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I’ve been steadily working on reducing my TBR pile and haven’t added many more books to it recently. However, I’ve received a few things in the mail over the past few weeks.

The Darcys and the Bingleys, by Marsha Altman. Description: “Three days before their double wedding, Charles Bingley is desperate to have a word with his dear friend Fitzwilliam Darcy, seeking advice of a most delicate nature. Bingley is shocked when Darcy gives him a copy of The Kama Sutra - but it does tell him everything he needs to know. Eventually, of course, Jane finds this remarkable volume and in utmost secrecy shows it to her dear sister Elizabeth, who goes searching for a copy in the Pemberley library... By turns hilarious and sweet, The Darcys & the Bingleys follows the two couples and the cast of characters surrounding them. Miss Caroline Bingley, it turns out, has such good reasons for being the way she is that the reader can't help but hold her in charity. Delightfully, she makes a most eligible match, and in spite of Darcy's abhorrence of being asked for advice, he and Bingley have a most enduring and adventure-prone friendship.”

The Widow’s Secret, by Brian Thompson. Description: “Bella Wallis discovers her plots in the alley ways, drawing rooms and dirty laundry of Victorian London. Under the pen name Henry Ellis Margam she takes revenge upon the scoundrels that litter London Society by destroying them - in print.So when Bella discovers a crested cigar case at the scene of a murdered prostitute she and her friends are determined to solve the mystery and to avenge the wretched girl's death. But the owner of the coat of arms is a dangerous and powerful man, and the world he inhabits far murkier than Bella could ever have imagined. With cruelty and violence threatening to engulf her, she plots one last attempt to expose and denounce the murderer. Bella Wallis, widow and writer, must put pen to paper before her nemesis silences her for ever.”

Comments

Anna said…
The Widow's Secret sounds like a good one!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric
AC said…
Can I say how much I SO want to read The Widow's Secret? Is this book out yet?
Danielle said…
I need to work on my TBR piles, too (meaning no more library books or new books), but I never seem to manage for very long. Especially when I read about a book that sounds right up my alley like The Widow's Secret--now I will have to add it to my library list!
Katherine said…
The Widow's Secret is out in the UK, I believe, but not in the US (or if it is, it'll be very hard to find). It was another one of those books that was recommended to me by LibraryThing!
avisannschild said…
I just got The Darcys and the Bingleys recently too!

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