On My Shelves is a weekly post at The Book Faery Reviews which shares THREE books from our personal collection. These books could be favorites, books to be read as soon as possible for our own enjoyment, as well as books to be read soon for scheduled reviews.
Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own. ~William Hazlitt
MISTRESS OF THE ART OF DEATH by Ariana Franklin - In medieval Cambridge, England, Adelia, a female forensics expert, is summoned by King Henry II to investigate a series of gruesome murders that has wrongly implicated the Jewish population, yielding even more tragic results. As Adelia’s investigation takes her behind the closed doors of the country’s churches, the killer prepares to strike again.
HOUSE OF DAUGHTERS by Sarah-Kate Lynch - With effervescent wit and clear-eyed insight, Sarah-Kate Lynch explores the rivalries and bonds of sisterhood amidst the lush countryside of France’s Champagne province. Clementine is the rightful heir to the House of Peine, the vineyard that has been in the family for generations. She has spent her whole life caring for the vines, not to mention caring for her sour brute of a father. But now that the Peine patriarch is dead, his will stipulates that Clementine must share the vineyard with a half-sister she hasn’t seen in twenty years and another she didn’t even know existed. As one vineyard brings three estranged siblings together, readers will savor this heartfelt toast to sisterhood and inspired celebration of Champagne.
THE SALT GARDEN by Cindy Martinusen (Coloma) - There are places within us we do not often share…until our hearts find connection in extraordinary ways.
- Claire O’Rourke–a 24-year-old writer dreaming of a glowing career in the literary world.
- Sophia Fleming–an aging recluse whose painful past has kept her hidden away for decades.
- Josephine Vanderook–a woman long dead, whose journal holds the key to a terrible secret.
For nearly one hundred years, a mystery has surrounded a shipwreck on the rocky coast of Orion Point. The shipbuilder’s wife, Josephine Vanderook, survived but her husband didn’t. Josephine’s memoir will unlock more than the mystery of that fateful night–her words of lost love will shape the lives of an elderly woman who has lost hope in tomorrow and a young woman who struggles to find her way.
Three women whose lives converge on Orion Point. As they discover the truth about lost love and buried secrets, they find new hope and healing…and strength to face the future.
All book summaries came from Amazon.com of which I am NOT an affiliate of, I just like buying books there.