Monday, 7 January 2019

Mailbox Monday - Jan 7th




Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog. Head over and check out other books received during the last week.





I received this gorgeous boxed set of Advanced Reader Copies from Simon & Schuster, due to be published in February 2019. The set are uncorrected proof copies and come with proof covers (not the final covers to be released in the shops). I adore proof covers they are always so stunningly simple but draw the eye. These three are no exception. Below are the published covers.



Back cover blurb

Germany, 1943: Twenty-six-year-old Rosa Sauer's parents are gone, and her husband Gregor is far away, fighting on the front lines of WWII. Impoverished and alone, she makes the fateful decision to leave war-torn Berlin to live with her in-laws in the countryside, thinking she'll find refuge there. But one morning, the SS come to tell her she has been conscripted to be one of Hitler's tasters: three times a day, she and nine other women go to his secret headquarters, the Wolf's Lair, to eat his meals before he does. Forced to eat what might kill them, the tasters begin to divide into The Fanatics, those loyal to Hitler, and the women like Rosa who insist they aren't Nazis, even as they risk their lives every day for Hitler's.

As secrets and resentments grow, this unlikely sisterhood reaches its own dramatic climax. What's more, one of Rosa's SS guards has become dangerously familiar, and the war is worsening outside. As the months pass, it becomes increasingly clear that Rosa and everyone she knows are on the wrong side of history.

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In an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first year student stumbles into her bedroom, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up. 

She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics who carry her away, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital.

Then a second girl falls asleep, and a third, and panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. 

As the number of cases multiplies, classes are canceled, and stores begin to run out of supplies. A quarantine is established. The National Guard is summoned. 

 Back cover blurb


What would you do if you had the chance to change a pivotal moment from your past?

How far would you go to save someone you loved?
 
These are just two of the fateful choices a woman must face in this highly original and hauntingly evocative detective story of love and loss.

At the core of the enigmatic Stella’s story, past and present, is a mystery she is compelled to solve, a beautiful young woman who went missing fifty years ago – and a tragedy much closer to home she must try to prevent.

As Stella unravels the dark secrets of her family's past and her own, it becomes clear that everyone remembers the past differently and the small choices we make every day can change our future irrevocably.

This utterly original, gripping and mind-bending tale will stay with you long after the last page.



 What's arrived in my inbox this week

I  received this eBook through Rachelle's newsletter. She often offers free and discounted books to her newsletter subscribers. You can subscribe on her website https://rachellechristensen.com/

Back cover blurb

When Lexi Burke escaped the remnants of a cold winter in Chicago for the beaches of Kauai, it wasn’t a random vacation. She left the hectic pace of Burke Enterprises behind with enough money to retire at age thirty-two, intent on settling into the idyllic existence of island life. Until she met local photographer Derek Mitchell—a talented man with a grudge against rich tourists.
From art night to snorkeling lessons, hiking, and chopping coconuts, Lexi can’t talk herself out of spending time with the handsome, hardworking man who knows the value of every dollar. She also can’t find a way to tell him the truth about herself. But then Derek is selected to help in a benefit at a masquerade ball as one of the eligible bachelors up for auction. Lexi must decide whether to wear a mask or unveil her true self and risk losing Derek’s trust and a chance at love. 

 What I'm looking forward to reading:
This week I've picked At the Wolf's Table. I love anything WWII and this book looks like it is filled with danger, intrigue and heartache.

Is there anything here that has caught your fancy and will be added to your TBR list?






18 comments:

  1. I have never seen an ARC set like that. How special and nice.
    Glad you linked at MM. Happy Reading!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Martha. I was so pleased to come across Mailbox Monday, it's a great meme.

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  2. I love the look of all your new books! I enjoy WWII stories too and will try to look out for your review of At the Wolf's Table.

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    1. I love reading books about the war. I started reading books about the battles and have recently been reading more about the civilians and nurses during the war.

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  3. Your books sound really good...I am especially intrigued by The Lost Girls. Enjoy them all, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you Laurel-Rain. I am eager to start reading them all.

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  4. I love the covers on those ARCs and they all sound so interesting.

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    1. I am always attracted to the simplicity of the proof covers.

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  5. Welcome to Mailbox Monday!!

    ENJOY your books, and have a great week.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I was excited to come across the Mailbox Monday meme.

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  6. Oh, that Simon and Schuster group sound amazing. What a pretty cover on the Hawaii book. I hope you enjoy all of them. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Cheryl. Simon and Schuster are amazing publishers.

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  7. All of these books sound amazing, but At The Wolf's Table has me so intrigued! I'm curious what you think about it.

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  8. What a gorgeous box set of books.

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    1. Aren't they lovely. I was thrilled to receive them in a set like that.

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  9. Enjoy your new books. And I agree, I love the proof covers.

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