Mailbox Monday

6 Jun

 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 June your new host for MM will be Bluestocking Guide.

My mailbox was busy last week.  Here are the books that showed up at my house.

For Review:

For the CSFF Blog Tour — Mike Dellosso’s Darkness Follows.  When Sam Travis discovers a Civil War journal—in his own handwriting—he’s mystified. But when more accounts mimicking Sam’s own life appear, he becomes obsessed with Union Lieutenant Whiting—and is drawn into a deadly plot. Can Sam’s daughter, Eva, break the spell before a killer pulls the trigger on Sam’s past?

From the B&B Media Group Passion To Action by Jay and Beth Loecken.  To be released in August 2011.

From Bring It On Communications!

Watercolor Summer by Nan Corbitt Allen — If Kathleen could relive any moment, it would be the one in 1969. Not because of its sweet memories, but because it changed her life forever.

Just thirteen, Kathleen felt isolated and alienated by her family. A victim of her parents’ lack of connection to each other and to her, she was drug by her mother to another artist colony for the summer. There she met the annoying Malcolm, a sixteen year old mentally challenged boy living with his caregiver. 

Maximal Reserve by Sam Batterman — Petroleum engineer Phil Channing has only been employed a week when he uncovers the largest oil reserve in history. Using the research of a recently murdered friend, Phil discovers the secret to drilling for it lies in lava tubes under the Dead Sea. But will this knowledge throw off the world’s balance of power?

The Key To The Kingdom by Jeff Dixon — Grayson Hawkes learns how imaginative and elaborate Walt Disney World is when he accepts an invitation from a trusted friend landing him in a world he never knew existed. Suddenly unraveling a perplexing puzzle and trying to solve a mysterious disappearance, Hawkes navigates through the kingdom where knowledge of seemingly unimportant Disney facts and some divine help are the only way he can discover the answers and get out.

Soon the lines between right and wrong begin to blur, and telling the difference between real and unreal become nearly impossible. Loyalty to faith, family and friends are stretched to the extreme in the pulse quickening adventure through a magical place where dreams really do come true.

Free Books For My Kindle

The Dead Saint by Marilyn Brown  —Bishop Lynn Peterson watches horrifed as a famous soccer star is gunned down. But his death isn’t the only assassination she’ll witness while secretly serving as an underground courier for the president. The killings lead her to the mystery surrounding a 13th-century Serbian monk. Can she complete her mission before she becomes the next victim?

This Fine Life by Eva Marie Everson — It’s the summer of 1959 and Mariette Puttnam has just graduated from boarding school. Returning to her privileged life at home in a small Georgia town, she isn’t sure what lies ahead. Is the answer waiting for her on the narrow stairwell of her father’s apparel factory? A tender story of an unlikely romance! 

The Voyage of Promise by Kay Marshall Strom —She is safe, and she is free . . . but she is still alone.

Slavers burst into Grace Winslow’s life with guns blazing and tear her family apart forever. She watches in anguish as her husband is led in chains aboard a tightly packed slave ship bound for America. An old enemy has a more sinister plan for Grace and prepares her for a different kind of servitude in London. But Grace will not be enslaved. And she will not give up on the man she loves. In her determination to be reunited with her husband, she finds God reaching out to her.

Journey To The Well by Diana Walls Taylor  —  One of the most well-known and loved stories of Jesus’s ministry is the encounter with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. Now the creative mind of Diana Wallis Taylor imagines how the Samaritan woman got there in the first place. Marah is just a girl of thirteen when her life is set on a path that will eventually lead her to a life-changing encounter with the Messiah. But before that momentous meeting she must traverse through times of love lost and found, cruel and manipulative men, and gossiping women.

Bought For My Kindle

False Pretenses by Kathy Herman —  Zoe Broussard and her husband enjoy a wonderful life in her Louisiana hometown—and their popular restaurant draws folks from all over. But her little piece of heaven is about to turn into hell. Anonymous notes threaten to reveal secrets that could ruin her business and marriage. Can she find the courage to face her past?

Nachsturm Castle by Emily Snyder —  Catherine Tilney had settled in for a quiet, respectable, distinctly non-Gothic English life in the countryside with her husband, the Reverend Henry Tilney. Unfortunately, a quiet, respectable, distinctly non-Gothic life had not settled itself for her. An original sequel to Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, Nachtstürm Castle whisks the reader and its heroine away to the border countries in the Austrian Alps, where adventure, mistaken identities, lost heirs, and terrifying butlers lurk.

What goodies did you get?

8 Responses to “Mailbox Monday”

  1. Mary (Bookfan) June 6, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    This Fine Life sounds interesting. Enjoy all your books!

  2. Beth(bookaholicmom) June 6, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Your mailbox just reminded me I have a copy of This Fine Life that I purchased quite awhile ago! I will have to look it up. I hope we both enjoy it!

  3. mary Ann Langan June 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    They all sound great, enjoy!

  4. Kay June 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    I see lots of good books for your Kindle – free or not. Enjoy!

  5. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) June 7, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    The Watercolor Summer looks really good. Happy reading!

  6. (Diane)BibliophileBytheSea June 7, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    Most of these are new to me, but I hope you love them all!

  7. Barbara H. June 8, 2011 at 8:26 am #

    This Fine Life was really good.

  8. marcia June 8, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    Enjoy your books.

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