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Mailbox Monday – April13

mmb-300x282Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

A good week for the mailbox!

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The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson (from Harper Collins)

Denver, 1962: Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life. She loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend, Frieda, and enjoys complete control over her day-to-day existence. She can come and go as she pleases, answering to no one. There was a man once, a doctor named Kevin, but it didn’t quite work out the way Kitty had hoped.

Then the dreams begin.

Denver, 1963: Katharyn Andersson is married to Lars, the love of her life. They have beautiful children, an elegant home, and good friends. It’s everything Kitty Miller once believed she wanted—but it only exists when she sleeps.

The Daughter by Jane Shemilt (from Harper Collins)

Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon.

But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken.

The Precious One by Maria de los Santos (from Harper Collins)

In all her life, Eustacia “Taisy” Cleary has given her heart to only three men: her first love, Ben Ransom; her twin brother, Marcus; and Wilson Cleary — professor, inventor, philanderer, self-made millionaire, brilliant man, breathtaking jerk: her father.

Seventeen years ago, Wilson ditched his first family for Caroline, a beautiful young sculptor. In all that time, Taisy’s family has seen Wilson, Caroline, and their daughter Willow only once.

Why then, is Wilson calling Taisy now, inviting her for an extended visit, encouraging her to meet her pretty sister — a teenager who views her with jealousy, mistrust, and grudging admiration? Why, now, does Wilson want Taisy to help him write his memoir?

Girl in the Moonlight by Chaeles Dubow (from Harper Collins)

Spanning several decades, moving through the worlds of high society, finance, and art, and peopled with poignant characters, Naked in the Moonlight takes us on a whirlwind tour, from the wooded cottages of old East Hampton to the dining rooms of Upper East Side Manhattan to the bohemian art studios of Paris and Barcelona. As he vividly brings to life Wylie and Cesca’s tempestuous, heart wrenching affair, Charles Dubow probes the devastating depths of human passion and the nature of true love.

The Residence:Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Anderson Brower (from Harper Collins for a blog tour)

America’s First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family.

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  1. You did have a good week at the mailbox. I’ve read The Daughter and enjoyed it. A couple of the others are on my wishlist. Enjoy!

    Comment by Kay | April 13, 2015 | Reply

    • That one looks good. They all do really!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 13, 2015 | Reply

  2. It looks like you had a blue mailbox! My mom would probably love The Residence.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | April 13, 2015 | Reply

    • I’ve started it. Feels a little like the movie The Butler in the beginning.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 13, 2015 | Reply

  3. All your new books sound amazing. I’m looking forward to reading The Bookseller and The Precious One. Happy reading, Stacy!

    Comment by Lucy | April 13, 2015 | Reply

  4. Wow! I see you received all the books for the Spring She Reads. Sadly, I don’t have any contacts at Harper Collins. The Residence sounds good!

    I hope you enjoy all your books, and can’t wait for your thoughts on the She Reads Books.

    Comment by Vicki | April 13, 2015 | Reply

  5. I hope you enjoy all your books.

    Comment by sagustocox | April 13, 2015 | Reply

  6. Oooooo….they all look good especially The Daughter.

    They are color coordinated too. 🙂

    ENJOY….looks like you are in for some good reading.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

    Comment by Silver's Reviews | April 13, 2015 | Reply

  7. A very well-coordinated mailbox this week… pretty blue books!

    Comment by lakesidemusing | April 13, 2015 | Reply

  8. A couple of these books are on my want to read list. Looking forward to your thoughts.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | April 13, 2015 | Reply

  9. I’m looking forward to reading The Daughter. Your other new books sound good as well. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on them.

    Comment by Literary Feline | April 13, 2015 | Reply

  10. So many of your new books are ones I want to try as well. enjoy Stacy

    Comment by Diane | April 14, 2015 | Reply

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