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Mailbox Monday – February 21

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.


I received The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris from the publisher for a She Reads review. It also came with a pretty necklace that you can see in the blue bag.

On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard’s only daughter—one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island—has gone missing. Tending the warden’s greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl’s whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search’s outcome.

Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living as an aspiring vaudevillian in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world.

And a few weeks ago local author, Shelley Costa, gave a book reading for her newest book, Practical Sins for Cold Climates. I’d met her before and at this signing I ran into an old friend of mine (pictured).  I took my mom and we hit up the Olive Garden afterward for some wine and dessert. A good night 🙂IMG_5766 About the book, the first in a series…

When Val Cameron, a Senior Editor with a New York publishing company, is sent to the Canadian Northwoods to sign a reclusive bestselling author or risk losing her job, she is definitely out of her element. Val is certain she can convince Charles Cable, but first she has to find him.

Aided by a float plane pilot whose wife was killed two years ago in a case gone cold, Val’s hunt for the recluse becomes even more muddled. When all signs point to Cable as the killer, she must work to clear his name before the scandal sinks her career.

Trapped in a wilderness lake community where livelihoods collide and a killer lurks, the prospect of running into a bear could be the least of Val’s problems.

So did anything fun find its way into your mailbox this week?

February 22, 2016 - Posted by | Book signings, Mailbox Monday


  1. The book signing and dinner out sound like fun, Stacy! It feels like ages since I was last at a signing. Not since the Festival of Books last spring, now that I think about it. I wonder if I’ll be able to talk my husband and Maggie into going again this year . . .

    Comment by Literary Feline | February 22, 2016 | Reply

  2. Always fun to get to see authors talking about their books. I want to read that book – will have to look for it.

    Comment by Kay | February 22, 2016 | Reply

  3. Sounds like a fun event, especially since you got to share it with your mom. Enjoy your new books!

    Comment by BermudaOnion | February 22, 2016 | Reply

  4. Enjoy you new books..

    Theresa (The Truth About Books)
    see my answer here

    Comment by Theresa (The Truth About Books) | February 23, 2016 | Reply

  5. Sounds like you had a fun event and those are both nice new books! Enjoy them, Stacy!

    Comment by Rita @ View From My Home | February 23, 2016 | Reply

  6. What a great way for you and your mom to spend time together!

    Comment by Vicki | February 23, 2016 | Reply

  7. I am jealous of The Edge of Lost. What a nice touch to have the necklace sent with the book.

    May I know the significance of the necklace?

    ENJOY your books and reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

    Comment by Silver's Reviews | February 23, 2016 | Reply

  8. Both books look good! I love going to book events.

    Comment by Mary | February 24, 2016 | Reply

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