4 literary recommendations for August 2020.

1.”The Origin” (by Dan Brown) – the celebrated connoisseur of Brown’s audience and readers is Professor Robert Langdon. Langdon received an invitation to visit a mysterious event at the Guggenheim Museum in the Spanish city of Bilbao. The invitation came from one of the professor’s best students, Edmond Kirsch. Ambra Vidal, a beautiful, smart and elegant director of the museum, quickly joins the story. The search for answers to key questions about human origins will take the characters of the novel to Madrid and Barcelona. The frenetic rhythm of exciting adventures pulsates tirelessly from page to page of the novel. The hidden enemy opposes the efforts of the characters from the novel. Through the dialogues, the conflict of traditional and modern conceptions is seen. The adventures of the main characters of the novel take us through the fantastic buildings of the Guggenheim Museum and Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia. This novel brings possible views of the re-examination of spirituality at the beginning of the 21st century. It is happening in the light of new scientific knowledge and incredible technological progress. Topics of alienation, belonging, faith and belief are opened without a final answer. The path that Professor Langdon has taken indicates that we need to re-examine the myths on which the modern world is built.
2.”Daisy Jones and The Six” (by Taylor Jenkins Reid) – Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of the novel Seven Husbands of Evely Hugo. Her new novel is a fantastically described era in which music changed the world. It is an enchanting novel about the dizzying success of a legendary rock band from the 1970s, their beautiful singer and the mystery behind their infamous breakup.
Everyone knows about Daisy Jones and The Six, but no one knows about the reasons that led to their breakup at the absolute peak of their popularity. So far. Daisy is a girl who arrives in Los Angeles in the late 1960s. Daisy secretly enters clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeps with rock stars and dreams of a career as a singer at the Whiskey a Go Go club. Some of the biggest bands started their rise in this club. Daisy’s greatest pleasure is rock ‘n’ roll in addition to sex and drugs. Already at the age of twenty, her voice would begin to recognize. Her appearance will drive people to unimaginable things.
People will recognize The Six, a band led by Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila will discover she is expecting a baby. With the pressure of sudden fame and fatherhood, things will get out of control for Billy. Billy and Daisy’s paths will meet when their producer connects the dice and realizes that the fastest path to incredible success is to connect these two talented musicians. What follows will become a legend. The origin of that legend is described in this unforgettable novel, written as an oral tradition about one of the greatest compositions of the seventies.
3.”Blackberry & White Rose” (by Sonia Velton) – is the first title of the former lawyer, and today the author Sonia Velton. The novel is inspired by real characters and historical events. Because of its magical and rich story, the novel won two nominations for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize and the Myslexia Novel Competition.
Esther Thorel is the wife of a Huguenot silk weaver who saves Sarah Kemp from a brothel. Esther is convinced that she is acting according to God’s will. Sara doesn’t believe it’s better to be a maid than a prostitute, but the possibility of escaping a greedy mistress is too good to turn her down. The Thorels’ high house in Spitalfields has an attic that fills the unusual rhythm of the loom. The two women establish a confusing friendship. The physical intimacy of bathing and dressing is not in line with reality: Sara despises the blindness of her mistress for the hypocrisy of her household. Esther is too preoccupied with her own secrets and sees in Sarah another way to show mercy. Esther’s attention is drawn to the silk. Esther has been painting silk patterns for years. Esther also fantasizes that her husband will one day weave patterned silks and turn them into reality. When he laughed at her ambition, Esther unknowingly set in motion a series of events that would change the fate of the entire Thorell household. A series of events will set the stage for the final showdown between Esther and Sarah.
They said about the novel:
A sumptuous and touching debut. Sonia Velton weaved her story from the thread of betrayal, thwarted dreams and failed good intentions. – Laura Purcell, author of The Silent Companions
Rich and captivating, sensual and sensitive reading. A touching and impressive debut. – Mary Chamberlain, author of The Dressmaker of Dachau
A rich work that completely preoccupies you, with a work woven as carefully as silk. – Stacey Halls, author of Familijari
A novel that deeply engages and draws you into a fascinating and often dangerous world. I liked it. – Elly Griffiths, author of Dr. Ruth Galloway Mysteries

4. The Bridgertons happily ever after (by Julia Quinn) – the novel brings eight exciting, seductive, funny and heartfelt epilogues and an additional story about the wise and witty matron Violet Bridgerton. Meet Bridgerton again. Reading this novel is pure pleasure.
Once upon a time, the author of love novels created a family. We are talking about eight brothers and sisters and their newcomers, daughters and sons, nieces, nephews, but also matrons who keep everything together. These are the Bridgertons: the force of nature more than the family. The series about the Bridgerton family is set between 1813 and 1827. The series has eight sequels in which each brings the story of one of the eight children of the late Mr. Bridgerton: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth. When the author started writing this series, she imagined it only as a trilogy. Already after the first novel, the author and readers realized that there would be many more sequels. From the glittering Mayfair ballrooms to the palaces of Park Lane, the series reveals a seductive and lavish world full of intricate rules and dramatic power struggles where no one is safe enough. At the heart of the series is the powerful Bridgerton family consisting of eight close siblings. This witty, brave and smart family is looking for romance, adventure and love. The series was filmed at locations in London, Bath and Somerset.
About the author: Julia Quinn has held the top spot on the New York Times bestseller list for weeks with her irresistible titles, selling more than 10 million copies in the United States alone. Because of its memorable historical novels that have been translated into more than 30 languages, many call it the contemporary Jane Austen. A series about the Bridgerton family, Julia Quinn has secured a spot on the American Hall of Fame in the category of love-themed writers. At the end of 2020, a series of the same name based on her best-selling novels will arrive on Netflix, which will surely become a new obsession for millions of viewers! Filming began in July 2019, and the role of producer was played by Chris Van Dusen, who gained world fame after working as a producer on the series “Introduction to Anatomy”. Although there is still no official start date for the show, it is only known that it will be at the end of 2020. So far, her novels Ten Things I Love About You, Miss Miranda Cheveer’s Secret Diaries, The Gentleman’s Offer, The Viscount Who Loved Me, The Duke and I, Mr. Bridgerton, Sir Phillip with Love, The Secret of His Kiss, On the Road to the Wedding have been translated into Croatian. and When he was sinful.

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