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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? Aug 1 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.

Getting ready to vacation in Wildwood next week. Looking forward to some beach time. 


Three books in my mailbox. One is being showcased here and the other two on Essentially Italian.


Everlasting Lies by Barbara Warren

Edina Paxton is kissed at twelve, seduced at fourteen and married with child at fifteen. She immediately regrets her marriage to Charles Vernon and is relieved when he leaves to fight in the trenches during WW1. She soon finds love, comfort and sexual satisfaction with Bill, another soldier and the boy who first kissed her.

Charles is invalided out of the army and is sent to India on a hospital ship. There, he becomes a manager of a coalmine in Britain’s Indian Empire, with all the privileges that his position rewards, including sexual favours from female employees. At the end of his army service in 1920 he returns to England to collect his family and return to India, only to be greeted with the news that while he was away Edina was at play. She is pregnant.

Reluctantly, Edina and her three children sail for India with Charles and Edina gives birth to her fourth child while sailing south on the Red Sea. On reaching India Charles finds his Indian mistress is pregnant and Edina finds Charles’s Indian boss to be very attractive. It’s a mutual attraction. Neither Edina nor Charles is a saint.

Piecing together fragments of her grandmother’s remarkable and tragic story, Everlasting Lies is Barbara’s loving tale of the early life of Edina, her grandmother, and Charles, Edina's husband. They both experience the horrors of WW1 and, in hopes of renewing their marriage, start new lives as members of the upper class in Imperial India. ​




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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6 comments :

  1. I'm glad things have changed since Edina's time. Enjoy your new book.

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  2. Enjoy your vacation and your new books!

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  3. Everlasting Lies sounds like quite the drama! Have a fun vacation :)

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  4. Sounds like an interesting book. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  5. Everlasting Lies looks good.

    ENJOY your vacation.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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  6. I can't wait to see your thoughts on Everlasting Lies!

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