St. Martin's First: Fall 2015 Sampler

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Pub Date 31 Oct 2015 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2016

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I really enjoyed this sampler. I value book samples as they point me in the right direction of books that would interest me. The books that stood out to me were: Avelynn - totally my kind of book. A must read for me. The Man on the Washing Machine - solid beginning for a mystery and well written. Another must read. The Debt of Tamar - I love dual timeline historical fiction and this one seems interesting. I like Reyna's character. What a intense beginning, completely hooked me- must read. Dark Reservations - solid mystery beginning, will check it out. Dream Things True - cute YA. Time of Departure - sold on this beginning. Look forward to this mystery. Overall a good read and great way to add to my TBR pile.

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Thank you! I really enjoy getting to read the samplers for new & upcoming books

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I love being able to see what books are coming and these samplers are awesome!

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I like these sampler books as they almost always include books I would not have normally tried. I now have How To be Brave on my order list for the fall and would like to read more of Romancing the Dark in the City of Light.

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Always excited about St Martins press books. I have a great list of books for this winter!

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Thanks for sharing your Fall titles. Added The Debt of Tamar and The Weight of Feathers to my TBR,

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My facebook and goodreads posts... Ah crap... St. Martin's Press is out with their Spring/Summer/Fall samplers. There goes my Amazon account! We shared in our group and on social media

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Many of my favorite books I've read over the years come from St Martin's Publishing company Most recently I read the wonderful - MUST READ- book by Matthew Dicks called "The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacob". .., So, it's exciting to get a peek at the books that will be release this fall in 2015. It's a terrific sampler.. ***All*** of them sound REALLY good. I don't think I could go wrong With 'any' of these books..,(I kid you not: 100%). I had a chance to sample 12 books: (books you can pre-order if they sound interesting to you) ...A Good Family, by Erik Fassnacht: .... Totally my type of book: ABOUT A FAMILY!!!... Takes place in Illinois. Father is facing his fears of aging. Wife has taken to Zoloft and dreams Of her youth and independence. They have two sons...(with their stories). I ALWAYS learn and gain insight from family stories. Families are the 'core' of all of our lives. ...The Weight of Feathers, by Anna Marie McLeMore: this novel looks dazing- unique with a mix Of Spanish and French phrases. Secrets- competition between traveling performers. Wow! ...In Bitter Chill, by Sarah Ward: WOW.. Yikes almighty this sounds fabulous --intense Mystery involving a kidnap.. ( but 30 year later???)... Trauma came to this small town in an English countryside. Seems it just lingered a long time until a new investigation is opened. ...The Debt of Tamar, by Nicole Dweck: a descendant from his Ottoman power and responsibilities- flees Istanbul to New York. He meets a daughter of a Holocaust Survivor. Historical Fiction --from 16th century ... Weaving history - sacrifice - faith-love- etc...to modern day Manhattan ...Avelynn, by Marrissa Campbell: Saxon noblewoman's romance with a Viking warrior.. The heroine is bold and brave..,but not with horrific challenges. Historical fiction!!! What's NOT to love? ...Time of Departure, by Douglas Schofield: a crime drama - with a great sounding team between a retired male cop and a more 'newbie- assigned female prosecutor working together on a case. The detective and prosecutor both sound like interesting characters- individually, and together. The case itself... yikes: creepy good: 'string of abductors'??/!!! ...Dream Things True, by Marie Marquardt: THE BOOK COVER IS SO CUTE!! The story sound too good to pass up. A bittersweet love story- coming of age. Undocumented teens living in the US. I can only begin to imagine the storytelling. It already sounds very realistic. ...how to be brave, by e. katherine kottaras: This book is appropriate for ages 12 and up. A young girl's mother dies.. Georgia, rather than stay lost in her pain..,she consciously sets out to live with vitality. Sounds moving and inspiring. I can relate....as I too, lost a parent, (dad), when I was only 4. I 'kinda' lost my mom that day too. I remember having a choice -- I didn't want to be the 'only' kid in my class without 2 parents. In my day.. that was still rare! A story about a brave young girl sounds like the type of book which supports us all to be a little more brave in our daily lives too-- plus a little more compassionate. ...Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, by Ann Jacobus: As soon as I read this book was a perfect pick for fans of "We Are Liers", or "I'll Give You the Sun", I knew I must read this. It sounds complex - yet not too off from the authentic frustrations that young adults face when they begin to transition into the more adult world. In this story a senior girl in High School spends it in Paris. She's been kicked out of boarding schools and she needs to get herself on track or she has been threatened to lose her inheritance. Once in Paris she meets guy who seems to be a great influence. She also meets another guy just the opposite. When my body Started to shake just reading the little I did.. I knew I MUST read this book. I have no idea what happens... but I fear it's not going to be pretty .. (maybe I'm wrong????? hm?? doesn't sound like it) ...Dark Reservations, by John Fortunato: Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Agent is morning the death of his wife. He is forced into early retirement. An old failed case involving a Congressman shows up - 20 years after disappearing- on the Navajo Reservation - Agent 'Joe', dives into the case-- putting aside his emotional demons. Sounds like a terrific novel - about murder and redemption. The southwest setting already adds flavor to the story. ...The Man On The Washing Machine, by Susan Cox: Mystery, suspense, humor! A young British girl comes to San Francisco to escape your life. Hoping for peace, quiet, and anonymity, ... it's everything but the opposite: A National Story ...( one of her neighbors is murdered). Sounds like there's some quirky characters. Welcome to San Francisco!! I love to read books about this city - and the SF Bay Area. I live here! Always fun to see how an author fits this area into the storytelling! I'm soooo curious about the title of this book. Can't wait to find out! .. The Marriage Pact, by M. J. Pullen: Takes place in Atlantic- (thirty-something's). The main female character lives alone in a converted motel next to a punk rock band. Her temp job is more permanent. Her friends are married with kids, and nice home. She seems kind of miserable with where she is in her life. In pops a old friend from 10 years prior. One night while drunk together they made a marriage pact. Sounds like a roller coaster ride of ups and downs - touching all our emotions.. Confession from me: when I was in in 6th grade I made a pact with a boy..( we talked about it for years too) .., that on that date we set ( I forget now), 20 years in the future..we were going to meet at the Oakland airport. This was before Facebook. I never went. I wonder if he did. All these books sound absolutely fantastic to me- which I couldn't choose which one to comment on. If Saint Martin Publishing company sent all these books 'today'..,(haha), I'd just go down the list and keep reading. I'm not proud! lol I think these all sound good! Thank you to St. Martins for the books I have read through Netgalley - I've enjoyed many books..(still own tons), before participating with early readers. I also especially want to thank my GOODREADS friends and 'buddies'. It's an awesome community of people. Thank you for taking your time to read even a sentence I write. Thank you for sharing yourselves. Book People are the greatest people in the world!

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So many excellent titles to look forward to! Since I'm just coming off a VIKINGS binge, AVELYNN caught my attention immediately, even though it isn't my usual fare. THE DEBT OF TAMAR sounds intriguing as well - I'm drawn to novels dealing with the Holocaust, and the far-reaching historical threads could make for an engaging story as well. TIME OF DEPARTURE looks wonderfully creepy, and if I'm in the mood for a tearjerker, HOW TO BE BRAVE and DREAM THINGS TRUE ought to do the trick.

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Some great books here. Especially curious about The Weight of Feathers.

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Some great looking books here. Look forward to checking them out. Particularly intrigued by Dark Reservations.

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I am looking forward to reading and reviewing these exceptional books!

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I really love these samplers. I've discovered quite a few books I'm adding to my to-read list through these!

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