Monday, November 15, 2010

Mailbox Monday (November 15)

Mailbox Monday buttonMailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books they received during the previous week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists! Mailbox Monday, which was started by Marcia at The Printed Page, is on blog tour—this month, it’s hosted by Julie at Knitting and Sundries.

I received two books this week (one for review and one giveaway win): The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton, which was sent to me by the author (read my review of Crossed Wires, her previous book) and Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire by Margot Berwin, which I won from Staci at Life in the Thumb.


Here’s the blurb on the back of The Tapestry of Love:

A rural idyll: that’s what Catherine is seeking when she sells her house in England and moves to a tiny hamlet in the Cévennes mountains. With her divorce in the past and her children grow, she is free to make a new start, and to set up in business as a seamstress. But this is a harsh and lonely place when you’re no longer here on holiday. There is French bureaucracy to contend with, not to mention the mountain weather, and the reserve of her neighbours, including the intriguing Patrick Castagnol. And that's before the arrival of Catherine's sister Bryony...

And here’s the blurb on the back of Hothouse Flower:

Lila Nova is a thirty-two-year-old advertising copywriter who lives alone in a plain white box of an apartment. Recovering from a heartbreaking divorce, Lila has a simple mantra: no pets, no plants, no people, no problems. But when Lila meets David Exley, a ruggedly handsome plant seller, her lonely life blossoms into something far more colorful. From the cold, harsh streets of Manhattan to the verdant jungles of the Yucatán Peninsula, Hothouse Flower is the story of a woman who must travel beyond the boundaries of sense and comfort to find what she truly wants.

What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to Knitting and Sundries.

23 comments:

  1. I've noticed Tapestry of Love in a few places today. That Hothouse Flower sure looks like one that I would enjoy!

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  2. These both look good and both are going on my wish list. The Tapestry of Love has been on quite a few blogs. I can't to see everyone's reviews for it.

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  3. Ooh I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Tapestry! I adored it.

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  4. The cover of Tapestry makes me want to pick it up and read it. Enjoy!

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  5. Lucky duck! I've wanted to read Hot House Flower ever since I read Staci's review. Enjoy your new books.

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  6. Very nice "mailbox"! I hope you enjoy both of these. :)

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  7. I really enjoyed Tapestry of Love -- a quiet, good read. Here's my Mailbox: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Mailbox Monday...

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  8. Remember the band The Hot House Flowers?? They were amazing, very short lived 1 time wonder but still a happy tune.

    Ohhhhh Tapestry of Love.. So green with JEALOUSY!

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  9. I followed Hot House Flowers on the TLC tour... ah ha, you were the one that won it! It got such mixed reviews, some loved it and some not so much. So now of course I need to read it for myself. Hope you are one of those who enjoys it.

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  10. Great books! Both sound interesting, and I love both covers.

    Enjoy your reading!

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  11. I've read good reviews for Hot House Flower. Hope you enjoy it!
    I also received The Tapestry of Love :-)

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  13. Opps, I posted the previous comment under my old blog address, here's the right one.

    What wonderful books, the covers are just beautiful. I really want to read both.

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  14. Oh I've been wanting to read the Tapestry of Love so I'm excited to see what you think of that one!

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  15. I love the sound of both of these, especially Tapestry of Love, as my dream is to find my way to a quiet spot where I can just be the "lady that wears purple" (or her equivalent)! Enjoy!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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  16. Hope you enjoy Tapestry and I'm glad that Hot House got there!! yay!!! enjoy!

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  17. I liked the audio version of Hot House Flower a lot.

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  18. I received The Tapestry of Love, too and I'm looking forward to reading it. Hot House Flower is a book I want to read and will purchase at some point. I've read several reviews of it, a few not so positive but I still want to read it. I love the cover too!

    Good week for books, Enjoy them!
    ~ Amy

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  19. I've been curious about The Tapestry of Love. Happy reading!

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  20. Those both look great. The Tapestry of Love is one I'm going to look for.

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