Monday, August 22, 2011

Mailbox Monday 08.22.11



Hosted this month by Life in the Thumb.

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.


Both books are from NetGalley.


“My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” If you just heaved a contented sigh at Mr. Darcy’s heartfelt words, then you, dear reader, are in good company. Here is a delightful collection of never-before-published stories inspired by Jane Austen—her novels, her life, her wit, her world.

In Lauren Willig’s “A Night at Northanger,” a young woman who doesn’t believe in ghosts meets a familiar specter at the infamous abbey; Jane Odiwe’s “Waiting” captures the exquisite uncertainty of Persuasion’s Wentworth and Anne as they await her family’s approval of their betrothal; Adriana Trigiani’s “Love and Best Wishes, Aunt Jane” imagines a modern-day Austen giving her niece advice upon her engagement; in Diana Birchall’s “Jane Austen’s Cat,” our beloved Jane tells her nieces “cat tales” based on her novels; Laurie Viera Rigler’s “Intolerable Stupidity” finds Mr. Darcy bringing charges against all the writers ofPride and Prejudice sequels, spin-offs, and retellings; in Janet Mullany’s “Jane Austen, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!” a teacher at an all-girls school invokes the Beatles to help her students understand Sense and Sensibility; and in Jo Beverley’s “Jane and the Mistletoe Kiss,” a widow doesn’t believe she’ll have a second chance at love . . . until a Miss Austen suggests otherwise.

Regency or contemporary, romantic or fantastical, each of these marvelous stories reaffirms the incomparable influence of one of history’s most cherished authors.

Release date: October 11th.


The Time In Between is a word-of-mouth phenomenon that catapulted María Dueñas, a debut author, to the top of Spain’s bestseller lists.

This sweeping novel, which combines the storytelling power of The Shadow of the Wind with the irresistible romance of Casablanca, moves at an unstoppable pace. Suddenly left abandoned and penniless in Algiers by her lover, Sira Quiroga forges a new identity. Against all odds she becomes the most sought-after couture designer for the socialite wives of German Nazi officers. But she is soon embroiled in a dangerous political conspiracy as she passes information to the British Secret Service through a code stitched into the hems of her dresses.

Release date: November 8th.


12 comments:

Anne said...

I picked up Jane Austen Made Me Do It this week as well- it looks great!

bermudaonion said...

I hope they're both as good as they look!

Beckie B. said...

Jane Austen Made Me Do it looks great!

Tribute Books Mama said...

The Time In Between sounds interesting,enjoy! your reads.

carolsnotebook said...

They both look good. Enjoy!

Kaye said...

Time in Between sounds fantastic! Have a wonderful week, Christy, and enjoy your new books.

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

Lots of people seem to have received the Jane Austen book. I think it sounds very interesting and might just have to add it to my wish list :-) The Time In Between sounds quite good, too.

Staci said...

I have the first one but now you're making me think I should request the second one too!! Enjoy!

Mary said...

Jane Austen Made Me Do It sounds good to me :)

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The Jane Austen read looks like it would be a fun read. I hope your enjoy it.

Marg said...

I got both of these too! enjoy!

Audra said...

The Time In Between has a gorgeous cover!!