May 8, 2011


Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the previous week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists! Mailbox Monday, which was started by Marcia at The Printed Page, is on blog tour—and Mari at MariReads is hosting during the month of May.

These are the goodies I received last week:

What goodies arrived in your mailbox last week?

Midnight on Julia Street by Ciji Ware, received from Sourcebooks for review

SYNOPSIS:  The sultry allure of New Orleans comes to dazzling life in this enthralling tale of passion and mystery that sweeps from the modern heart of the Big Easy back to the shimmering city of a century past. Reporter Corlis McCullough's passion for the truth has cost her more jobs than she cares to remember. She would like to keep this one . . . even if it means chasing a story involving historical preservationist King Duvallon, an adversary from her college years. After a decade, he still manages to incite her fury--and worse: a growing attraction as strong and unstoppable as the tides along the Delta. But as Corlis is swept one hundred fifty years into the past, she witnesses the yearning desires and daring passions of a drama that will be replayed nearly two centuries later. . . .

Publication Date: August 2011 (re-release)

Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine, received from Sourcebooks for review

SYNOPSIS:  Recently divorced, Anna Coburn decides to cheer herself up by retracing a journey her great-grandmother, Louisa, a renowned artist, made in the mid-nineteenth century – a Nile cruise from Luxor to the Valley of the Kings. Anna carries with her two of Louisa's possessions – an ancient Egyptian scent bottle, and an illustrated diary of the original cruise that has lain unread for a hundred years.

As she follows in Louisa's footsteps, Anna discovers in the diary a wonderful love story from the Victorian past, and the chilling, more distant secret of the little glass bottle. Meanwhile, two men from the tour party are showing a disturbing interest in these mementos, and developing an unfriendly rivalry for Anna's attention. And, most frightening of all, Anna finds herself the victim of a haunting, a spectral presence that grows in strength and threat as the dramatic stories from three different eras intertwine in a terrifying climax...

Publication Date: July 2011 (re-release)

A Weekend with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly, received from Sourcebooks for review

SYNOPSIS:   Full of characters obsessed with Jane Austen and set in Jane Austen locations in England, this lively modern Jane Austen romantic comedy trilogy features two pairs of lonely hearts who find each other and themselves at a Jane Austen Addicts weekend. 

Dr. Katherine Roberts is a Jane Austen lecturer at St Bridget's College, Oxford, who secretly loves the racy Regency novels of Lorna Warwick. But Lorna is really a man who's slowly been falling in love with Katherine. He's hoping that the Jane Austen Addicts weekend will be the perfect opportunity to declare his feelings...HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Publication Date:  July 2011 (re-release)

A Wife for Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonsen, received from Sourcebooks for review

SYNOPSIS:  A gentleman should always tender an apology . . .

When Mr. Darcy realizes he insulted Miss Elizabeth Bennet at the Meryton Assembly, he feels duty bound to seek her out and apologize.

When he has insulted a lady . . .

But instead of meekly accepting his apology, Elizabeth stands up to him and Mr. Darcy realizes with a shock that she is a very different type of lady than he is used to.

Darcy is more intrigued than he has ever been by any young lady but he's already entangled in a courtship.  It's a brutal predicament for a man of honor who only longs to follow his heart.

Publication Date:  July 2011

What goodies arrived in your mailbox last week?

My favorite classic actress, Joan Crawford, and children


Laura @ I'm Booking It said...

I love those covers-- so different, yet all appealing. You are making me regret passing them up, particularly A Weekend with Mr. Darcy!

Enjoy your reading.

Anne said...

I am adding A Wife for Mr. Darcy to my TBR list, it looks like a really fun reading.

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you're in for some good reading! Enjoy!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Great mailbox list. Can't wait for your reviews!!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I am so jealous of the Ciji Ware book. It will be going on my wish list for sure.

Tales of Whimsy said...

A Weekend with Mr. Darcy looks cute!

LOVE that picture!

toothybooks said...

i love the cover of 'midnight on julia street' and i love all of the pride and prejudice books you got! can't wait to see your reviews of them. hope you enjoy!

Anna said...

I have the Darcy books, too, so I'll keep an eye out for your reviews. Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

A Wife For Mr. Darcy, sounds good, enjoy, your week of reading.

Irene said...

The Mr Darcy books look really good. Can't wait for your review.