Mailbox Monday

03 Jul

My mailbox looks a little like this one!Welcome to Mailbox Monday!

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books.

Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia, who is now blogging at A girl and her books. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour, July’s host is Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books

As for my mailbox:

Books for review:

Bath Tangle by Georgette HeyerBath Tangle by Georgette Heyer

Two temperamental hearts in the glittering Regency might be lucky enough to have a second chance at love!

Lady Serena Carlow’s eccentric father left her guardianship to the man she jilted, and now Ivo, the Marquis of Rotherham has complete control over her! Serena is displeased to say the least. But when she spends time with the Marquis, she can’t help but wonder if the feelings stirred up are sheer aggravation or of a more tender nature…

I’ve read two books by Geargette Heyer, one I really enjoyed, one much less so.  This will determine whether I consider myself a Heyer fan or not :-).

The Book of Lies by Mary Horlock

Life on the tiny island of Guernsey has just become a whole lot harder for fifteen-year-old Cat Rozier. She’s gone from model pupil to murderer, but she swears it’s not her fault. Apparently it’s all the fault of history.

A new arrival at Cat’s high school in 1984, the beautiful and instantly popular Nicolette inexplicably takes Cat under her wing. The two become inseparable—going to parties together, checking out boys, and drinking whatever liquor they can shoplift. But a perceived betrayal sends them spinning apart, and Nic responds with cruel, over-the-top retribution.

Cat’s recently deceased father, Emile, dedicated his adult life to uncovering the truth about the Nazi occupation of Guernsey—from Churchill’s abandonment of the island to the stories of those who resisted—in hopes of repairing the reputation of his older brother, Charlie. Through Emile’s letters and Charlie’s words—recorded on tapes before his own death— a “confession” takes shape, revealing the secrets deeply woven into the fabric of the island . . . and into the Rozier family story.

I’m reading this for a TLC Book Tour.  It sounded like The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: The Next Generation!

The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton

A rural idyll: that’s what Catherine is seeking when she sells her house in England and moves to a tiny hamlet in the Cévennes mountains. With her divorce in the past and her children grown, she is free to make a new start, and her dream is to set up in business as a seamstress. But this is a harsh and lonely place when you’re no longer just here on holiday. There is French bureaucracy to contend with, not to mention the mountain weather, and the reserve of her neighbours, including the intriguing Patrick Castagnol. And that’s before the arrival of Catherine’s sister, Bryony…

I fell in love with the cover of this one.  I liked the description, but when I saw the reviews from other bloggers I trust, I couldn’t pass it up.

Blind Fury by Lynda La Plante

Detective Inspector Anna Travis is brought onto a case by her boss and former lover – they are contending with a triple murder investigation and no suspect. Then Cameron Welsh, a murderer Anna helped arrest, makes contact from prison. He insists that he can help track down the killer, but he will only divulge his secrets to Anna. Anna must trust one killer to stop another.

This one was a surprise, but a very interesting looking one!

Your turn

What came in your mailbox this week? Let me know, then go to A Sea of Books to check out others!


Posted by on July 3, 2011 in books, meme


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11 responses to “Mailbox Monday

  1. Mystica

    July 4, 2011 at 12:49 am

    I’ve read the Georgette Heyer and Rosy Thornton and you are in for a treat!

  2. Topazshell Norman

    July 4, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Good books, Georgette Heyer is a lot of fun.

  3. Anne

    July 4, 2011 at 4:55 am

    The Tapestry of love looks great, I am going to add it to my TBR list. Happy reading!

  4. BermudaOnion

    July 4, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Oh, The Book of Lies sounds good – I’ve been interested in Guernsey ever since I read the Potato Peel Pie book. Happy reading!

  5. Mrs. Q: Book Addict

    July 4, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Enjoy all your new reads. Tapestry of Love is on my tbr list. Happy reading!

  6. Mary

    July 4, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I’m wondering which Heyer book you didn’t enjoy so much. I enjoyed The Tapestry of Love.

    • Laura

      July 4, 2011 at 8:56 am

      I didn’t really enjoy The Foundling, I actually didn’t finish it… I did like Lady of Quality!

      I’m looking forward to The Tapestry of Love (and the other books here!)

  7. Sheila (Book Journey)

    July 4, 2011 at 7:33 am

    I have been wanting to try a Georgette Heyer book!

  8. Holly

    July 4, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I told myself I was going to read more Georgette Heyer this year but haven’t yet. Kinda curious about The Book of Lies.

  9. pk @ aisle b

    July 4, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I got Bath Tangled too! Yay!

  10. mary Ann Langan

    July 5, 2011 at 9:46 am


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