Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Mailbox

After a couple of weeks of nothing in the mailbox because I have been valiantly been trying to work through the backlog I've accumulated, the sky has opened up and it positively rained books this past week. And if we're being honest, I'm happy with that. It makes going to the mailbox so rewarding. :-) This past week's mailbox arrival:

Falling Home by Karen White came from Joy at Joan Schulhafer Publishing & Media Consulting.
There's something so appealing about stories where prodigal daughters return home, especially when that home is in the South and there's serious family strife that precipitated the flight away in the first place. I don't know why but that sort of premise just makes me rub my hands with glee.

Penelope's Daughter by Laurel Corona came from Erin at Berkley.
The Odyssey from the perspective of Penelope and Odysseus' daughter Xanthe? Think about just how delicious can this one can be!

On Maggie's Watch by Ann Wertz Garvin came from Caitlin at Berkley.
Suburban mom-to-be causes the neighborhood watch to go amok? It could happen in any neighborhood I've ever lived in and I'm eager to see how the book plays out (she says as she clicks on the latest e-mail update from her own neighborhood).

The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate came from Gallery Books.
I know I've already mentioned my over the top fondness for books that have anything at all to do with food or cooking so this one set in a cooking school sounds completely and totally appealing to me.

The Tapestry of Love by Rosie Thornton came from the author.
I thoroughly enjoyed Thornton's last novel, Crossed Wires, and so am delighted to have my grubby mitts on this one about a woman who moves from England to the Cevennes Mountains in France after her divorce in an effort to follow her dream.

Winter Bloom by Tara Heavey came from Gallery Books.
This one arrived after the proposed tour date but I am looking forward to reading and reviewing this charming sounding novel about a mysterious, overgrown garden that draws very disparate people together.

Hollywood Ending by Lucie Simone came from Christelle at BookSparks PR.
A love story and Hollywood from the non-famous perspective. Definitely a different sort of premise and one that is intriguing to me!

The Naked Gardner by LB Gschwandtner came from the author thanks to Lisa and Crystal at BookSparks PR.
If the title wasn't enough to draw me in (and it was, if I'm being honest), the fact that this is about a woman who goes on a river rafting trip in order to find herself and make a decision about which direction to take her life would have sealed the deal.

As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Avis of She Reads and Reads as she is hosting this month's Mailbox Monday and Kristi at The Story Siren who hosts In My Mailbox and enjoy seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. I received Falling Home some weeks ago. I hope that you enjoy it.

  2. I have Falling Home, too, and will be receiving On Maggie's Watch, so I'll definitely keep an eye out for those reviews. Happy reading!

  3. I received The Love Goddess' Cooking School this week and really enjoyed it. I hope you did too!

    Here is my Mailbox

  4. Falling Home's cover intrigues me.

  5. The Rosy Thornton book is the one I want to read first but your other books look very good too.

  6. Some good books this week! I def need to check some of those out ad make my TBR pile just a bit bigger! Here is mine:

  7. I've read a lot of positive reviews for Penelope's Daughter this week. Enjoy your books!

  8. Winter Bloom is a new to me title that sounds like a book I might have to read. I am enjoying the Melissa Senate book now. Very good! Enjoy!

  9. Falling Home looks good, love the cover.

    How do you get all these books?


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