In My Mailbox #12

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. The purpose is to share which books came into our home this past week. Here are the three that I got from the library:

An Ideal Wife by Gemma Townley
How to ruin a perfectly good marriage: become an Ideal Wife! Married to the man she loves-sweet, sexy Max-Jessica Wild-Wainwright is blissfully happy . . . except for one tiny little problem: She never confessed to an (almost) tryst with Max's biggest rival right before their wedding. Eaten up with guilt and facing down threats of exposure, Jessica decides to give Max what he clearly still lacks: the Ideal Wife. However, the path to perfection is fraught with peril, from culinary chaos to a boudoir disaster that puts Max in the hospital with a broken leg and a sexy nurse (who is certainly Ideal in every way that Jessica is not). When Jessica rallies to run Max's company-and is met with overt hostility by an obsessive co-worker and by an auditor determined to uncover everyone's secrets, things become decidedly less than Ideal. Toss in a semiretired Russian stripper turned stay-at-home mom and strange men watching her apartment, and Jessica fears Project Ideal Wife has backfired miserably. Can a less than perfect wife save the day?

The Life You Want by Emily Barr

"I think I'm having a nervous breakdown, and no one's noticed." Ever wished you could just leave it all behind? Emily Barr's unputdownable new novel is about a mother of two with a seemingly perfect life who's cracking up and longing to get away from it all. But when she finally gets to go away, to India, things are far from what she expects...She has to go away to come home to what she loves again.

Sins of the Father by Angela Benson

Successful media mogul Abraham Martin has great wealth, an elegant wife, Saralyn, and a rebellious son, Isaac. He also has a secret: a second family that no one knows about. Now, after thirty years-driven by the urging of his long dormant conscience-Abraham is determined to do the right thing by finally bringing his illegitimate children into the light...and into the family fold.

But beautiful, manipulative Saralyn will never accept the proof of her husband's indiscretions. Isaac, the heir, shaken by his father's revelations, will fight mercilessly when his world is threatened, and may lose everything that matters as a result. And while Abraham's forgotten daughter, Deborah, is open to the undreamed-of possibilities suddenly awaiting her, his son, Michael, cannot forgive the man who cruelly abandoned them to near poverty. And he's driven by only one desire: revenge!


  1. An Ideal Wife looks like a fun read - will have to add that to my TBR list.

    Here's my mailbox.

  2. Looks like some good ones you have!!! I hope that you enjoy them!!!

    Feel free to check out my Mailbox

    Happy Reading!

  3. An Ideal Wife sounds like a fun read! Hope you have a wonderful week, Shan.....

  4. An Ideal Wife sounds like my favourite sort of entertaining chicklit!


  5. I'll also be adding An Ideal Wife to by TBR list. Thanks for the introduction!

  6. I have already finished An Ideal Wife and it was deliciously fun chick lit. My review should be up sometime this week.

  7. Oooh. I gotta read Sins of the Father!

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