**Mailbox Monday is now hosted at the home site: Mailbox Monday.
Grab some coffee (or a pot of tea!), and let’s talk about our weeks. I had a slower reading week, but savored each book. And Saturday was a wonderful day of lunch and a movie. I saw and loved Still Alice, with Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin, and when I left the theater, my eyes were filled with tears.
Have any of you seen it? Did you read the book? I read Still Alice last May (click for my review).
I will be thinking about the gripping performances for a long time. Meanwhile, here’s what last week looked like for me.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOGS:
Review: The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes (e-book), by Diane Chamberlain
Review: One Plus One (e-book), by JoJo Moyes
Review: Nell (e-book), by Nancy Thayer
INCOMING BOOKS (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
Three books came in my mailbox from Amazon Vine! And I downloaded two books for Sparky….
You Can Trust Me, by Sophie McKenzie
On a quiet, gray, Saturday morning, Livy arrives at her best friend Julia’s flat for a lunch date only to find her dead. Though all the evidence supports it, Livy cannot accept the official ruling of suicide; the Julia she remembers was loud, inappropriate, joyful, outrageous and loving, not depressed. The suspicious circumstances cause Livy to dig further, and she is suddenly forced to confront a horrifying possibility: that Julia was murdered, by the same man who killed Livy’s sister, Kara, eighteen years ago….
The Day We Met, by Rowan Coleman
A gorgeous husband, two beautiful children, a job she loves—Claire’s got it all. And then some. But lately, her mother hovers more than a helicopter, her husband, Greg, seems like a stranger, and her kids are like characters in a movie. Three-year-old Esther’s growing up in the blink of an eye, and twenty-year-old Caitlin, with her jet-black hair and clothes to match, looks like she’s about to join a punk band—and seems to be hiding something. Most concerning, however, is the fact that Claire is losing her memory, including that of the day she met Greg….
Second Life, by S. J. Watson
Julia’s life is comfortable, if unremarkable, until her sister’s brutal murder opens old wounds. She finds solace in her sister’s best friend, Sophie, but when Sophie reveals the extent of her sister’s online life, Julia becomes convinced that the truth about her death lies deep in the dark, sordid world of online chatrooms and internet sex….
Crazy Love You (e-book), by Lisa Unger
Love hurts. Sometimes it even kills.
Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss. Even when they were kids, playing in the woods of their small Upstate New York town, he could feel it. Still, Priss was his best friend, his salvation from the bullies who called him “loser” and “fatboy”…and from his family’s deadly secrets.
Now that they’ve both escaped to New York City, Ian no longer inhabits the tortured shell of his childhood. He is a talented and successful graphic novelist, and Priss…Priss is still trouble. The booze, the drugs, the sex–Ian is growing tired of late nights together trying to keep the past at bay. Especially now that he’s met sweet, beautiful Megan, whose love makes him want to change for the better. But Priss doesn’t like change. Change makes her angry. And when Priss is angry, terrible things begin to happen…
The First Wife (e-book), by Erica Spindler
As a child, Bailey Browne dreamed of a knight in shining armor swooping in to rescue her and her mother. As she grows older, those dreams transform, becoming ones of a mysterious stranger who will sweep her off her feet and whisk her away from her ordinary existence. Then, suddenly, there he is. Despite the ten year difference in their ages, her working class upbringing and his of privilege, Logan Abbott and Bailey fall deeply in love. Marriage quickly follows.
But when Logan brings her home to his horse farm in Louisiana, a magnificent estate on ninety wooded acres, her dreams of happily-ever-after begin to unravel. A tragic family history she knew nothing about surfaces, plus whisperings about the disappearance of his first wife, True, and rumors about the women from the area who have gone missing—and when another woman disappears, all signs point to her husband’s involvement.
WHAT’S UP NEXT? (Titles/Covers Linked to Amazon)
Currently Reading: Three Days to Forever, by Lauren Carr
You Can Trust Me, by Sophie McKenzie
After the Party (e-book), by Lisa Jewell
And that was my week…and what the new week might look like. Enjoy yours!