I did not have much in my mailbox last week. I only received two books and a ton of bills lol.
This week I received:
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming (Contest win)
From the back cover: Laurel Gray Hawthorne hasn't seen a ghost in the thirteen years she and her husband have lived in their beautiful gated community. Then, in the dogs days of a Florida August, she wakes to find Molly, her daughter's best friend standing by her bed, who then leads her to her own small body floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's pool. Laurel's carefully constructed existence cracks, and the past seeps through...
Laurel and her sister , Thalia, grew up in what looked like a typical blue-collar home. But the Grays have long been hiding a s skeleton in their closet. While Laurel built her "perfect" life, Thalia became an actress with a capital A, a woman who doesn't fit in Laurel' s tidy world. Now Molly can't rest until someone learns her secrets. Laurel turns to her sister , and together they begin a journey that will unearth their family's history, the true state of Laurel's marriage , and what really happened to the girl who stopped swimming
The second book I received was:
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (ARC)
From inside cover:
Elizabeth Woodville, of the House of Lancaster, is widowed when her husband is killed in battle. Aided and abetted by the raw ambition and witchcraft skills of her mother Jacquetta, Wlizabeth seduces and marries, in secret, reigning king Edward IV, of the family of the white rose, the House of York. As long as there are other claimants to Edward's throne, the profound rivalries between the to families will never be laid to rest. Violent conflict, shocking betrayal and murder dominate Elizabeth's life as Queen of England, passionate wife of Edward and devoted mother of their children.
This book is due to be out in August 2009 in UK and Sept/Oct 2009 in the US.