Sunday, November 25, 2012

Monday Mailbox

This is where we spotlight the books that came to our home in the last week. Caveat:  Mailbox Monday can cause your TBR pile to increase exponentially. November's host is Kathy at
Bermuda Onion's weblog.

Only one book arrived in the mail this week.

From RH/LT for review
Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: January 29th 2013 by Ballantine Books

ISBN: 034552537X (ISBN13: 9780345525376)
edition language; English

Welcome to Avalon, Illinois, Pop. 4,243
At Madeline’s Tea Salon, the cozy hub of the Avalon community, local residents scrapbook their memories and make new ones. But across town, other Avalonians are struggling to free themselves of the past: Isabel Kidd is fixing up her ramshackle house while sorting through the complications of her late husband’s affair. Ava Catalina is mourning the love of her life and helping her young son grow up without his father. Local plumber Yvonne Tate is smart, beautiful, and new to Avalon, but finds that despite a decade of living life on her own terms, the past has a way of catching up—no matter where she goes. And Frances Latham, mother to a boisterous brood of boys, eagerly anticipates the arrival of a little girl from China—unprepared for the emotional roller coaster of foreign adoption.

Enter Bettie Shelton, the irascible founder of the Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society. Under Bettie’s guidance, even the most reluctant of Avalon’s residents come to terms with their past and make bold decisions about their future. But when the group receives unexpected news about their steadfast leader, they must pull together to create something truly memorable.

By turns humorous, wise, and deeply moving, The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society is a luminous reminder that the things we hold most dear will last a lifetime.
I bought  Porch Lights  by Dorothea Benton Frank for my kindle.
What exciting books were in your mailbox this week?


  1. Enjoy your book. Nothing came for me this week.

  2. I hope to read this one does look so tempting. Enjoy! Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  3. I've had my eye on this book for awhile. I hope it's as good as it sounds.

  4. I didn't realize Darien Gee had a new book coming out. I'm looking for that one! I really liked Friendship Bread. Enjoy!
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  5. I haven't heard of that one but it sounds like my kind of read! Enjoy!

    Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

  6. Hope you enjoy your book.

  7. That was in my mailbox last week! Looking forward to reading it. Have a great week, Kaye!

  8. Only one book? Hope Santa is going to be more generous.

  9. Sounds so cute...enjoy!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  10. I didn't even know there was a book out there that catered to the scrapbooker! I used to do it, and had loads of stuff, but gave it up last year. All my neat stuff went to a crafty friend, who uses it now to make cards. This book would definitely pique my interest, and not only for the scrapbooking! Very tight and well constructed review today. I liked it a lot!!

    1. This sounds like a perfect relaxing holiday choice --enjoy

  11. Sometimes it's nice to only get one book in a week--gives you a bit of a breather on that TBR pile!

    Jonathan @

  12. I haven't heard of this one, but it is now on my towering TBR stack!!!

  13. Both books look so good! And I do love Dorothea Benton Frank. Enjoy your goodies!

  14. I'm wavering on this scrapbooking days are long gone, but this sure looks like a warm and cozy read.

  15. Looks like a good one. Happy reading!

  16. I got this one too. Sounds like a good time!

    Cheli's Shelves


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