Monday, February 8, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Anyone can play along. Just leave a link to your Mailbox Monday post at Marcia's blog and follow the links to other blogs to see what books are finding their way to mailboxes around the world. WARNING!! Participation in Mailbox Monday can cause your "to be read" list to grow exponentially!!

It was a quiet week this past week, with only 3 books showing up and all from Paperback Swap. However, I found a Goldmine of books on Freecycle....

The Tomato Festival Cookbook : 150 Recipes that Make the Most of Your Crop of Lush, Vine-Ripened, Sun-Warmed, Fat, Juicy, Ready-to-Burst Heirloom Tomatoes
Author: Lawrence Davis-Hollander
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781580174985

With 150 tempting recipes for those lush, vine-ripened, sun-warmed, fat, juicy, and ready-to-burst heirloom tomatoes, The Tomato Festival Cookbook is the landmark cookbook for America's favorite garden vegetable. Author Lawrence Davis-Hollander presents an exhaustive collection of everything about the tomato--from tomato lore, gardening how-to, expert advice on seed saving and preservation to selecting the right heirlooms for your gardenand your kitchen. With definitive recipes for such classics as Tomato Basil Quiche and marinara sauce to show-stoppers from chefs Alice Waters, Deborah Madison, Daniel Boulud, Rick Bayless, and Melissa Kelly, to name a few.

Whether you grow your own rainbow selection of heirlooms or are thinking of adding them to your garden, Davis-Hollander has the best advice on heirloom growing. As the founder and director of the Eastern Native Seed Conservancy, an organization dedicated to promoting our knowledge of useful plants, especially heirloom food plants, Davis-Hollanderhas handpicked the recipes and the chefs to contribute to this preeminent tomato bible. Along with an impressive background in botany and farming, Lawrence is committed to food preservation, sustainable farming, and the rebirth of the American Farmer's Market. For the tomato lover who does not have a garden full of plump, red heirlooms, this book offers a guide to the local Farmer's Market with a knowledgeable eye and an appetite for Green Zebras, Cherokee Chocolates, Box Car Willies, Omar's Lebanese, and Earl of Edgecombs. With recipes for everything from salsas, risottos, and Chicken Nicoise to tomato tarts and sorbet, The Tomato Festival Cookbook takes the tomato to new culinary heights. For anyone who loves eating, growing, preserving or just admiring tomatoes, The Tomato Festival Cookbook is as essential to the kitchen as the tomato itself.

Gooseberry Patch Comfort & Joy Cookbook
Publisher: Gooseberry Patch
ISBN: 9781931890434

Cinnamon, pine, cranberry and sage…and plenty of gingerbread! Comfort & Joy is filled with a sampling of cozy recipes that are sure to warm your family this winter. Try savory chicken with mushrooms, 3-cheese potatoes and parmesan herb bread. Top off the meal with rich and creamy snow cocoa and farmhouse cut-out cookies. Tips include decorating touches that evoke memories of home and Gooseberry Patch also included an entire chapter of crafts and comforting holiday memories you’ll enjoy all season long.

Daughters of Lancaster County Trilogy
by Wanda E. Brunstetter
PublisherL Barbour Publishing, Inc.
3 Novels in One: The Storekeeper's Daughter/The Quilter's Daughter/The Bishop's Daughter
ISBN: 9780739476635

The riveting story of a kidnapped Amish child is told through three bestselling novels set in Lancaster, Pennsylvania's Amish country. From the beginning, Naomi Fisher blames herself for the family's tragedy and journeys away from home to find a purpose for living. Abby Miller leaves her successful Ohio quilt shop to help the Fisher family, but how long can she continue to put her dreams on hold? Leona Weaver is dedicated to her family and community, but when she falls in love with an outsider, could this friendship bring the haunting tale of a kidnapped boy full circle?

On Friday, I saw a posting come through my local group for some Mary Higgins Clark books. I'm a cozy mystery nut, so I emailed and was fortunate enough to get them. Since the lady offering them was right near where my husband works, he stopped and picked them up. To my great surprise, the box held 31 books!!!!!

Mary Higgins Clark:
1. Where Are the Children
2. A Stranger is Watching
3. The Cradle Will Fall
4. Stillwatch
5. A Cry in the Night
6. Weep No More, My Lady
7. All Around the Town
8. I'll Be Seeing You
9. Remember Me
10. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
11. Silent Night
12. Moonlight Becomes You
13. Before I say Goodbye
14. Deck the Halls
15. Daddy's Little Girl
16. The Second Time Around
17. The Christmas Thief
18. Santa Cruise

Others in the box:

Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea by Sebastian Junger
The Crush by Sandra Brown
After the Night by Linda Howard
Hide by Lisa Gardner
The Wrong Side of Dead by Jordan Dane
Cut to the Quick: A Novel by Dianne Emley
Hand of Evil (Ali Reynolds, #3) by J.A. Jance
The Death Dealer by Heather Graham
Ransom by Danielle Steel
Critical by Robin Cook
Don't Cry Now: A Novel by Joy Fielding
Walking After Midnight by Karen Robards
The Slasher: A Novel of Suspense by Michael Collins

It felt like Christmas opening the box and finding so many books and new to me authors!! There were a couple of duplicates that have already found a good home with a fellow cozy mystery lover :) Yes, I had to post, because I know you all understand the excitement that comes with a bunch of great books!!


  1. Wow, what a fabulous box that was. I hope you enjoy them all. you just can't beat a good mystery.

  2. What a nice box of books you found! I love the Gooseberry cookbooks too!

  3. Wow! You found some great books! I love tomatoes so The Tomato Festival sounds fabulous to me!

  4. I can see why it felt like Xmas - lucky you! Thos books will last some time :)

  5. What a great freecycle grab! I forget to check what's going on in my freecycle group. When I have tried to get something, it was already gone :< I really like Mary Higgins Clark though - that should keep you happy for awhile!

  6. Wow! 31 books is great! I know I would really enjoy looking through them, finding a place to put them is always an issue. Happy reading!

    Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict

  7. Nice loot. I love anything food!

  8. The Tomato Festival looks like a book I could really enjoy! Enjoy all of your books!

  9. Wow there are some great books there! Have a great reading week.

  10. Christmas is right!! I hope you enjoy them all : )

  11. Wow! What a great haul of lovely books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Hey, love your Mailbox Logo!

  12. WOW! Nothing beats a box of books! Happy reading and discovering new favourite authors.

  13. Wow, what a great loot! Enjoy all your new books!

  14. ooooh very nice and very exciting - I love mysteries too :)

  15. That is one very full mailbox! 31 books in a box - can't beat it! Enjoy your books!

  16. Isn't Paperback Swap great? Enjoy!

  17. Holy cow, that's an awesome haul. I see you have a review coming for Eternal on the Water, I absolutely loved it, did you?

  18. The tomato cookbook looks fantastic....enjoy them all.

  19. I just love tomato! I think that would be a great book. Happy reading

  20. Wow, you made out like a bandit! Enjoy all your new books.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  21. Hope you enjoy Comfort & Joy...and that tomato book looks amazing too!