Thursday, April 2, 2015

To-Read Tuesday!

I recently realized that my To-Read shelf has A LOT of books on it. So instead of keeping all of you waiting in anticipation for my review, I wanted to start "To-Read Tuesdays" to share some of these upcoming reads with you all. Let's kick this off!
Roses by Leila Meacham
Front Cover
This novel was given to me and its been on my to-read list for a while now. Gone with the Wind is one of my all-time favorite novels and People Magazine's snippet is on the front cover comparing the 2 novels. SOLD. Here's Google's synopsis:
"When precocious 16-year-old Mary Toliver inherits cotton plantation Somerset from her father, the first seeds of familial discontent are sown. By becoming the new mistress of Somerset, Mary betrays her mother Darla and her brother Miles, and the Toliver dynasty will never recover.
And when Mary and timber magnate Percy Warwick decide not to marry, though fiercely in love, it is a decision which will have sad and tragic consequences not only for them but for generations of their families to come.
Set against a panoramic backdrop, Roses is a heartbreaking love story of sex, scandal and seduction. It covers 100 years and three generations of Texans."
Hemingway's Girl by Erika Robuck
I picked this novel up on a whim while at Barnes and Noble out of the "Last Chance" bin. Hemingway is one of my favorite authors so the title of this one caught my attention right away. The blurb on the back sounded good enough to make the sale. I'm excited to get into this one.
"She remembered when Hemingway had planted a banyan tree at his house and told her its parasitic roots were like human desire. At the time she'd thought it romantic. She hadn't understood his warning."" In Depression-era Key West, Mariella Bennet, the daughter of an American fisherman and a Cuban woman, knows hunger. Her struggle to support her family following her father's death leads her to a bar and bordello, where she bets on a risky boxing match...and attracts the interest of two men: world-famous writer, Ernest Hemingway, and Gavin Murray, one of the WWI veterans who are laboring to build the Overseas Highway. When Mariella is hired as a maid by Hemingway's second wife, Pauline, she enters a rarified world of lavish, celebrity-filled dinner parties and elaborate off-island excursions. As she becomes caught up in the tensions and excesses of the Hemingway household, the attentions of the larger-than-life writer become a dangerous temptation...even as straightforward Gavin Murray draws her back to what matters most. Will she cross an invisible line with the volatile Hemingway, or find a way to claim her own dreams? As a massive hurricane bears down on Key West, Mariella faces some harsh truths...and the possibility of losing everything she loves."
Which novel do YOU think I should read first? What's on your to-read list that I need to add to mine?

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