Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Mailbox

I came home from the kids' spring break and Easter to an embarrassment of riches. Happy, happy me! This week's mailbox arrivals:

Long Live the King by Fay Weldon came from St. Martin's Griffin.

The second in an Edwardian trilogy about a noble family in the exciting time leading up to Edward VII's coronation, this sounds perfectly delectable.

The Bear by Claire Cameron came from Little, Brown.

A five year old whose parents are killed by a bear while on a family camping trip must find a way for she and her brother to survive after they escape the raging animal. I suspect that this one will keep me up at night hoping for a good outcome (and because I'm guaranteed to be a scaredy pants).

Angels Make Their Hope Here by Breena Clarke came from Little, Brown.

I'm very curious to read about a racially tolerant community in the Civil War era and the young black woman who escaped to live there until something terrible drove her out.

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 by Francine Prose came from Harper and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

Paris in the fabulous 1920s and 1930s. Need I say more?! Ok, a bit more. This is also about art and love and evil, an intoxicating combo, no?

Mimi Malloy, At Last! by Julia McDonnell came from Picador.

About an elderly divorced Irish Catholic woman starting to have memory problems who faces life, her family, love, and the long-buried memories that suddenly make a reappearance, this looks like it features one of those main characters you just take to your heart.

The From-Aways by C.J. Hauser came from William Morrow and LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Two Maine outsiders shake up their small Maine town. Doesn't the thought of all that "from-away" turmoil make you want to pick this up and read it?

Marrying Mr. Darcy: The Pride and Prejudice Card Game came from Marrying Mr. Darcy.

Because I helped fund the Kickstarter campaign for this game, I got my very own copy in the mail. Yes, a Jane Austen card game. Swoon! Now to find someone to play it with me.

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.

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