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Monday, September 3, 2012

Mailbox Monday #117


It’s Monday again and you know what that means!  Normally that means dreading getting out of bed to have to go to work – but today is a nice, relaxing day off after working my butt off yesterday on my paper.  Oh, and it also means I have my mailbox hauls for you!

This week I found two treats at my door when I got home:

  • In Need of a Good Wife by Kelly O’Connor McNees (received from publisher for review).  McNees wrote the HF blog favorite The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, which I haven’t yet read since I still need to read Little Women first!

“After Clara Bixby is abandoned by her husband and fired from her job in a New York City tavern, she has nowhere to turn. Though the Civil War has ended, life remains uncertain, especially for single women. But when she reads about Destination, Nebraska—a town populated entirely by bachelors—Clara sees a golden business opportunity. She contacts the mayor with a solution: she will match single women in New York City with homesteading bachelors and bring the brides by rail across the wild frontier. This group of women—who range from an upper-class war widow to a Bavarian immigrant—embark with Clara on an epic journey across America in search of security, a new life, and the possibility of love.”

  • Becoming Clementine by Jennifer Niven (received from publisher for review).  I didn’t realized that this is the 3rd book in a series, but it sounds like it should be ok as a standalone – has anyone read her books and can you confirm or deny this for me?  It sounds fascinating anyway.

“Summer 1944. Paris. A secret mission. A dangerous passion. A spellbinding story you will never forget.

After delivering a B-17 Flying Fortress to Britain, an American volunteers to copilot a plane carrying special agents to their drop spot over Normandy. Her personal mission: to find her brother, who is missing in action. Their plane is shot down, and only she and five agents survive. Now they are on the run for their lives.

As they head to Paris, the beautiful aviatrix Velva Jean Hart becomes Clementine Roux, a daring woman on a mission with her team to capture an operative known only as “Swan.” Once settled on Rue de la Néva, Clementine works as a spy with the Resistance and finds herself falling in love with her fellow agent, Émile, a handsome and mysterious Frenchman with secrets of his own.

When Clementine ends up in the most brutal prison in Paris, trying to help Émile and the team rescue Swan, she discovers the depths of human cruelty, the triumph of her own spirit, and the bravery of her team, who will stop at nothing to carry out their mission.”

What arrived in your mailboxes this week?

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  1. I *love* the blurb for In Need of a Good Wife. Sounds promising!

    1. It does sound very different for a premise. Looking forward to it.

  2. Looking forward to reviews of the new McNees book!


    I have already read the ONE book I received last week and have an author giveaway for it. LOL!! :)

    Stop by to see the book and the giveaway if you like.

    Have a good week.

    Silver’s Reviews

  4. I've read the Lost Summer and found it good. I hope you like it too.

    1. Awesome. I feel like I should read Little Women first, which I really should have read years ago - I have had it one my shelf for over a decade. I think i will resolve to listen on audiobook.


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