Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday Mailbox

This past week, it was good to be me! I do so love to drive past the house and notice book shaped mail on the front stoop. Plus I was lucky enough to win a Facebook contest from Simon and Schuster so I got a marvelous book filled parcel. I must have been living right or something! This past week's mailbox arrivals:

Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo by Boris Fishman came from Harper and TLC Book Tours.

About two people who compromised on their dreams long ago setting out on a journey westward to find answers to what has changed so drastically in their adopted young son, this sounds like it will be a search on which I'll be glad to go along.

Love That Boy by Ron Fournier came from Harmony Books.

Parenting is hard. So hard. I can't wait to read this story of a father and son and the expectations that might not be met but always teach us something in this parenting memoir.

The Secrets of Flight by Maggie Leffler came from William Morrow and LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Containing decades old secrets, a WWII female pilot, a writing group, and an elderly woman and the teenaged girl she enlists to tell her story, this novel looks fabulous.

Alice in Bed by Judith Hooper came from Counterpoint and TLC Book Tours.

A novel about Alice James, the sister of Henry and William, who is confined to bed but can still put pen to paper? Oh, yes please!

The Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie came from Atria Books and TLC Book Tours.

I've already read and enjoyed Christie's first novel, The Sisters of Versailles, and look forward to more of the machinations and intrigue of the court in this novel focused on the Marquise de Pompadour.

The Storm Sister by Lucinda Riley came from Atria Books.

About a young woman, a yachtswoman, whose adoptive father dies, this tale of discovering her Norwegian origins and learning of a century old story tied to Edvard Grieg sounds completely intriguing.

The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield came from Gallery Books.

Small town Montana, quirky characters, and a prodigal daughter trying to make things right, this promises to be wonderful and hilarious all at once.

This Was Not the Plan by Cristina Alger came from Touchstone.

A widower with a five year old learns what it means to be a father in this emotionally rich sounding novel. I can't wait!

Mrs. Houdini by Victoria Kelly came from Atria Books.

How could you not want to read a book about Bess Houdini and the fact that she sees Harry's coded messages to her from the afterlife over and over again? A love story and a mystery all at once, this looks delectable.

Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry came from Simon and Schuster.

About a woman on Wall Street who still has to pick up most of the slack at home, when her ex-fiance reappears in her life and she bands together with other women to be treated as equals, this book about change and having it all and being properly valued looks so, so good.

Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta came from Scribner.

About two filmmaker friends who befriend a third woman, whose most intimate experiences are via the phone, this looks subtly subversive and utterly engrossing.

Two If By Sea by Jacqueline Mitchard came from Simon and Schuster.

When a police officer whose family perished in an Australian tsunami pulls a young boy to safety and then chooses to raise him rather than give him to the authorities, his life will be complicated in strange and wonderous ways he never imagined in this thrilling looking novel.

If you want 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 comment:

  1. Wow you received these all in the mail?! I'm envious. I can't decide which one looks best.


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