Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Finds (5)

Friday Finds are books that you've heard about during the past week. Friday Finds is hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading.

My finds this week:

Traitor's Smile by Patricia Elliott

This sequel to The Pale Assassin follows Eugenie de Boncoeur's adventures after she flees France for England during the French Revolution. She may have reached safety with her English cousin Hetta but the Pale Assassin has not given up on possessing her and her brother's life is still in danger. Thanks to Rebecca's Book Blog for this find!

A Matter of Character by Robin Lee Hatcher

Description from author's website: "It's 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs. But Daphne has a secret. A series of dime novels loosely based on local lore and featuring a nefarious villain known as Rawhide Rick has enjoyed modest popularity among readers. Nobody in Bethlehem Springs knows the man behind the stories … except Daphne. When newspaperman Joshua Crawford comes to town searching for the man who sullied the good name of his grandfather, Daphne finds herself at a crossroads, reassessing the power of her words, re-thinking how best to honor her gifts, and reconsidering what she wants out of life."


Pride, Prejudice, and Jasmin Field by Melissa Nathan

In this modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Jasmin Field gets the lead in a play opposite the arrogant Oscar winning actor Harry Noble. I found this title at The Life (and Lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object.

100 Shades of White by Preethi Nair

Description from B&N: "Nalini and her two young children are transplanted from luxury in India to the bewildering confusion of London, only to be abandoned by her negligent husband. At first survival is a struggle, but Nalini turns to what she does best: cooking. Her mouthwatering pickles bring financial stability and domestic happiness, as well as affecting everyone who tastes them. Everyone, that is, except for her daughter, Maya. Maya loves fish fingers, burgers and chips. She's not interested in her history; that died with her father. Resisting the pull of her family, she follows her own chaotic journey which will take her back to India before she can face the truth about her parents, forgive them and herself - and admit that lime pickle is delicious, after all."

Thanks Books in the City for this find!

8 comments:

  1. Hmmm I might have to check out that Pimpernelle one! It sounds a lot like THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, and maybe that's what the author had in mind, but I loved *that* book!!

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  2. Great finds! I read Pride, Prejudice & Jasmin Field last week & I loved it!

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  3. A Matter of Character sounds adorable! I love it. Thanks for the idea and for stopping by Tales of Whimsy :)

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  4. These are some really fun finds! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  5. Hope you like 100 Shades of White - I am glad you picked up a recommendation from my blog!

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  6. Pride, Prejudice, and Jasmin Field sounds interesting! I'm reading the original now as part of the You've Got Mail challenge - still wondering how it's my first time reading it...

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