|Winter Siege by Ariana Franklin and Samantha Norman*|
Showcase Sunday is hosted by the lovely Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea. It's a chance for bloggers to show of their weekly book swag and an opportunity to meet other bloggers and talk about all things bookish!
Happy Sunday, bookworms.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I had a great time in Chester with my Mom. Unlike most, I wasn't celebrating Valentine's Day but my mother's birthday. I treated her to a meal at Carluccio's and we picked up quite a few bargains at Cheshire Oakes along the way.
For me, a beautiful green coat, a pair of pointed boots, a floral skirt and trousers, and for mom a brand new suit and two new pairs of shoes. The ultimate girly weekend before I move out!
As for books, I am still going strong on my six-month book buying ban and avoided every Waterstones, WHSmiths and independent book shop I passed (which was very difficult, and goes against everything I believe in!) However, I did receive Winter Siege from Transworld Publishing* this week, that has kept my book buying at bay.
Winter Siege is a medieval thriller that was written by Ariana Franklin, who is known for her historical crime novels. Sadly, her death in 2011 meant that this novel may never have been published, had it not been finished by her daughter, Samantha Norman.
The narrative follows a mercenary who watches as a little girl is attacked by his own men. For some reason, he is powerless to stop them. However, a twist of fate brings them back together and he knows that he must protect her.
Winter Siege seems unlike anything else I've read before and I'm really looking forward to starting it.
What books have you bought/received this week?