Mailbox Monday – April 11



hosted in April at Passages To The Past

For review from Harper Collins:

(Goodreads synopsis)  When Sheila McGann sets out to redeem her disgraced brother, a once-beloved Catholic priest in suburban Boston, her quest will force her to confront cataclysmic truths about her fractured Irish-American family, her beliefs, and, ultimately, herself. Award-winning author Jennifer Haigh follows her critically acclaimed novels Mrs. Kimble and The Condition with a captivating, vividly rendered portrait of fraying family ties, and the trials of belief and devotion, in Faith.

For review from Joan Schulhafer:

(Goodreads synopsis): Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager- leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.

Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust-and destroy their lives a second time.

For review from Harper via LibraryThing Early Reviewers:

(LT description):  After dating driven, self-absorbed men in New York, Krissy Gasbarre relocates to Italy to be near her new English beau and to research the roots of her lovably alpha-male, Italian-American grandpa. But just weeks into her European adventure, the Brit takes a job in the Middle East…and her grandpa, who’s been an indelible force in her life, passes away.

For the first time in a decade, Krissy moves back to her Pennsylvania hometown to mourn her grandpa’s death and help her close-knit, festive family care for her refined (but notoriously non-maternal) grandmother. That’s when Grandma Gloria reveals the untold story of her 60-year marriage and the love lessons that made her relationship so much more successful than the ones her granddaughter’s known.

What was in your mailbox?

40 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday – April 11

  1. I loved the synopsis for How to Love an American Man. Her grandmother’s tale of love must be for her ear only … yet now we have a chance to hear it too. Noting this one down and will be back to read your review.

    Another successful mailbox and the covers this week are quite fetching. The first one Faith is catchy… the dynamics of depth perspectives… WOW.


  2. Oooh, those all sound wonderful. *Sigh* my list keeps getting ever longer. Have a great week and happy reading!


  3. I love the cover on Ten Beach Road! Ten Beach Road and How To Love an American Man both will make their way to my wish list. I’ll wait to see what you think of Faith before I add that one. Not sure it is the book for me. Enjoy all three books!


  4. Ooh, I’m almost done with How To Love An American Man and am enjoying it so, so much . . . it’s actually been one of my favorite reads so far this year! I relate to Krissy so much and have found the book absolutely delightful. Hope you enjoy it, too!


  5. I’ve been seeing Ten Beach Road around (love that cover) but this is the first time I’ve read a description. Intriguing! All of them sound interesting.

    Enjoy your reading!


  6. I have seen Ten Beach Road a lot today, so will be on the lookout for reviews of this book to see if it goes on my ever growing list. Have a great reading week!!!


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