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Mailbox Monday – January 31, 2011

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday, hosted this month at Rose City Reader (next month this weekly event will be hosted at Library of Clean Reads). Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details here).

Each week readers share the books which arrive on their doorstep. Make sure to visit Rose City Reader today to get links to all participants’ mailboxes.

Here is what found its way to my mailbox this week:

Random House sent me an Advance Readers Edition of The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted by Bridget Asher which is due for release in April 2011. I am excited to be on the TLC Book Tour for this novel (my review goes up April 25th). I really love that cover, don’t you? This novel centers around a female protagonist who is mourning the loss of her husband. Heidi travels to the south of France with her seven year old son and sixteen year old niece where three generations collide with one another, and with the neighbor who seems to know all of their family skeletons. “Heidi, Charlotte, and Abbot journey through love, loss, and healing amid the vineyards, warm winds and delicious food of Provence. Can the magic of the house heal Heidi’s heart, too?

Bridget Asher is the pen name for bestselling author Julianna Baggott who also writes under the pen names N.E. Bode. She has published sixteen books over the last ten years. Baggott lives in Florida with her husband writer David G.W. Scott and their four children. She is an associate professor at Florida State University’s Creative Writing Program. In 2006, Baggott and her husband co-founded the nonprofit organization Kids in Need – Books in Deed, that focuses on literacy and delivering free books to underprivileged children in the state of Florida. Learn more about Baggott and her work by visiting the author’s website. Interested readers may also subscribe to Baggott’s blog or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

What great books arrived at YOUR home this week?


  1. January 31, 2011    

    I love the cover art! It might not be one hundred percent my taste but I’m always looking to expand the genres I’m interested in. I do like the synopsis. 🙂

    Here’s my Mailbox.

  2. January 31, 2011    

    I can’t wait for your review!

  3. January 31, 2011    

    Looks like a good one!

  4. January 31, 2011    

    Sounds really good!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

  5. January 31, 2011    

    Majanka: It looks like you read books which are not really in this genre! But, good for you being willing to step out of your comfort zone and consider another type of book!! Thanks for stopping by.

    Mary: Not too long of a wait 🙂

    RAnn: I think so too!

    Gautami: I hope so!

  6. January 31, 2011    

    I love the cover for this book, and really an curious about it. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  7. January 31, 2011    

    Enjoy your book. Hope all is well with you!

  8. January 31, 2011    
  9. January 31, 2011    

    That really is a gorgeous cover! The inside sounds appealing as well– enjoy your reading this week, and of this book whenever you open it up.

  10. January 31, 2011    

    Oh, that looks like a great read! Enjoy.

  11. What a beautiful cover, and it sounds really good. 🙂

    Here’s my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  12. January 31, 2011    

    The title, the cover, the setting – everything about that book looks wonderful! I’ll be watching for your review.

  13. January 31, 2011    

    The cover is gorgeous and it sounds wonderful. I’m really looking forward to your thoughts on this one!

  14. January 31, 2011    

    Heather: I really love that cover too!

    Serena: Thanks – things are going okay 🙂

    Mary Ann: Thanks for the link

    Laura (I’m Booking it): Thank you!

    Mrs. Q: I think so too!

    Wendi: I agree!

    Kathy: I think so too!

    Staci: I think I’m going to like this one 🙂

  15. February 1, 2011    

    Your Provence book looks gorgeous! I have such a weakness for such books.

  16. Meg Meg
    February 1, 2011    

    Oooh — that cover is gorgeous! I would definitely read it based on the lovely image alone. I totally judge books by their covers!

  17. February 3, 2011    

    Mystica: I do too!

    Meg: LOL – I am the same way 🙂

  18. February 6, 2011    

    If I were buying books, I’d grab this one up just based on the cover art and blurb. Sounds like my kind of book. However, I’ve been burned before, so I’ll wait for your review. 🙂

  19. February 6, 2011    

    Les: I know what you mean! LOL!

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