Monday, June 25, 2012

Mailbox Monday -- June 25th!



Welcome to Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by the Burton Book Review.  Below are the books I received this past week:



1) One Good Friend Deserves Another by Lisa Verge Higgins.  Publisher's Summary: Dhara, Kelly, Marta & Wendy have been the closest of friends since college, so close, in fact, that after a series of communal romantic disasters, they bond together to create rules of relationships meant to keep their hearts safe. Now, at the far side of thirty-five, those rules seem to have worked for them—country-club Wendy, a curator of a small local museum, is due to marry a longtime boyfriend in an over-the-top wedding; Marta, a high-powered Latina partner in a white-shoe law firm, is living in sensual luxury with a sexy Cuban entrepreneur; Kelly, the tech-geek computer programmer, seems happy in her introverted singlehood.

Only Dhara, an Indian-American cardiologist, is struggling after the abrupt end of a long-term relationship. When she suddenly decides to agree to a traditional arranged marriage, her girlfriends gather in the hopes of stopping her from making a terrible mistake. As old relationships crumble and dangerous new ones emerge, the girls begin to realize that the rules that they made to keep their hearts safe may have also shielded them from the risky possibilities of true love.

2) You Came Back by Christopher Coake.  Publisher's Summary: Thirty-something midwesterner Mark Fife believes he has successfully moved past the accidental death of his young son Brendan, as well as his subsequent divorce from his college sweetheart Chloe. He's successful, he's in love again, and he believes he's mastered his own memories.

But then he is contacted by a strange woman who tells him not only that she owns his old house, but that she believes it to be haunted by Brendan's ghost. Will Mark--who does not believe in ghosts--come to accept the mounting evidence that Brendan's is real? Will his engagement to his new love Allison be threatened by the reappearance in Mark's life of Chloe--who does believe? If the ghost is real, what can these two wounded parents do to help their son?

Both thanks to Hachette Book Group!

3)  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen.  Publisher's Summary. Bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead—and celebrating it all—as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more.As she did in her beloved A Short Guide to a Happy Life,Quindlen says for us here what we may wish we could have said ourselves. Using her past, present, and future to explore what matters most to women at different ages, Quindlen talks about.

Kimdle book purchase.

12 comments:

  1. I adored Lot's of Candle, Plenty of Cake --enjoy, but you might be a bit too young:) to appreciate it as much as me -- I'm the same age as the author.

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  2. The first two books are new to me and sound very intriguing. The Quindlen book has got a lot of publicity recently. I'd like to get my hands on that too!

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  3. They all look good but You Came Back sounds like one I might like. I'll watch for your review. Have a great week!

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  4. What fabulous by the beach/pool summer reads! Hope you enjoy them!

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  5. They both sound good, enjoy!

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  6. You Came Back sounds really, really good. Happy reading!

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  7. I hope they are good :9 Enjoy!

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  8. Lots of Candles sounds like a good one. Have a great week and happy reading!

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  9. One Good Friend Deserves Another of my kind of book. Hope you enjoy it!

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  10. I got One Good Friend deserves Another and You Came Back. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake sounds good too!

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