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Review and Giveaway: "Madam of My Heart" by Gini Grossenbacher

Synopsis: Baltimore, 1849. During a scandalous crisis, the young Irish Brianna Baird flees her home at Fells Point. With little cash and only a seamstress’s trade, she braves the hypnotic streets of New Orleans. The tantalizing Madam DeSalle lures her to her brothel, then sells her to the dashing but questionable gambler, Edward Spina, who falls in love with her. In a tawdry alliance with these two profiteers, Brianna embarks on a journey through the French Quarter’s debauched and glittering Voodoo world. Facing the horrors of slavery, she triumphs by gaining freedom papers for her maid Emma’s enslaved husband and son. Brianna and Edward escape with them to San Francisco. There she becomes one of the most sought after madams in the gold rush parlor house trade. But will her fame and pluck be enough to save Edward from the Vigilante noose? This is the first book in the American Madams series. My Thoughts: I don't think I've read a book like this before.  The

Mailbox Monday (80)

Good morning y'all! Today I'm linking up with Mailbox Monday for the first time in ages.  I've neglected this blog a lot in recent months mainly because life has just kind of exploded.  We went on an amazing trip to Germany in November and as soon as we got back, I found out I was pregnant.  I was so sick for the first few months! It was all new to me because I felt so good when I was pregnant with Julia.  During that same time, the hubs started having a lot of stomach issues and ended up having surgery in February.  So there has been  A LOT going on lately.  I'm finally feeling better and trying to read more.  I set a really low goal for the year (52 books) and so far I'm on track so that's nice.  I have still been bringing new book babies into my house but I think that's going to slow down here really quick.  I've been taking advantage of the kindle sales and need to read what I have for a while. Here is some of what I got this week: For Revie