I’m clearing my bookshelves again, and have three books to give away. If you would like one or all, leave a comment with the title(s) of the book you want. I’ll announce the winners tomorrow night. If you could reimburse me in stamps (not money!) for the cost of postage after the book arrives, that would be very cool!
1 Jo-Ann Mapson’s Solomon’s Oak. A good women’s novel. Three characters deal with grief: Glory, a 38-year-old widow, struggles to support the farm after her beloved husband’s death; Joseph Vigil, an ex-cop, was wounded in a drug bust and is looking for peace in photography; and Juniper, a 14-year-old girl, lost her sister, who was abducted, and then her parents: one abandons her, the other commits suicide.
2. Georgette Heyer’s The Grand Sophy. Witty and fun, but the edition is a very old mass-market paperback. From the cover description: “Beautiful, gay impulsive, shockingly direct Miss Sophia Stanton-Lacy swept into elegant London society and scattered conventions and traditions before her like wisps in a windstorm.”
3. Elle Newmark’s The Sandalwood Tree. Set in the Himalayas in India, this entertaining novel tells two stories of women who lived in the same bungalow at different times. In 1947, Evie goes with her husband, Martin, a historian, who has won a Fulbright to o study the end of British rule in a town in the Himalayas . When Evie discovers a packet of letters of two young women who lived in the same house in 1857, she begins to do research, and we learn their story through letters and journals.