Monday, March 14, 2011

Mailbox Monday- March 14th

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.  Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!
Besides now having it's own blog, Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at The Printed Page, is now on a blog tour! This month Laura de Leon at  I'm Booking It is hosting.  Stop on over and see what everyone else got this week.

 I have to confess......I've never read Kristin Hannah before, but she is so popular in our library that when I had the chance to enter to win an ARC from St. Martin's I did...and the galley arrived this week.  I must say, I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

night road
by Kristin Hannah
Jude Farraday is a happily married, stay-at-home mom who puts everyone’s needs above her own. Her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill enters their lives, no one is more supportive than Jude. A former foster child with a dark past, Lexi quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. But senior year of high school brings unexpected dangers and one night, Jude’s worst fears are confirmed: there is an accident. In an instant, her idyllic life is shattered and her close-knit community is torn apart. People—and Jude—demand justice, and when the finger of blame is pointed, it lands solely on eighteen-year-old Lexi Baill. In a heartbeat, their love for each other will be shattered, the family broken. Lexi gives up everything that matters to her—the boy she loves, her place in the family, the best friend she ever had—while Jude loses even more.
When Lexi returns, older and wiser, she demands a reckoning. Long buried feelings will rise again, and Jude will finally have to face the woman she has become. She must decide whether to remain broken or try to forgive both Lexi…and herself.
Night Road is a vivid, emotionally complex novel that raises profound questions about motherhood, loss, identity, and forgiveness. It is an exquisite, heartbreaking novel that speaks to women everywhere about the things that matter most.
And...... I am really excited about this one. 
13 rue Thérèse
by Elena Mauli Shapiro

I love puzzles....crosswords, sudoku, jigsaw (both on the card table and on the computer) mazes, etc.  So when Random House offered me a chance to review this one, I jumped at it.  It finally arrived last week, and it's on the list to get to this week.  

American academic Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of artifacts from World War I as he settles into his new office in Paris. The pictures, letters, and objects in the box relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a feisty, charming Frenchwoman who lived through both World Wars.

As Trevor examines and documents the relics the box offers up, he begins to imagine the story of Louise Brunet's life: her love for a cousin who died in the war, her marriage to a man who works for her father, and her attraction to a neighbor in her building at 13 rue Thérèse. The more time he spends with the objects though, the truer his imaginings of Louise's life become, and the more he notices another alluring Frenchwoman: Josianne, his clerk, who planted the box in his office in the first place, and with whom he finds he is falling in love.

Doesn't this sound like fun....I can hardly wait.


  1. Kristen Hannah's book arrived chez-moi also. I'm glad to see you got 13 Rue Therese. I'll be looking forward to your review.

  2. Night Road is on my wish list and I read (and really liked) 13 rue Theres. Enjoy!

  3. I just got Kristen Hannah's book, so it will be in my Mailbox next week. I think 13 rue Theres sounds wonderful! I'll have to add it to my wish list. :)

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  4. I am really hoping to find myself a copy of Kristen Hannah's book. It looks so good and so many people are getting it.... :(

    Samantha Jo @ Romance Lover Anonymous

  5. 13 rue Therese is a book I'd like to get my hands on!


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