My book purchases have slowed recently, so it's been a few weeks since
my last Mailbox Monday post, but this past week saw several new books
make their way into my home (all are my own purchases).
All synopses are courtesy of Chapters.indigo.ca
The Tory Widow by Christine Blevins
On a bright May day in New York City, Anne
Peabody receives an unexpected kiss from a stranger. Bringing news of
the repeal of the Stamp Act, Jack Hampton, a member of the Sons of
Liberty, abruptly sweeps Anne into his arms, kisses her--and then
leaves her to her fate of an arranged marriage...
Nearly ten years have passed and Anne, now the Widow Merrick, continues
her late husband's business printing Tory propaganda, not because she
believes in the cause, but because she needs the money to survive. When
her shop is ransacked by the Sons of Liberty, Anne once again comes
face to face with Jack and finds herself drawn to the ardent patriot
and his rebel cause.
As shots ring out at Lexington and war
erupts, Anne is faced with a life-altering decision: sit back and watch
her world torn apart, or stand and fight for both her country's
independence and her own.
The Restorer by Amanda Stevens
My name is Amelia Gray. I'm a cemetery
restorer who sees ghosts. In order to protect myself from the parasitic
nature of the dead, I've always held fast to the rules passed down
from my father. But now a haunted police detective has entered my world
and everything is changing, including the rules that have always kept
It started with the discovery of a young woman's
brutalized body in an old Charleston graveyard I've been hired to
restore. The clues to the killer and to his other victims lie in the
headstone symbolism that only I can interpret. Devlin needs my help,
but his ghosts shadow his every move, feeding off his warmth,
sustaining their presence with his energy. To warn him would be to
invite them into my life. I've vowed to keep my distance, but the pull
of his magnetism grows ever stronger even as the symbols lead me
closer to the killer and to the gossamer veil that separates this world
from the next.
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Not so very long ago, Eragon-Shadeslayer,
Dragon Rider-was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon,
Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire
civilization rests on their shoulders.
Long months of
training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also
brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead:
they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be
strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can. There will
be no second chances.
The Rider and his dragon have come
further than anyone dared to hope. But can they topple the evil king
and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?
This is the much-anticipated, astonishing conclusion to the worldwide bestselling Inheritance cycle
The Very Picture of You by Isabel Wolff
Thirty-five-year-old Ella Graham is a
portrait painter whose career is taking off. At a fundraising event,
Ella's half-sister, Chloe, makes the winning bid in an auction for an
Ella Graham portrait commission. The portrait will be of her fiancé,
Nate, as a surprise engagement present for him. There's just one
problem-Ella can't stand Nate, and painting him is the last thing she
wants to do.
But as they spend time together in the studio,
Ella finds her feelings towards Nate are changing, and she begins to
realize-to her horror-that she is not simply warming to him but is
falling in love. Chloe, newly promoted at work and busy reining in her
mother's overly enthusiastic wedding planning, is completely unaware
that the two people she cares most about are falling for each other.
make things worse, after being out of the picture for thirty years,
Ella's father, John, contacts her out of the blue-and Ella wants
nothing to do with him. But then she makes a startling discovery about
her parents' relationship that turns everything she has known about
family and loyalty on its head. Desperate to protect Chloe from
heartbreak, but anguished by her growing love for Nate, Ella can't
imagine tearing her family apart by revealing her true feelings. But
will the wedding tear her apart instead?
What books did you get this week?
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