Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday Mailbox

Aside from some last minute wrapping, my Christmas is all finished so I can wallow guilt-free in my quintet of new books. This past week's mailbox arrivals:

The Imposter Bride by Nancy Richler came from St. Martin's Press.

A mail order bride who ends up married to someone other than the man she expected, it turns out she's the one with secrets when she disappears leaving behind her husband and a new baby daughter.  Shortlisted for the Giller Prize, this should be intriguing, no?!

A Passionate Love Affair With a Total Stranger by Lucy Robinson came from Penguin UK.

Brit chick lit with a totally capable heroine whose life comes crumbling down around her ears before she starts helping people with internet dating and possibly finds her own prince charming. Sounds like a fun escapist read to me!

The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James came from Berkley

Ever since Byatt's Possession, I've enjoyed literary mysteries where modern day characters uncover previously unknown works and I've previously read and enjoyed James' work. Couple that with my complete Jane Austen fixation and this should be a huge winner.

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash came from William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

A book about two boys, one a mute, who see something they shouldn't when they are spying on the adults, this one has been getting huge raves so I'm excited to read it.

Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss came from Random House.

A serious, researched look at the reason we Americans are so addicted to salt, sugar, and fat despite the horrifying health problems that result from our obsession. Hint: an enormous culprit is the processed food industry. This looks like a scary and eye-opening read and maybe the knowledge within it will help me out on my quest to eat healthier.

As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Suko's Notebook 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.


  1. Great mailbox books! Loving the cover of the first and yes, it does sound interesting. Merry Christmas!

  2. I got Salt Sugar Fat too. You are going to love A Land More Kind Than Home. Merry Christmas!!

  3. I've been noticing some of these titles...they all look very intriguing. Enjoy! And happy holidays!



    ENJOY all your books.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  5. Enjoy your new books. Merry Christmas!

  6. Enjoy your books. I think I'm afraid to read Salt Sugar Fat.


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