Monday, May 14, 2012

Mailbox Monday


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.  May's host is Martha at Martha's Bookshelf.

We just got back from the "big annual trek north" on Friday. Lovely to find several books at the front door and then a couple more at the post office when we picked up our mail so I have no idea what day they showed up. Here they are :



Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: June 5th 2012 by Berkley

ISBN
0425251357 (ISBN13: 9780425251355)
edition language
English
 From Berkley Prime Crime for review/giveaway





Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 6th 2012 (first published 2012)
ISBN: 0425245535 (ISBN13: 9780425245538)
setting: Charleston, South Carolina, 2011 (United States)
From the publisher:
The opening of the aquarium is a major Charleston event, and Theodosia has been hired to cater tea, scones, and sandwiches for the private party to honor dignitaries and big buck donors. Things are going swimmingly, until Theodosia escapes the party for a momentary rest, only to discover the body of a man entangled in a net, drowned in one of the aquarium's state-of-the-art tanks.
To make matters worse, the victim is Theodosia's former boyfriend Parker Scully. The EMTs on the scene think Parker's drowning was an accident, but when Theodosia notices what look like defense wounds on his hands, she realizes that someone wanted Parker dead. The local police aren't keen on hearing her theory-especially because of her ties to the victim-so Theodosia knows that if she wants Parker's killer brought to justice, she'll have to jump into the deep end and start her own investigation...
INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

Won from Karen at Bookin' with Bingo.

Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: June 5th 2012 by Signet

ISBN: 045123734X (ISBN13: 9780451237347)
series
setting: Alexandria, Virginia(United States
From Signet/Obsidian for review/giveaway.





Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: June 5th 2012 by Random House Publishing Group

ISBN
0345528719 (ISBN13: 9780345528711)
edition language:English
From LT /Ballantine Books

Hardback, 336 pages
Expected publication: July 24th 2012 by Random House Publishing Group (first published March 15th 2012)

ISBN: 0812993292 (ISBN13: 9780812993295)
edition language: English
From the publisher
Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl from a woman he hasn’t seen or heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye.

Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then, as happens in the very best works of fiction, Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. And thus begins the unlikely pilgrimage at the heart of Rachel Joyce’s remarkable debut. Harold Fry is determined to walk six hundred miles from Kingsbridge to the hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed because, he believes, as long as he walks, Queenie Hennessey will live.

Still in his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold embarks on his urgent quest across the countryside. Along the way he meets one fascinating character after another, each of whom unlocks his long-dormant spirit and sense of promise. Memories of his first dance with Maureen, his wedding day, his joy in fatherhood, come rushing back to him—allowing him to also reconcile the losses and the regrets. As for Maureen, she finds herself missing Harold for the first time in years.

And then there is the unfinished business with Queenie Hennessy.

A novel of unsentimental charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry introduces Rachel Joyce as a wise—and utterly irresistible—storyteller.
From Random House/SA

31 comments:

  1. Nice lot of books. Enjoy them all.

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    1. The Harold Fry book really appeals to me, and those cozies seem like great fun as well.

      Hope you have a great week Kaye.

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  2. Hope your "North" trip was fun and relaxing. You have quite a nice display of fun books to read. The Dead Man Waltzing caught my eye, as well as the Nancy Thayer's Summer Breeze. I may quit stopping by, my TBR list just keeps growing each time I visit.

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    1. Ann, please don't stop visiting, I'd miss you! Trip north was wonderful; it's great to see family and friends but also good to get home.

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    2. I won't stop visiting, I enjoy reading your reviews and stuff. I have a grandson stopping by for a visit this week for a few days, I won't be doing much reading while he is here. I will be spending as much time as I can with him, doing and talking... ; )

      You are right, I hardly ever come back to see if there is a follow-up reply. I try to visit as many as I can on meme days. No time for follow-ups, sorry.

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  3. Agony of the Leaves looks like a good one. I enjoy this series.

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  4. Ooh, lovely books! I'm expecting Summer Breeze soon...and I am drooling over the mysteries....enjoy!

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  5. Wonderful books. Happy for you.

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  6. Enjoy all your new reads! These are new to me. Happy reading!

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  7. I have not read Nancy Thayer's books for awhile. Will have to check out that book. Have a great reading week.

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  8. I love the title of The Agony of the Leaves

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  9. You received wonderful books while away...how nice to come home to them! It looks like a few cozy mysteries! I also received the "...Harold Fry" book and I'm looking forward to it. I hope we both like it.
    Summer Breeze strikes me as a beach or front porch feel good kind of read! I hope it is!

    Happy Reading, Kaye & Enjoy your new books :o)

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  10. I got the Harold Fry book too. Hot Button looks cute. Enjoy your new books!

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  11. Agony Of The Leaves looks interesting, enjoy! all of your books.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/05/mailbox-monday_14.html

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  12. Summer Breeze looks good! I love summer and the beach!

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  13. Hi Kaye,

    I hope that you enjoyed your trip, although you do sound pleased to be back home with your books.

    You have really done it this week, as all of your books are now on my reading list, which is seriously out of control!!!

    I have just finished reading a romance based around ice skating, so I shall look forward to reading 'Dead Man Waltzing' and venture into the ballroom dancing scene as well.

    Thanks for a great post and I hope that you have a good reading week,

    Yvonne

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    1. Whose list isn't out of control, Yvonne? Ha ha

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  14. Wow, loads of us seem to have got Harold Fry this week! Better be good!! Have a great week :-)

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  15. It is always fun to come home to new books isn't it?

    Summer Breeze looks like a perfect beach read!

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  16. I just love the covers of the books you got this week!

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  17. These all look like such fun books! Enjoy!

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  18. I love the thought of a mystery that incorporates tea in some way. That sounds like it would be perfect for me. Lots of neat stuff in the mailbox this week! I hope that you love them all.

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  19. An entertaining haul of books. Glad you made it back safely to Podunk! Lol

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  20. I got the Harold Fry book too. It's pretty popular this week. Cute covers on those mysteries.

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  21. I've not seen any of those books before, but it looks like you had a great mailbox week! The Harold Fry books looks like just an excellent story, I'm going to have to add it to my wish list!

    I hope you love all of your books and thanks so much for dropping by my blog :) I love your blog background too!

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

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  22. Hi, Kaye,
    I've read Agony of the Leaves - sure you'll enjoy it.
    Just got Summer Breeze myself and Hot Button sounds like a winner.

    I'm jealous.

    Chèli
    Cheli's Shelves

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  23. These all look good. Happy reading!

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  24. I just love the title of Hot Button for some reason! they all look great!

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  25. Wow! Your hands are full!
    Have a cosy time.

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  26. You came home to some great books! I always enjoy reading Thayer's summer titles, hope this one is good too!

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  27. Looks like some good ones. I love Summer Breeze's cover. Enjoy!

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