Sunday, February 19, 2012

Monday Mailbox


Monday Mailbox is currently on tour and this month's host is Metroreader. This is where we spotlight the books that came to our home in the last week.

Caveat: Monday Mailbox can cause your tbr pile to increase exponentially.

I was ecstatic when I found this ARC in my mailbox. My daughter, Steph and I just loved Howe's first book and have been looking forward to this one. Can't wait to get started!


Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: April 10th 2012 by Voice/Hyperion
language: English

From the publisher:

Still reeling from the deaths of her mother and sister on the Titanic, Sibyl Allston is living a life of quiet desperation with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in an elegant town house in Boston’s Back Bay. Trapped in a world over which she has no control, Sibyl flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium.

But when her brother is suddenly kicked out of Harvard under mysterious circumstances and falls under the sway of a strange young woman, Sibyl turns for help to psychology professor Benton Derby, despite the unspoken tensions of their shared past. As Benton and Sibyl work together to solve a harrowing mystery, their long-simmering spark flares to life, and they realize that there may be something even more magical between them than a medium’s scrying glass.


From the opium dens of Boston’s Chinatown to the opulent salons of high society, from the back alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of the Titanic, The House of Velvet and Glass weaves together meticulous period detail, intoxicating romance, and a final shocking twist that will leave readers breathless.

Received from SA/Voice.

23 comments:

  1. Oh, this one sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing...and enjoy....

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  2. I really want to read this one - it sounds really good! I hope you enjoy it.

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  3. I got that book yesterday and it's such a beautiful ARC, I just sat and looked at it for a little while.

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  4. Wow, I can't wait for your review! Great cover too.

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  5. This one is new to me, but it looks lovely! Happy reading.

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  6. The cover of this book is gorgeous-I am going to put it on my TBR list.

    I am glad you like the idea of choosing your own book-sometimes it is just fun to go shopping.

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  7. i got that one too Kaye -- looks good ---enjoy

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  8. I think I would enjoy this one. If only b/c of the location (my son and his wife are currently living in Boston so I have had occasion to visit it)

    Happy reading!

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  9. Oh, I like the sounds of this one. Can't wait to see your thoughts.

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  10. I loved Katherine Howe's first book so I am looking forward to this one!

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  11. I absolutely love that cover. In fact, I think I wanted her other book because of the cover too!!!

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  12. This is the only book I received last week also...I hope we both enjoy it!

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  13. That book sounds really good, must look into.

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  14. This does sound particularly awesome, and like something that I would like to read. I hope that you enjoy it too!

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  15. I loved her first book and imagine this one will be fantastic as well. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

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  16. I'm seeing this book everywhere today. I hope it's good. Have a great week!

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  17. Looks like we'll be seeing a few books with the setting of the Titanic this year.

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  18. That looks really good and looks like it has an interesting plot that's a bit different. I shall keep an eye out for it :-)

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