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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

On the ROOB Radar


Enjoy this weeks selection!!!

Nancy Thayer - Beachcombers (contemporary romance)
Release date : June 2010
Website Nancy Thayer
For Sale At: The Book Depository Store

Synopsis
Abbie Fox hasn't seen her father or two younger sisters in almost two years, during which she's jetted around the world and experienced life, if not love. But now Lily, the baby of the family, is sending Abbie urgent emails begging her to return home to Nantucket. Their middle sister, Emma, has taken to her bed, emotionally devastated after the loss of her high-powered stockbroker's job and a shockingly unexpected break-up with her fiancé. Also, Lily is deeply worried that Marina, the beautiful, enigmatic woman renting their guesthouse, has set her sights on the sisters' widowed father, Jim. The Fox girls closed ranks years ago after the haunting, untimely death of their mother, but seeing their dad move on with his life forces each of them to take stock.

Over the course of the summer, the sisters' lives grow as turbulent as the unpredictable currents encircling Nantucket. When Abbie encounters an incredibly appealing married man, she breaks her own rules in the name of love, fearing all the while that she'll regret it. Meanwhile, type-A Emma learns a new definition of success, and strong-minded Lily must reconcile her dreams with reality. Even Marina, who has come to Nantucket to forget heartbreak and betrayal, faces an astonishing turn of events that will find her torn between fate and freedom. At summer's end, these unforgettable women will face profound choices - and undergo personal transformations that will surprise even themselves.

Mercedes Lackey - The Sleeping Beauty
Book 5 in the 500 Kingdoms series
Releasedate: July 1, 2010
Website Mercedes Lackey
For sale at: The Book Depository Story

Synopsis
Heavy is the head - and the eyelids - of the princess who wears the crown.

In Rosamund's realm, happiness hinges on a few simple beliefs:
For every princess there's a prince.
The king has ultimate power.
Stepmothers should never be trusted.
And bad things come to those who break with Tradition.

But when Rosa is pursued by a murderous huntsman and then captured by dwarves, her beliefs go up in smoke. Determined to escape and save her kingdom from imminent invasion, she agrees to become the guinea pig in one of her stepmother's risky incantations - thus falling into a deep, deep sleep.

When awakened by a touchy-feely stranger, Rosa must choose between Tradition and her future.between a host of eligible princes and a handsome, fair-haired outsider. And learn the difference between being a princess and ruling as a queen.

The moral of the story? Sometimes a princess has to create her own happy endings...

Wendy Corsi Staub - Live To Tell
Book 1 in the Live To Tell series
Releasedate: June 1, 2010
Website Wendi Corsi Staub
For Sale At: The Book Depository Store

Synopsis
Secrets can scandalize...

In a lovely suburban town just north of New York City, the gossip mill runs more efficiently than the commuter-train line. And in every impeccably decorated house, they're talking about Lauren Walsh. They say that nothing could be worse than being abandoned by your husband for another woman. They're wrong...

Secrets can shock...
All Lauren wants is to protect her children from the pain of her messy divorce. But when their father goes missing, a case of mistaken identity puts all their lives in danger, and a stealthy predator lurks in the shadows, watching... waiting...

Secrets can kill...
Lauren is about to uncover an unfathomable truth - a truth this cold-blooded mastermind would never let her live to tell...

Alison Weir - The Captive Queen
Releasedate: July 2010
Website Alison Weir
For Sale At: The Book Depository Store

Synopsis
In this latest offering, Alison Weir imagines the world of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the beautiful twelfth-century woman who was Queen of France until she abandoned her royal husband for the younger man who would become King of England. In a relationship based on lust and a mutual desire for great power, Henry II and Eleanor took over the English throne in 1154, thus beginning one of the most influential reigns and tumultuous royal marriages in all of history. In this novel, Weir uses her extensive knowledge to paint a most vivid portrait of this fascinating woman.

3 comments:

Pearl said...

Natas, you always amaze me with completely new-to-me authors!!! I am definitely taking a look at the Alison Weir and the contemporary romance!!

Hugs,
Pearl

Marissa said...

I like the first one, going to check that one out!!

Natascha said...

@Pearl I like to be a tad different from the authors who are on a huge hype on the internet. These all triggered something inside me and I thought they would enhance the selection on my bookshelves!

@Marissa Me too, it's something about it, that makes me want to read it. It's one of those summer-holiday reads methinks!

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