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This month's Mailbox Monday blog tour is hosted by Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books.
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The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma (from publisher)
From author's website:
Set in Victorian London with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time is a page-turner that boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H. G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence.
What happens if we change history? Félix J. Palma explores this question in The Map of Time, weaving a historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting—a story full of love and adventure that transports readers to a haunting setting in Victorian London for their own taste of time travel.
Bitter Bitch by Maria Sveland (from publisher)
From publisher's website:
On a miserable January morning, Sarah is sitting on a plane to Tenerife, Spain—without her husband or her children—for a week–long vacation. At the age of thirty, she’s just realized that she’s very angry with her life, her choices, and her family—and that she hates who she has become. For plane reading, she carries a copy of Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying and suddenly wishes it were 1975 instead of 2005—although she wonders how things have gotten so bad that all she craves is a full night’s sleep instead of a zipless f**k.
Sarah never intended for things to turn out the way they have; she just dreamed of love like everyone else. But now she’s sitting on the plane, thinking about all the injustices she’s suffered... about how thoroughly fooled she was by the storybook promise of love—the one that makes us want to start a family... about all the women she knows who, like her, were drained of all their energy and sentenced to a domestic prison—an inheritance passed down directly from generation to generation, from her restless mother’s eczema–covered dishpan hands to her own nervous over–achiever complex.
Angry and candid, Bitter Bitch is a wild, uncompromising novel, at the heart of which is one of the most important women’s issues: How can we ever have an egalitarian society when we can’t even live in equality with those we love?
The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison (from Atria Galley Grab)
From publisher's website:
England, 31st August 1939: The world is on the brink of war. As Hitler prepares to invade Poland, thousands of children are evacuated from London to escape the impending Blitz. Torn from her mother, eight-year-old Anna Sands is relocated with other children to a large Yorkshire estate which has been opened up to evacuees by Thomas and Elizabeth Ashton, an enigmatic, childless couple. Soon Anna gets drawn into their unraveling relationship, seeing things that are not meant for her eyes and finding herself part-witness and part-accomplice to a love affair with unforeseen consequences. A story of longing, loss, and complicated loyalties, combining a sweeping narrative with subtle psychological observation, The Very Thought of You is not just a love story but a story about love.