Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is currently on tour and this month's host is Serena from Savvy Verse and Wit. MM is a gathering place for readers to share what books came into their home last week.

Caveat: MM can cause wish lists to explode exponentially!


Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345531213 (ISBN13: 9780345531216)

From Goodreads

Life was always just about perfect for Brooke Madison Burke. She
was the prettiest, most popular girl in small-town St. Dennis, Maryland, a prom queen, local pageant star, and the pride and joy of her loving parents. She even married the man of her dreams. But the promise of happily ever after fell to pieces when her husband was killed while serving in Iraq. Brokenhearted and longing for the solace of better days, she returns to the idyllic world of St. Dennis, and the familiar comfort of the family farm. Surrounded by her loving family and friends, she’s determined to build a new life, complete with her own cupcake bakery. She’s equally determined never to fall in love again.
For Jesse Enright, life has been a challenge. A fourth-generation attorney, he’s spent his life fighting to escape the shadow of his irresponsible father. Now he’s moved to St. Dennis to run the family law practice, and he’s ready to find the right girl, get married, and settle down. But his carefully laid plans go out the window when he meets Brooke and finds himself caught between the unbreakable law of attraction and Brooke’s resolve to go her way alone—despite the undeniable feelings Jesse stirs in her. But just like catching lightning in a bottle, is it possible to fall head-over-heels, heart-and-soul in love all over again? ( From TLC tours and Ballantine for review and giveaway in November. )

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Tor Books
ISBN: 076532797X (ISBN13: 9780765327970)
From Goodreads:
In Jane Austen’s Persuasion, the Cobb—Lyme’s famous seawall—proved dangerous to a careless young woman. Now it proves deadly.
Following their recent intrigue at Highbury, Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy visit the seaside village of Lyme on holiday. Family business also draws them there, to receive the personal effects of Mr. Darcy’s late cousin, a naval lieutenant who died in action.
Their retreat turns tragic when they come upon a body lying at the base of the Cobb. The victim is Mrs. Clay, a woman with a scandalous past that left her with child—a child whose existence threatened the inheritance of one of her paramours and the reputation of another. Did she lose her balance and fall from the slippery breakwater, or was she pushed?
Mrs. Clay’s death is not the only one that commands the Darcys’ attention. When Mr. Darcy discovers, among his cousin’s possessions, evidence that the young lieutenant’s death might have been murder, he allies with Captain Frederick Wentworth (hero of Jane Austen's Persuasion) to probe details of a battle that took place across the sea . . . but was influenced by a conspiracy much closer to home.

The Deception at Lyme (Or, The Peril of Persuasion) is the delightful sixth installment in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery series by Carrie Bebris.
(From Tor for reveiw in October)


  1. Loving both of these. I had the chance to do a TLC with the first one but I really want to start with the first, unless of course your review tells me that I'm way to uptight about readin in order!

  2. Looks like you have some great reading ahead of you over there!

  3. I thought that first book's author was MARTHA Stewart. Anyway, enjoy your books!

  4. I misread the first author as Martha Stewart and thought "What??!! Now she is writing books?" Or maybe that is a marketing tool!

  5. The Bebris one is the book which I am envious of!!! Enjoy both your reads.

  6. OOoo...the Deception at Lyme...sounds good. Happy reading.

  7. Deception at Lyme sounds great, I can never get enough of Mr. Darcy!

  8. Fun looking reads this week Kaye - Hope you like them a lot.

  9. Looks like you got 2 great cozies lined up. Have a great week!!

  10. Oh, I love the covers on these! The Hometown Girl is definitely going on my list! Enjoy!


  11. These both look very good. I will keep an eye out for your thoughts on both of them.

  12. They both look good, enjoy!

  13. Those are two authors I'd like to check out. Enjoy your new books!

  14. I have the Mariah Stewart book "Almost Home" in my TBR pile, and already there is a new one. I need to get busy and read the one I have. And now this new one goes on my Wish list.

    Enjoy your reading looks like you have a few good books waiting to be read.

    Thanks for your visit today.

  15. I saw that TLC Book Tours has a review of the first one, as you mentioned, and it's cover looks so sweet. Hope you enjoy it!

  16. They both sound good to me so I'm adding them to my list. Hope you really enjoy them!

  17. Two new titles for me. And pretty covers too. (I know, not supposed to judge by the cover!)

  18. The Deception at Lyme sounds really good. I'll have to look up that series and start from the beginning. ;)

  19. Enjoy your new reads! They both sound good. Thank you for visiting my mailbox post!
    Diana @ Book of Secrets


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