Finished The Luxe series with the fourth book Splendor by Anna Godberson. This young adult historical romance is a Gossip Girl for the last century, and it has held my attention from the very first book. I'm glad I didn't find out about them until they had all been released because each ends with a cliff hanger and several unanswered questions. I really wanted to find out how the bad marriages, star-crossed lovers, and evil business dealings would be worked out.
They Found Him Dead, that also came from Sourcebooks. They introduced me to her historical romances with Devil's Cub several months ago. I am so impressed with the intricacies of her story lines and how the stories, characters, and plots have held the test of time.
Right now I am listening to Philippa Gregory's The White Queen. It is the first audio book I've tried since The Bridges of Madison County back in 1996! Never finished that one, I kept falling asleep. It's very interesting listening to this story of the marriage of Elizabeth Woodville and Edward IV, told from Elizabeth's point of view, since I just finished reading about the same events from her sister Katherine's point of view in The Stolen Crown.
I'll be starting A Thread of Graceby Mary Doria Russell, another historical fiction, but much closer in time. It takes place in Italy during WWII, and is about a village that smuggles Jews out of the country.
If I'm successful in listening to THe White Queen I will start David Hosp's Dark Harbor. I reviewed his most recent novel Among Thieves yesterday. Dark Harbor is his first book.
So what are you reading this week? For more great books being read around the blogosphere, stop by J. Kaye's Book Blog for the weekly meme What Are You Reading On Monday?