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Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription service. Each month their panel of Judges selects a limited number of exceptional books to offer to their members. They announce their New Selections on the first of the month, and members have six days to decide which book (or books) they would like to receive. They ship books to all of their members at the same time, so members can read and participate in their discussion forum as a group.
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Books always come neatly packed and in perfect condition. The jackets contain a BOTM logo, and the back shows the month the book was selected.
This month’s selections all looked great (they always do), but I am going to talk about The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock.
~The Mermaid by Imogen Hermes Gowar: I have been reading all of the books before posting my BOTM reviews lately, but I just don’t think that is going to happen this month. In fact, there is no way. But I am going to read this book specifically because it is outside of what I would normally select. I like books set in this era (current day), but this is set all the way back in 1785. However, like I said I will be giving this a go because it’s good to step outside the box sometimes and try something new.
One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid.
As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlors, and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr. Hancock’s marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on … and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This chance meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, a journey on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost …
What will be the cost of their ambitions? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess?
Did you get Book of the Month this month? If so, what book(s) did you select? What genre is typically your favorite?
All September 2018 Options
September 2018 Book of the Month month’s options are: