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February 20, 2011 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ February 21st

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 my new books were:
 

The Sandalwood Tree: A Novel by Elle Newmark from the publisher for review.

In 1947, an American anthropologist named Martin Mitchell wins a Fulbright Fellowship to study in India. He travels there with his wife, Evie, and his son, determined to start a new chapter in their lives. Upon the family’s arrival, though, they are forced to stay in a small village due to violence surrounding Britain’s imminent departure from India. It is there, hidden behind a brick wall in their colonial bungalow, that Evie discovers a packet of old letters that tell a strange and compelling story of love and war involving two young Englishwomen who lived in the very same house in 1857.

A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear from the publisher for review. This is my first Maisie Dobbs novel. I hope jumping in to the middle of a series will not be a problem.

In the summer of 1932, Maisie Dobbs’ career goes in an exciting new direction when she accepts an undercover assignment directed by Scotland Yard’s Special Branch and the Secret Service. Posing as a junior lecturer, she is sent to a private college in Cambridge to monitor any activities “not in the interests of His Majesty’s Government.”

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  1. bluestockingbb / Feb 20 2011 7:34 pm

    I got the Sandalwood Tree as well!

    Here is mine

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  2. Laura Fabiani / Feb 20 2011 8:08 pm

    I will be getting The Sandalwood Tree too, and I can’t wait to read it.

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  3. Majanka / Feb 21 2011 2:56 am

    I love the cover of the Sandalwood Tree, with all those beautiful colors. 😛 Enjoy reading!

    Here’s my Mailbox.

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  4. Mystica / Feb 21 2011 4:13 am

    I’d really like to get my hands on The Sandalwood Tree. First time I am hearing of it as well.

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    • Leslie / Feb 21 2011 2:06 pm

      It just sounded so good. And I’ve been getting into historical fiction lately.

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  5. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea / Feb 21 2011 5:21 am

    Leslie…I also received The Sandalwood Tree; enjoy

    BTW…you won my giveaway; please email me your mailing info…..congrats

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  6. Julie Anne Lindsey / Feb 21 2011 6:48 am

    These look like great books. Enjoy! You can find my mailbox here if you want to stop by 😉 http://blog.juliealindsey.com/

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  7. Rebecca Rasmussen / Feb 21 2011 8:14 am

    The sandalwood tree sounds great!

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  8. TheBookGirl / Feb 21 2011 8:43 am

    My husband is a huge fan of the Maisie Dobbs books…Hope you enjoy both your books 🙂

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  9. Holly / Feb 21 2011 10:57 am

    I’ve always wanted to try the Maisie Dobbs books. I’ve heard good things about them. Happy reading!

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  10. bermudaonion / Feb 21 2011 11:31 am

    I got The Sandalwood Tree too and can’t wait to read it!

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  11. wakela / Feb 21 2011 12:42 pm

    I had been thinking about reading some of the Maisie Dobbs series. I hope they are as good as they sound.

    Mine are up at Wakela’s World

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  12. Suko / Feb 21 2011 1:39 pm

    Both of these sound really good. I hope they are! 🙂

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  13. Mary / Feb 21 2011 2:00 pm

    I hope you enjoy A Lesson in Secrets. The Maisie Dobbs series is on my tbr list.

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  14. Beth(bookaholicmom) / Feb 22 2011 9:41 am

    The Sandalwood Tree sounds very good. I have yet to read a Maisie Dobb book but I hear they are very good also.

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  15. Anna / Feb 25 2011 11:04 am

    The Sandalwood Tree sounds really good. Happy reading!

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