Melody

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page where readers get to share the books that came into their house last week; this month the host for Mailbox Monday is Jenny Q of Let Them Read Books.

Here's what I received last week:

1) Beautiful Disaster by Laura Spinella (from the publicist)

2) The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney (from the publicist)

What books came into your house last week?

12 Responses
  1. Mystica Says:

    I love the Delaney cover!!!

    My mailbox is also up. Please do come visit.


  2. Lady Q Says:

    The Matchmaker of Kenmare is on my wishlist! That cover of Beautiful Disaster is gorgeous. I'll have to look it up. Thanks for linking up to Mailbox Monday!


  3. Iliana Says:

    These look like they'd be great comfort reads. Hope you enjoy them. Believe it or not, no new books for me in a couple of days. Gotta check that mailbox and make sure it's still working :)


  4. Veens Says:

    Wow I love the cover of the 2nd one!


  5. Trish Says:

    SO jealous of The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney! I read Venetia Kelly this year and really enjoyed it.


  6. Mary Says:

    I hope they're both good reads!


  7. I love the cover of both... one so mysterious, the other peaceful. HOpe they are both great books. :) Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi


  8. Fun mailbox this week. Hope you have time to relax and enjoy them too! You can find my mailbox over here of you'd like http://blog.juliealindsey.com/


  9. TheBookGirl Says:

    Nice mailbox this week. I love Frank Delaney, so I'll be interested to see what you think of his book :)
    Enjoy your week!


  10. I received for review Lipstick in Afghanistan by Roberta Gately from Gallery Publishers.

    Roberta Gately’s lyrical and authentic debut novel—inspired by her own experiences as a nurse in third world war zones—is one woman’s moving story of offering help and finding hope in the last place she expected.

    Gripped by haunting magazine images of starving refugees, Elsa has dreamed of becoming a nurse since she was a teenager. Of leaving her humble working-class Boston neighborhood to help people whose lives are far more difficult than her own. No one in her family has ever escaped poverty, but Elsa has a secret weapon: a tube of lipstick she found in her older sister’s bureau. Wearing it never fails to raise her spirits and cement her determination. With lipstick on, she can do anything—even travel alone to war-torn Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11.

    But violent nights as an ER nurse in South Boston could not prepare Elsa for the devastation she witnesses at the small medical clinic she runs in Bamiyan. As she struggles to prove herself to the Afghan doctors and local villagers, she begins a forbidden romance with her only confidant, a charming Special Forces soldier. Then, a tube of lipstick she finds in the aftermath of a tragic bus bombing leads her to another life-changing friendship. In her neighbor Parween, Elsa finds a kindred spirit, fiery and generous. Together, the two women risk their lives to save friends and family from the worst excesses of the Taliban. But when the war waging around them threatens their own survival, Elsa discovers her only hope is to unveil the warrior within. Roberta Gately’s raw, intimate novel is an unforgettable tribute to the power of friendship and a poignant reminder of the tragic cost of war.

    ***
    I received for review Laney (The Brookehaven Vampires Series #1) by Joann Sowles from the author.

    In a small college town in Northern California, Laney Alexander leads a regular, uneventful life–that is, until the charming and alluring Oliver Knight enters her world. Who is this gorgeous and mysterious stranger? Or, rather, what is he?

    As Laney’s sophomore year of college begins, so does an unbelievable adventure–including a love she didn’t know she longed for. She soon learns that Oliver is not ordinary, nor is the rest of his family, including a sister who openly hates her and a brother who will stop at nothing for revenge. As she fights for her life, and Oliver’s love, Laney discovers that the fictional world of vampires isn’t so fictional after all. Nobody is safe, especially Laney, Oliver’s most important priority, and he will stop at nothing to protect her. With her mortality at risk, and a commitment revealed that she, without a doubt, knows she wants, Laney’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn…


  11. Darlene Says:

    Great books Melody! I've got the Delaney one as well - it sounds great and I love the cover although mine is a galley copy.


  12. Anna Says:

    I have the matchmaker book, too, so I'm looking forward to your thoughts!