Monday, January 18, 2010

Mailbox Monday -- January 18th

Thanks to host Marcia at The Printed Page I'm participating in the Mailbox Monday round up. This week I received the following advance review copies:

1) Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff. Amazon Product Description. Every so often that story comes along that reminds us of what it’s like to experience love for the first time—against the odds, when you least expect it, and with such passion that it completely changes you forever.

An unexpected discovery takes eighty-four-year-old Lily Davis Woodward to 1945, and the five days that forever changed her life. Married for only a week before her husband was sent to fight in WWII, Lily is anxious for his return, and the chance to begin their life together. In honor of the soldiers' homecoming, the small Georgia town of Toccoa plans a big celebration. And Jake Russo, a handsome Italian immigrant, also back from war, is responsible for the elaborate fireworks display the town commissioned. But after a chance encounter in a star-lit field, he steals Lily's heart and soul--and fulfills her in ways her socially-minded, upper-class family cannot. Now, torn by duty to society and her husband--and the poor, passionate man who might be her only true love--Lily must choose between a commitment she's already made and a love she’s never known before.

Fireworks Over Toccoa takes us to a moment in time that will resonate with readers long after the book’s unforgettable conclusion. A devastating and poignant story, this debut novel will resonate with anyone who believes in love.

Thanks to St. Martin's Press.

23 comments:

  1. I'm seeing this book everywhere, and I'm jealous. ;) Looking forward to your review.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  2. This is the first time I am hearing about this book. It sounds really good, Enjoy it.

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  3. I got this one too and was thrilled to find it in the mail. Have a great week and happy reading.

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  4. This looks good and I'm intrigued how the story is framed.

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  5. Enjoy your book :D
    It sounds good

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  6. Everyone seems to be receiving Fireworks Over Toccoa! Jealous. Happy reading. I'll be looking for your review.

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  7. I think Fireworks is going to be a big book! I hope you enjoy it!

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  8. Oh it sounds *lovely* - I really want this one too :) Enjoy!

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  9. Oh, this sounds like a compelling dilemma—as well as a captivating read!

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!

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  10. This looks like a really good book. I hope you enjoy it!

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  11. sounds good :). Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  12. I've been seeing this one around a lot. Enjoy it!

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  13. I saw the comment u left on my blog and thought it was quicker to reply here.

    BEA is in New York the week of May 26-27/10.

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  14. This sounds really good. I look forward to your review.

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  15. I received Fireworks too. It looks like a good read. Have a good week!

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  16. Fireworks sounds very interesting!! I'll look for your review! I was skimming other posts - I reviewed End The Fed and that is a good book for people to read if not exciting! Also, I have Truly Madly to read so I DIDN'T read your review on that one yet! Have a great week!

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  17. Wow this book sounds great! I hope it's as good as it sounds! Happy Reading!

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  18. I already have it on my wishlist, and I look forward to reading your thoughts on it. Enjoy!

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  19. I have seen this one around and it looks like a really good read!

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  20. I've heard so much about this one. Thanks for your praise and recommendation.
    Here is my MM..
    http://bookwormsdinner.blogspot.com/2010/01/mailbox-monday-january-18-2010.html

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