Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mailbox Monday for August 15

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. Life in the Thumb is hosting for the month of Aug. You can view the touring blog list at Mailbox Monday blog for the upcoming months.

The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou by Susan Higginbotham (from Sourcebooks as a gift for answering their survey)

What would happen if this king suddenly went mad? What would his queen do? Would she make the same mistakes I did, or would she learn from mine?

Margaret of Anjou, queen of England, cannot give up on her husband-even when he slips into insanity. And as mother to the House of Lancaster's last hope, she cannot give up on her son-even when England turns against them. This gripping tale of a queen forced to stand strong in the face of overwhelming odds is at its heart a tender tale of love.

Award-winning author Susan Higginbotham will once again ask readers to question everything they know about right and wrong, compassion and hope, duty to one's country and the desire of one's own heart.

The Magic of Finkleton by KC Hilton (for review by author,

Most folks say, "Mother Nature controls the rain". However this is not the case in the village of Finkleton. In the perfect little village of Finkleton, the weather is always perfect. Every farm grows the best, biggest, healthiest crops in the entire world, and everyone is happy. Soon after the Finkles inherit their Uncle Harry's shop and move to Finkleton, they discover magical secrets hidden in his shop. One clue at a time, Jack, Lizzy and Robert learn the town's amazing secret. No, Mother Nature is not in charge in Finkleton! Ever since Uncle Harry's death, the weather has not been cooperating. Farms are starting to fail. Will the Finkle children be able to solve all the magical mysteries before the village is destroyed? Come along to Finkleton. A very special, magical adventure is about to begin!

One Day by David Nicholls (bought at Costco)

'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN.

So, what did you get in your mailbox last week?

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  1. lovely books this week! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

  2. I enjoyed One Day, but didn't love it as much as everyone else did, so I'll be anxious to see what you think of it.

  3. Great selection of books you received, Laura. I'm looking forward to reading the book on Margaret of Anjou.

  4. One Day looks like a book I'd enjoy...I'm looking forward to the movie, too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. I've heard great things about Susan Higginbotham's books. I have all of them on my shelf but haven't read any of them yet. Enjoy your new books!

  6. I'm anxious for your thoughts on the Susan Higginbotham book. I enjoyed The Traitor's Wife and Hugh and Bess, so I'm interested in reading more by her. Happy reading!

  7. I liked One Day. Hope you enjoy it. The Magic of Finkleton looks cute. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

  8. One Day seems to have a mixed bag of reviews. The movie trailer looks good though so the book is on my tbr pile. I hope you enjoy all your new reads.

  9. I have One Day on the shelf... I know I know.. gotta to get to it! I like your cover - mine is just a graphic forms of two people. Did you read Kathy - Bermuda Onion's post with the author? It gives us an insight to snippets of inspiration.

  10. The Queen of Last Hopes is a great read. Enjoy your new books.

  11. I've read a couple of Susan Higginbotham's books - hope you enjoy this one!


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