Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mailbox Monday for April 10

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Passages to the Past is hosting for the month of April. You can view the touring blog list at Mailbox Monday blog for the upcoming months.

I'm excited to have received the following books last week:

Far to Go by Alison Pick (TLC Tours)

When Czechoslovakia relinquishes the Sudetenland to Hitler, the powerful influence of Nazi propaganda sweeps through towns and villages like a sinister vanguard of the Reich's advancing army. A fiercely patriotic secular Jew, Pavel Bauer is helpless to prevent his world from unraveling as first his government, then his business partners, then his neighbors turn their back on his affluent, once-beloved family. Only the Bauers' adoring governess, Marta, sticks by Pavel, his wife, Anneliese, and their little son, Pepik, bound by her deep affection for her employers and friends. But when Marta learns of their impending betrayal at the hands of her lover, Ernst, Pavel's best friend, she is paralyzed by her own fear of discovery—even as the endangered family for whom she cares so deeply struggles with the most difficult decision of their lives.

Caught by Harlan Coben (Win from The Secret Writer)

Reporter Wendy Tynes is making a name for herself, bringing down sexual offenders on nationally-televised sting operations. But when social worker Dan Mercer walks into her trap, and is tied to the disappearance of a seventeen-year-old New Jersey girl, the shocking consequences will have Wendy doubting her instincts about the motives of the people around her.

And Cindy from Cindy's Love of Books passed these books on to me. Thanks Cindy for your generosity!

White Picket Fences by Susan Meissner

When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen year-old niece Tally. The girl is practically an orphan: motherless, and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands– in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm–and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she, her husband Neil, and their two teenagers can offer the girl stability and a shot at a “normal” life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble.

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much. But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from-one another, their small hometown, and themselves-might offer more than they ever expected.

So what did you get in your mailbox last week?

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  1. Cindy is a sweetie, isn't she? I hope you enjoy all of your new books! The Weird Sisters and Caught look the most appealing to me.

  2. I thought White Picket Fences was pretty good. The Weird Sisters is on my TBR list but not sure when I'll get around to reading it. Have a good week!

  3. White Picket Fences is now on my wish list! Thanks...and I LOVED The Weird Sisters...hope you do, too.


  4. I would LOVE ti read In A Picket Fence...

  5. So many good books here! enjoy them all.

  6. I have read and loved White Picket Fences and The Weird Sisters! Hope you enjoy your books! Here's my mailbox:

  7. Great selection! I am adding a couple to my Wish List!
    Can't wait to see your reviews of them :-) Thanks for stopping by mine!

  8. The Weird Sister has had some mixed reviews. I'll be interested to see what you think about that one. Have a great week and happy reading. My MM is here .

  9. Laura you are more the welcome. You got some good books. Hope you enjoy them and can't wait to hear what you think of Weird Sisters.

  10. The Weird Sisters is on my list to read. I'm curious to see what you think of it. It seems people either love it or hate it. Far To Go is a new to me title that looks very good. Looking forward to your thoughts on all of these!

  11. THE WEIRD SISTERS is popping up everywhere and I must read it. These all look good. Enjoy!

  12. I really want to read The Weird Sisters. Enjoy your books.


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