Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.
Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Your host for June 2013 is: Bellezza over at ‘Dolce Bellezza’
This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!
I first discovered Marcia, when Elizabeth, over at ‘Silver’s Reviews’, mentioned both author and book, as part of her Mailbox Monday post that week. When commenting, I mentioned that I would quite like to add this book to my reading list and how envious I was of Marcia managing to combine her love of retail and books, when bagging herself a job in a college bookstore. Never one to let the grass grow beneath her feet, Elizabeth had hooked me up with Marcia in no time and although I did end up by purchasing this book myself, I have had some lovely conversations with Marcia and I am really looking forward to reading ‘North Of Supposed To Be’.
‘NORTH OF SUPPOSED TO BE’
In the aftermath of violence, photographer Bronwyn McCall isn’t quite so alone. Former M16 agent Ernest Rose enters her life and becomes her Jeeves, equally faithful, sidekick and father figure. When she’s given the abandoned Bayside Blanket and Toboggan Factory in coastal Maine, a massive fortune – acquired in the most bizarre manner – launches second chances and the dream homes of her imagination. It’s easy to fall for the allure of frosty Maine with its luscious lobster and small town charms, but is that enough to halt the haunting loss and loneliness that define both Bronwyn and Jeeves? For this Jeeves has his dark side and secrets, and whether he’s Bronwyn’s salvation or her destruction is always in question as they are swept away on this mutual adventure.
A career in retailing and a love of books happily collided when she became store manager of a college bookstore. Textbooks, yes – but also children’s books, fiction, cookbooks, all selected, shelved, and happily sent along to happy homes.
Not surprisingly, after a lifetime of reading, Marcia’s active imagination and creative bent began carving out the detailed world of her chosen characters, ‘Bronwyn McCall’ and ‘Ernest Rose’. In her debut novel, ‘North of Supposed to Be’, North is not just a direction away from hopes and dreams, but also a place – Maine – where things did become as they were truly meant to be.
You can also follow Marcia’s blog, here at ‘Goodreads’
It is rewarding when readers choose to read North of Supposed to Be. Anytime readers sit down with a book, they are investing precious time – I know, as I am a reader, too. But when something touches the reader or provides escape or wonder – it is time well spent.
At this early stage of North’s exposure to the world, it’s a real delight to hear from readers who enjoy the story and the evocative places the characters live in and visit. When I first wrote North, I hoped just one reader would enjoy it as much as I did … and when that happened and there were more and more, it was a tip of the hat to Bronwyn, Jeeves, Clive, Jamie, Gus, Clara, and the rest. I just whisper their story to you – they’re the ones who dance across the pages.
I can’t wait to discover all your own great new finds this week … so please stop by and share your link