Sunday, February 19, 2012
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
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.