The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli came from Shelf Awareness.
Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam War, this novel of loss and relationship looks utterly haunting and powerful.
The Outer Banks House by Diann Ducharme came from Shelf Awareness.
I'm not even a sand-loving person, but there's something about a stretch of almost deserted beach on covers that is eminently appealing. Set just after the Civil War on the Outer Banks, I am looking forward to this tale of a young woman and her two very different suitors.
Valley of Grace by Marion Halligan came from The Book Depository and my own check book.
Described as "A lyrical work full of hope and children set in lustrous modern-day Paris," I decided I couldn't wait until this one releases here and bought it my own little self.
Mixed Doubles by Jill Mansell came from The Book Depository and my own check book.
I thoroughly enjoy Mansell's light fare and have had this on my wish list for years. I got tired of being patient waiting for it to be released here in the States.
Going Too Far by Catherine Alliott came from The Book Depository and my own check book.
I read a couple of Alliott's books eons ago and thoroughly enjoyed them so in my buying fit, I decided to get this Brit chick lit as well.
The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart came from Doubleday.
Described as whimsical, this story about a Beefeater and his wife who live in the Tower of London with a veritable menagerie of quirky animals sounds perfectly charming.
The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall came from Erin at Berkley.
Tsarist Russia has always had a hold on my imagination. And a book about a young woman in love with a Dane (oh the horror!) rather than a Russian and pushed into an engagement with a much more suitable man during all the tumult of the pre-Revolution years really captures me.
What We Have by Amy Boesky came from Lisa at TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.
The memoir of a woman whose body is a ticking time bomb, this book about the year in Boesky's life as she tries to live to the fullest and enjoy what she has even while knowing that she is reaching the deadline cancer has imposed on every woman in her family sounds amazing.
As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Marcia at The Printed Page and Kristi at The Story Siren and enjoy seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.