So, here's Mailbox Monday -- first created by Marcia at The Printed Page, and it's now on a blog tour! August is hosted by Chick Loves Lit, and September is going to be hosted by BermudaOnion! So much fun! On tap for this week is:
- Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, by Laurie Viera Rigler -- I've got a short turnaround time to read this so I can send it off to the next lucky reader on the Crazy Book Tours! "...Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom or even in her own body, but inside the bedchamber of a woman in Regency England. Who but an Austen addict like herself could connect such a fantasy?" This just sucked me right in!
- J'adore New York, by Isabelle Lafleche -- Yay! I've been waiting for this one, and I'm so excited! "When Catherine Lambert, an effortlessly chic Parisian lawyer, receives an offer to transfer to the New York office of her prestigious firm, she unhesitatingly accepts. A dedicated follower of fashion and everything stylish, she is determined to conquer the high-flying world of Manhattan law -- and love." Ooh la la -- and the cover is so pretty, too! Can't wait!
- The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, by Maggie O'Farrell -- Check this out: "In the middle of tending to the everyday business at her vintage-clothing shop and sidestepping her married boyfriend's attempt a commitment, Iris Lockhart receives a stunning phone call: Her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital -- where she has been locked away for more than sixty-one years." Wha?? Doesn't that sound fabulous?
- Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier -- This is my first du Maurier and I'm taking part in the Daphne du Maurier Challenge, hosted by Book-A-Rama. You should join! "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. So the second Mr. Maxim de Winter remembered the chilling events that led he down the turning drive past the beeches, white and naked, to the isolated gray stone manse on the windswept Cornish coast." Yes!!
What about you? What are you up to this week, and will you find time time (unlike me last week!) to read? And more to come on possibly doing a read-along for The Historian!
Coffee and a Book Chick