Mailbox Monday – March 7

 

 

Hosted in March at I’m Booking It

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Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda (for review from BookSparks PR)

(Goodreads synopsis)  Kelly Mills Johnson becomes restless in her thirty-ninth year. An appetite for more forces her to take stock of her middling middle-American existence and her neighbors’ seemingly perfect lives. Her marriage to a successful attorney has settled into a comfortable routine, and being the mother of two adorable sons has been rewarding. But Kelly’s own passions lie wasted. She…more

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I bought:

(Goodreads synopsis) Two women running away from their marriages collide on a foggy highway, killing one of them. The survivor is left to pick up the pieces, not only of her own life, but also must go back and deal with the devastated husband and fragile, asthmatic son the other woman left behind. Together, they try to solve the mystery of where April was running to, and why. By turns riveting and unsettling, Pictures of You looks at the choices women make-the roads they choose-to be loved.

It is 1940. While war rages in Europe, President Roosevelt promises he won’t send American boys to fight. In the small Cape Cod town of Franklin, postmistress Iris James firmly believes that her job is to deliver and keep people’s secrets. Meanwhile, seemingly fearless American radio gal Frankie Bard is reporting from the Blitz in London, imploring listeners to pay attention to what is going on. The Postmistress is a tale of lost innocence.

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47 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday – March 7

  1. Here, Home, Hope sounds fantastic! I’ve added it to my wish list. I recently checked out Pictures of You from the library. I hope to start it soon.

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  2. Don’t you just love the cover for The Postmistress.

    Here, Home, Hope sounds like a mid-life crisis tale, and Pictures of You is going to be a bumpy ride with lots of guilt and secrecy no doubt. I’ve read one review and it was good.

    I can’t wait to compare thoughts on Postmistress.

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    • PK, it is a nice cover! I’ve read some gushing reviews for “Pictures” so I’m looking forward to reading it down the road.

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    • Kristin, I’m so glad that you loved The Postmistress. I’m reading it for a book group and was a bit worried by the uneven ratings/reviews.

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  3. I read the Postmistress last year–it was an interesting read, and an interesting point of view. I also purchased Pictures of You (for my Kindle)—it seems to be a book that is getting a lot of buzz right now. Enjoy your week!
    *smiles*

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  4. Oops! I forgot to say earlier that yes, my stutterer is my sax playing Sam! His stutter for now is pretty mild, and many people don’t notice because he compensates well, but we never know when it might become severe again. Oh, and when are you going to post pics or your knitting? I would love to see your pastel baby blanket!
    *smiles*

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  5. I hadn’t heard of Here, Home, Hope looks really good! Pictures of You was already on my radar.

    I think I’m one of the 3 people in the world that didn’t love The Postmistress. I never did write a review because I had a hard time nailing down what I thought about it.

    Enjoy your reading

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  6. Here, Home, Hope sounds real good and Pictures of you sounds most intriguing. Have a good week and happy reading, Mary!

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  7. Here, Home, Hope sounds really good. I bought Pictures of You as well a while ago. Postmistress has been on my tbr pile for a while now. I’m finally going to read it for a tour. Enjoy Mary!

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  8. I just finished the audio version of The Postmistress and liked it a lot. Pictures of You is one that I want to read and haven’t gotten around to it yet.

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    • I’m listening to it right now – the narrator is wonderful. I’m about half-way through the 10 cds so it may be a bit before I post a review (after I bought the book I received the audiobook via Library Thing). I wonder if it will have a similar effect on me!

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