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February 13, 2011 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ February 14th

Mailbox Monday was created by The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their home last week.

Mailbox Monday is currently on tour, hosted by a different blog each month. This month’s host is Laura @ Library of Clean Reads.

Last week’s new books were:
 

The Silver Boat: A Novel by Luanne Rice from the publisher for review.

From the beloved New York Times bestselling Luanne Rice comes a heartwarming yet heart-wrenching portrait of three far-flung sisters who come home to Martha’s Vineyard one last time. Their mother’s beach house is the only place any of them ever found true happiness and they need to begin the difficult process of letting go. Memories of their grandmother, mother, and their Irish father, who sailed away the year Dar turned twelve, rise up and expose the fine cracks in their family myth-especially when a cache of old letters reveals enough truth to send them back to their ancestral homeland.

The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan, an autographed copy from the author.

1915. The dawn of the hydroelectric power era in Niagara Falls. Seventeen-year-old Bess Heath has led a sheltered existence as the youngest daughter of the director of the Niagara Power Company. After graduation day at her boarding school, she is impatient to return to her picturesque family home near Niagara Falls. But when she arrives, nothing is as she had left it. Her father has lost his job at the power company, her mother is reduced to taking in sewing from the society ladies she once entertained, and Isabel, her vivacious older sister, is a shadow of her former self. She has shut herself in her bedroom, barely eating–and harboring a secret.

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  1. Suko / Feb 13 2011 10:22 pm

    Leslie, I hope you enjoy both of these new books.

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  2. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Feb 14 2011 5:38 am

    Leslie, enjoy your new books. The Day the Falls Stood Still was great!

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  3. laurelrainsnow / Feb 14 2011 5:54 am

    These both sound good, Leslie…hope you enjoy them. I haven’t read a Luanne Rice book in awhile…they’re great beach reads.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. bermudaonion / Feb 14 2011 6:40 am

    Both of your books look good, but an autographed copy is always extra special if you ask me! Have a great week in books.

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  5. kaye / Feb 14 2011 7:19 am

    Silver Boat showed up chez-moi also. Hope it’s a good one. I’ve read some good things about The Day the Falls Stood Still. enjoy! Have a great week and happy Valentine’s Day!

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  6. Mary / Feb 14 2011 7:40 am

    I think The Silver Boat sounds good, enjoy!

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  7. Rebecca Rasmussen / Feb 14 2011 8:31 am

    Enjoy these books, Leslie! XOXOXO Happy Monday honey!

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  8. avisannschild / Feb 14 2011 7:37 pm

    I really want to read The Day the Falls Stood Still — I hope you enjoy it!

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  9. michelle / Feb 14 2011 10:35 pm

    Both of these sound interesting. Have fun reading.

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  10. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Feb 15 2011 9:42 am

    I have The Day the Falls Stood Still but haven’t read it yet. I’ve heard lots of good things about it, though. Happy reading!

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