Sunday, 31 July 2011

In My Mailbox 91

This meme was started by the fabulous Kristi who was inspired by Alea. Check out their blogs for more information. All summaries are from the book jackets.

For review:

Hartslove – KM Grant

Can the mysterious castle of Hartslove be saved by Daisy and her fiery red horse?

Daisy’s family is about to lose Hartslove, their beloved home, after their father has wasted the last of their money on a young, wayward horse.

It’s 1861 and Daisy’s mother has bolted, leaving Daisy and her five siblings to bring themselves up the best they can. The passionate Daisy believes she can save the crumbling Hartslove through the very horse everyone thinks will be the family’s downfall.

In their quest, Daisy, her four sisters and her wild brother will face catastrophes, thrills and possible ruin. Yet through their story beats the power of hope, the romance of Hartslove and the spirit of its horse.

Thanks, Quercus.

Lottie Biggs is Not Tragic – Hayley Long

Lottie is in the midst of an existential crisis. Her mum’s all soppy over a bloke with a horrible shemo* daughter, and her pal Goose and hit the road with the gorgeous Gareth (and his manly thighs). But things don't go exactly to plan...

*a female emo, obviously

I enjoyed the first book but haven’t managed to get my hands on the second yet, no I have this I have no excuse! Thanks to Macmillan for this.

The Ice Age – Kirsten Reed

She’s a strong teenage girl: smart, funny and hopeful. She thinks she knows herself, knows what she wants, and knows how to get it.

He’s an older man – old enough, in fact, to be her father. But he’s not.

As the pair drive aimlessly across America, they form an unlikely relationship – one they both know can’t last forever.

Told in her unique and seductive voice, this is the story of their encounter.

Road trip!!! A lovely surprise from Macmillan.

Night Road – Kristin Hannah

An exquisite, heartbreaking story that speaks to women everywhere about the things that matter most.

People on the island still talk about what happened in the summer of ’04. They sit on bar stools and in porch swings and spout opinions, half-truths, making judgements that aren’t theirs to make. They think a few columns in a newspaper give them the facts they need. But the facts are hardly what matter...

Lexi and Mia are inseperable from the moment they start high school. Different in so many ways – Lexi is an orphan and lives with her aunt on a trailer park, while Mia is a golden girl blessed with a loving family and a beautiful home. Yet they recognize something in each other which sets them apart from the crowd, and Mia comes to rely heavily on Lexi’s steadfast friendship. Something which, at first, worries Mia’s mother, Jude.

Mia’s beloved and incredibly good-looking twin brother Zach finds life much less complicated than his sister. Jude thought she’d never have to worry about her son, that he’d always sail through life easily achieving whatever he, and his family, wanted and expected – but then he fell in love.

The summer they graduated is a time they will always remember, and one they could never forget. It is a summer of love, best friends, shared confidences and promises. Then one moment one night changes them all forever. As hearts are broken, loyalties challenged and hopes dashed, the time has come to leave childhood behind and learn to face the future.

Moving, haunting and completely unforgettable, Night Road raises questions no mother, daughter or son would ever want to answer.

Another surprise from Macmillan. Thank you!


Baby Be Mine – Paige Toon

‘He’s not mine, is he? That’s the question I fear the most.’

You see, I have a secret. My son is not fathered by my boyfriend, but by one of the most famous people that ever lived. And he doesn’t even know it.

Meg is terrified. She lives in the South of France with her doting boyfriend Christian and their beautiful son Barney who has just turned one. Life should be idyllic. But she is living a lie – a lie that will turn their lives upside down and inside out. Because, as every day goes by, Meg’s son looks less and less like Christian.

How much longer can she keep her devastating secret from him, from their friends and family, from Barney? How much longer before the world realises that the father of her child is none other than Johnny Jefferson, wild boy of rock, constantly in the headlines, constantly in Meg’s thoughts?

YAYYAYYAYYAY! So bloody good!



  1. you got some great books this week! I definitely recommend the second in the lottie biggs series, I love that series! :D

  2. A lot of people got The Ice Age and Ice Road this week and they look so good! I'm going to have to check them out! I hope you enjoy them! Here's my IMM if you want to check it out! Happy reading!

    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  3. thanks for sharing your IMM with us some good titles there that look really interesting.

  4. Night Road looks like it's very life-altering.

    Cassandra @ Book & Movie Dimension(

  5. I am really looking forward to Ice Age and Night Road. They look a bit different. Hartslove looks appealing.

  6. Great set! I love the covers for Ice Age and Night Road. Hope you love them.
    My IMM

  7. Ice Age sounds like an intersting one. This week was my first IMM post:

  8. I got a copy of Night Road too and I think it might be an adult crossover. It looks it to me. What do you think? Are you home for the summer?

  9. I have never heard of any of these- they sound great!

  10. Some great books this week, The Ice Age sounds really intriguing... Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  11. Had only heard of Night Road before seeing this post. Loving all the covers here. Definitely adding some to my to-read list. :)

  12. Great books! I love that cover of Night Road!

  13. Becky - Yeah, I'm pretty sure it is an adult crossover> I think it's about teenagers but told from the mum's POV. Yup, home for summer.

  14. Been seeing "Lottie Biggs..." in so many people's IMM looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it :)


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