16 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!

This week I downloaded quite a few books to my Kindle

Free Books For Kindle

Shrouded in Silence by Robert Wise.

Biblical scholars Jack and Michelle Townsend are convinced that the original ending to Mark’s Gospel—missing for 2,000 years—is hidden in Rome. But their hunt for the lost manuscript incites a jealous researcher and terrorists bent on ridding Rome of all Americans. Will the Townsends’ faith survive in a swirl of conspiracy—and death?

Don’t Make Me Come Up There by Kristen Welch

Moms – do you feel overwhelmed by yor to-do list and mired in the mundane? in Don’t Make Me Come Up There! Kristen Welch encourages you to take a moment to refocus and refresh! Helping you reconnect with God, she offers 52 inspiring reflections, Scripture readings, and prayers to open your eyes to life’s beauty and remember why you love being a mother. 

Enemies Among Us by Bob Harner

Matt Hogan loves being an undercover FBI agent almost as much as he loves his wife, Caitlin. But when the daring-some would say reckless-G-Man totals two vehicles in his Beverly Hills pursuit of a fleeing Arab drug runner, he incurs the wrath of the Bureau’s hierarchy. To avoid almost-certain suspension, he accepts a new assignment to track terrorist cell groups while posing as a volunteer at World Angel Clinic, a Christian ministry reaching out to injured Third World children. What Matt doesn’t know is that the ripples of danger from this case will threaten not only his and Caitlin’s life and happiness, but also the safety and security of the entire nation.

Kindle Books 

Murder At Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd

In this ingenious new twist on Mansfield Park, the famously meek Fanny Price–whom Jane Austen’s own mother called “insipid”–has been utterly transformed; she is now a rich heiress who is spoiled, condescending, and generally hated throughout the county. Mary Crawford, on the other hand, is now as good as Fanny is bad, and suffers great indignities at the hands of her vindictive neighbor. It’s only after Fanny is murdered on the grounds of Mansfield Park that Mary comes into her own, teaming-up with a thief-taker from London to solve the crime. 

My Jane Austen Summer by Cindy Jones

Lily is caught in a cycle of loss:  her mother died of cancer, her boyfriend left her for an earth mother, and she’s been fired from her job for reading Jane Austen novels when she should have been routing payroll tax deposits.  When the opportunity arises to travel to England to re-enact Mansfield Park, she thinks she may finally realize her dream of living in a novel.  But even in England, where Lily is immersed in a literary festival so rich it seems Jane Austen is present, her problems find her.  Lily must summon her resources and confront painful truths before she is demoted to the role of secondary character in her own life.

And For Review From Pump Up Your Book

In The Aerie of The Wolf by Leonora Pruner

Another intriguing and uplifting novel from the author of Close to His Heart, Leonora Pruner has a gift for storytelling and creating compelling characters. Set in 18th century England, our heroine Anne is betrothed to a man she’s never met and must leave behind her girlhood fantasies. When she arrives at the home of Lord Wolverton, Master of the Wolf’s Aerie, the mysteries and challenges of her new life cause her to seek Biblical wisdom and guidance concerning honor, integrity, and faithfulness. In this story of the discovery of true love, there is also danger, betrayal, and sword fighting—and it all takes place in a castle complete with secret passageways. Become lost in another time and place. You will not want to put this book down.

What books did you get in your mailbox last week?  Let me know what great reads you received.

6 Responses to “MAILBOX MONDAY”

  1. Anne May 16, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    Great group of books! I would love to read Murder at Mansfield Park, it looks good.

  2. Beth(bookaholicmom) May 16, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    I love the title of Don’t Make Me Come Up There. I can’t tell you how many times i said that to my boys when they were little. I hope you enjoy all your new reads.

  3. RAnn May 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    I love my Kindle–have you tried NetGalley yet?

    • rbclibrary May 16, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

      Yes, but I lost one of the books when I transferred to my new Kindle. New email address won’t let me switch the book over.

  4. mary Ann Langan May 16, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Nice week of reading, enjoy all of them.

    • Mary May 16, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

      They all look good!

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