Lola's Secret by Monica McInerney came from Ballantine Books and TLC Book Tours.
A lovable matriarch who tells her family to spend Christmas elsewhere has to be hiding something and this tale sounds like it will be fun reading and discovering what she's not telling anyone.
The Summer Before the Storm by Gabriele Wills came from Mind Shadows and Premier Virtual Author Book Tours.
With a boat like that on the cover, how could I not want to read this book about the summer 1914 paradise of the wealthy being infringed upon by the coming World War?
As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Monday Mailbox as she is hosting this month's Mailbox Monday and have fun seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.