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December 26, 2011 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ December 26th

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. The December host is Let Them Read Books.

Audiobooks for review from the publisher:

Believing The Lie
by Elizabeth George

Inspector Thomas Lynley is mystified when he’s sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of the man’s uncle, the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning, and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio’s digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives.

by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

Philip Horkman is a happy man-the owner of a pet store called The Wine Shop, and on Sundays a referee for kids’ soccer. Jeffrey Peckerman is the sole sane person in a world filled with goddamned jerks and morons, and he’s having a really bad day. The two of them are about to collide in a swiftly escalating series of events that will send them running for their lives, pursued by the police, soldiers, terrorists, subversives, bears, and a man dressed as Chuck E. Cheese.

A win from Kristin at Always With a Book:

The Doctor and The Diva
by Adrienne McDonnell

It is 1903, and Erika von Kessler has struggled for years to become pregnant. Resigned to childlessness, Erika-a talented opera singer and the wife of a prominent Bostonian-secretly plans to move to Italy to pursue her musical career. When the charismatic Doctor Ravell takes Erika on as a patient, he is mesmerized by her. Impetuously, he takes a shocking risk that could ruin them both.

Inspired by the author’s family history, the novel moves from snowy Boston to the gilded balconies of Florence in a stunning tale of opera, longing, and the indomitable power of romantic obsession.

How was your week?


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  1. samstillreading / Dec 26 2011 6:31 am

    I did very well in my Mailbox thanks to Christmas. Love the look of The Doctor and The Diva!


  2. Leeswammes / Dec 26 2011 7:03 am

    Interesting books, Leslie. All new to me. Lunatics sounds like a book that could either be great fun or a big disappointment. I wonder… Happy reading!


  3. BermudaOnion / Dec 26 2011 2:34 pm

    You always get great looking audio books! I hope all three of your books are winners!


  4. Beth(bookaholicmom) / Dec 26 2011 3:44 pm

    Great mailbox! I hope you enjoy all three books!


  5. laurelrainsnow / Dec 26 2011 6:15 pm

    The Doctor and the Diva looks enticing…hope you enjoy all of your books!



  6. Mary / Dec 26 2011 8:05 pm

    The audiobooks look good!


  7. Peggy @ Peggy Ann's Post / Dec 26 2011 9:20 pm

    Love Elizabeth George and Inspector Lynley. Doctor and the Diva sounds very good


  8. Suko / Dec 26 2011 9:48 pm

    I hope you enjoy your new books, Leslie! They sound quite good, and I look forward to your reviews.


  9. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Dec 27 2011 9:46 am

    Looking forward to your thoughts on The Doctor and the Diva. Happy reading!


  10. Mystica / Dec 27 2011 11:58 pm

    I like the sound of The Doctor and the Diva. Enjoy the books.


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