Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Finds #3

Another fun book meme care of Should Be Reading.

What great books did you hear about / discover this past week?

I bought the Accidental Bestseller @ Walmart this week. Here's the blurb from Barnes and Noble

Mallory, Tanya, Faye, and Kendall are best friends-and veterans of the cutthroat world of New York publishing. So when Kendall gets writer's block, they all collaborate on her new novel, using their own lives as fodder. And what a bestseller the truth makes.

Joanna Bourne's The Forbidden Rose has been on the Fictiondb homepage all week and I really want to find a copy. Here's the blurb from that site.

Marguerite de Fleurignac, once a glittering aristocrat in a world of privilege, is on the run, disguised as Maggie Duncan, British governess. Penniless and alone, cornered by fanatics of the revolution, she falls into the hands of a compelling stranger. There's no chance this menacing rogue with the rough voice and the sinister scar is an innocent bookseller. Why does he risk his life to save her? Are his secrets as desperate as her own?

William Doyle, England's top spy, has a cunning plot to foil and a score to settle with the de Fleurignacs. When he pulls Maggie from the charred ruins of her chateau, he knows her for what she is -- the final, dangerous flower of a noble line. He's ruthless enough to use her for his own ends. And Maggie has come up with some interesting plans for Doyle. As they're drawn inexorably into the intrigue and madness of revolutionary Paris, they gamble on a love neither of them will admit. When the dance of deception and desire is over, which one of them will betray the other?


Anonymous said...

The Accidental Bestseller is on my radar. I enjoyed Wendy Wax's Magnolia Wednesdays a couple of months ago.

Aleksandra said...

Great finds! I'll add both of them on my reading list! Have a great weekend!

JHS said...

I think I'm going to have to read "The Accidental Bestseller." Sounds like fun!

BTW, stop by and sign up to win a copy of “This One is Mine” by Maria Semple. Entries close midnight (Pacific time), June 15!


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