Sonntag, 4. September 2011

[Neu in der Truhe] KW 35

Diese Woche gibt es wieder Nachschub, allerdings nicht in Papierform, sondern rein virtuell. Ich habe über vier Bücher in der eBook Version zur Verfügung gestellt bekommen. Deshalb gibts auch keine Fotos, sondern die Cover von Goodreads.

Da ich diesen Monat knapp bei Kasse bin, kommt mir das sehr gelegen. Ein eBook (The Sweetest Thing) habe ich bereits gelesen und es hat mir sehr gut gefallen.

Also: Mein Dank geht an Netgalley und die entsprechenden Verlage! 
Da es von den Büchern noch keine deutsche Version gibt, poste ich die englischen Klappentexte.

Hier meine Ausbeute:

The Sweetest Thing 

In the world of Sheridan Wells, life is perfect when she's decorating a cake. Unfortunately everything else is a complete mess: her mom ran off years ago, her dad is more interested in his restaurant, and the idea of a boyfriend is laughable. 
But Sheridan is convinced finding her mom will solve all her problems - only her dad's about to get a cooking show in New York, which means her dream of a perfect family will be dashed.
Using just the right amount of romance, family drama, and cute boys, The Sweetest Thing will entice fans with its perfect mixture of girl-friendly ingredients.

The Wicked and the Just  

1293. North Wales. Ten years into English rule.
Cecily would give anything to leave Caernarvon. Gwenhwyfar would give anything to see all the English leave.
Neither one is going to get her wish. 
Behind the city walls, English burgesses govern with impunity. Outside the walls, the Welsh are confined by custom and bear the burden of taxation, and the burgesses plan to keep it that way. 
Cecily can’t be bothered with boring things like the steep new tax or the military draft that requires Welshmen to serve in the king’s army overseas. She has her hands full trying to fit in with the town’s privileged elite, and they don’t want company. 
Gwenhwyfar can’t avoid these things. It’s all she can do to get through one more day.
But the Welsh are not as conquered as they seem, and the suffering in the countryside is rapidly turning to discontent. The murmurs of revolt may be Gwenhwyfar’s only hope for survival – and the last thing Cecily ever hears

Jane Austen made me do it

“My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” If you just heaved a contented sigh at Mr. Darcy’s heartfelt words, then you, dear reader, are in good company. Here is a delightful collection of never-before-published stories inspired by Jane Austen—her novels, her life, her wit, her world.
In Lauren Willig’s “A Night at Northanger,” a young woman who doesn’t believe in ghosts meets a familiar specter at the infamous abbey; Jane Odiwe’s “Waiting” captures the exquisite uncertainty of Persuasion’s Wentworth and Anne as they await her family’s approval of their betrothal; Adriana Trigiani’s “Love and Best Wishes, Aunt Jane” imagines a modern-day Austen giving her niece advice upon her engagement; in Diana Birchall’s “Jane Austen’s Cat,” our beloved Jane tells her nieces “cat tales” based on her novels; Laurie Viera Rigler’s “Intolerable Stupidity” finds Mr. Darcy bringing charges against all the writers of Pride and Prejudice sequels, spin-offs, and retellings; in Janet Mullany’s “Jane Austen, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!” a teacher at an all-girls school invokes the Beatles to help her students understand Sense and Sensibility; and in Jo Beverley’s “Jane and the Mistletoe Kiss,” a widow doesn’t believe she’ll have a second chance at love . . . until a Miss Austen suggests otherwise.
Regency or contemporary, romantic or fantastical, each of these marvelous stories reaffirms the incomparable influence of one of history’s most cherished authors.

Pilgrims don't wear pink
von Stephanie Kate Strohm

Libby Kelting had always felt herself born out of time. No wonder the historical romance-reading, Jane Austen-adaptation-watching, all-around history nerd jumped at the chance to intern at Camden Harbor, Maine’s Oldest Living History Museum. But at Camden Harbor Libby’s just plain out of place, no matter how cute she looks in a corset. Her cat-loving coworker wants her dead, the too-smart-for-his-own-good local reporter keeps pushing her buttons, her gorgeous sailor may be more shipwreck than dreamboat — plus Camden Harbor’s haunted. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, Libby learns that boys, like ghosts, aren’t always what they seem.

Klingt alles super und ich freue mich sehr darauf, die Geschichten zu lesen. Ich habe sie mir schon alle auf meinen Sony Reader gepackt und sie warten darauf, gelesen zu werden. Die Rezension zu "The Sweetest Thing" kommt morgen.

Liebe Grüße,


  1. Danke für die Vorstellung, zwei der Bücher wandern gleich auf meine Goodreads-Leseliste.
    Einmal "The sweetest thing", denn da scheint deiner Rezension zur Folge nicht nur das Cover süß zu sein, sondern auch die Geschichte ;)
    Und dann noch "The Wicked and the Just", da ich historische Romane, die Irland, Schottland oder Wales als Schauplatz haben, generell sehr spannend finde :)

    Liebe Grüße

  2. Ja, "The Sweeetest Thing" ist ein süßes Buch :)

    Auf "The Wicked and the Just" bin ich auch sehr gespannt. Ich bin ebenfalls ein totaler Irland/England/Schottland Fan :)

    Momentan habe ich schon mit "Pilgrims don't wear pink" begonnen und das ist bisher auch richtig unterhaltsam!

    Liebe Grüße :)