As we brace ourselves for the epic, two-inch blizzard that’s predicted for Atlanta, I find myself wishing I could declare a snow day, stay in my pajamas and continue reading my copy of Ariel Lawhon’s The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress. This new book is juicy, historical fiction inspired by the 1930 disappearance of a New York judge as told from the perspectives of–you guessed it–the wife, the maid and the mistress.
I got my signed copy of The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress last week when Ariel visited FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA. She moderated a panel that included authors Karen White, Susanna Kearsley and Kimberly Brock. FoxTale still has a number of signed first editions of The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress. Give them a call and they’ll mail you a copy, while supplies last. If you’re in the Nashville area on Thursday, Ariel will be celebrating the publication of The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress with her hometown crowd at Parnassus Books. To view more tour dates and learn more about Ariel Lawhon, visit her author website, ariellawhon.com and follow @ariellawhon on Twitter.
Another book that releases today is This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash. This is the follow-up to Cash’s critically-acclaimed debut novel, A Land More Kind than Home.
After winning an advanced reader copy of This Dark Road to Mercy, I swallowed this story down in three great gulps. I lent it to my husband because he likes suspense, and this book has plenty of it. It also has baseball, which is always a plus for my sports-obsessed spouse. One of the main characters is a washed-up minor league pitcher and the story takes place in the same year that major league baseball players Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa are chasing the home run record.