Monday, October 15, 2012

Mailbox Monday 10.15.12

Hosted this month by Mailbox Monday.

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.

For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.

Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. Hounded by adoring crowds and hunted by an insatiable press, Charles shields himself and his new bride from prying eyes, leaving Anne to feel her life falling back into the shadows. In the years that follow, despite her own major achievements—she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States—Anne is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

From Delacorte Press via NetGalley. Release date: February 12th.

Georgette Heyer remains an enduring international bestseller, read and loved by generations of readers and extolled by bestselling authors. Despite her enormous popularity she never gave an interview or appeared in public.

Jennifer Kloester, Heyer's official biographer, spent ten years researching Georgette Heyer, during which time she had unlimited access to Heyer's notebooks, private papers and family records. Engaging and authoritative, this comprehensive, official biography offers new insights into the life and writing of a remarkable and ferociously private woman.

From Sourcebooks via NetGalley. Release date: January 1st.


The Reading Date said...

I love the look of The Aviator's Wife. Hope both your books are fantastic.

bermudaonion said...

The Aviator's Wife really appeals to me. I hope you love both of your books.

The Relentless Reader said...

Both of these sound good. I'm especially interested in the book about Heyer since she was so ultra-private.

Have a great week Christy!

Marg said...

The cover for The Aviators Wife is so nice.

I have read one of Kloester's books before. I have heard her speak several times about Heyer now and she is a fascinating speaker who talks about a subject/person who she is very clearly passionate about!

Joanne said...

Both look wonderful! Enjoy and I look forward to your thoughts.

Mystica said...

I love the rather old fashioned look of both these books!

Elizabeth said...

I like THE AVIATOR'S WIFE. ENJOY them both.

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Anna said...

The Aviator's Wife sure is making the rounds this week. Can't wait for your thoughts!

Kaye said...

Those both look really good. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

DCMetroreader said...

The Georgette Heyer memoir sounds fascinating. Happy reading!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Both books sound very good! I would have a hard time deciding which one to read first.