Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday Mailbox

Another trip, this one to New Orleans for the national meeting of the Women's National Book Association, and another return home to some fantastic looking books. This past week's mailbox arrivals:

The Reinvention of Albert Paugh by Jean Davies Okimoto came from Endicott and Hugh Books and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

How can you not be interested in reading a book that has the line "Dr. Albert Paugh is flunking retirement," on the back cover?!

Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capo Crucet came from St. Martin's Press.

Centered on a young Cuban-American woman torn between college and her home life woven together with the case of a young Cuban boy similar to Elian Gonzalez and how his fate rivets the entire nation and in particular Lizet's community and family, this looks pretty amazing.

Newport by Jill Morrow came from William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

The Roaring Twenties and all the glamour and intrigue and fa├žade that this implies? Oh, yes please!

Lost Canyon by Nina Revoyr came from Akashic Books.

About four city people heading off into the mountains on a backpacking trip to a mysterious place, this promises to be thrilling and maybe even a little chilling.

Summer Secrets by Jane Green came from St. Martin's Press and BookSparks PR for a blog tour.

I have long enjoyed Jane Green's books and this one about a woman who has to face her past at the risk of losing everything she loves in the present looks wonderful.

Where Women Are Kings by Christie Watson came from my friend Becca.

I have heard interesting things about this story of a young Nigerian boy who comes to his new parents with a disruptive history.

The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall came from Gallery Books.

About three barnstormers who have created a makeshift family, this really appeals to me.

Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner came from New American Library.

I enjoyed Meissner's last novel so this one about a scholar in Oxford, the elderly woman she interviews about the war, and the tale of two young sisters who are evacuated from London to the Cotswolds and whose lives take very different turns should really hit the spot.

A Peach of a Pair by Kim Boykin came from the author as a Facebook win.

I do so love Southern fiction. Combine that with a story about two sets of sisters, one loyal and one bowed by the weight of betrayal, and this can only be a rollicking good summer read.

Embracing the Seasons by Gunilla Norris came from Blue Bridge and Meryl Zegarek Public Relations, Inc..

Maybe if I read this book, my own pitiful gardens can be as yummy looking as the garden on this cover!

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. Looks like you have some great books! I have Newport on my TBR shelf (er, table) as well.

  2. All of your books look quite good.

    ENJOY your reading week and your new books.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  3. A Peach of a Pair sounds good! Nice win :)


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