In which I post a book that I currently own and I can't wait to read but just haven't got to yet
This week's pick:
Mermaid In The Basement by Gilbert Morris
Why I Really Want To Read This:
I have had this on my shelf forever. I do really like the premise of the story and it combines a few of my loves. Victorian times and a good mystery. I especially like the strong female heroines in books that take place during at time when women didn't have the freedoms we have today. I'd like to think that I wouldn't conform to society if I lived during that time.
A wealthy widow of a nobleman, daughter of a famous scientist, and skeptic who only trusts what can be proven.
Meet Serafina Trent. A woman about to take 19th Century London by storm.
It's London, 1857, and everything is at stake for Serafina Trent. A woman of means...but not the typical Victorian lady who feels her place is to be seen and not heard. When her brother's most recent female dalliance, a beautiful actress, is found murdered, all evidence points to him. Especially since the actress had just rejected him in a most public manner. Now everyone believes Clive is headed for the gallows. Everyone, that is, but Serafina.
Determined to prove her brother's innocence, Serafina finds herself working with unlikely allies--including Dylan Tremayne, a passionate storyteller and actor with a criminal past. This novel will hold fans of mystery and history spellbound until the very last page.