Happy Friday, all!
After a week of winter in April, it’s finally starting to feel like spring! So to launch off the new springy season, I left aside my comfort reads and picked up the ARC of Susan Elia MacNeal’s first ever stand alone, Mother Daughter Traitor Spy, which takes a close look at the one of the darker byways of American history: Nazi sympathizers in Los Angeles during the second World War. Based on true stories, the book follows a mother and daughter drawn into espionage on the home front and presents a series of utterly horrifying what ifs. It’s a testament to women like those that we know so little of that bit of recent history– because if they had failed, we would have known far more, and goodness only knows what our history would be.
After that, it was back to the Westing Game for adults with the twisty second book in the Inheritance Games series, in which an impoverished teenager finds herself heir to an eccentric Texas billionaire– and has to figure out why. Highly recommended for fans of Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious books.
What have you been reading this week?
p.s. in other news, the 12th annual Pinkorama (Pink Carnation Peep Diorama Contest) is open for entries; the Team W Lost Summers of Newport tour schedule is up on my Events page; there’s a special Team W Mother’s Day gift package with cocktail recipe, coaster, Do Not Disturb sign and signed book at Bank Square Books; and today is the last day you can get 25% off a pre-order of The Lost Summers of Newport at Barnes & Noble. Have I left anything out?