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New On My Shelf This Week

This week I received two books by the same author, recommended and sent to me by the lovely Samantha Lien, over at ‘Roger Charlie‘ publicity and management, although right now there is no planned official blog tour promotion for the series.

‘Sami’ assures me that whilst one book is the sequel to the other, they do both read independently as stand alone stories. “It really just depends on which story line grabs you most…”

Despite the author of the series, Sheldon Friedman, wanting at this time to remain free from social media engagement, I am hoping that he will be visiting with a guest post on July 19th 2017, so be sure to stop by and check that out!


Against the pulsating back drop of a New York City in social and economic change, young Travis Kane struggles with his passion to be an artist painter, and the conservative demands of his strict grandfather, Barclay Kane. 

His mother, unable to come to terms with tragedy, has taken Travis’s infant sister and abandons him, leaving their house in Gramercy Park, and Travis to be raised by the grandfather he adores. 

Travis enters a New York speakeasy, with a unique idea, that will change his life, leading him on an exciting journey, meeting Manhattan’s privileged, studying in art in Paris and, finding his way to Broadway. 

Meanwhile, Lindsay Wayne’s mother, seamstress, has a secret, and a passion. Her daughter will become a famous stage actress, and this is her focus. 

Lindsay and Travis’s worlds collide. 
Their lives will never be the same again.

Clicking on the book’s cover image will link you directly with it’s Amazon listing.


After the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941, American lives change dramatically. The Satin Sash continues the breathtaking lives of Travis Kane, Lindsay Wayne and Jean-Paul Renault with all the inherent dangers of the French Resistance, President Roosevelt’s live or die missions, and death defying action when German spies secretly enter the US through it’s ports.

A wedding reception and the lives of Travis Kane and his family are thrown into chaos as America enters World War II. 

The Satin Sash is set against the explosive backgrounds of New York, France, London and Ireland. Travis Kane becomes President Roosevelt’s tool in bringing one of the world’s most famous paintings to New York.

Racial tensions surface. A famous black activist enters politics and an actress makes choices in the face of heartbreaking tragedy. A public enemy serves his country in wartime and a black artist becomes famous. When a baby is born the future shows promise. 

With tension, suspense and surprising plot twists, we continue to follow the lives of the people we loved in The Velvet Prison.

Clicking on the book’s cover image will link you directly with it’s Amazon listing.


Image Of Author Sheldon FriedmanA former college lecturer on legal topics, Sheldon Friedman recently retired as a practicing lawyer.

He has been writing short stories, plays and novels since the age of ten.

Sheldon is also a playwright, having had his play The Long Goodbye performed at a local theater in 2010. More recent plays are also in the hands of a producer.

Sheldon is a resident of Colorado, USA

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … Your Hosts for  ‘Mailbox Monday

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Martha of ‘Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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