Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It was created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books but now has a permanent home here
This week I received two ebooks from Netgalley. They are due to be published by Random House UK, Transworld Publishers in the next few months.
The Truth According To Us by Annie Barrows:
BY THE CO-AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY.
There are small towns in America that never seem to change, places where time holds still, and where nothing has or will – ever - happen.
This is a lie.
Summer, 1938: the small town of Macedonia, West Virginia, is celebrating its 150th anniversary, to be commemorated with parades, picnics, and most importantly, a book recounting its history. Its reluctant author, the debutante Miss Layla Beck, recently disinherited by her father, arrives in town with one goal – to get out of it as quickly as possible.
Macedonia’s history seems simple enough - brief and uneventful. Then Layla meets the Romeyns: Jottie, Willa, Felix, Emmett, a family at once entertaining, eccentric, seductive, and inextricably bound up in Macedonia’s most well-kept historical secret – a secret yet to be told.
Annie Barrows’ THE TRUTH ACCORDING TO US will spirit you away into a town from a by-gone age, where customs and habits may be different, but where the hearts of its inhabitants, both dark and loving, remain recognisable to all.
Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde:
Seth and his little brother Henry haven’t had the most stable of upbringings. Their father has been in and out of jail; their mother took off years ago and hasn't been seen since. Life is constantly uncertain - but a twist of fate could be just what they need.
August stopped drinking the day his son died. While on a journey that’s very close to his heart, a breakdown leaves him stranded in a small town and at the mercy of the local mechanic - Seth and Henry’s father.
But then August is presented with an offer he doesn't expect: take the two boys with him for the summer, and pay no charge for the repairs.
As the unlikely trio set out on their road trip, the most unlikely, unforgettable friendship begins to take shape.