Powell’s Books picks their favorite review of a book to share with their followers in their “Daily Dose” and today’s Dose is THE BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN by Jeanne Mackin! The review – “This newest novel from Jeanne Mackin is a breathtaking look at art and politics in the years leading up to World War II. Based on the life of the beautiful Lee Miller, the model turned photographer, it follows the friendship between Lee and Nora, a childhood friend who meets up with her again in the dizzying Paris of the 30’s and 40’s….The novel is beautifully written, carefully researched, a can’t-put-it-down-read.”
Sold- Rachel Howzell Hall’s TRAIL OF ECHOES, in which LAPD homicide detective Elouise ‘Lou’ Norton investigates the murder of a gifted young photographer found in a Los Angeles park, which may be related to the disappearance of a talented poet from the same neighborhood, in a two-book deal.
I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND is climbing the charts this week and the praise keeps coming! – “Book 2 in the Green Mountain Series had me falling in love even more with The Abbott family and with Ms. Force’s writing…” http://shhmomsreading.com/review-and-giveaway-i-want-to-hold-your-hand-green-mountain-2-by-marie-force/
Who Really Books in Chicago!! – Like her heroines, Renee Rosen has made her big debut, and she’s got a specialty—strong-willed women and Chicago history. Her first adult novel, “Dollface,” was released in November and featured flappers and gangsters set right here in Capone’s backyard. “What the Lady Wants,” Rosen’s second novel, will drop in November, and delves into the infamous romance between Delia Spencer and Marshall Field. – See more at: http://lit.newcity.com/2014/06/05/lit-50-who-really-books-in-chicago-3/5/#sthash.ZdXhk8sA.dpuf
Patience Griffin’s debut, TO SCOTLAND WITH LOVE – “With a setting like coastal Scotland, and wonderful characters that are easy to fall in love with, this debut book is a must read this summer for any fan of a real, raw and charming romance…”
Jeanne Mackin’s THE BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN – “Mackin has a style that requires little coaxing to encourage the reader to turn to the next page. She is the epitome of a story teller in that her opening to The Beautiful American immediately hooks her readership and convinces them that they have just come across a must read. ..”
Congratulations to Jennifer L. Armentrout, whose DON’T LOOK BACK was just nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA) award by the Young Adult Library Services Association!
Congratulations to Angi Morgan whose RENEGADE RANCHER hit #25 on the Publishers’ Weekly bestseller list!
Laura Trentham’s A BRAZEN BARGAIN, in which the sister of a duke is forced to settle her brother’s gaming debt by working as a servant at the country estate of the gruff, scarred former spy, not expecting the passion that flares between them even as her brother’s past threatens their chance at a future together, to Jessica Corra at Samhain Publishing.
DOLLFACE and WHAT THE LADY WANTS author Renee Rosen’s untitled third novel, about a female cub reporter at the Chicago Tribune in the 1950s caught between her personal desires and professional ambitions becomes embroiled in a national conspiracy to steal the presidential election for JFK, pitched as House of Cards meets Mad Men, again to Claire Zion at Penguin, for publication in Fall 2015.