Mailbox Monday

3 Oct

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs.  Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A Girl and Her Books and is being hosted by Savvy Verse and Wit.

Here’s what I got in my mailbox last week:

For Review:

Book of Dreams by Davis Bunn.  For psychologist Elena Burroughs, life is divided into two segments—before and after the death of her husband. When a mysterious client recounts frightening nightmares, Elena uses an ancient prayer book to interpret the dreams—revealing a frightening global scenario! As her personal visions take a dramatic turn, will Elena see God’s plan for her own life?   Giveaway

 

 

The Refuge on Crescent Hill by Melanie Dobson.  A new page-turning novel from an award-winning author! Melanie Dobson is back with a fast paced plot that skillfully weaves history and suspense. This is a book you won’t want to miss!

 

 

Sunrise on The Battery by Beth Webb Hart.  Mary Lynn and Jackson Scoville are living the good life in Charleston. But as they work their way up the social ladder, Mary Lynn feels compelled to pray that Jackson will come to the Lord. When Jackson’s radical conversion—including inviting street people into their home—threatens their dreams, will Mary Lynn go along with him? 

The 13th Demon by Bruce Hennigan.  When Jonathan Steel wakes up on a beach in a raging thunderstorm, naked, beaten, and bleeding, he has no idea who he is or how he got there. But just as he starts to make progress in his slow journey to recovery, tragedy strikes again, taking everything in his new life that he has come to love and rely on.  Filled with rage and a thirst for revenge, he searches the countryside for the entity responsible—an entity called only the Thirteenth Demon. His quest brings him to Lakeside, Louisiana, and a small country church where evil is in control and strange writing on the walls, blood-soaked floors, and red-eyed spiders have appeared in the sanctuary.  As he faces the final confrontation with an evil presence that has pursued him all of his life, he must choose between helping the people he loves or destroying the thirteenth demon.

Lethal Remedy by Richard L. Mabry, MD.  Dr. Sara Miles’ teenage patient is on the brink of death from an overwhelming, highly resistant infection with Staph luciferus, known to doctors as “the killer.” Only an experimental antibiotic, developed and administered by Sara’s ex-husband can save the girl’s life.  But potentially lethal effects from the drug send Sara and her colleague, Dr. Rip Pearson, on a hunt for hidden critical data that will let them reverse the effects before it’s too late. What is the missing puzzle piece? And who is hiding it?

The Baker’s Wife by Erin Healy.  If what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, why is Audrey getting weaker by the day? It’s been a rough year for Audrey’s family. Her husband Geoff, a pastor, lost his job after a scandal rocked their congregation. Audrey’s never lost faith. She’s held her family together. Their attempt to resurrect a failing bakery is an effort to heal the family wounds and restore their place in the community.  Late to the bakery one dim, foggy morning, Audrey strikes a vehicle that she can’t see even after the collision settles. Emerging from her car into the fog, she discovers that she’s hit a motor scooter. There’s no rider in sight. There’s blood though, so much so that she slips in it and injures her wrists.  The absence of the scooter driver is a mystery, especially to Sergeant Jack Mansfield, the detective and church member who drove Geoff from his pulpit. The scooter belongs to Jack’s wife, Julie, a teacher at the local high school. She has vanished like morning fog.

The Lady of The Rivers by Philippa Gregory.  #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory weaves witchcraft, passion, and adventure into the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses.  Descended from Melusina, the river goddess, Jacquetta has always had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she meets his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and recognizes her own power in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the “wheel of fortune” before Joan is taken to a horrific death at the hands of the English rulers of France. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream.  Married to the Duke of Bedford, English Regent of France, Jacquetta is introduced by him to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the Duke’s squire Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the Duke’s death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of the young King Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen.

7 Responses to “Mailbox Monday”

  1. sagustocox October 3, 2011 at 7:08 am #

    I hope you enjoy your books.

  2. Anne October 3, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    Great mailbox! I am going to be reading The Lady of the Rivers soon, hope it is a good one!

  3. kaye October 3, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    Oooh, Book of Dreams dounds really interesting. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

  4. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea October 3, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    You received some interesting books this week – all new to me. Hope you enjoy them!

  5. laurelrainsnow October 3, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    The Bakers Wife has piqued my curiosity…and The Lady of the Rivers looks awesome. Enjoy your books and thanks for sharing.

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  6. Beth(bookaholicmom) October 3, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    The Baker’s Wife is on my wish list for some day. I think it looks very good. Enjoy your new reads.

  7. Nicole Langan October 3, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    A great mailbox, Lady Of The Rivers sounds interesting.

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