Saturday, February 15, 2014

My Reading Radar 2/15/2014

I loved the first two books in this series, so I am stoked to announce the release of book three and of course, it's on my "to acquire" list. Warrior of the Egyptian Kingdom by Stephanie Jefferson. This series follows a female king as she learns the intricacies of the throne. Clean and empowering.

Warrior of the Egyptian KingdomPrincess Kandake, youngest child of King Amani and heir to the throne of Nubia, has determined to continue her warrior training, but that is not the only thing that complicates her 14 year old life. When the king receives a dispatch from Pharaoh Nakhtnebef of Egypt, Kandake is sent to find out why the pharaoh would need Nubia's warriors to remain in Egypt any longer and why he has included a secret symbol within his message-help. In Egypt, Kandake discovers treachery and a poisoned pharaoh, the identity of the bandits that attacked Nubia's caravans, a Nubian orphan, and that Kandake may be Sakhmet-the Egyptian goddess of war.


The Puerto Rico Pearl (An Ainsley Walker Gemstone Travel Mystery)Apparently this book four of a series and I have only come across it on Amazon so I've some catching up to do, but the book that caught my eye and is on my wishlist is: The Puerto Rico Pearl by J.A. Jernay. I love traveling to PR. I guess this heroine solves mysteries in exotic places, mostly Latin American countries. Each book takes place in a new location. Sounds awesome.

It's hurricane season. An airplane en route to the States has just been forced to land on the island of Puerto Rico-and onboard is AINSLEY WALKER. Stranded in torrential rain, she is guided by another passenger towards a rickety plantation house in the island's tropical interior, where she meets an elderly woman who has lost a precious family heirloom. It's a pearl brooch that had once belonged to an actual pirate of the Caribbean-and the spinster needs Ainsley to find it ... fast. Soon she finds herself on another runaway adventure-one that propels Ainsley from wealthy art museums to abandoned sugar mills, from colonial-era cities to buried pirate chests on abandoned naval bases. Along the way, she discovers joy, pain, friendship, danger, the limits of her endurance-and the fact that things are never quite as they seem. From an author who worked on the foreign desk of The Washington Post ... ...who explored North and South America for nearly twelve months... ...who was a finalist in a prestigious short story contest sponsored by the estate of F. Scott Fitzgerald... ...comes a travel adventure that will change the way you see your life.


The Best of DaughtersBecause I love Downton Abbey and Netgally happened to say if you like'll love...and I fell for it.....The Best of Daughters by Dilly Court is on my kindle. And of course, it doesn't hurt that the Suffragette movement is mentioned in the blurb. *grins*

Despite her privileged upbringing, Daisy Lennox has always longed to make something of her life.

She is drawn to the suffragette movement, but when her father faces ruin they are forced to move to the country and Daisy's first duty is to her family.

Here she becomes engaged to her childhood friend - a union both families have dreamed of.

But, on the eve of their wedding, war is declared, and Daisy knows her life will never be the same again.


The Language of Silence by Peggy Webb or Anna Michaels? I don't know. The cover says Peggy Webb and yet both NG and GR say AN. Regardless of who wrote it, I'm going to give this one a go.

The Language of SilenceFollowing in the footsteps of her tiger-taming grandmother, a woman flees her abusive husband to join the circus in this masterful, heartfelt work of women’s fiction.

Anna Michaels won raves for her debut novel, The Tender Mercy of Roses, with novelist Pat Conroy calling her “a truly gifted writer.” Now Michaels has crafted a poignant portrayal of a woman on the edge seeking solace in the past.

Nobody in the family talks about Ellen’s grandmother, Lola, who was swallowed up by the circus and emerged as a woman who tamed tigers and got away scot-free for killing her husband.

When Ellen’s husband, Wayne, beats her nearly to death, she runs to the only place she knows where a woman can completely disappear—the same Big Top that once sheltered her grandmother.

Though the circus moves from one town to the next, Wayne tracks it, and Ellen, relentlessly. At the same time, Ellen learns more about her feisty, fiery relative, and the heritage that is hers for the taking—if she dares.

With her violent husband hot on her trail, Ellen must learn to stand up and fight for herself, to break the cycle of abuse, and pass down a story of love and redemption to her children.

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