Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mailbox Monday


Mailbox Monday is being hosted throughout the month of January by Alyce at  At Home With Books.

This is a feature where we share what books entered our homes in the past week.

 Caveat: MM can cause TBR lists to expand exponentially.



Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: February 7th 2012 by NAL Trade
ISBN: 0451237080 (ISBN13: 9780451237088)


From the publisher:
In this stunning debut set in the summer of 1944 in Tuscany, Giovanna Bellini, the daughter of a wealthy aristocrat and vineyard owner, has just turned seventeen and is on the cusp of adulthood. War bears down on her peaceful little village after the Italians sign a separate peace with the Allies—transforming the Germans into an occupying army. But when her brother joins the Resistance, he asks Giovanna to hide a badly wounded fighter who is Jewish. As she nurses him back to health, she falls helplessly in love with the brave and humble Marco, who comes from as ancient and noble an Italian family as she does. They pledge their love, and then must fight a real battle against the Nazis who become more desperate and cruel as the Allies close in on them...

Received from Berkley Nal for review


 
 
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published December 27th 2011)
ISBN: 0061995568 (ISBN13: 9780061995569)
series: Wedding Cake Mystery #2


From the publisher:Piper Donovan accepts when the owner of Elysium, an exclusive spa and plastic surgery center, offers her an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to create a dazzling and unique wedding cake. The job also gives Piper the time and distance she needs to sort out her feelings for handsome FBI agent Jack Lombardi.

The ultra-luxurious spa caters to the rich and famous in need of a little “refreshing”—a nip here, a tuck there, a little Botox, a little detox. Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, Elysium seems picture-perfect: the grounds, the staff, even the guests. But no sooner does Piper arrive than a guest is brutally murdered in one of the private bungalows. Someone, it seems, wants to make sure Elysium’s beautiful director, Jillian Abernathy, never gets to walk down the aisle. Piper soon discovers that beneath the glamorous surface of this idyllic oasis lies an ugly truth—and a cold-blooded plan for murder.

Received from Harper Collins for review/giveaway.
 

22 comments:

  1. I have The Golden Hour, too. Can't wait for your thoughts! Have a great week!

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  2. The Golden Hour sounds really interesting, and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. The premise and synopsis sound exciting!

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  3. I don't read much historical fiction, but The Golden Hour sounds good, so does The Look Of Love!! Plus, both have great covers!

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  4. I think they both look great!!! I will be watching for you thoughts on the first one!

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  5. Well, that second one makes me feel better about not going to exclusive spas!

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  6. I had fun reading The Look of Love and your other book looks like a good historical novel. Enjoy!

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  7. I cracked up at the cover of A LOOK OF LOVE...LOL enjoy

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  8. The Golden Hour looks and sounds fabulous!

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  9. Both look like good books. I can't wait to see what you thought about The Golden Hour.


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  10. Both books sound like great reads. Enjoy!! Have a great week!!

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  11. These both look awesome! I love the settings...and I've enjoyed several books by Mary Jane Clark.

    Enjoy!

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  12. I got The Golden Hour too. I am kind of anxious to get to it. It sounds like a good one!

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  13. The Golden Hour sounds good to me.Enjoy! your reads.

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  14. The Golden Hour really sounds good. I've seen it on a few blogs today.

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  15. The Golden Hour sounds like a good one and I adore the cover.
    Happy reading :)

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  16. Love the cover of The Look Of Love!

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  17. The Mary Jane Clark book looks really good.

    As for the audio I listened to by Nora Ephron, I thought it was funny. I enjoyed listening to it in the car.

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  18. The Golden Hour sounds like it will be very good.

    Enjoy!

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  19. The Golden Hour sounds like it is going to be a good one. Enjoy!

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  20. I'm curious to see what people think of The Golden Hour. For some reason I'm not fond of the cover.

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  21. The Gold Hour looks really good. Enjoy your new reads.

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  22. I'm just now getting caught up on blog reading for the month. Hope you are having a great week.

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