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Best Books to Read Now - August 2016

Reminder/ Caveat/ Disclaimer: This is my (hopefully) monthly list of books I’ve read and enjoyed. These are not reviews, I do not include books I didn’t enjoy because life is too short to speak badly of books!

No virgin heroines here!! Wives, widows, and divorcees are the focus this month! Let's get started, shall we?

The Swans of 5th Ave

by Melanie Benjamin


This was my pick for my book club and let me tell you, I was s t r e s s e d about choosing a book that was "literary" enough (even though my book club isn't snooty like that, I still want to impress.). So I selected this novel based on real people and their relationship with a "literary" author, Truman Capote. Maybe I've read too many

Vanity Fair

 issues (see


) but I've had a longstanding fascination with Capote and his glamorous friends; Babe Paley, Slim Keith, Maria Guiness and the rest of his so-called "Swans."

Our group had so much to discuss about this easy, fun, yet thought-provoking read. I highly recommend it - and I'll want to discuss it with you too!

Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress

by Theresa Romain

secrets of a scandalous heiress
secrets of a scandalous heiress

I've been enjoying the non-traditional historical romance (is that a thing? You know what I mean) and this is one of them. The hero is mixed race and not a Duke, the heroine is an heiress but not aristocratic and it's set in Bath, not London.  If that's not enough to interest you, the sexual tension in this book is set to 11.

spinal tap
spinal tap

Your Scandalous Ways

by Loretta Chase

your scandalous ways
your scandalous ways

Julia Kelly

 recommended this book to me by the pool in San Diego.

 A spy.

A courtesan.


By Loretta Chase.

Um, one click.

tina amy high five
tina amy high five

Again, not your mama's Regency romance. And it was awesome.

First Women

by Kate Andersen Brower

first women
first women

I bet she wanted to call this First Wives Club but that was already taken

first wives
first wives

 and so not the same thing.  This book is about modern First LADIES, you know, the women who are married to presidents.  I was expecting tell-all behind the scenes tales and there's some of that, but what's even better are the truly heart warming stories of the First Families, their friendships with each other and the strength of the marriages in the White House.  If you're sick of politics, have turned off cable news and wish you could take a nap until November 10th, I urge you to try this book out because it will make you not want to move to Canada.

trudeau shrug
trudeau shrug

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