Monday, September 14, 2009

~Mailbox Monday~

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The following books came to my mailbox last week:

The Geography of Love by Glenda Burgess***
~From Goodreads:

When Glenda Burgess and Kenneth Grunzweig met in 1988, Kenneth had already lost two wives—the first in a fatal car crash, and then years later his second wife in a brutal murder for which Kenneth remained for many years the prime suspect.

What possesses a woman to fall in love with a man fourteen years her senior, with a troubled teenage daughter and a past shadowed with so much suspicion and misfortune? And why would a man who has loved and lost in such tragic ways take a chance on opening his heart to another woman, despite the odds?

Beautifully written and heart-wrenchingly honest,The Geography of Love is a poignant and unforgettable chronicle of a relationship that defies convention and survives the unthinkable.
***I read this in one sitting yesterday - review coming up soon!



The Lost Hours by Karen Novak
~From Goodreads:


When Piper Mills was twelve, she helped her grandfather bury a box that belonged to her grandmother in the backyard. For twelve years, it remained untouched.

Now a near fatal riding accident has shattered Piper’s dreams of Olympic glory. After her grandfather’s death, she inherits the house and all its secrets, including a key to a room that doesn’t exist—or does it? And after her grandmother is sent away to a nursing home, she remembers the box buried in the backyard. In it are torn pages from a scrapbook, a charm necklace—and a newspaper article from 1929 about the body of an infant found floating in the Savannah River. The necklace’s charms tell the story of three friends during the 1920s— each charm added during the three months each friend had the necklace and recorded her life in the scrapbook. Piper always dismissed her grandmother as not having had a story to tell. And now, too late, Piper finds she might have been wrong.



What was in YOUR mailbox?


10 comments:

Cindy said...

i love the cover of Georgraphy of Love. They both sound really good. I have been hearing good things about The Lost Hours.

Looking forward to seeing what you think of them.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'm working on So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger. I loved his book Peace Like a River. This one also has the most interesting characters. Just in the beginning stages but am intrigued as to where it will take me.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I love the cover of Geography of Love! Big bright flowers always make me feel happy. :)

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Blodeuedd said...

Read in one sitting, then it sure sounds good. I will be looking forward to that review :)

Lisa said...

Both of these books sound great! I love the covers as well... look forward to the reviews!

Mary said...

Wow, The Geography of Love wasn't even on my radar! I just put it on my TBR list. Great review, Missy!

writemeg said...

The Geography Of Love sounds really great and moving -- I definitely want to check it out! And if you read it so quick, it must have been great :)

Kristen said...

You read it in one sitting? I picked this one up the other day and now it seems as if that was a good thing (unless you picked it up, read it, and threw it against the wall in disgust during your one sitting ::grin::).

bermudaonion said...

I got The Lost Hours this week. I'm anxious to read it since the author will be here soon.

Anna said...

I really liked The Lost Hours. Looking forward to your thoughts on both books.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

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