Welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme created by Marcia of To Be Continued, where book lovers share the titles they received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the past week. Mailbox Monday currently is on tour, and this month’s host is Book Obsessed.
Here’s what I received:
“This Heart of Mine” by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan — free ebook and a prequel to I’ll Be Seeing You, which I loved!
In this short prequel to I’ll Be Seeing You, authors Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan introduce you to two extraordinary women who are worlds apart — but whose journals reveal they have more in common than they could ever imagine…
Nineteen-year-old waitress Rita Strauss is trying to make it on her own in the big city, spending most of her time alone with her thoughts. The bright spot in her day is the handsome medical student who’s a regular at her diner. Rita fantasizes about what to say to him, wishing she could be more confident — until she decides to take control of her life once and for all.
Socialite Glory Astor thinks it’s the best day of her life when her longtime beau, Robert, finally proposes. But everything gets complicated when her childhood friend Levi asks her to run away with him instead, forcing Glory to choose between the two men she cares about the most.
Find out how Rita’s and Glory’s lives intersect in I’ll Be Seeing You. Told through their letters during WWII, this incredible story brings together two unforgettable women who have never met in person yet share an unbreakable bond of friendship. (publisher’s summary)
We Never Lost Hope by Naomi Litvin — free ebook
Author Naomi Litvin recreates her parents’ incredible love story in the powerful memoir, We Never Lost Hope. Litvin, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and an American Jewish GI who landed at Normandy, lets her family members reveal the stories of their lives before, during, and after the Holocaust. Told in five indelible voices, the book gives a you-are-there punch and a moving immediacy. Lovely and haunting, We Never Lost Hope is a reminder that genocide can happen anywhere, and that we all must be vigilant against the forces of hatred. (publisher’s summary)
“Darcy and Elizabeth: The Language of the Fan” by Mary Lydon Simonsen — ebook purchase
While Jane Bennet is recuperating at Netherfield Park, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are frequently thrown into each other’s company. Despite initial resistance, the pair find that their first impressions are changing, especially after Lizzy overhears a conversation between Darcy and Charles Bingley using the language of the fan. “Darcy and Elizabeth: The Language of the Fan” is a short story showing how two people come together through a series of comical miscues. (publisher’s summary)
What books did you add to your shelves recently?
© 2013 Anna Horner of Diary of an Eccentric. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce or republish content without permission.