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March 24, 2014 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ March 24th

SpringBirdsFenceMailbox-smlWelcome to Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia of To Be Continued, a place where readers share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

After several years of being on tour with different blogs as the monthly host, the Mailbox Monday Blog is now the permanent home for the meme.

Here’s what showed up in my mailbox last week:

New Arivals


Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants by Jane Goodall from Grand Central Publishing through Goodreads.
In her wise and elegant new book, Jane Goodall blends her experience in nature with her enthusiasm for botany to give readers a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross from St. Martin’s Press.
The electrifying story of the beginning of America’s love affair with speed—and how one man above all the rest showed a nation the way forward. No simple daredevil, he was an innovator on the racetrack, a skilled aerial dualist and squadron commander, and founder of Eastern Air Lines.

In Velvet by Burt Weissbourd from JKSCommunications for a virtual tour.
A non-stop thriller set in some of North America’s wildest country, In Velvet takes you deep into the hearts of a hard case local detective and a Chicago cop as they take on a corrupt sheriff, a pathalogical poacher, and a lethal black ops manager to solve this ghastly mystery and restore the natural order in Yellowstone National Park.

Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore from Crown Books.
Suspenseful and cinematic, Bittersweet exposes the gothic underbelly of an American dynasty, and an outsider’s hunger to belong.

Still time to enter the giveaway

Frangipani Hotel

Win a copy of The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith:

Based on traditional Vietnamese folk tales told to Kupersmith by her grandmother, these fantastical, chilling, and thoroughly contemporary stories are a boldly original exploration of Vietnamese culture, addressing both the immigrant experience and the lives of those who remained behind.

Fill out the form on my review post. US addresses only by midnight 3/29.

What are you reading?

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Leave a Comment
  1. samstillreading / Mar 24 2014 12:30 am

    Bittersweet sounds great! Enjoy your new books!


  2. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Mar 24 2014 5:18 am

    I also reeived Bittersweet and think it sounds good…enjoy


  3. BermudaOnion / Mar 24 2014 7:09 am

    It looks like you’ve got some great reading ahead of you! Seeds of Hope sounds perfect for you.


  4. sagustocox / Mar 24 2014 7:52 am

    Enjoy your books.


  5. laurelrainsnow / Mar 24 2014 8:34 am

    Lovely book haul! I’ve heard great things about Bittersweet. Enjoy your week!


  6. irene / Mar 24 2014 8:54 am

    all your titles look good, enjoy reading them, and Goodluck to those entering your draw. Frangapani hotel sounds really good.


  7. The Busy Mom's Daily (@BusyMomsDaily) / Mar 24 2014 10:21 am

    Wow! Fascinating, diverse titles. Hope you enjoy them. Right now, I’m reading Steam and Strategem by Chris Hoare. You can see what arrived in my mailbox last week at


  8. acuriousgal / Mar 24 2014 12:27 pm

    I wish I had more time to read…I love all the recommendations


  9. Suko / Mar 24 2014 8:27 pm

    I just saw Bittersweet on Kathy’s blog. I hope you enjoy each new book, Leslie.


  10. Mary / Mar 25 2014 7:29 am

    I bet the Goodall book is interesting!


  11. Elizabeth / Mar 25 2014 7:46 am

    Bittersweet looks good. Love your display of books.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  12. Fiction-Books (@Fiction_Books) / Mar 25 2014 1:37 pm

    Hi Leslie,

    I really like the sound of ‘In Velvet’ and in fact I have added the authors debut novel ‘Inside Passage’ to my list as well. I am also loving the cover artist the author uses, so atmospheric!

    Thanks for sharing your new goodies and I hope that your week is going well so far,



  13. Vicki / Mar 25 2014 2:30 pm

    Enjoy your new books!


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