Monday, March 21, 2011

Mailbox Monday -- March 21st -- Spring is Here!

The reason why I love Mondays -- Mailbox Monday hosted this month by I'm Booking It. Below are the review copies I received this week:

1) The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton. Publisher's Summary. A rural idyll: that's what Catherine is seeking when she sells her house in England and moves to a tiny hamlet in the Cévennes mountains. With her divorce in the past and her children grown, she is free to make a new start, and her dream is to set up in business as a seamstress. But this is a harsh and lonely place when you're no longer just here on holiday. There is French bureaucracy to contend with, not to mention the mountain weather, and the reserve of her neighbours, including the intriguing Patrick Castagnol. And that's before the arrival of Catherine's sister, Bryony...

THE TAPESTRY OF LOVE is the story of how a woman falls in love with a place and its people: a landscape, a community and a fragile way of life."

Thanks to the author!

2) Amaryllis in Blueberry. by Christina Meldrum. Publisher's Summary.
Meet the Slepys: Dick, the stern doctor, the naÏve husband, a man devoted to both facts and faith; Seena, the storyteller, the restless wife, a mother of four, a lover of myth. And their children, the Marys: Mary Grace, the devastating beauty; Mary Tessa, the insistent inquisitor; Mary Catherine, the saintly, lost soul; and finally, Amaryllis, Seena's unspoken favorite, born with the mystifying ability to sense the future, touch the past, and distinguish the truth tellers from the most convincing liar of all.

When Dick insists his family move from Michigan to the unfamiliar world of Africa for missionary work, he can't possibly foresee how this new land and its people will entrance and change his daughters—and himself—forever.

Nor can he predict how Africa will spur his wife Seena toward an old but unforgotten obsession. In fact, Seena may be falling into a trance of her own. . . .

3) Women Food and God by Geneen Roth. Publisher's Summary. No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all.

After three decades of studying, teaching and writing about our compulsions with food, bestselling author Geneen Roth adds a powerful new dimension to her work in Women Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God.

A timeless and seminal work, Women Food and God shows how going beyond the food and the feelings takes you deeper into realms of spirit and soul—to the bright center of your own life.

4) A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion by Ron Hansen. Publisher's Summary. A novel set in the fast-living New York of the 1920s, that follows two lovers in a torrid affair on an arc of murder and sexual self-destruction.

Thanks to Simon and Schuster!


  1. Hey Kim, we are on the same S7S list evidently...LOL enjoy

  2. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

  3. I've seen a few reviews for Tapestry of Love that sound wonderful. I hope you enjoy all your new books. Have a great week and happy reading!

  4. Enjoy the books. The Rosy Thornton one is marvellous.

  5. It looks like you got some winners! I hope you love all of them.

  6. I just love the cover of the Tapestry of Love! And the story sounds really good too. Hope you enjoy your books!

  7. I see great books here! Look forward to read your reviews! AS usual, for the some weeks, I got none!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

  8. I hope you enjoy Amaryllis in Blueberry as much as I did. The Tapestry of Love is one I want to read after reading so many good reviews for it.

  9. Enjoy your new books. I really liked The Tapestry of Love!

  10. Women, Food and God sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy all your new books!