Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page.

Thank you I'm Booking It for hosting this month's Mailbox Monday blog tour.

Check out the blog and post all the new books you acquired last week.

Secret Daughter: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda (ARC from Publisher)

From author's website:
Secret Daughter: A NovelSomer's life is everything she imagined it would be — she's newly married and has started her career as a physician in San Francisco — until she makes the devastating discovery she never will be able to have children.

The same year in India, a poor mother makes the heartbreaking choice to save her newborn daughter's life by giving her away. It is a decision that will haunt Kavita for the rest of her life, and cause a ripple effect that travels across the world and back again.

Asha, adopted out of a Mumbai orphanage, is the child that binds the destinities of these two women. We follow both familes, invisibly connected until Asha's journey of self-discovery leads her back to India.

Compulsively readable and deeply touching, SECRET DAUGHTER is a story of the unforeseen ways in which our choices and families affect our lives, and the indelible power of love in all its many forms.
Strings Attached by Judy Blundell (Amazon Vine)

Strings AttachedFrom Amazon:
From National Book Award winner Judy Blundell, the tale of a sixteen-year-old girl caught in a mix of love, mystery, Broadway glamour, and Mob retribution in 1950 New York.

When Kit Corrigan arrives in New York City, she doesn't have much. She's fled from her family in Providence, Rhode Island, and she's broken off her tempestuous relationship with a boy named Billy, who's enlisted in the army.

The city doesn't exactly welcome her with open arms. She gets a bit part as a chorus girl in a Broadway show, but she knows that's not going to last very long. She needs help--and then it comes, from an unexpected source.

Nate Benedict is Billy's father. He's also a lawyer involved in the mob. He makes Kit a deal--he'll give her an apartment and introduce her to a new crowd. All she has to do is keep him informed about Billy . . . and maybe do him a favor every now and then.

As she did in her National Book Award-winning What I Saw and How I Lied, Judy Blundell traps readers in a web of love, deceit, intrigue, and murder. The result? One stunner of a novel.


Majanka said...

The cover for Strings Attached looks absolutely beautiful, although I have to admit that the summary for Secret Daughter intrigued me more. Happy reading!

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bermudaonion said...

I bet Secret Daughter is fabulous! Enjoy!

DCMetroreader said...

Secret Daughter sounds promising (based on its blurb anyway) -- hope you enjoy it!

Mystica said...

Secret Daughter was amazing (see my review!). I do hope you enjoy the books.

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Looks like you got a couple of interesting books. Enjoy!

Jules said...

The secret daughter sounds amazing. I'm off to add that to my wish list.


Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Secret Daughter looks very interesting. I may have to read that one myself.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'm seeing a lot of Secret Daughter lately so I'm guessing it's out in paperback? I hope you enjoy it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

The Secret Daughter is one I've wanted to read since 2010....sighhhh too many good books.