Friday Finds is hosted by MizB at You Should Be Reading and you can find it here. MizB does a fantastic job with this meme every week, so do pop over and pay her a visit.
It feels like ages since I last joined in with this meme. So I am glad to be back finding lush books to show you.
1) Well Wished by Franny Billingsley
I found this book over at Christina's blog Reading Through The Night.
Christina absolutely loved this fairytale and it left her craving for more from the author.
Here is the blurb from Franny Billingsley's own site.
In the village of Bishop Mayne is a magical Wishing Well where a person may make one wish in a lifetime. But the Well can create problems for those who use its power, for wishes often go wrong. It was just such a wish that took all the children in the town away. Only eleven-year-old Nuria, who lives with her grandfather up on the mountain, remains.Then one child returns-Catty Winter. Catty's legs are mysteriously crippled, and Catty desperately wants Nuria to make a wish so she can walk again. Nuria swears she will make the wish for her friend. But the Well has a mind of its own. What if Nuria's wish goes wrong?
2) Firefly Rain by Richard Dansky
I found this book over at Missy's Book Nook. She described this as a Southern Gothic thriller, which had my attention straight away.
Here is the blurb from Amazon.
A riveting supernatural mystery like you've never read before.The prodigal son leaves the big city to return to his dearly departed parent's house in North Carolina only to find, now that he's home, that something is trying to make damn sure he stays there--even if it means burying him out back. In a small town with dark secrets, one man struggles to find a way out before the spirit of the town can find a way in.
3) The Ice Princess by Camilla Leckburg
I discovered this book over at Diane's blog Bibliophile by the Sea and it was part of her Waiting On Wednesday post.
This author has been compared to Agatha Christie, and although crime fiction is not normally my thing, I just love the idea behind this one.
Here is the blurb from Amazon.
For the first time in English, the psychological thriller debut of No 1 bestselling Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg. Returning to her hometown after the funeral of her parents, writer Erica Falck finds a community on the brink of tragedy. The death of her childhood friend, Alex, is just the beginning. Her wrists slashed, her body frozen in an ice-cold bath, it seems, at first, that she has taken her own life. Erica conceives a memoir about the beautiful but remote Alex, one that will help to overcome her writer's block as well as answer questions about their own past. While her interest grows to an obsession, local detective Patrik Hedstrom is following his own suspicions about the case. But it is only when they start working together that the truth begins to emerge about this small town with a deeply disturbing past!
4) Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks.
I read one of her fiction books last year called Year of Wonder which I really enjoyed, but I had no idea that Brooks also wrote non fiction books until I discovered this one over at Iliana's blog Bookgirl's Nightstand.
Here is the blurb form Geraldine Brooks own website.
As a young girl in a suburban neighborhood of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longed to discover the places where history happens and culture comes from, so she enlisted pen pals who offered her a window on adolescence in the Middle East, Europe, and America.
Twenty years later Brooks, an award-winning foreign correspondent, embarked on a human treasure hunt to find her pen friends. She found men and women whose lives had been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness. Intimate, moving, and often humorous, Foreign Correspondence speaks to the unquiet heart of every girl who has ever yearned to become a woman of the world.
So there are my Friday Finds this week. What did you find?