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Monday, March 15, 2010
Mailbox Monday March 15
Mailbox Monday is a meme where you can post what books came into your home during the week. It is hosted by Marcia over at The Printed Page. Go on over and check it out. Be warned though it can lead to large TBR piles and wish lists!
This week I received two books that I have so been wanting to read!
The first book I received was The Lost Summer Of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees.
In the bestselling tradition of Loving Frank and March comes a novel for anyone who loves Little Women.
Millions of readers have fallen in love with Little Women. But how could Louisa May Alcott-who never had a romance-write so convincingly of love and heart-break without experiencing it herself?
Deftly mixing fact and fiction, Kelly O'Connor McNees imagines a love affair that would threaten Louisa's writing career-and inspire the story of Jo and Laurie in Little Women. Stuck in small-town New Hampshire in 1855, Louisa finds herself torn between a love that takes her by surprise and her dream of independence as a writer in Boston. The choice she must make comes with a steep price that she will pay for the rest of her life.
I love Louisa May Alcott and I am very interested in her life since catching a special about her on PBS. Little Women played a huge part in my becoming a reader. This book is made beautifully. The pages have an old feel to them. I have a feeling I will enjoy this book very much! I received this book for review from the publisher. Thank you Lydia!
The second book I received was Roses by Leila Meacham
Synopsis (from B&N)
Spanning the 20th century, the story of Roses takes place in a small East Texas town against the backdrop of the powerful timber and cotton industries, industries controlled by the scions of the town's founding families. Cotton tycoon Mary Toliver and timber magnate Percy Warwick should have married but unwisely did not, and now must deal with the deceit, secrets, and tragedies of their choice and the loss of what might have been--not just for themselves but for their children, and children's children. With expert, unabashed, big-canvas storytelling, Roses covers a hundred years, three generations of Texans and the explosive combination of passion for work and longing for love.
I have read many great reviews for this book. It has also been compared to Gone With The Wind and The Thornbirds.This book is also beautiful. Look at this picture of the inside of the book. I love when books have special little touches like this. I won this copy from Marie's giveaway at The Burton Review. I love her blog and find myself checking out her reviews often. Be sure to check it out! Thank you Marie!
I am hoping to get my reading mojo back this week. Springy weather is upon us after a very long winter. It's has been so cold and dreary this winter and it has given me the blahs! I am feeling a bit chipper today and ready to tackle the world! I have a little spring cleaning and reading on the agenda today and it feels good! Maybe I can caught up a bit! Have a great reading week!