Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mailbox Monday: December 5

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

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, is on a blog tour! Next month's host: At Home with Books.

This is my second December hosting Mailbox Monday, and I love that it coincides with my favorite time of the year! Fa la la la la . . .


I've got the Christmas spirit and December is going to be full of giveaways, including one just for Mailbox Monday participants! If you've shared your Mailbox Monday post on Mr. Linky this week, leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win a book of your choice ($15 or less) from Barnes & Noble (U.S. residents) or The Book Depository (International residents). The Linky will be live until the following Sunday when a new MM post goes up. Thanks for joining me this month!


I received one for review this week:


The Flight of Gemma Hardy from Amazon Vine. Fate has not been kind to Gemma Hardy. Orphaned by the age of ten, neglected by a bitter and cruel aunt, sent to a boarding school where she is both servant and student, young Gemma seems destined for a life of hardship and loneliness. Yet her bright spirit burns strong. Fiercely intelligent, singularly determined, Gemma overcomes each challenge and setback, growing stronger and more certain of her path. Now an independent young woman with dreams of the future, she accepts a position as an au pair on the remote and beautiful Orkney Islands.

But Gemma's biggest trial is about to begin . . . a journey of passion and betrayal, secrets and lies, redemption and discovery that will lead her to a life she's never dreamed.

According to the author, this novel was strongly influenced by her passion for Jane Eyre and her desire "to recast Jane's journey to fit her own courageous heroine and the possibilities of her time and place." I'm 180 pages in and loving it!


That's it for me!
Please share your Mailbox through Mr. Linky, and don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the giveaway!


25 comments:

  1. I did see Eyre in it for once from that blurb, so cool :)

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  2. Enjoy your new book. Thanks for hosting!

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  3. Thanks for hosting this I just stumbled across it and love it :)

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  4. Looks like you received an interesting read this week:) Hope you enjoy...Happy reading!!!

    IMM

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  5. Hi Jenny,

    Margot Livesey is a new author to me, despite the fact that she is British.

    She certainly isn't going to be a stranger to me for long though, as after checking out not only this book, but some of her other work, she has made it straight onto my reading list.

    I love books that delve into the human psyche and spirit, whilst still managing to weave a plausible storyline around them, and 'The Flight Of Gemma Hardy' sounds like it does just that, so thanks for the recommendation.

    I hope that you continue to enjoy the story, thanks for hosting and have a great week.

    Yvonne

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  6. Can't wait for your review - it sounds really good!

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  7. Never heard of this one before and it sounds very good.
    And thanks for hosting this month!

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  8. This one is going on my wish list! I read another book by this author, and really enjoyed it (The House on Fortune Street).

    I'll be watching for your review.

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  9. Looking forward to your review of The Flight of Gemma Hardy - it sounds very good.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  10. That sounds very interesting. I really enjoyed Jane Eyre, so it might be one for me to check out. Thanks for hosting.

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  11. Would like to see your review of the Gemma Hardy book.

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  12. Oooo, I love Jane Eyre so this one sounds super fantastic to me! I added it to my TBR list right away :)

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  13. I enjoyed Jane Eyre so I'll be interested in hearing how you liked this book. This is the first I've heard of it.

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  14. Great sounding book! Hope you enjoy it, thanks for hosting.

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  15. Looks like you got a good book! Happy reading. Love to be entered in the giveaway. Happy holidays!

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  16. That should be a good one!

    So, after all the drama Saturday, I think Tech ended up with a tougher bowl game than Clemson did. ESPN was doing some hatin' on Tech last night - I hope that will motivate the boys in maroon and orange like it did before the UVA game.

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  17. I'm glad you're loving it! Thanks for hosting this month.

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  18. My mailbox is beginning to look a little thin, but I am glad to see that so many others are receiving great books.

    Thanks for posting

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  19. What a fun giveaway! Count me in.

    Thanks for hosting in December. I love this season too! I even have a blog advent calendar, counting down the days to Christmas with vintage Christmas cards.

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  20. I saw this on the Vine list and was very tempted. There were so many good choices this time around. It made it tough to pick just two books. I'll watch for your thoughts on this one! Thanks for hosting this month and for offering the giveaway! I would love to enter!

    bthgordon(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. This sounds really interesting, must read.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/mailbox-monday.html

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  22. I've seen this one around and just reading the synopsis made me think of Jane Eyre which I re-read this year. I'm glad you're loving it!

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  23. I hope you enjoy it! I love Jane Eyre, so I am looking forward to your review.

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  24. The book you received sounds interesting. Love the cover. Thanks for hosting this month and for the giveaway!

    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

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