Friday Finds – Letters and Family Drama

This week, it’s about family drama. The last few books that have snuck onto my TBR have all been about some sort of family drama. I’m not sure how this happened since I usually don’t go for drama of this type but lately I can’t help myself.

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader has the most awesome book trailer of this one. I don’t usually watch trailers but this one is just amazing. And the book looks good too — letters, history, mystery. It comes out in November so I’ve got a while to wait on this one. Morton is an Australian author and I haven’t heard of her before but I think I might try to pick up another of her books if I can.

The Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison. Alayne from The Crowded Leaf gave this one an excellent review. A woman drops everything in her life to care for her dying alcoholic aunt and while it sounds like a tough book to read, it also sounds wonderfully written. The loss, loneliness, and survival of the two women in this book is something I don’t want to miss even if I know it will leave me in tears.

On Folly Beach by Karen White. I read another Karen White book earlier this year and enjoyed it. I’ve been meaning to pick up another but my library doesn’t have many of her books which annoys me but I won’t go into my latest set annoyances with the library system. That’s another post. This one is about a woman who buys a bookstore in Folly Beach, SC while mourning the loss of her husband and finds love letters that draw her and the former owner’s sister into a mystery surrounding WWII.

Friday Finds is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Leave a comment here with a link to your own finds, or share your answers at Should Be Reading. Happy Friday.


8 thoughts on “Friday Finds – Letters and Family Drama

  1. Thanks for sharing these great titles! My fave this Friday is a new humorous book by Merih Turkdogan called, “The Little Book of Death.” Death isn’t what you think it is with this clever read. I got to read it for free right from the author’s website. You should check it out!

  2. A warning about Morton: The book of hers I read was fun like cotton candy, and had all the elements of the kind of book I really love, but the writing style got a little annoying after a while. It was jerky and uneven. I mean maybe she has improved since The House at Riverton, but to me it was definitely a junk food read, not something to cherish for all the ages.

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