Mailbox Monday

Another Monday, Another Mailbox!! This is a feature where we all share with each other the yummy books that showed up at our doors! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!!

Mailbox Monday was originally hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page and now located here, but is now a traveling meme and for the month of August your new host for MM will be Staci @ Life in the Thumb.
Hey there sunshines!  Time again for my favorite meme and I have two new additions to tell you all about. One is for review and the other I picked up because I've seen so many rave reviews about it that I had to get it.

First up is the book I received for review...Madame Bovary's Daughter by Linda Urbach. I met Linda at the Book Bloggers Convention in NYC this year and she was very sweet. I'm looking forward to checking it out, the reviews have been great so far!


Picking up after the shattering end of Gustave Flaubert’s classic, Madame Bovary, this beguiling novel imagines an answer to the question Whatever happened to Emma Bovary’s orphaned daughter?

One year after her mother’s suicide and just one day after her father’s brokenhearted demise, twelve-year-old Berthe Bovary is sent to live on her grandmother’s impoverished farm. Amid the beauty of the French countryside, Berthe models for the painter Jean-François Millet, but fate has more in store for her than a quiet life of simple pleasures. Berthe’s determination to rise above her mother’s scandalous past will take her from the dangerous cotton mills of Lille to a convent in Rouen to the wealth and glamour of nineteenth-century Paris. There, as an apprentice to famed fashion designer Charles Frederick Worth, Berthe is ushered into the high society of which she once only dreamed. But even as the praise for her couture gowns steadily rises, she still yearns for the one thing her mother never had: the love of someone she loves in return.

Brilliantly integrating one of classic literature’s fictional creations with real historical figures, Madame Bovary’s Daughter is an uncommon coming-of-age tale, a splendid excursion through the rags and the riches of French fashion, and a sweeping novel of poverty and wealth, passion and revenge.
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And next is The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. Over the past few weeks I have seen more rave reviews of this book than I can count, so when we went to the bookstore today I knew exactly what I was going to grab!  I can't wait to dive in!

History has all but forgotten...

In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown.
Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.

But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth-the ultimate betrayal-that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her...

Well, that's my tell me what new additions you received!



  1. Yay, I'm glad you picked up The Winter Sea at last! :) Madame Bovary's Daughter looks good, too.

  2. I saw Madame Bovary's Daughter on the shelf at the Border's closing the other day, and almost scooped it up. I will be interested in hearing what you think of it!

  3. I picked up The Oath by Frank Peretti and The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

  4. What an interesting novel. I'm very intrigued and will certainly put it on my Wish List. Love, Love the beautiful red hair of the lady on the cover.

  5. Great mailbox. I really enjoyed The Winter Sea, and am sure you'll want to read all of Susanna Kearsley's other books after you finish reading it.

  6. Madame Bovary's Daughter showed up in my mailbox a month or so ago and was quite good.

  7. I have been rave reviewing The Winter Sea to anyone who would listen for a good couple of years now! I hope you read it soon Amy because it is an absolutely fabulous read!

  8. I hope you enjoy The Winter Sea!

  9. I've never read Madame Bovary, but her daughter's tale sounds great. I know you're gonna love The Winter Sea! I sure did!

  10. I'm really curious about Madame Bovary's Daughter. Happy reading!

  11. These both look great but I am especially intrigued by The Winter Sea. Enjoy your new books!

  12. Both of these look terrific. I especially want to read The Winter Sea. Enjoy! I look forward to your reviews.


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