywriter Floz, and the two women hit it off straight away.
When Juliet's gentle giant of a twin brother, Guy, meets Floz, he falls head over heels. But, as hard as he tries to charm her, his foot seems to be permanently in his mouth. Meanwhile, Guy's best friend Steve has always had a secret crush on Juliet- one which could not be more unrequited if it tried...
As Floz and Juliet's friendship deepens, and Floz becomes part of the Miller family, can Guy turn her affection for them into something more- into love for him? And what will happen to Steve's heart when Juliet eventually catches the eye of Piers- the man of her dreams?
I have enjoyed all of Milly Johnson's books that I have read so I'm very much looking forward to this new one. 


The Drowning Pool by Syd Moore (Avon 29th September 2011) Living in a coastal town with her son Alfie, young widow Sarah Grey is rebuilding her life. But following an inadvertent seance, she is plagued by horrific visions and soon, it seems she is the target of a terrifying haunting...
Convinced that the ghost is that of a 19th century local witch and her own namesake, Sarah delves into local folklore and learns that the witch was seen as evil incarnate. When a series of old letters surface, Sarah discovers that nothing is as it seems, maybe not even the ghost of Sarah Grey...
I love ghost stories and I haven't read one for ages! 


As usual let me know your thoughts on any of these!

7 comments:

Verity said...

Ooh, I like Milly Johnson and that one looks very seasonal!

Dot said...

Verity- It looks lovely doesn't it!

Jules said...

Great selection of books and you've got quite a mix there.

Jessica said...

So jel that you got the new Milly Johnson already! can't wait to read that look forward to your review :)

Jo said...

A nice selection of books. Not any authors that I have read, so will look forward to your reviews.

Dizzy C said...

All new to me.

Looking forward to your thoughts on them

carol

Nikki-ann said...

That all sound great, but The Drowning Pool is one that's attracted my attention. I'll have to look out for it when it's released! I hope you enjoy it... I hope you enjoy them all!

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