Here at Mailbox Monday, we want to encourage participants to not only share the books they received, but to check out the books others have received.
To that end, we’ve decided to share “Books that Caught Our Eye” with you. Each week, Leslie, Serena and Vicki will each share 2 books that caught their eye from that week’s Mailbox Monday and share them here.
We encourage you to share the books that caught your eye in the coSerenamments.
Here are the books that caught our eye this week:
The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron from Library Of Clean Reads
Not only does this encompass WWII and art, but it’s also a mystery. Manhattan art dealer Sera James is haunted by a painting of a blue-eyed girl with a violin, and she uncovers a mystery about the painting with the help of real-estate mogul William Hanover. I cannot wait to pick this one up!
Fade Into Red by the author Reshma K.Barshikar on Nishita’s Rants and Raves
Another book involving art! Ayra dreams of becoming an Art historian, but the life she leads as an underpaid investment banker is not what she expected. She finds herself packing up to leave Mumbai for Tuscany to buy a vineyard for her client, but along the way a two- to three- day excursion turns into two weeks of treasure hunting.
Fade Into Red by Reshma K. Barshikar @ Nishita’s Rants and Raves
This just sounds like a fun read and it has an eye-catching cover.
On a monsoon day in June, [Ayra} is suddenly sent packing from Mumbai to Tuscany to buy a vineyard for a star client. What should have been a four day trip turns into a two week treasure hunt that finds her in the middle of midnight wine deals, dodgy vintners, rolling Tuscan hills, a soap opera family and one playboy millionaire who is looking to taste more than just the wine.
Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress at Beauty in Ruins
First I noticed the awesome cover, then read the synopsis and it sounded good. Plus I like science fiction with real science.
Geneticist Marianne Jenner is having a career breakthrough, yet her family is tearing itself apart. Her children Elizabeth and Ryan constantly bicker, agreeing only that an alien conspiracy is in play. Her youngest, Noah, is addicted to a drug that keeps temporarily changing his identity. The Jenner family could not be further apart. But between the four of them, the course of human history will be forever altered.
2 A.M at The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino @ Book Dilettante , Bermudaonion, & and Luxury Reading
Madeleine Altimari is a smart-mouthed, precocious nine-year-old and an aspiring jazz singer. As she mourns the recent death of her mother, she doesn’t realize that on Christmas Eve Eve she is about to have the most extraordinary day—and night—of her life.
The Farm by Tom Rob Smith @ Bibliophile By TheSea
A son believes that his parents are enjoying apeaceful retirement at a farm in Sweden until his father tells him his mom has had a psychotic breakdown and is in a mental hospital. Before he even gets on a plane to go see them, his mother calls and tells him everything his father has said is a lie. She says she needs the police and will meet him at Heathrow. Now he has to figure out who is telling the truth.