Mailbox Monday #258

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has gone through a few incarnations from a permanent home with Marcia to a tour of other blogs.

Now, it has its own permanent home at its own blog.

To check out what everyone has received over the last week, visit the blog and check out the links.  Leave yours too.

Also, each week, Leslie, Vicki, and I will share the Books that Caught Our Eye from everyone’s weekly links.

Here’s what I received:

1.  Going Over by Beth Kephart from Chronicle Books for review before the April 1 publication.

In the early 1980s Ada and Stefan are young, would-be lovers living on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall–Ada lives with her mother and grandmother and paints graffiti on the Wall, and Stefan lives with his grandmother in the East and dreams of escaping to the West.


2.  The Rebel Pirate by Donna Thorland for review in March.

1775, Boston Harbor. James Sparhawk, Master and Commander in the British Navy, knows trouble when he sees it. The ship he’s boarded is carrying ammunition and gold…into a country on the knife’s edge of war. Sparhawk’s duty is clear: confiscate the cargo, impound the vessel and seize the crew. But when one of the ship’s boys turns out to be a lovely girl, with a loaded pistol and dead-shot aim, Sparhawk finds himself held hostage aboard a Rebel privateer.

Sarah Ward never set out to break the law. Before Boston became a powder keg, she was poised to escape the stigma of being a notorious pirate’s daughter by wedding Micah Wild, one of Salem’s most successful merchants. Then a Patriot mob destroyed her fortune and Wild played her false by marrying her best friend and smuggling a chest of Rebel gold aboard her family’s ship.

What did you receive?


  1. The Rebel Pirate catches my eye but I bet both will be good. Enjoy!
    Darlene´s last blog post ..Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield (Audiobook)

  2. I love reading Beth Kephart’s blog but I have yet to read one of her books, even though I have a few on my shelves. This one sounds good too! Happy reading!
    kay´s last blog post ..Filling the Shelf – 131

  3. Going Over sounds really good!
    Vicki´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday

  4. Both look great! Happy reading 🙂
    Sam Still Reading´s last blog post ..February or Forever by Juliet Madison

  5. They both look good. Love the cover of The Rebel Pirate.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday
    Elizabeth´s last blog post ..It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 2/17/14

  6. The Rebel Pirate caught my eye.
    mary Ann Langan´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday

  7. A couple of new titles for me. Both sound interesting.
    Leslie´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday ~ February 17th

  8. I have Going Over for review and it sounds fantastic. Thanks for reminding me I need to start it soon! The Rebel Pirate looks fun too. Enjoy and have a great week!
    Lucy @ The Reading Date´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday (84)

  9. Hi Serena,

    I don’t read historical fiction very often, however I am intrigued by Donna’s ‘Renegades Of the Revolution’ series, especially as it sounds as though the two stories to date can be read as stand alones, so I shan’t have to find a copy of the first book, in order to enjoy the second.

    I am also intrigued by her sudden move to historical fiction, when her debut novel definitely fell firmly into the genre of fantasy, which wouldn’t have interested me at all.

    I hope that you enjoy both your new books and have a great week,

    [email protected]´s last blog post ..New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

  10. The Rebel Pirate is already on my wish list. It sounds wonderful. Hope you enjoy it.
    Cheryl Malandrinos´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday – February 17

  11. They both sound good in their own way!
    Mary´s last blog post ..Sunday Post

  12. Got The Rebel Pirate last week as well – enjoy!

    My Mailbox Monday

  13. I like the sound of The Rebel Pirate! I’ll have to look into that one! Have a great week!

  14. The Rebel Pirate sounds good to me! Hope you enjoy your new books!

    Here is my post.
    gautami tripathy´s last blog post ..Monday: Mailbox/What Am I reading?/Musing

  15. Going Over is on my list. I am fascinated by stories set around the Berlin Wall…partially because my eldest son now lives in East Berlin.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.
    Laurel-Rain Snow´s last blog post ..AUTHOR’S HOME PAGE

  16. Going Over sounds intriguing. enjoy!
    Emma @ Words And Peace´s last blog post ..Book review: We

  17. The Rebel Pirate looks like a good historical novel and romance!
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    Harvee @Book Dilettante´s last blog post ..It’s Monday: What Are You Reading? Women’s Fiction and Historical Fiction

  18. I bet Going Over is outstanding!
    bermudaonion (Kathy)´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday

  19. Going Over looks good. I love Beth Kephart’s writing.
    Angie S.´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday 2-17-14

  20. Both books different but sound amazing.

  21. Going Over looks fantastic. Happy reading!