Lola May's Pics

Lola May's favorites for the month are: 

Blackberry Winter (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780452298385
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Plume, 9/2012

Seattle – 1922 – Vera Rae kisses her 3 year old son, Daniel, goodnight and reluctantly leaves for work.  She hates the night shift at the hotel but it is the only way she can earn enough to keep from becoming destitute.  In the morning of May 2 a heavy snow is falling.  Vera goes to check on Daniel and his bed is empty.  She finds his teddy bear out in the snow.
Seattle – present day – On May 2 Seattle Herald reporter Claire Aldridge awakens to a late season snowstorm.  Assigned to cover this “blackberry winter” and its predecessor decades earlier, Claire learns of Daniel’s abduction.  After having recently lost a baby herself Claire vows to find out what happened to him.  She becomes obsessed with this story and discovers that she and Vera are linked in unexpected ways.  Jio has recently become one of my favorite authors.


The Rose Garden (Paperback)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781402258589
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark, 10/2011

When asked by her brother-in-law to take her sister’s ashes someplace where she would be happy, Eva Ward returns to the only place she truly belongs, the Cornish Coast seeking happiness in childhood memories of summers spent there with her sister.  What she finds are mysterious voices and hidden pathways that sweep her into the past and into the arms of a man not her time.  As she begins to question her place in the present she realizes she must decide where she belongs.  Kearsley is an expert at taking us on a time travel journey that will keep you guessing and surprise you in the end.  I love her writing!


With All My Love (Paperback)

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781476704517
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Published: Atria Books, 7/2013
Patricia Scanlon takes you away to the coast of Ireland and brings you right into the middle of a family at war with each other.  Three women driven by love and the desire to protect their families fill these pages with feelings that many of us can share.  While she is visiting her mother, Briony McAllister discovers a long hidden letter from her grandmother that brings to light a secret that threatens to divide her family. Her mother, Valerie, is devastated that her past has come back to haunt her. Scanlon takes us on a journey weaving the past and present as we discover how strong emotions can weave a web that is difficult to escape.  But also how love can survive and the truth can bring us closer together.  It is rich with lovely descriptions of the Ireland coast and you can feel yourself identifying with these women.  A beautiful story that keeps you captivated until the end.  I highly recommend it.