Monday, April 19, 2010

Mailbox Monday April 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. Be warned though it can lead to large TBR piles and wish lists!

Juliet by Anne Fortier

Summary from the back of the book

When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on a precarious journey into the true history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo turned medieval Siena upside down. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in Shakespeare's unforgettable blood feud, she begins to realize that the notorious curse – "A plague on both your houses!" – is still at work, and that she is the next target. It seems the only one who can save her from her fate is Romeo… but where is he?

I received this book from Random House

The Language of Secrets by Dianne Dixon

Summary from the book jacket

Justin Fisher has a successful career as the manager of a luxury hotel, a lovely wife, and a charming young son. While all signs point to a bright future, Justin can no longer ignore the hole in his life left by his estranged family. When he finally gathers the courage to reconnect with his troubled past, Justin is devastated to learn that his parents have passed away. And a visit to the cemetery brings the greatest shock of all--next to the graves of his father and mother sits a smaller tombstone for a three-year-old boy: a boy named Thomas Justin Fisher.

What follows is an extraordinary journey as Justin struggles with issues of his own identity and pieces together the complex and heartbreaking truth about his family. With great skill and care, Dianne Dixon explores the toll that misunderstandings, blame, and resentment can take on a family. But it is the intimate details of family life-a mother's lullaby for her son, a father's tragic error in judgment-that make this an exceptional and deeply emotional novel from a new storyteller.

I received this book from Doubleday through Librarything Early Reviewers

I also hit the library sale on Saturday at our library. I picked up many great finds there.

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquival
March by Geraldine Brooks
From Fields of Gold by Alexandra Ripley
More Than Memory by Dorothy Garlock
and a few other books that made their way to my mother's house

What fun books made their way into your home?


  1. Interesting books never heard of them until now.

    Happy reading

  2. I also got Juliet and can't wait to read it. My library book sale was this weekend, too! I've been wanting to read March. The Language of Secrets sounds good, too. Here's my Mailbox.

  3. I am seeing Juliet everywhere and am just drooling to get my hands on a copy, lol!! Enjoy!

    Here is mine:

  4. The Language of Secrets sounds interesting! Enjoy your books!

  5. All of your books sound good, especially Juliet! Enjoy!

  6. I got Juliet too, which I am very excited to get too and Georgette Heyer's Regency World a non-fiction book.

    Enjoy your new additions!

  7. Juliet sounds good,will try, thanks!

  8. Great mailbox! Juliet looks really good.

  9. I love library sales! And the season is starting -- I'm excited.

    Here is my Mailbox on Rose City Reader.

    Happy reading!

  10. The Language of Secrets sounds so good! Have a good week :)

  11. Ooooh, I'm so jealous of your Juliet! It's right up my league. A book about Italy and one's ancestors... I also went to a library sale. Don't you just love book sales? Enjoy your books!

  12. What a great haul, especially from the library sale!

  13. Oh, I can't wait to read Juliet. Enjoy your new books!

  14. Juliet looks like a good one. And I remember enjoy the movie Like Water for Chocolate. Enjoy all your books!

  15. I too have seen Juliet on the shelves, on my wish list.

  16. I have The Language of Secrets and can't wait to read it.

  17. I've seen Juliet on a few people's lists and it looks really good.

  18. The Language of Secrets sounds like it will be a good one, plus I really like the cover...yes I judge by the cover, I'm such a bad reader.

  19. Ahh, Peace Like a River -- that's one of my favorites from a few years back. Beautifully told tale.

    Have fun reading. I'm curious about the Dixon book now; this is the first I've read the synopsis. That's got real promise.

  20. Juliet sure is making the rounds. Enjoy your new books!

    Diary of an Eccentric

  21. I'm very interested in what you think of The Language of Secrets! Enjoy your books and your week!


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