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Monday, May 4, 2009

Mailbox Monday - May 4th, 2009

Today, I could not get my picture to take quite right, so I will just introduce you to the books that entered my mailbox last week through words.

Hosted by the Printed Page, today I will share what books came to me last week. What did you get in your mailbox?

This week was not nearly as exciting as the last two weeks, but good titles non the less!

A second copy of A Passion Denied by Julie Lessman (Book#3 in the The Daughters of Boston series). This copy came from the publisher, while the copy last week was from a contest where I won an autographed copy directly from Julie. *grin*

Nothing But Trouble: a PJ Sugar novel by Susan May Warren. This one was for tour, but arrived on the day of the tour, so now it has to wait to be read. I hate it when that happens. I blame the mail truck, not the publicists. *wink* I am looking forward to this one however, even if it is contemporary. (There is a contest for a copy of this book going on over on Goodreads, click the image)

It's not fair to say that trouble happens every time PJ Sugar is around, but it feels that way when she returns to her hometown, looking for a fresh start. Within a week, her former teacher is murdered and her best friend's husband is arrested as the number-one suspect. Although the police detective investigating the murder--who also happens to be PJ's former flame--is convinced it's an open-and-shut case, PJ's not so sure. She begins digging for clues in an effort to clear her friend's husband and ends up reigniting old passions, uncovering an international conspiracy, and solving a murder along the way. She also discovers that maybe God can use a woman who never seems to get it right.

Nothing but Trouble (PJ Sugar)

Taking Tuscany by Renee Riva. This is a new one for me, it is for a tour coming up next Monday. Hopefully, I'll be prepared!

A. J. Degulio loved the idea of a visit to the Old Country... until her family decided to stay. It's 1972 and she's turning fourteen in a crumbling castle on a hill in Tuscany, wishing she were back in Idaho with her beloved dog, Sailor. In Italy, her blonde hair makes her stick out like a vanilla wafer in a box of chocolate biscotti, and she's so lonely her best friend is a nun from the local convent.

The challenges of roots and relatives are nothing new to A. J., but she's going to need more than the famous Degulio sense of humor to survive. Can't anyone see that Italy isn't really home? It will take a catastrophe - and a few wise words from a friend - for A. J. to understand that sometimes the only thing you can change is your perspective.


Taking Tuscany

Two books from Cheryl Wyatt from Steeple Hill Love Inspired. I almost always love Love Inspired books, but can never convince myself to buy them in store. I really dispise keeping mass markets, but when they come personalized and autographed you cannot take them from me! These are two that I plan to read and review for Novel Journey reviews.

A Soldier's Reunion (Love Inspired)Ready-Made Family (Steeple Hill Love Inspired)

5 comments and creative thoughts:

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

A Passion Denied has been in a few mailboxes over the last few weeks, and is one that I'm really interested in. I had the same problem with Nothing But Trouble - I'm always sad when a book arrives too close (or after) to a tour date. :(

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Sheila Deeth said...

Lovely collection of books. I certainly wouldn't want to lose any of my personalised copies either.

Ms. Bookish said...

What a nice group of books! Taking Tuscany sounds really interesting. Happy reading!

Lindsey said...

Oooh, I want to read Taking Tuscany! :-)

I received Veiled Freedom by J.M. Windle (Jeanette), Boneman's Daughters by Ted Dekker, and A Passion Denied as well. Julie recommended I read her first two before reading the third one so I need to get those at the library!

Oh, and I got your card. :-) Thank you for the thank you! hehe

Anna said...

Looks like you had a good week. Hope you enjoy your new books.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

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