Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Tell us about your new arrivals by adding your Mailbox Monday post to the linky at mailboxmonday.wordpress.com.

I bought a couple of books this week.

EBook

Mailbox Monday – 8/21Something Magical by Leighann Dobbs, Emely Chase
Published by the authors on May 24, 2016
Source: Purchased
Genres: Romance
Pages: 163
Format: eBook
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THERE'S SOMETHING MAGICAL GOING ON IN HAWTHORNE GROVE

Serephina, Mortianna, and Esmerelda Seville were charged by terms outlined in a long-forgotten "Cupid Pact" to use their special brand of magic for bringing together the wilting hearts of Hawthorne Grove. Today's happy couple? Kaylee Dean and Jordan Parker.

But Kaylee's still hurting over a failed engagement from four years ago and Jordan isn't looking for a wife. Will the Seville sisters' magic be enough to bring this mis-matched couple together? Or will Kaylee and Jordan be forced to trust in the power of good, old-fashioned love?

Audiobook

Mailbox Monday – 8/21Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on June 13, 2017
Source: Purchased
Genres: Mystery
Length: 8 hrs 59 mins
Format: Audiobook
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Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight. A clerk at the Bright Ideas bookstore, she keeps a meticulously crafted existence among her beloved books, eccentric colleagues, and the BookFrogs—the lost and lonely regulars who spend every day marauding the store’s overwhelmed shelves.

But when Joey McGinty, a young, beguiling BookFrog, kills himself in the bookstore’s back room, Lydia’s life comes unglued. Always Joey’s favorite bookseller, Lydia has been bequeathed his meager worldly possessions. Trinkets and books; the detritus of a lonely, uncared for man. But when Lydia flips through his books she finds them defaced in ways both disturbing and inexplicable. They reveal the psyche of a young man on the verge of an emotional reckoning. And they seem to contain a hidden message. What did Joey know? And what does it have to do with Lydia?

As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey’s suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood. Details from that one bloody night begin to circle back. Her distant father returns to the fold, along with an obsessive local cop, and the Hammerman, a murderer who came into Lydia’s life long ago and, as she soon discovers, never completely left. Bedazzling, addictive, and wildly clever, Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is a heart-pounding mystery that perfectly captures the intellect and eccentricity of the bookstore milieu and will keep you guessing until the very last page.​