It’s Monday – time to share my mailbox with you!
Conscience Point by Erica Abeel arrived from Caitlin at Unbridled Books. This one has been on my radar for awhile now…and not just because of the gorgeous cover art. Here’s a publicity blurb about the book: ‘To be sure, there’s a story for everyone in Conscience Point: start with a successful woman at the height of her career struggling to adjust to the fast-paced, new world of pop culture and youth: throw in a love triangle (or two); add a good dose of mother-daughter drama; a comic look at New York’s artsy set with a peek into the harbored lives of the uber-wealthy; cover it with a dark, Gothic mystery; and top it off with the realization of a dream — reclaimed later in life. This is a swift, engaging, page-turner […]‘ This is Erica Abeel’s fifth novel. To read more about the author and her work, visit the author’s website.
The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha arrived as an Advance Reader’s Edition from Broadway Books. This book sounds amazing and involves the murder of a child and the impact of that crime on the victim’s family. When the mother of the victim begins a secret coorespondence with the murderer, a series of events will be set in motion which will change everything. The blurb on the back of the books reads: ‘Dramatic, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting, The Crying Tree is an unforgettable story of love and redemption, the unbreakable bonds of family, and the transformative power of forgiveness.‘ To read more about the author and the book, visit the author’s website. The Crying Tree is due for release in July.
Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn Wall arrived as an Advance Reader’s Edition from Bantam Dell. Set in Kentucky, the novel centers around a tough, proud woman named Olivia Harker Cross who “ignites a conflict that will embroil an entire community – and transform her own life in the most surprising ways.” Joe Lansdale, Edgar Award winner, writes: “This is a perfect little book, like a head-on collision between Flannery O’Connor and Harper Lee, with a bit of Faulkner.” Sweeping Up Glass is Wall’s first novel and due for release in August. To read more about the author, visit The Oklahoma Arts Council where Wall is an artist-in-residence.
In The Wake of The Boatman by Jonathon Scott Fuqua came to me through the Editor at Bancroft Press. This novel centers around the relationship between a father and his son. Puttnam Steward, a man who is an Army hero, is also a man struggling with his identity and his desire to make his father proud of him. In The Wake of the Boatman has been described as “compelling,” “complex,” “heartfelt,” and “sensitive.” Fuqua may be better known as a YA author having published three awarding winning books for young adults. The Reappearance of Sam Webber has won numerous awards including The Alex Award. To learn more about Fuqua and his work, visit the author’s website.
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