Mailbox Monday May 9, 2011





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I received two books last week. The first is Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington. From the author's website, a description of Alice Bliss reads:

Alice Bliss is a profoundly moving coming-of-age novel about love and its many variations: the support of a small town looking after its own; love between an absent father and his daughter; complicated love between an adolescent girl and her mother; and an exploration of new love with the boy-next-door. These characters’ struggles amidst uncertain times echo our own, lending the novel an immediacy and poignancy that is both relevant and real. At once universal and very personal, Alice Bliss is a transforming story about those who are left at home during wartime, and a teenage girl bravely facing the future.






The second book I received is American Heiress (called My Last Duchess in the UK) by Daisy Goodwin. The description of this novel reads:

Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.

8 comments:

Lady Q on May 9, 2011 at 7:33 AM said...

I've got The American Heiress, too. Hope to get around to reading it soon. Enjoy, and happy reading!

Mystica on May 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM said...

Both books sound good and I love the covers as well.

bermudaonion on May 9, 2011 at 10:33 AM said...

They both look fabulous! I hope you love them.

Cindy on May 9, 2011 at 1:54 PM said...

I actually heard about the first one from Tina (but didn' take her copy) and the second one sounds really good. Enjoy donna

Beth(bookaholicmom) on May 9, 2011 at 1:56 PM said...

I have the American Heiress also. The other is a new to me title that I will be checking out. I hope you enjoy both books.

Staci on May 9, 2011 at 5:26 PM said...

I received Alic Bliss too and the other one looks great judging by the cover alone!

Laura Fabiani on May 9, 2011 at 10:36 PM said...

Both your books sound good! Looking forward to your reviews.

avisannschild on May 9, 2011 at 11:49 PM said...

I love the covers for both those books. Hope they're as good on the inside!

 

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