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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mailbox Monday (July 16, 2012)

Welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme created by Marcia from A girl and her books.  This is where I share the titles I have received for review or purchased during the past week.  Mailbox Monday will be hosted in July by Mrs Q Book Addict.

A Girl Like You
by Maria Geraci

Every ugly duckling is a swan in waiting.

Emma Frazier is smart and hardworking, and loves her job as a journalist for a Florida lifestyle magazine.  Emma knows she's no great beauty, but she's pretty certain she has a shot with her handsome new boss, Ben Gallagher -- untiil Emma overhears a mutual acquaintance refer to her as the "ugly friend."  In an effort to reclaim her battered self-esteem, Emma decides to impress Ben at work by promising an exclusive interview with NASCAR legend Trip Monroe.

Emma and Trip went to high school together and although it's been fourteen years since they've spoken, Emma is sure she can score an interview with the elusive superstar.  But connecting with Trip turns out to be harder than Emma imagined.  Her quest for the interview leads her back to her tiny hometown of Catfish Cove, where old secrets and a new romantic interest shoake up Emma's views on life and teach her that maybe the key to finding true love is as simple as accepting yourself for the person you were always meant to be.

Saving June
by Hannah Harrington

Everyone's sorry.
But no one can explain why.

Harper Scott's older sister, June, took her own life a week before high school graduation, leaving Harper devastated.  So when her divorcing parents decide to split up June's ashes, Harper steals the urn and takes off cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going - California.

Enter Jake Tolan, a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession. . . and an unknown connection to June.  When he insists on joining them, Harper's just desperate enough to let him.  With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanor and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what Harper needs.  Except. . . Jake's keeping a secret that has the power to turn her life upside down -- again. 

Rainbow Colors
by Karen Szybalski

Everyday is a treasure hunt, when you're looking for rainbow colors.  This is a joyful, playful, romp which celebrates bright colors and bright ideas!

This illustrated poem and song can be enjoyed again and again!

Wonderful for children 4-7 years of age. 

What books came home to you this week?


Shoshanah said...

Saving June looks like it'll be a really interesting read. And from the sounds of it, one that will probably make me cry.

MarthaE said...

That is quite a mailbox pic!
A Girl Like You sounds interesting. I would like to see your comments after you read it.
Happy Reading!

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you're in for some great reading!

gautami tripathy said...

Such interesting titles! Happy reading...

Here is my post.

Mystica said...

Nice pile of books for this week. Enjoy them all.

grammajudyb said...

Looks like some great titles. And, um, where is that mailbox???

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like some interesting reads.


Diana Leigh said...

Aw! I think my kids would like Rainbow Colors. Enjoy your books!

My Mailbox Post

Alyce said...

Those are all new to me. Nice selection of books!

Ashley Montgomery said...

Great haul! I really want Saving June. Happy reading.

Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva


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