Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Mailbox

It was a bonanza of a week with both review books and ordered books arriving in the mailbox. And some of the arrivals weren't even for me because I'm just that nice a mom. This past week's mailbox arrivals:

The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay came from Harper and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

About a young girl sold into servitude by her mother and then at the mercy of a brothel which sells the virginity of young girls as a treatment and cure for dissipated men suffering from syphilis, this historical fiction sounds completely engrossing.

The Arrangement by Mary Balogh came from Dell and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

Featuring a blind hero and a country miss who wants to help him but is sent away from her guardian's house as a result, this promises to be a delicious romance.

Stargazey Point by Shelley Noble came from William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

A woman who turns to restoring a formerly popular beach resort in order to change her life, this sounds like the perfect summer book to read while I'm sitting in the sun.

This Is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila came from Kayleigh at Hogarth and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

It's not often you run across anything written about Hawaii but this collection of stories is set there in the non-tourist world. I'm very interested to read about a Hawaii that I probably won't ever know.

The Affairs of Others by Amy Grace Loyd came from Angela at Picador.

With a new woman who comes to an apartment building run by a young widow and upends the lives of all the heretofore carefully vetted tenants, this sounds amazing.

Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall came from Gallery Books.

A southern road trip novel with a runaway little girl in search of her mama, a black woman, and a white baby, this promises to be a moving look at dreams and reality.

Boleto by Alyson Hagy came from me for me. :-)

I run a book club based on the Women's National Book Association Great Group Reads, a bunch of books newly selected every year, and this book about a horse trainer trying to make his reputation with a beautiful filly, having made the list, is coming up in our reading rotation for the group.

The Nine Pound Hammer by John Claude Bemis came from me for my youngest son.

American folk tales really captured his imagination this year after a unit on them in school. He finished this book the same day it arrived and we now have the second and third in the series on order as well.

Mr. Putter and Tabby Clear the Decks by Cynthia Rylant came from me for me (and my daughter).

You can never be too old for the delights of Mr. Putter and Tabby and this one about going out on a boat on a hot summer day is charming.

Mr. Putter and Tabby Ring the Bell by Cynthia Rylant came from me for me (and my daughter).

Again, you can't go wrong with these early readers and this one about how Mr. Putter and Mrs. Teaberry get to go back into school for a day delivers lovely chuckles.

Happy Rock by Matthew Simmons came from me for me.

Even though short stories are not my usual thing, I was a push-over from the moment the words Upper Peninsula were used.

Being Me by Lisa Renee Jones came from Gallery.

The second in an erotic trilogy, I'll have to read the first before I delve into this continuation.

The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti came from The Dial Press.

A story about an elusive piece of cheese, since I can't eat it (I do love me some cheese), the next best thing will be to read about its history and the mysteries surrounding it.

If you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Dolce Bellezza 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. I read The Virgin Cure last year. I thought it was an interesting book, and more than a bit disturbing! I hope you enjoy your books. I got a ton of them as well!

  2. I think they all look good. Have a wonderful week!

  3. Lol at your comment "just that nice a mom." I took my kids to the library TWICE this past week, I'm just that nice a mom ;)
    I have heard about The Virgin Cure, but as the other commenter said, it was just a bit too disturbing of a plot for me to try. I hope it works well for you!
    Here's my Meme's post.

  4. Nice Mailbox. THANKS for stopping by my blog.

    I do agree with you...I did get some very good books. :)

    ENJOY your books.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  5. A fat mailbox! enjoy them all. I'd like to see your thoughts on The Affairs of Others.


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