Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mailbox Monday for August 22

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 Only Way to Paradise by G.G. Vandagriff (for review from author)

What causes picture-perfect suburban Oakwood residents, MacKenzie, Roxie, Sara, and Georgia to desert their therapist fly off to Florence? Answer: A romantic Italian movie that prompts Roxie to ask: “If Italy is so healing and therapeoutic what are we doing in Ohio?”

Even Sara, the most duty-bound of the group, finally joins the pact they dub “The Crazy Ladies of Oakwood,” and they all find themselves in Florence a week later. As they feel themselves embraced by the entire province of Tuscany, each woman falls and becomes entangled in experiences she could never have foretold. Not only do they find the fascinating Italian men that Georgia promised, but new sides to themselves and each other.

Reasons to Be Happy by Katrina Kittle (for review from Sourcebooks)

Hannah's parents are glamorous Hollywood royalty, and sometimes she feels like the ugly duckling in a family of swans. After her mother's tragic death, Hannah's grief is compounded by her desperate need to live up to her mother's image. She tries to control her weight through Bulimia, and her devastated father is too distracted to notice. The secret of her eating disorder weighs heavily on Hannah, but the new eighth grade Beverly Hills clique she's befriended only reinforces her desire to be beautiful. The only one who seems to notice, or care, that something is wrong is Jasper, the quirky mistfit.

Melinda and the Wild West by Linda Weaver Clarke (a win from the author)

In 1896 Melinda Gamble a very elegant, very naïve young woman from Boston decides to give up her life of monotonous comfort for the turbulent uncertainty of the still untamed Wild West. Driven by her intense desire to make a difference in the world, Melinda takes a job as a schoolteacher in the small town of Paris, Idaho, where she comes face-to-face with a frightening bank robber, a vicious grizzly bear, and an intense blizzard that leaves her clinging to her life. But it is a ruggedly handsome and very mysterious stranger who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least prepared love.

So what did you get in your mailbox last week?

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  1. What a great mailbox! All female-centric, even if not chick lit! Enjoy all of the wonderful new reads!

  2. I agree with Julie - love the books being about women and the power behind The Only Way to Paradise. Fingers crossed for the reads :)

  3. Laura you had a great book week. I am hoping to get Reason's to be happy. I got offered it while i was away.

    Enjoy :)

  4. Enjoy! your mailbox.

  5. The Only Way to Paradise sounds very good. I hope it is a great read.

  6. Katrina Kittle has a new book? I'll look for it!

  7. These all look good. Hope you enjoy them!

  8. Reasons to be Happy caught my eye. I will look forward to your review!


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