Mailbox Monday #268

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. The Vintner’s Daughter by Kristen Harnisch from Caitlin Hamilton Summie Marketing for review in August!

Loire Valley, 1895. When seventeen-year-old Sara Thibault’s father is killed in a mudslide, her mother sells their vineyard to a rival family, whose eldest son marries Sara’s sister, Lydia. But a violent tragedy compels Sara and her sister to flee to New York, forcing Sara to put aside her dream to follow in her father’s footsteps as a master winemaker.

Meanwhile, Philippe Lemieux has arrived in California with the ambition of owning the largest vineyard in Napa by 1900. When he receives word of his brother’s death in France, he resolves to bring the killer to justice. Sara has travelled to California in hopes of making her own way in the winemaking world. When she encounters Philippe in a Napa vineyard, they are instantly drawn to one another, but Sara knows he is the one man who could return her family’s vineyard to her, or send her straight to the guillotine.

2.  Goodnight Songs by Margaret Wise Brown for review from Sterling Books.

From Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved Goodnight Moon, comes a previously unpublished collection of charming lullabies, gorgeously illustrated by 12 award-winning artists. The roster of celebrated names includes Carin Berger, whose The Little Yellow Leaf was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; Eric Puybaret, who brought the bestselling Puff, the Magic Dragon to life on the page; Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Sean Qualls; and Caldecott Honor medalist Melissa Sweet. An accompanying CD, with lilting songs beautifully composed and sung by Emily Gary and Tom Proutt, makes this the perfect gift to wish children a sweet goodnight.

3.  Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion with an introduction by Kristin Hannah for review in July.

On any particular day, thousands upon thousands of people pass through New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, through the whispering gallery, beneath the ceiling of stars, and past the information booth and its beckoning four-faced clock, to whatever destination is calling them. It is a place where people come to say hello and good-bye. And each person has a story to tell.

Now, ten bestselling authors inspired by this iconic landmark have created their own stories, set just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal.

What did you receive?

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  1. Just added Goodnight Songs to my list – the grands will love it!

  2. Grand Central sounds great and I love the cover!

  3. These all look great Serena…enjoy!

  4. They all look great! Enjoy!

  5. All three look great, enjoy!

  6. The Vinter’s Daughter is going on my wish list. Thanks for sharing! Here’s my MAILBOX this week.

  7. Nice mailbox.

    I want The Vinter’s Daughter and Grand Central. The covers look so good too.

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  8. I’m a cover snob and all three are great!

  9. Vinter’s Daughter sounds fabu — can’t wait for your review!

  10. Beth Hoffman says

    The illustration on the cover of Goodnight Songs is adorable! I’m eager to read Grand Central.

  11. Goodnight Songs looks particularly good!

  12. Al three sound good. I bet the postwar love stories will be an awesome read.

  13. All of these sound wonderful. The Grand Central Station book must be fascinating.

  14. Wow, love the idea of Grand Central! Happy reading 🙂

  15. I do so like the grand central book. Has to be so varied