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Monday, July 19, 2010
Mailbox Monday July 19
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. Mailbox Monday will be going on a blog tour. Every month a different blog will be hosting Mailbox Monday. Sounds like fun, right? You can check out the schedule on The Printed Page.
I received two books this week, one for review and one I found on sale and ordered it. I couldn't help myself after a friend read and enjoyed it. I love to read about cooking and it was a bargain! I'm hopeless!
Holly's Inbox: Scandal In The City by Holly Denham
(summary from the back of the book)
Dear Holly, isn’t it shocking…?
Things are finally going Holly Denham’s way: she’s in love, she’s getting the recognition she deserves at work, and her friends and family have graciously opted to avoid disaster for the moment.
Just when Holly is starting to settle into her new life, scandal erupts and Holly finds herself—and her in box—at the center of a gossip whirlwind that threatens everything she’s worked so hard for.
Written entirely in emails, this follow-up to the UK smash hit Holly’s Inbox will keep you glued to its pages as the scandal running rampant in the city threatens to ruin Holly’s hard-earned and long-awaited happiness.
Book sent for review courtesy of April at Sourcebooks, Thank you April!
The School Of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
summary from the inside jacket cover
"Once a month on Monday night, eight students gather in Lillian's restaurant for a cooking class. Among them is Claire, a young woman coming to terms with her new identity as a mother; Tom, a lawyer whose life has been overturned by loss: Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer adapting to life in America; and Carl and Helen, a long-married couple whose union contains surprises the rest of the class would never suspect." The students have come to learn the art behind Lillian's soulful dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. One by one they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create, including a white-on-white cake that prompts wistful reflections on the sweet fragility of love, and a garlic and red sauce that seems to spark one romance but end another. Over time, the paths of the students mingle and intertwine, and the essence of Lillian's cooking expands beyond the restaurant and into the secret corners of their lives, with results that are often unexpected, and always delicious.
What wonderful books made their way into your home?