Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday Mailbox

A couple of review books plus I was apparently a bit overzealous about the one for you, one for me Christmas present buying I did made for a full mailbox this past week. Oops! This past week's mailbox arrivals:

Dear Miss Darcy by Laura Briggs and Sarah Burgess came from me because I was already ordering Christmas presents and decided I needed it.

Have I mentioned before what a sucker I am for Jane Austen inspired books? Yeah, another one. ;-) This one is about Elizabeth and Darcy's descendent who becomes a love advice columnist even though she's never had a successful relationship herself. Sounds enticing, no?!

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum came from Random House.

A bored and unfulfilled housewife tries to fill her days with classes, therapy, and affairs but she finds it incredibly hard to extricate herself emotionally from the latter.  How titillating!

A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie came from me because I was already ordering Christmas presents and decided I needed it.

I have thoroughly enjoyed two of Kamila Shamsie's beautiful previous novels so this one about Turkey, a long lost treasure, an archaeological dig, WWI, and two people who are both searching for something is incredibly appealing to me.

A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev came from me because I was already ordering Christmas presents and decided I needed it.

Just putting Bollywood in the title drew me in but the tale of a twenty-four year old woman married at age four to a man she has never seen since and the Bollywood director younger brother of that man who is trying to get a divorce for his brother looks plenty entertaining as well.

The Last Good Paradise by Tatjana Soli came from St. Martin's Press and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

Soli writes gorgeous novels and I am really looking forward to this one about a group of people on a remote South Pacific island who are all looking to reinvent their lives.

If you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Mailbox Monday and have fun seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. Hausfrau sounds interesting. I've read good reviews for A Bollywood Affair. I'm sure many of us here understand how you made your decision to order yourself some books :-)

  2. A Bollywood Affair does look like a lot of fun! I can easily see why it looked like one you needed. Happy reading!

  3. Very nice mailbox. Interesting books. I don't know any of them, though.

    I hope they all are great reads.

    ENJOY your reading week, and have a wonderful holiday week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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