Mailbox Monday

9 May

Welcome To By The Book And Mailbox Monday!

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!!  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!

What a fabulous week for books!  Thanks to Renee Ann at Doorkeeper, I got several free books for my Kindle!

Disaster Status (Mercy Hospital, Book 2) by Candace Calvert.  

Too Close to Home (Women of Justice Series #1) by Lynette Eason.  Samantha Cash is the FBI’s secret weapon. Her methods are invisible, and she never stops until the case is closed. When missing teens begin turning up dead in a small Southern town, Samantha is assigned to help local chief Connor Wolfe find the killer. And he has two problems with that. There’s her faith–in God and herself. And then there’s the fact that she looks exactly like his late wife.
As they get close to an answer, the case becomes personal. The killer seems to be taking an interest in Connor’s 16-year-old daughter, who thinks her dad is getting way too protective. Can’t a girl just have some fun?


Lie Down in Green Pastures – The Psalm 23 Mysteries #3  by Debbie Viguie.  Even though they work right next door to each other, Cindy and Jeremiah come from two different worlds. Cindy is a church secretary; Jeremiah is a Reformed rabbi with a mysterious past full of danger and excitement. Together they have faced down a serial killer at Easter and a murderer of homeless people. 

The two unlikely companions continue to forge a strong friendship as they explore personal history and faith with each passing adventure. 

This third volume in the Psalm 23 Mysteries series finds Jeremiah and Cindy matching wits with an unscrupulous land developer. In a fast-paced story set around St. Patrick’s Day, murder invades an idyllic landscape, challenging them to save hundreds of teens even as they try to discover the source of their unexpected danger. 


The Call of Zulina (Book One of the Grace in Africa Series)The Grace in Africa series is a sweeping three-part historical saga of slavery and freedom that takes the reader from an island off the west coast of Africa to Southern plantations and finally on to Canada. All her life, Grace Winslow, the daughter of a mixed marriage between an English sea captain and an African princess, has been sheltered from the truth about the family business–the capture and trade of slaves.

 Set in 1787 in West Africa, The Call of Zulina opens as the scorching harmattan winds blow. Desperate to avoid marriage to an odious suitor, Grace escapes the family compound only to be caught up in a slave revolt at the fortress of Zulina. Soon, she begins to grasp the brutality and ferocity of the family business. Held for ransom, viciously maimed by a runaway slave, and threatened with death, Grace is finally jerked into reality and comes to sympathize with the plight of the captives. She admires their strength and courage and is genuinely moved by the African Cabeto’s passion, determination, and willingness to sacrifice anything, including his own life, for his people’s freedom.


On Kindle My For Book Club:


Things Left Unspoken: A Novel

In My Actual Mailbox, For Review:

From First Wild Card Blog Tour:

Pompeii: City of Fire: A Novel by T L Higley.  Pompeii, a city that’s many things to many people. For Cato, it’s the perfect escape from a failed political career in Rome. A place to start again, become a winemaker. But when a corrupt politician wrongfully jails Cato’s sister, he must oust the man from power to save her. 

For Ariella, Pompeii is a means to an end. As a young Jew, she escaped the fall of Jerusalem only to endure slavery to a cruel Roman general. She ends up in Pompeii, disguised as a young man and sold into a gladiator troupe. Her anger fuels her to fight well, hoping to win the arena crowds and reveal her gender at the perfect time. Perhaps then she will win true freedom. 

But evil creeps through the streets of Pompeii. Political corruption, religious persecution, and family peril threaten to destroy Ariella and Cato, who are thrown together in the battle to survive. As Vesuvius churns with deadly intent, the two must bridge their differences to save the lives of those they love, before the fiery ash buries Pompeii, leaving the city lost to the world.

Can’t believe I got this one!  I am sooo excited!  From Library Thing:

Mine Is the Night: A Novelby Liz Curtis Higgs.

SHE LOST EVERYTHING SHE LOVED.
HE HAD EVERYTHING SHE NEEDED.
BUT COULD SHE FIND THE COURAGE TO TRUST HIM?
Stepping from a battered coach on a rainy April eve, newly widowed Elisabeth Kerr must begin again, without husband or title, property or fortune. She is unafraid of work and gifted with a needle, but how will she stitch together the tattered remnants of her life? And who will mend her heart, torn asunder by betrayal and deception?

Elisabeth has not come to Selkirk alone. Her mother-in-law, Marjory Kerr, is a woman undone, having buried her husband, her sons, and any promise of grandchildren. Dependent upon a distant cousin with meager resources, Marjory dreads the future almost as much as she regrets the past. Yet joy still comes knocking, and hope is often found in unexpected places.

Then a worthy hero steps forward, rekindling a spark of hope. Will he risk his reputation to defend two women labeled as traitors to the Crown? Or will a wealthy beauty, untainted by scandal, capture his affections?

The heartrending journey of the Kerr women comes to a glorious finish in Mine Is the Night, a sparkling gem of redemption and restoration set in eighteenth-century Scotland. 

And last, but certainly not least, my wonderful husband got me a Kindle  (3G and Wifi version) for Mother’s Day!!!!!! When the Kindle 1 was introduced, he surprised me with it for Christmas.  I have loved it ever since. But it has become a little slow and I have been playing with the Kindle 3 whenever I see it at various stores.  

The new version is great.  It has so many wonderful features that I didn’t even know I needed!  Now my oldest child, an engineering student at Georgia Tech, has a new toy to play with and dismantle!

I had a fantastic book week.  Not sure this week will be able to top it, but I will be looking expectantly in my mailbox just the same!

7 Responses to “Mailbox Monday”

  1. Anne May 9, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    What a great group of books this week. I got a Kindle for Mother’s Day too, wasn’t it a wonderful gift to get on such a special day? I was very excited. Happy reading!

  2. Beth(bookaholicmom) May 9, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    Things Left Unspoken sounds like a very good read as does the Call of Zulina. Enjoy your new kindle and all your new reads!

  3. Jules May 9, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    lucky you with the new Kindle 🙂

    I like the look of your varied mailbox. enjoy.

  4. RAnn May 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    I love my Kindle too. Disaster Status was good as were Things Left Unspoken and Mine is the Night

  5. mary Ann Langan May 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    Mine is the Night sounds interesting, enjoy your week.

  6. Brenda May 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Congrats on getting a new Kindle, I never leave home without mine, only thing is I seem to be addicted to downloading free e-books :).

    • rbclibrary May 10, 2011 at 6:32 am #

      Free is good. Most of the books I have on Kindle are free. It’s my form of extreme couponing!

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