Sunday, 11 January 2015

January New Release Books

If your New Years resolution was to do more reading why not check out some of these new release
books for January?

Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm. On the outskirts of Paris, Grace had made a new life for herself. She calls herself Julie, tells people she's from California and restores broken items for a living. Every evening she checks her hometown paper online, searching for news of two men who have just been paroled for a crime she planned herself.

The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins. Rachel commutes each morning on the train and each morning she passes a couple breakfasting together on their deck. When she witnesses something happen, Rachel reports it to the police but quickly finds herself immersed in lives of those involved.

The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister. Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day. After performing her famous trick of sawing a man in half, Arden's husband is found dead under the stage and she is taken into custody. Arden has one night to convince the police that she didn't do it. Is it innocence or smoke and mirrors that policeman Virgil Holt is seeing?

Rodin's Lover: A Novel by Heather Webb. Behind every great man is a great woman - aspiring sculptor Camille Claudel becomes lover to Auguste Rodin and inspires some of his most applauded work. When Rodin's career begins to outshine her own Camille's passion for Rodin turns into something obsessive and dangerous for both involved.

The Season of Migration by Nellie Hermann. Another famous artist is brought to the page, this time the early life of Vincent van Gogh. van Gogh travels to the Borinage region of Belgium on a spiritual mission but what he experiences in this desolate place changes him and teaches him of love, suffering and beauty in a way that the gospel never could.

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen. The Waverley sisters are heir's to an unusual legacy - a tree whose fruit bears magical properties to those who eat it. As the temperatures drop and autumn arrives the first frost of the year will test the sisters in different ways. When a meddlesome stranger turns up the sisters must look for a way to hold their family together through the first frost.

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