Mailbox Monday #265

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, which I purchased because I wanted the finished copy.  I’ll pass along my ARC to my mom.  Please read my review.

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 Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose for a Historical Fiction Virtual Blog Tour in May.

A lush and imaginative novel that crisscrosses time as a perfumer and a mythologist search for the fine line between potion and poison, poison and passion…and past and present.

Florence, Italy—1533: An orphan named René le Florentin is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici’s perfumer. Traveling with the young duchessina from Italy to France, René brings with him a cache of secret documents from the monastery where he was trained: recipes for exotic fragrances and potent medicines—and a formula for an alchemic process said to have the potential to reanimate the dead.

Paris, France—The Present: A renowned mythologist, Jac L’Etoile, is trying to recover from personal heartache by throwing herself into her work, learns of the 16th century perfumer who may have been working on an elixir that would unlock the secret to immortality.

What did you receive?

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  1. Hope you love the M.J. Rose book as much as I did!
    Anna´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday — April 7

  2. ENJOY your books.

    I have M. J. Rose’s book….haven’t read it yet.

    Have a wonderful reading week.

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    Elizabeth´s last blog post ..Cover Reveal of What The Lady Wants by Renee Rosen

  3. I love Kephart! I’m still waiting for my library to get Dr. Radway’s Sarsaparilla Resolvent in.
    Vicki´s last blog post ..Blogging From A-Z: F Is For Florida

  4. I haven’t read an MJ Rose novel either but I keep reading good things about them.
    Leslie´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday ~ April 7th

  5. Both of those books look tempting — I will add them to my list! Thanks 🙂
    Tabatha´s last blog post ..Masquerade

  6. Beth Hoffman says

    I have Going Over and can’t wait to dive in. I need to add the new M.J. Rose to my list. Have a terrific week, Serena!

  7. I have that M J Rose novel. Look forward to read it!

    Happy reading!

    Here is my POST!!!
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  8. It sounds like you really treasured Going Over. Can you believe I’ve never read M. J. Rose? I hope you have a great week in books!


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