Mailbox Monday #365

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has a 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:

Alone with Mr. Darcy: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Abigail Reynolds, which I obtained with my Audible credit.

Alone with Mr. Darcy….

Elizabeth Bennet can’t imagine anything worse than being stranded by a blizzard in a tiny cottage with proud and unpleasant Mr. Darcy. But being trapped there for days – and nights – with an injured and confused Mr. Darcy who keeps saying the oddest things about her is even worse. At least he possesses the useful ability of lighting a fire to keep them from freezing to death. But when he puts his arms around her, she discovers the hearth isn’t the only place he knows how to build a fire. And the little half-frozen kitten he finds in a woodpile isn’t proving to be much of a chaperone.

She doesn’t really believe his promises to marry her if anyone finds out they spent two nights alone together, especially after learning he was betrayed by another woman in the past. When her worst fears are realized and her reputation is in tatters, she isn’t surprised to discover Mr. Darcy has vanished into thin air, leaving her no choice but to find a husband as soon as possible before her whole family is ruined. Any husband will have to do, no matter how much she dislikes him. Even if she can’t stop thinking of Mr. Darcy.

National Geographic Kids Look and Learn: Farm Animals for review from Media Masters Publicity.

Young readers will meet their favorite farm animals and learn more about them through simple, age-appropriate language in this colorful board book.

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Easter: With Colored Eggs, Flowers, and Prayer from Media Masters Publicity.

The joyous celebration of Easter is seen through a global perspective in this National Geographic volume featuring over 25 vibrant photographs. Witness the holiest day on the Christian calendar as it is celebrated throughout the world: from the famous Easter Egg Roll at the White House to the traditional bonfires throughout Europe, to colorful customs, to the universally popular dying of eggshells worldwide.

The first-person narrative leads young readers through the origins and traditions of this springtime festival of rebirth and hope. Reverend George Handzo gives parents and teachers a historical and cultural background in his informative note.

What did you receive?


  1. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    I really need to catch up with Abigail Reynolds’ books. The others look cute. Enjoy!

  2. They look adorable

  3. Those National Geographic Kids look too cute!

  4. Laurel-Rain Snow says

    I haven’t read any of the Darcy retellings, but I like the sound of this one. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Alone With Mr. Darcy sounds good. your Easter books look good too.

  6. Mary Ann Langan says

    Love the cover on. the Austin book, enjoy!

  7. Hamlette says

    I do like a good Austen variation (trouble is, so few of them are good, sigh), but… the “injured and confused Mr. Darcy” bit does intrigue me.

  8. I do love a good P&P variation! Hope you enjoy it!

  9. I haven’t gotten into the Jane Austin variations. I think I would have to re-read the real thing. 🙂
    The Farm Animals and Celebrate Easter look like enjoyable books to share.
    Enjoy your reading!

  10. Enjoy your new books. I don’t seem to do too well with variation of Austen’s books, but for those who love them, this one sounds good.

  11. Topazshell says

    Like the mailbox. Have fun.

  12. bermudaonion(Kathy) says

    The National Geographic books look gorgeous. I hope you share the Mr. Darcy book with Anna after you read it.