Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mailbox Monday for August 1

More fun books for me and my kids this week!

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 Rose Garden by Suzanne Kearsley (from Sourcebooks for review)

Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards. Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and love.

How to Love an American Man by Kristine Gasbasse (from HarperCollins for TLC Book Tour)

An endearing and unforgettable memoir of love, self-discovery, and enduring, old-fashioned values.

Kristine Gasbarre made a New York career of dating driven, inaccessible men. When she realizes her love life will never result in happiness if she continues on the same path, she makes a big decision—relocating to Italy to discover her roots and find out what defines her adoring grandpa. But upon receiving the news of his sudden passing, she is lured away.

With nowhere left to go, Krissy returns to her small hometown for the first time in a decade to help care for her grandmother—a refined, private matriarch suf?fering from early dementia along with the loss of her husband. In her reluctant agreement to share the nearly lost love stories and transformative lessons from her rich sixty-year marriage, Krissy’s grandma becomes the one of?fering comfort as she coaches her granddaughter through the fear of loving. Grandma’s unapologetic femininity and secret giving spirit opens Krissy’s eyes about relationships, teaching her the single most important requisite for loving a man: first a woman has to learn the power of her own inner beauty.

My Mom Loves Me More Than Sushi by Filomenu Gomes (from Second Story Press for review)

In this delightful, utterly delicious picturebook, a little girl joins her mom to learn about—and eat—fabulous foods from around the world. Sushi, biscotti, houska, canja, couscous, megadarra, smogastarta, crepes, jambalaya and samosas all star in full color alongside a hilarious Siamese and a beagle who join in the family's culinary adventure. There's even a dancing crayfish or two.

Franny and the Music Girl by Emily Hearn (from Second Story Press for review)

Franny embraces life. She loves to move fast, play with her friends and explore her neighborhood looking for adventure. Like other children her age, she is happy, curious and vibrant. She also happens to use a wheelchair.

Splish, Splat! by Alexis Domney (from Second Story Press for review)

When Colin tells his mom he doesn’t like the yellow color on his bedroom walls, she asks around for a house painter. The painting company she calls recommends that she hire two women named Heather and Molly, who happen to be deaf. They spend all day and do an excellent job, painting the walls blue. At the end of the day they start on the white trim. It’s nearly the end, and the two women begin to chat. As they sign while painting, the white paint splashes over the blue, leading to an unintentional speckled effect on the walls! What could be a disaster turns out to be anything but, as Colin loves his new room. The ugly yellow is gone, replaced by a blue with white speckles. Colin is so pleased that he announces: “This is a room I can dream in!”

Lovable Labels Back to School Pack (product review)

The Back To School Pack includes:
•15 Regular Sticker Labels
•80 Slimline Sticker Labels
•48 Press n'Stick Clothing DOTS
•12 Shoe Labels
•2 Mini-Metal Tags (two 4” silver ball chains incld)
•12 Square Labels

So what did you get in your mailbox last week?

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  1. How to Love an American Man - Love the title!

  2. I got the Rose Garden too.

    I love the title of My Mom loves me More than Sushi. That is too cute!

    Enjoy the books :)

  3. They all look good to me. The title of My Mom Loves Me More Than Sushi makes me smile.

  4. I have a copy of The Rose Garden and I am so excited for that one!! I want to read your review of the American Man TLC Tour book!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week of reading!

  5. How to Love an American Man - sounds nice!

  6. Can't wait for reviews of The Rose Garden. Have a good week!

  7. The Rose Garden sounds intriguing! Didn't she also write The Winter Sea? Time travel - oh boy!

  8. I'm excited to read The Rose Garden. I read Winter Sea and loved it. Happy reading!

  9. I also can't wait to read the Rose Garden. Enjoy your new books!

  10. Nice variety of reads, Rose Garden sounds good.

  11. The first two books look very good.
    I love the cover on Rose Garden. The kids books look cute! And those labels will be so handy! You had a nice mailbox!

  12. Looks like you had a great week in books! I have The Rose Garden, too, so can't wait to see what you think of it.


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