Good morning, and welcome to another Monday, in which we celebrate our reading, blogging, and life. Mailbox Monday is hosted in August by 5 Minutes for Books; and Book Journey brings us another edition of What Are You Reading?
This week was an almost empty mailbox week, with just one review book in the box.
Against My Will, by Benjamin Berkley, arrived from Henry Holt & Co.
Danielle Landau knows she should feel lucky, but she can’t feel anything but dread. Not only did she pass the New York Bar, but she married the man her father says is just right for her and lives in a fashionable new loft in Queens. But the man who seems like the perfect catch is a perfect nightmare at home. Jacob tries to control her career, her daily routine, and even what she eats. He ignores her desires and belittles her every chance he gets. Soon, Danielle doesn’t recognize her husband or herself, and she struggles to find a way out.
As we follow Danielle on her journey of terror and recovery, we see her story intersect with the diary entries of a young girl from more than fifty years ago, and the full weight of the family’s secrets becomes clear. This is a story of survival, self-discovery, justice, and ultimately about love.
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
Welcome to another great week to share thoughts on reading and blogging. If you stop by the other blogs in our community, you might just find your next favorite read.
Assorted Stuff On the Blogs:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HEATHER (and I changed the look of that blog quite a bit. You might find it fun);
Reading: (Click Book Titles for Reviews)
1. You Are the Love of My Life (e-book), by Susan Richards Shreve (loved this one!)
2. Small Damages, by Beth Kephart (gorgeous read!)
3. Drowning Ruth, by Christina Schwarz (memorable!)
4. Jackie After O, by Tina Cassidy
5. Real Life and Liars (e-book), by Kristina Riggle (awesome read!)
What’s Up Next? (Click Titles/Covers for More Info)
We Sinners, by Hanna Pylvainen
The Other Woman’s House, by Sophie Hannah
Wonderful Tonight, by Pattie Boyd
The Language of Sisters (e-book), by Amy Hatvany
And that’s my week! What does yours look like? I hope you’ll stop in and share….