Sunday, May 29, 2016

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday What Are You Reading? May 30 Edition

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

My month of May has been crazy. My kids have been finishing up projects and getting ready for exams. Can't believe school will be out soon and summer is suddenly upon us. Loving the hot sunny days! Finally...

Got two great books in my mailbox!

The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron

What is revealed when you draw back the curtain of the Greatest Show on Earth?

Rosamund Easling is no stranger to opulence. As the daughter of an earl, she’s grown up with every comfort money can buy. But when hard times befall the family’s Yorkshire estate in the aftermath of the Great War, Rosamund’s father sells her beloved horse, setting the stage for a series of events that would extend beyond even her wildest dreams.

Though expected to marry for a title instead of love, Rosamund feels called to a different life – one of adventure outside the confines of a ladies’ parlor. She abandons all she’s known and follows in pursuit as her horse is shipped to the new owner – an American entertainer by the name of John Ringling. Once introduced to the Ringling Brothers’ circus and knowing she has much to learn, Rosamund agrees to a bareback riding apprenticeship in the shadow of the Ringlings’ winter home—Ca’D’Zan. It is at that mansion, in what would become the last days of the enigmatic Mable Ringling’s life, that Rosamund finds a deeper sense of purpose in the life she’s been given, and the awakening of faith in her heart.

With a supporting cast of characters as mysterious and dazzling as the Ringlings’ big-top world, Rosamund’s journey takes her from the tradition of the English countryside to the last days of America’s Roaring ‘20s—a journey that forever changes what one life might have been.

Like a River From Its Course by Kelli Stuart

An epic novel exposing the ugliness of war and the beauty of hopeThe city of Kiev was bombed in Hitler's blitzkrieg across the Soviet Union, but the constant siege was only the beginning for her citizens. In this sweeping historical saga, Kelli Stuart takes the reader on a captivating journey into the little--known history of Ukraine's tragedies through the eyes of four compelling characters who experience the same story from different perspectives.

Maria Ivanovna is only fourteen when the bombing begins and not much older when she is forced into work at a German labor camp. She must fight to survive and to make her way back to her beloved Ukraine.

Ivan Kyrilovich is falsely mistaken for a Jew and lined up with 34,000 other men, women, and children who are to be shot at the edge of Babi Yar, the "killing ditch." He survives, but not without devastating consequences.

Luda is sixteen when German soldiers rape her. Now pregnant with the child of the enemy, she is abandoned by her father, alone, and in pain. She must learn to trust family and friends again and find her own strength in order to discover the redemption that awaits.

Frederick Hermann is sure in his knowledge that the Fuhrer's plans for domination are right and just. He is driven to succeed by a desire to please a demanding father and by his own blind faith in the ideals of Nazism. Based on true stories gathered from fifteen years of research and interviews with Ukrainian World War II survivors, Like a River from Its Course is a story of love, war, heartache, forgiveness, and redemption.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

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The Florentine Deception by Carey Nachenberg (Audiobook Review and Giveaway!)

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  1. The Ringmaster's Wife sounds excellent. I hope you enjoy it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  2. Both of your new books look great Laura! Have a great week!

  3. I hope both books are wonderful reads.
    Enjoy the sunny days. I remember those busy, final days of the school year.

  4. Both of your new books look good to me! The end of the school year was always hectic but that just makes you appreciate summer vacation more.

  5. Enjoy your books! I am curious about Like a River from Its Course. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. The Ringmaster's Wife looks very intriguing. Enjoy reading!

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

  7. Murder on Safari and The Florentine Deception both sound very nice. I've been reading more thrillers so I will definitely add those to my list. And The Ringmaster's Wife sounds interesting, with the Roaring 20's/ Ringling Bros. angle. Hope it's good!

  8. I love the cover of "The Ringmaster's Wife." I am definitely going to have to look into that one!

  9. Ringmaster's wife sounds intriguing...and has a great cover

  10. The Ringmaster's Wife sounds good.

    ENJOY your books and reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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