Sunday, July 22, 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. Mailbox Monday's  host for July is  being hosted by Mrs. Q Book Addict.





Won from Kathy @ Bermuda Onion

From Goodreads:

For Ava Whalen, a new marriage and a move to St. Simons Island means a new beginning. But what she doesn’t realize is that her marriage will take her on an unexpected journey into the deep recesses of her past that will transform her forever…

For as long as she can remember, Ava Whalen has struggled with a sense of not belonging, and now, at thirty-five, she still feels stymied by her family. Then she meets child psychologist Matthew Frazier, and thinks her days of loneliness are behind her. After a whirlwind romance, they impulsively elope, and Ava moves to Matthew’s ancestral home on St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia.

But after the initial excitement, Ava is surprised to discover that true happiness continues to elude her. There is much she doesn’t know about Matthew, including the mysterious circumstances surrounding his first wife’s death. And her new home seems to hold as many mysteries and secrets as her new husband. Feeling adrift, Ava throws herself into uncovering Matthew’s family history and that of the island, not realizing that she has a connection of her own to this place—or that her obsession with the past could very well destroy her future.


From Berkley for review

From Goodreads:

How to become the life of the party? First, survive the celebration…

Rare books and antiquities expert Brooklyn Wainwright is thrilled to be invited to the fiftieth birthday party of her neighbor Suzie’s aunt Grace. A retired founder of a major video game corporation, Grace is a larger-than-life character who’s turned her Lake Tahoe mansion into a fun house, full of everything from pinball machines and giant props to secret passageways and trap doors. Brooklyn is most excited to catalog Grace’s extensive collection of rare paperback pulp fiction.

Part of the fun involves a séance, but after the lights flicker, one guest is dead, poisoned by a cocktail intended for Grace. It seems someone is determined to turn Grace’s playful palatial estate into a house of horrors. Brooklyn suspects the key to the killer’s identity may lie in the roman á clef Grace has written about her life. With Grace in great peril, “must-read” takes on a whole new meaning,as Brooklyn tries to stop a murderer who’s through playing around

What exciting books showed up in your mailbox this week?


20 comments:

  1. Your win sounds really good! enjoy both your new books.

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  2. I am looking forward to Sea Change, enjoy it.

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  3. Peril in Paperback looks cute.

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  4. Ooh, Peril in Paperback looks like fun...and I loved Sea Change. Enjoy your week...and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Just started Sea Change and I'm hooked already!

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  5. Hope you enjoy Sea Change as much as I did. Happy reading, and have a great week!

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  6. Sea Change sounds good to me, I hope you enjoy! your week of reading.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/07/mailbox-monday_23.html

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  7. Both of these look good, but Peril in Paperback seems like it would be right up my alley! Very nice mailbox this week. You are going to have some fun summer reading ahead!

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  8. I've heard lot of good about Karen White but haven't read her yet. Enjoy your new books! :)

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  9. Getting books in the mail (especially ones you win) are always good!

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  10. Both of these books are on my wish list. Hope you enjoy them!

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  11. I enjoyed Sea Change and the cozy looks awesome!!

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  12. These all look so good.

    ENJOY!!

    Elizabeth

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  13. Nice win. Sea Change is on my reading list.

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  14. I can't wait to read Sea Change (I also won a copy!). I'll watch for your review. Have a great week, Kaye!

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  15. Of course, I love the cover in that first one...

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  16. Peril in Paperback looks cute.

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  17. Both books look really good. Enjoy!

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