Monday, February 27, 2012

Mailbox Monday 02.27.12

Hosted this month by Metroreader.

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.

Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life.

In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die.

As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found. Will she pay any price to keep it?

The Lifeboat is a page-turning novel of hard choices and survival, narrated by a woman as unforgettable and complex as the events she describes.

From NetGalley. Release date: April 3rd.

Francesca Felizzi, former mistress of the Duke of Ferrara, is now an aspiring courtesan. Astonishingly beautiful and ambitious, she revels in the power she wields over men. But when she is visited by an inexperienced young man, it becomes horribly clear to Francesca that despite her many admiring patrons, she has never truly been loved. Suddenly, her glittering and sumptuous life becomes a gaudy facade. And then another unexpected encounter brings with it devastating implications that plunge Francesca and her two young daughters into the sort of danger she has dreaded ever since she began to work the streets all those years ago.

From NetGalley. Release date: May 1st.


bermudaonion said...

I bet The Lifeboat's good! I hope you love both books.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

The Lifeboat sounds good to me!

Jennifer | Mrs Q Book Addict said...

I have The Lifeboat, I'm excited to read it. Happy reading!

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful Mailbox! Enjoy your new book!

Here is my post!

Anonymous said...

Two good reads, enjoy!

Holly said...

Both of these are on my WL. Can't wait to see what you think of them :)

Elysium said...

I really liked The Courtesan's Lover and I hope you do too. Enjoy your books!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Oh, the Lifeboat sounds good!
Enjoy your new books! :)