Hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, In My Mailbox is where you share the recent books you've bought/received/taken out from the library.I just came back from this used book store that I recently discovered. Actually, I've seen it on the corner of the street before, but never ventured inside! I'm glad I finally did, because I found three books for just over fifteen dollars that sound so good.
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book - a beautiful volume of fairytales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday, they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, "Nell" sets out to trace her real identity. But it's not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell's death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. - From back of book
Fixing Shadows by Susan Barrett
On the night the Duchess of Fainhope is delivered of the baby whose head the future of the title rests, her governess, Miss Mantilla, secretly gives birth to an illegitimate son of her own. But the noble heir who will secure his mother's status does not survive the night, while the other, nameless boy survives. So a swap is arranged: the dead child for the living. The two women are locked into a pact that will seal their own fates, and that of the Duchess's empire. - From back of book
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Thirteen-year-old Matilda lives on a copper-rich tropical island that has been shattered by war, from which the teachers have fled along with everyone else. Only one white man chooses to stay behind - the eccentric Mr. Watts, object of much curiosity and scorn. He sweeps out the ruined schoolhouse and steps in to teach the children when there is no one else, and his only lessons consist of reading from his battered copy of Great Expectations, a book by his friend Mr. Dickens. - From back of book
I can't wait to get started on these books! Have you read them yourself? Did you like them? And, as always, feel free to leave a link to your own IMM post.