What We Have: a Family's Inspiring Story About Love, Loss, and Survivalby Amy Boesky is a memoir about a family where the women often die young of cancer, and Amy's fight to live a positive life out of that shadow. As a cancer survivor from a family of survivors I am eager to read this one.
Doctor Margaret's Sea Chestis a historical novel by Waheed Rabbani about a trunk found in the storage room of a Delhi, India hospital in 1965. The trunk belonged to a young female doctor who traveled to India in the 1880s. It sounds like it will be a really interesting read.
I've been reading a lot of mysteries lately. This week I tried two series that are new to me: Goodnight, Ireneby Jan Burke, and Desert Noirby Betty Webb. I enjoyed them both and have put the second book in each series on hold at my library. I like "discovering" series that are a few years old because then I can read several of them really quickly. It's kind of like watching a TV series on DVD instead of waiting each week for a new episode!
Two other mysteries I've read have a historical twist to them. And Only to Deceiveby Tasha Alexander takes places in Victorian times, with the wealthy widow Lady Emily Ashcroft unraveling a mystery surrounding her husband, a man she did not know very well. It is the first in what is currently a 4-book series. Madeleine Robins Point of Honouris about Sarah Temperance, an independent woman in Regency London who makes discreet inquiries and is spectacularly adept with both a rapier and a short sword.
I'm about half way through Sunflowersby Sheramy Bundrick, historical fiction about the last 2 years of Vincent Van Gogh's life in Arles, France. When that's done I have M.C. Beaton's Death of a Hussy, from her Hamish MacBeth mysteries. Then I need to read Doctor Margaret and What We Have to review.
While you're here, be sure to check out my Giveaway for Hidden Wives by Claire Avery, a very interesting novel about two sisters escaping from a polygamous group.