Mailbox Monday!

25 Apr

This is my first Mailbox Monday.  So if you are here for the first time, Welcome!

Another Monday, Another Mailbox!! This is a feature where we all share with each other the yummy books that showed up at our doors! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!! Passages to The Past is hosting the meme this month, so check it out.Mailbox Monday was originally hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page, but is now a traveling meme. For the month of May your new host for MM will be Mari @ Mari Reads!
This past week I got the following books:

For Review:

My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren.
Unknown to her tiny town of Deep Haven, Isadora Presley spends her nights as Miss Foolish Heart, the star host of a syndicated talk radio show. Millions tune in to hear her advice on dating and falling in love, unaware that she’s never really done either. Issy’s ratings soar when it seems she’s falling in love on-air with a caller. A caller she doesn’t realize lives right next door.

Caleb Knight served a tour of duty in Iraq and paid a steep price. The last thing he wants is pity, so he hides his disability and moves to Deep Haven to land his dream job as the high school football coach. When his beautiful neighbor catches his eye, in a moment of desperation he seeks advice from My Foolish Heart, the show that airs before his favorite sports broadcast. Before he knows it, Caleb finds himself drawn to the host-and more confused than ever. Is his perfect love the woman on the radio . . . or the one next door?

Contingency by Paula Wiseman.  

Bobbi Molinsky’s comfortable life is shattered when a forwarded email from her husband’s account lands in her inbox. The email teases, “ My whole evening is free again.” After an angry confrontation with Chuck, she is left with the broken remains of an eighteen year marriage.

Bobbi agrees forgiving Chuck is the right thing, the God-honoring thing to do, but it leaves her empty and isolated. Teaching her second-graders is a burden. Taking care of her boys saps all her energy. It seems God Himself has walked away, leaving her to struggle alone.

Bobbi can’t deny the transformation in Chuck, but genuine forgiveness requires trust, and trust is a risk she’s not willing to take. Can she let go of her deepest, most primal fears and save her marriage?

Undaunted Faith by Andrea Boeshaar.

The McCabe brothers have their hands full—trouble on the range and trouble in town. But they never expected their sweet schoolteacher, Bethany Stafford, to join in the mix of woe. When her reputation is unfairly tarnished, Pastor Luke McCabe is quick to propose marriage. But Bethany wants more than just a marriage of necessity to save her good name. Could Luke ever come to love a plain “little field mouse” like her?

Dr. Annetta Cavanaugh has her own questions about men and their intentions. While Pastor Jake McCabe seems sincere, she still has her doubts about him. But after he accompanies her on a medical call, she sees a whole new side of him and can’t help but admit her attraction to the handsome pastor.

However, there’s evil brewing in town—a lawlessness that even the sheriff cannot tamp down. Finally, it comes face-to-face with both Luke and Jake and threatens the lives of the women they love. Are the McCabe brothers ready for the fight of their lives?

On My Kindle:

Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allen.

Leah Thornton, already sloshed from one-too-many at a faculty party, is cruising the supermarket aisles in search of something tasty to enhance her Star-bucks—Kahlua, for example. Two confrontations later—one at the grocery and the other with her friend Molly—Leah is sitting in the office of the local rehab center facing an admissions counselor who fails to understand the most basic things, like the fact that apple juice is not a suitable cocktail mixer.  Rehab is no picnic, and being forced to experience and deal with the reality of her life isn’t Leah’s idea of fun. But through the battle she finds a reservoir of courage she never knew she had, and the loving arms of a God she never quite believed existed.

The Heart of Memory by Alison Strobel.

When beloved Christian writer and speaker Savannah Trover becomes gravely ill, she has to face the sham that her faith has become. Days before her heart transplant, she vows to change her ways and she renews her relationship with Christ.

But when she awakens from the surgery, Savannah discovers that her faith has left her completely. Savannah’s husband, Shaun, is concerned about his wife’s odd behavior—and even more concerned about the secret he’s keeping from her. If she doesn’t bring down their ministry, then he might, losing his family in the process. A stranger may hold the answer to Savannah’s recovery, but is Savannah strong enough to return to her old way of life? Can Shaun right his wrongs before word gets out? And do either one of them remember how to be who they once were—or who they want to be?

To purchase any of these books, click on the title below.

My Foolish Heart (Deep Haven)

Contingency: Book One: Covenant of Trust Series

Undaunted Faith (Seasons of Redemption)

Walking on Broken Glass

The Heart of Memory: A Novel

6 Responses to “Mailbox Monday!”

  1. Elizabeth April 25, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    A warm welcome to you too…..

    Looks like a great mailbox. Enjoy your books.

    Elizabeth

  2. Kay April 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    The books you received all look wonderful. I hope you enjoy them!

  3. Bonnie/Redlady April 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    Welcome to Mailbox Monday! I’ve only heard of Walking on Broken glass which looks very interesting. Enjoy!

  4. Beth(bookaholicmom) April 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    Welcome to Mailbox Monday. I downloaded The Heart Of Memory just today. I love the free e-book downloads. I have found some books i would have missed otherwise.

    • rbclibrary April 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

      I love the free books too. I have gotten some great ones on Kindle.

  5. Mary April 25, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    My Foolish Heart sound good! I hope you enjoy all the books in your mailbox 🙂

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