Thursday, April 13, 2017

Book Spotlights: The She Reads' Books of Spring Selections

Last week, the gals at She Reads announced the 'Books of Spring' selections. I'll be reading both of these books and posting my reviews over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for them. And do be sure to let me know if you've either read them or plan to.

So without further ado...here are the Books of Spring:

 



Title: A Bridge Across the Ocean
Author: Susan Meissner
Published: March 2017, Berkley Books
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
 
Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women past and present in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life.

February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Resistance spy.

Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark...

Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings.



Title: Almost Missed You
Author: Jessica Strawser
Published: March 2017, St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
 
Violet and Finn were “meant to be,” said everyone, always. They ended up together by the hands of fate aligning things just so. Three years into their marriage, they have a wonderful little boy, and as the three of them embark on their first vacation as a family, Violet can’t help thinking that she can’t believe her luck. Life is good.

So no one is more surprised than she when Finn leaves her at the beach—just packs up the hotel room and disappears. And takes their son with him. Violet is suddenly in her own worst nightmare, and faced with the knowledge that the man she’s shared her life with, she never really knew at all.

Caitlin and Finn have been best friends since way back when, but when Finn shows up on Caitlin’s doorstep with the son he’s wanted for kidnapping, demands that she hide them from the authorities, and threatens to reveal a secret that could destroy her own family if she doesn’t, Caitlin faces an impossible choice.

Told through alternating viewpoints of Violet, Finn and Caitlin, Almost Missed You is a powerful story of a mother’s love, a husband’s betrayal, connections that maybe should have been missed, secrets that perhaps shouldn’t have been kept, and spaces between what’s meant to be and what might have been.



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3 comments:

  1. I've read the second book but could not get the first one which sounds interesting.

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  2. I just got A Bridge Across the Ocean from the library and I'm super excited about it. Almost Missed You sounds good too though on the creepy side!

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  3. I have seen theses books on many a blog. Enjoy!!

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