Jan 25, 2009

The Sunday Salon: Catching Up

Has it really been over a week since I've posted to my blog?? Today, I'm going to play a little catch up of what I've been reading. Since my last Sunday Salon post, I've read two books and did one review. I posted a review of 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN by Don Piper that you can read here. That was truly an amazing true story. If anyone has read it, please leave me a comment with your opinions of the book. It was very interesting to hear Mr. Piper's experiences in the Heaven he describes.

Another book I finished earlier this week was THE THIRTEENTH TALE by Diane Setterfield. I haven't posted my review yet, but plan to do that in the next day or so. What I can tell you now is that I loved reading that book. It drew me in in the first pages and didn't let go. Please come back and visit again to read my full review of that most impressive first novel from Ms. Setterfield. And if you've posted a review, leave me a link and I'll add it to mine. If you haven't read it, it's the opinion of this book lover that you are really missing out on a great story. OK, moving on . . .

The book I'm reading now is also from a first-time novelist. Her name is Susan Rebecca White and her book is called BOUND SOUTH. It's set to be released by Touchstone Publishing on February 9th. I initially came across this book late last year while participating in Jill's "Waiting On" Wednesday weekly post. You can read that post here. I was contacted by Ms. White's publicist and she was kind enough to send me a copy of the book for review. I've only just started reading, but I can tell I'm going to enjoy this story. The characters are fresh and a bit quirky and they each tell a story. It's about Southern mothers and daughters, old fashioned traditions trying to survive modern changes and about a girl desperate for a father's love and so much more. It takes place in Atlanta, which appeals to me, being a southern woman.
As I said, the book is being released February 9th and there's a blog tour scheduled that I'll be participating in as well. I'll have more details soon, so check back often!
For now, it's time for me to go blog-hopping for a bit, then it's back to BOUND SOUTH. Have a wonderful day everyone! I'll see you on the blogs!


  1. Bound South sounds good. I've lived in the South most of my life - 20 years of it in the Deep South.

  2. Love a good Southern novel...can't wait for your review!


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