July 18, 2011

MAILBOX MONDAY: July 18, 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 Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books is hosting during the month of July.

Here is the goody I received last week: 

Tout Sweet: Hanging Up My High Heels for a New Life in Rural France by Karen Wheeler (received from Sourcebooks for review)

SYNOPSIS:  In her mid-thirties Karen has it all: a career as a fashion editor, a handsome boyfriend, a fab flat in west London and an array of gorgeous shoes. But when her 'plus one' leaves, she wonders if there is more to life than high fashion. So, she hangs up her Manolos and waves goodbye to her city lifestyle, deciding to go it alone in a run-down house in rural Poitou-Charentes, western France. Once there, she encounters a host of new friends and unsuitable suitors, soon learning that true happiness can be found in the simplest of things - a bike ride through the countryside on a summer evening, or six glasses of Pinot in a neighbor's garden. If you've ever dreamed of chucking away your BlackBerry and down shifting, Tout Sweet is perfect summer reading. 

Tout Sweet sounds fabulous, doesn't it?  I am literally itching to get started on this one!

What goodies arrived in your mailbox this week? 


Mary (Bookfan) said...

I think Tout Sweet sounds really good. Hope you enjoy it.

Anna said...

Looks like a fun book. Happy reading!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Ooooo it's like a new Under the Tuscan Sun! I love it.

Lori Johnston said...

Thanks for stopping by, Mary and Anna! I hope this is a good book.

Juju, EXACTLY what I thought when I read the synopsis. I love the entire idea - - who wouldn't want to chuck it all sometimes for the simpler life? In France? Hee.