WWW Wednesdays – May 23, 2018


Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?


Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton’s visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry. But outside the boardroom, Conrad struggled with emotional detachment, failed marriages, and conflicted Catholicism.

Then there are the Hilton children. Playboy Nicky’s tragic alcoholism and passionate but abusive relationship with Elizabeth Taylor was the stuff of tabloid legend. Serious Barron, on the other hand, deftly handled his father’s legacy, carrying the Hilton brand triumphantly into the new millennium. Eric, raised apart from his older brothers, accepted his supporting role in the Hilton dynasty with calm and quiet–a stark contrast to the boys’ much younger half-sister Francesca, whose battle for recognition led her into courtrooms and conflict.

The cast of supporting players includes the inimitable Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was married to Conrad briefly but remained a thorn in his side for decades; a young Donald Trump; and a host of other Hollywood and business luminaries with whom the Hiltons crossed paths and swords over the years.

I am loving this one!! I know nothing about the Hilton family (minus some things that Paris Hilton has done over the last decade), and I am learning so much! It has everything from building hotels to family secrets!

What did you recently finish reading?

Under the HarrowWhen Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachel’s familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder.

Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she can’t return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she can’t trust them to find her sister’s killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Nora’s fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers.

I was disappointed with Under The Harrow. It was so interesting, but the writing style just made it drag on and on (and the book was only 240 pages). Sadly this wasn’t the long weekend read I was hoping for.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Perfect Mother

They call themselves the May Mothers—a collection of new moms who gave birth in the same month. Twice a week, with strollers in tow, they get together in Prospect Park, seeking refuge from the isolation of new motherhood; sharing the fears, joys, and anxieties of their new child-centered lives.

When the group’s members agree to meet for drinks at a hip local bar, they have in mind a casual evening of fun, a brief break from their daily routine. But on this sultry Fourth of July night during the hottest summer in Brooklyn’s history, something goes terrifyingly wrong: one of the babies is abducted from his crib. Winnie, a single mom, was reluctant to leave six-week-old Midas with a babysitter, but the May Mothers insisted that everything would be fine. Now Midas is missing, the police are asking disturbing questions, and Winnie’s very private life has become fodder for a ravenous media.

Though none of the other members in the group are close to the reserved Winnie, three of them will go to increasingly risky lengths to help her find her son. And as the police bungle the investigation and the media begin to scrutinize the mothers in the days that follow, damaging secrets are exposed, marriages are tested, and friendships are formed and fractured.

So, so excited for this one!!

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What are your WWW? Have you read The Hiltons, Under The Harrow or The Perfect Mother?

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33 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays – May 23, 2018

  1. The Hiltons sounds interesting. I do enjoy learning about the past and how people affected the history and building of a country. I hope you enjoy The Perfect Mother. I really liked it a lot.

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  2. I wondered about The Hiltons! I’m not that interested in them particularly but after I read the author’s Jackie, Janet and Lee book a few months ago I noticed that one and thought to give it a chance! I like some gossipy books that still help you learn something about history and the author seems really good at that.

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    1. This is my first book by the author and I’ll be reading more! He has such a nice flow when telling the different stories and he links them really well! I’ll have to check out Jackie, Janet and Lee.

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  3. I haven’t read any of your books this week but definitely like the sound of the Hilton’s. Don’t know much about them but people don’t become so successful without struggle and a bit of scandal.

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  4. I haven’t read any of these but The Perfect Mother sounds intense! I like the cover. Before reading the synopsis, based on the cover, I guessed it had something to do with the shattering of the illusion of “The Perfect Mother” And it seems like I was mostly right 😀 I hope you like it!

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