Monday, August 1, 2011

Mailbox Monday: August 1

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!
This month's host is Life in the Thumb.

One for review this week:

The Very Thought of You: A NovelThe Very Thought of You. Published July 2011 by Washington Square/S&S. England, 31st August 1939: The world is on the brink of war. As Hitler prepares to invade Poland, thousands of children are evacuated from London to escape the impending Blitz. Torn from her mother, eight-year-old Anna Sands is relocated with other children to a large Yorkshire estate which has been opened up to evacuees by Thomas and Elizabeth Ashton, an enigmatic, childless couple. Soon Anna gets drawn into their unraveling relationship, seeing things that are not meant for her eyes and finding herself part-witness and part-accomplice to a love affair with unforeseen consequences. A story of longing, loss, and complicated loyalties, combining a sweeping narrative with subtle psychological observation, The Very Thought of You is not just a love story but a story about love.

A two-pack win from Diana @ Book of Secrets

Dangerous Lord, Innocent Governess (Harlequin Historical)Dangerous Lord, Innocent Governess: Daphne Collingham is masquerading as a governess in Lord Timothy Colton's home— determined to discover if he is responsible for her beloved cousin's death. She's prepared to uncover secrets and scandal, but the biggest revelation is the way she feels under the lord's dark gaze….Lord Colton is suspicious of the alluring new governess—and with the furor surrounding him he must control his passion. But a man has his limits, and the delectable Miss Collingham is pure temptation….

Miss Winthorpe's Elopement (Harlequin Historical)Miss Winthorpe's Engagement: Shy heiress Miss Penelope Winthorpe was only trying to escape her bullying brother. She never meant to wed a noble lord over a blacksmith's anvil! Adam Felkirk, Duke of Bellston, had no intention of taking a wife. But then Penelope's plight moved him. Now the notorious rake has a new aim--to shock and seduce his prim and proper bride. But the gorgeous duke will be taught a lesson of his own as scholarly Miss Winthorpe becomes his seductive duchess!

And a freebie for my Nook:

A Secret Life (Book 1 of The Lord Hawkesbury's Players series)A Secret Life: Minerva Peabody needs a man. Unfortunately she picked the wrong one. The impoverished playwright has a dream to see her plays performed on stage but in Elizabethan England, not only are women considered the inferior sex, they simply do NOT write plays. Faced with rejection after rejection, she decides to take one more chance with the most desperate theater manager in London, only this time she’ll use the cover of a man. Sucked in by a pair of bright blue eyes and impressive shoulders, she chooses Blake out of the crowd, never thinking he’ll actually play an active role in her ruse. But when he does, he gets under her skin in the most alarming way.

Privateer (don't call him a pirate to his face), Robert Blakewell, accepted Min’s proposal in order to discover which cur among Lord Hawkesbury's Players got his sister with child. But when his mission threatens to destroy Min's fledgling career, he must make a choice: protect his family or the woman he has grown to love. Either choice will see him lose something precious.

That's it for me!
Have you read any of the books in my Mailbox?
If so, I'd love to know!
Please leave a link to your Mailbox so I can visit!


  1. The Very Thought of You has been on a lot of blogs lately. I hope you enjoy all your books.

  2. ENJOY!
    I had sadly a veru slow week :( That means 0

  3. A Secret Life looks like a ton of fun -- plus, I love the heroine's name!

  4. I received the Very thought of You too...I thought it sounded pretty awesome myself!! I love the freebie that you got for your Nook..that cover is great!! Enjoy!

  5. I'll have to look for that Nook freebie. The cover is great! I have The Very Thought of You also. I hear it is a very good read.

  6. My rolls were twinkling in laughter at the title of Dangerous Lord, Innocent Governess... admit it you were laughing too :) Now divulge how does the cover suit the title. nah ... going to investigate this one myself ;)

  7. So glad you received your books! Can I tell you how much I *love* the cover of Dangerous Lord, Innocent Governess? That man looks like trouble. Wickedly delightful trouble. *grins*

  8. I've heard The Very Thought of You is fantastic! I hope you love it.

    Blacksburg was great - you need to go to see the new Visitor's Center.

  9. I am reading The Very Thought of You right now. So far I am enjoying it, the writing is really good.

  10. I have The Very Thought of You as well, so I can't wait for your thoughts on it!

  11. Looks like a stack of nice books.


    Just stopping by for a look around.



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