Monday, May 30, 2016

Monday Mailbox

I've neglected this for a couple of weeks so I thought I'd mention the things that came in the weeks I wasn't close to a computer or was too busy to record them. This past (several) week's mailbox arrivals:

The Woman in the Photo by Mary Hogan came from William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

I enjoy historical fiction with ties to the present so this one about a society woman who risks everything to do the right thing and a modern day woman trying to uncover the mystery of her biological family looks really interesting.

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood came from me to me.

A neglectful dad suffering from guilt starts visiting the elderly woman his young son was helping out to earn a Boy Scout badge after his son's untimely death.  This will probably be very sad but I'm counting on it to be hopeful as well.

Remember My Beauties by Lynne Hugo came from Switchgrass Books and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

This slim novel about a family that is disintegrating, the woman who is trying to hold them together, and the breeding farm and remaining horses that give them hope sounds tough and beautiful.

What Would Mary Berry Do? by Claire Sandy came from me for myself.

Doesn't this one look just sloppily delectable? It hits my love of fun, frothy, Brit lit too. And it sounds like fans of The Great British Bake-Off will thoroughly enjoy it. Can't wait!

Nine Island by Jane Alison came from Catapult.

A woman in a beach-side glass building is deciding whether to give up on love as she translates Ovid's Metamorphoses; this looks literary and wonderful.

Auntie Poldie and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano came from Meryl Zegarek.

A sassy, foul-mouthed elderly widow as a sleuth and set in Italy to boot? I don't normally do mysteries but I find myself attracted to every aspect of the blurb for this one (besides the presence of a corpse) so I'm going to give it a try.

A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams came from William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

Luscious cover, no? The Roaring Twenties, romance, intrigue, and a love triangle. How could anyone resist this? I know I can't.

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. My son's first grade teacher was Mary Barry so that title made me smile (even though it's spelled with an E). Enjoy your new books!

  2. Looks like a nice variety. Enjoy your week Kristen.

  3. Woman in the Photo and the new Beatriz Williams' books sound good. Happy reading.

  4. The Woman in The Photo sounds quite good.

    I hope you enjoy A Certain Age. It was good as all of Beatriz Williams' books are, but a bit confusing. I will be looking for your thoughts on it.

    ENJOY your week of reading and your books.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  5. Love the cover on Remember My Beauties.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


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