Mailbox Monday

Monday, May 12, 2014
Welcome to 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.

This past week I received the following Advance reviews copies from the publishers via NetGalley:

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street 
By Susan Jane Gilman 
Grand Central Publishing
Pub Date Jun 10 2014
Description:
In 1913, little Malka Treynovsky flees Russia with her family. Bedazzled by tales of gold and movie stardom, she tricks them into buying tickets for America. Yet no sooner do they land on the squalid Lower East Side of Manhattan, than Malka is crippled and abandoned in the street.

Taken in by a tough-loving Italian ices peddler, she manages to survive through cunning and inventiveness. As she learns the secrets of his trade, she begins to shape her own destiny. She falls in love with a gorgeous, illiterate radical named Albert, and they set off across America in an ice cream truck. Slowly, she transforms herself into Lillian Dunkle, "The Ice Cream Queen" -- doyenne of an empire of ice cream franchises and a celebrated television personality.

Lillian's rise to fame and fortune spans seventy years and is inextricably linked to the course of American history itself, from Prohibition to the disco days of Studio 54. Yet Lillian Dunkle is nothing like the whimsical motherly persona she crafts for herself in the media. Conniving, profane, and irreverent, she is a supremely complex woman who prefers a good stiff drink to an ice cream cone. And when her past begins to catch up with her, everything she has spent her life building is at stake.

Mission to Murder 
By Lynn Cahoon 
Kensington Books
Pub Date Jul 31 2014
Description:
In the California coastal town of South Cove, history is one of its many tourist attractions, until it becomes deadly.
Jill Gardner, proprietor of Coffee, Books, and More, has discovered that the old stone wall on her property might be a centuries-old mission worthy of being declared a landmark. But Craig Thomas, the obnoxious owner of South Cove's most popular tourist spot, The Castle, makes it his business to contest her claim. When Thomas is found murdered at The Castle shortly after a heated argument with Jill, even her detective boyfriend has to ask her for an alibi. Jill decides she must find the real murderer to clear her name. But when the killer comes for her, she'll need to jump from historic preservation to self-preservation.

6 comments:

  1. Lovely covers! I hope you enjoy them both.

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  2. I didn't know Gilman has a new book out! I must look for it!

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  3. I see wonderful books in your mailbox! Hope you like your new books!!

    Here is my Mailbox post!!

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  4. They both look good to me so I hope you enjoy them!

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  5. I love both of these books.

    The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street looks so cute and so good.

    Mission to Murder looks good too.

    ENJOY them both and your reading week.
    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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