Monday, May 17, 2010

Mailbox Monday May 17



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!

I had a nice week with three books arriving in my mailbox. All three books were on my wish list so that is a huge plus!



The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey



Synopsis from B&N

THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life. She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore.

I won this book from Celticlady at CelticLady's Reviews. Be sure to check out her blog. Thank you Celtic Lady!




Get Lucky by Katherine Center

Synopsis from B&N

How do you change your luck? Katherine Center’s marvelously entertaining and poignant new novel is about choosing to look for happiness—and maybe getting lucky enough to find it.

Sarah Harper isn’t sure if the stupid decisions she sometimes makes are good choices in disguise—or if they’re really just stupid. But either way, after forwarding an inappropriate email to her entire company, she suddenly finds herself out of a job.

So she goes home to Houston—and her sister, Mackie—for Thanksgiving. But before Sarah can share her troubles with her sister, she learns that Mackie has some woes of her own: After years of trying, Mackie’s given up on having a baby—and plans to sell on eBay the entire nursery she’s set up. Which gives Sarah a brilliant idea—an idea that could fix everyone’s problems. An idea that gives Sarah the chance to take care of her big sister for once—instead of the other way around.

But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. After a decade away, Sarah is forced to confront one ghost from her past after another: the father she’s lost touch with, the memories of her mother, the sweet guy she dumped horribly in high school. Soon everything that matters is on the line—and Sarah can only hope that by changing her life she has changed her luck, too.

I won this from Mary at Bookfan. Be sure to check out her blog. Thank you Mary!



Beachcombers by Nancy Thayer

Synopsis from B&N

Beautifully written, powerfully felt, full of both abundant joy and heart-wrenching sorrow, Beachcombers is an extraordinary novel that centers on the bittersweet reunion of three captivating, very different sisters on Nantucket over one gorgeous, exhilarating summer.

Abbie Fox hasn’t seen her father or two younger sisters in almost two years, during which she’s jetted around the world and experienced life, if not love. But now Lily, the baby of the family, is sending Abbie urgent emails begging her to return home to Nantucket. Their middle sister, Emma, has taken to her bed, emotionally devastated after the loss of her high-powered stockbroker’s job and a shockingly unexpected break-up with her fiancĂ©. Also, Lily is deeply worried that Marina, the beautiful, enigmatic woman renting their guesthouse, has set her sights on the sisters’ widowed father, Jim. The Fox girls closed ranks years ago after the haunting, untimely death of their mother, but seeing their dad move on with his life forces each of them to take stock.

Over the course of the summer, the sisters’ lives grow as turbulent as the unpredictable currents encircling Nantucket. When Abbie encounters an incredibly appealing married man, she breaks her own rules in the name of love, fearing all the while that she’ll regret it. Meanwhile, type-A Emma learns a new definition of success, and strong-minded Lily must reconcile her dreams with reality. Even Marina, who has come to Nantucket to forget heartbreak and betrayal, faces an astonishing turn of events that will find her torn between fate and freedom. At summer’s end, these unforgettable women will face profound choices—and undergo personal transformations that will surprise even themselves.

I won this ARC from Librarything Early Reviewers.

I was thrilled with all my new books! What books made their way into your home last week?

21 comments:

  1. I got Beachcombers too a week or so ago. Happy Reading!!

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  2. You are very welcome! And I'm looking forward to your review of Beachcombers :)

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  3. Yellow House is on my shelf as well. Happy reading.

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  4. I love the cover of Beachcombers and I'm totally envious of Yellow House. Enjoy your new books.

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  5. I really enjoyed Get Lucky! I heard an interview of the author of The Yellow House and from that, I think the book is probably good. Happy reading!

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  6. Nice hual! The Yellow House sounds really good.

    Happy Reading!

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  7. It's cool that all three books share similar traits. You are a very consistent reader, and that's great. It makes you a real expert.

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  8. I really want to read The Yellow House! I'll look forward to your review! Here's my Mailbox.

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  9. The Yellow House sounds really good! I'll have to keep my eye out for that.

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  10. Great books!! I have all three, and they are sitting in my TBR screaming for me to pick them up and make good use of them, lol! Enjoy and I can't wait to read your thoughts on them!

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  11. I am seeing The Yellow House a lot lately. I hope you enjoy all of your new books, Beth.

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  12. Oh I've really wanted to read The Yellow House - I hope you like it!

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  13. I won Get Lucky from Library Thing but I haven't had a chance to read it yet! It looks good though!

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  14. I keep seeing The Yellow House, I must be meant to read it. I am already fans of Katherine Center and Nancy Thayer so they will be added to my wish list.

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  15. Get Lucky & Beachcombers both look terrific to me. Enjoy your books!

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  16. I loved The Yellow House! It was a great read.

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  17. Have to get The Yellow House soon.
    Happy reading!

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  18. The Yellow House looks and sounds like a gorgeous read. Will follow ... I want to hear what you think of this one!

    Love your butterfly icon/avatar thingie btw!

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  19. Wow, congratulations on all your wins! Sounds like you have some fun reading ahead of you.

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  20. These all sound like great summer reads! Enjoy your books.:-))

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