Mar 5, 2010

Friday Finds #7

What great books did you hear about / discover this past week?

Share with us your Friday Finds!

Here are my finds:

"Wings" by Aprilynne Pike

Laurel is an ordinary fifteen-year-old high school girl. But something incredible is happening to her. She is changing. Now Laurel is about to discover that a deep and powerful magic holds the key to her destiny.

"Turtle Soup" by Danielle Thorne

Sea turtles may be endangered but after an encounter with marine biologist, Jack Brandon, nothing will stop Sara Hart from naming her deli, Turtle Soup. When Jack takes a job at the nearby Georgia Aquarium, Sara finds the environmental poster boy at her door, hungry and carrying a chip on his shoulder. Neither thinks the other has what it takes, until a scuba class reveals what lies beneath the surface.

"The Cinderella Deal" by Jennifer Crusie

In a warm, funny tale of opposites attracting, a man persuades a sharp-tongued woman to pose as his fiancee in order to win his dream job, but his partner in pretense plans to make her role a reality. 
"The Witch Doctor's Wife" by Tamar Myers

The Congo beckons to young Amanda Brown in 1958, as she follows her missionary calling to the mysterious "dark continent" far from her South Carolina home. But her enthusiasm cannot cushion her from the shock of a very foreign culture - where competing missionaries are as plentiful as flies, and oppressive European overlords are busy stripping the land of its most valuable resource: diamonds.
Little by little, Amanda is drawn into the lives of the villagers in tiny Belle Vue - and she is touched by the plight of the local witch doctor, a man known as Their Death, who has been forced to take a second job as a yardman to support his two wives. But when First Wife stumbles upon an impossibly enormous uncut gem, events are set in motion that threaten to devastate the lives of these people Amanda has come to admire and love - events that could lead to nothing less than murder.


  1. Interesting bunch of books! Have a great weekend :)

  2. I love the sound of Turtle Soup.
    Wings ROCKS!

  3. These all look interesting especially The Cinderella Deal and The Witchdoctor's Wife. Nice finds.

  4. I love the cover of Wings, and The Witch Doctor's Wife looks really good.

  5. I've heard of Wings, which I can't wait to read, but the others are all new to me. Thanks for the great finds!

    Here are mine: Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick

  6. I just added The Cinderella Deal to my TBR, it looks so cute. My find is at The Crowded Leaf.

  7. Nice variety of finds - that dog is hard to resist.