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.