Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Mailbox

This month  Monday Mailbox  is being hosted by Mari at MariReads. The wonderful weekly meme gives us a chance to shout out books that have appeared in our mailboxes (real or virtual).  This week, two ARCs arrived, both set in Maine.  They both look perfect to put on that summer reading list we're all starting to compile.
A Skeptic's Luck....Intrigue, adventure and romance find Maxine Rholf, botanist in Maine, as she pursues orchid research. She has started wearing Lewis's clothes five years after he was lost in New York during 9/11. The relationship with her wealthy friend Byron is souring. While she collects data in the wilderness, she contends with quarrelsome motorcyclists who step on her orchids. She ignores her doubts, but when daughter Eva tells Maxine that she has seen Lewis at the Bangor airport, she must face a stark possibility -- could Lewis be alive?

Doesn't that sound intriguing?   Maine Author's Publishing has been sending us some great reads this spring, and this one is definitely going into the queue.

Sweet Salt Air....Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's coastal island house off of Maine. But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. A successful travel writer, single Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, a food blogger, keeps house in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, Julian. When Nicole is commissioned to write a book about island food, she invites her old friend Charlotte back to Quinnipeague, for a final summer, to help. Outgoing and passionate, Charlotte has a gift for talking to people and making friends, and Nicole could use her expertise for interviews with locals. Missing a genuine connection, Charlotte agrees.
Another Maine summer and island, and this one sounds just as intriguing.  Maybe I should look for a Maine island (or pretend my house on the river is really on an island?) so I can lock myself away and read all these goodies.

What's been arriving in your mailbox lately?

1 comment:

  1. yes, I could move to a Maine island and finally catch up on my reading...


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