Mailbox Monday

31 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 are the books I got last week:


For Review:


The Cat Lover’s Devotional by M. R. Wells, Connie Fleishauer and Dottie P. Adams.  Whether they’re stalking a shadow, purring contentedly or batting a favorite toy, cats have nuzzled their way into our laps and our hearts. But like us, they can also be self-focused and independent of their Master. The Cat Lover’s Devotional is filled with inspiring and heartwarming stories of adorable kitties who also have surprising spiritual lessons to teach. Perfect for the cat lover on your list!



Reclaiming Lily by Patti Lacy.  A storm the size of Texas brews when Gloria Powell and Kai Chang meet in a Ft. Worth hotel. They have come to discuss the future of Lily, the daughter Gloria adopted from China and the sister Kai hopes to reclaim. Kai is a doctor who had to give up her little sister during the Cultural Revolution and has since discovered that an inherited genetic defect may be waiting to fatally strike Lily.

Gloria’s relationship with her daughter is tattered and strained, and the arrival of Kai, despite the woman’s apparent good intentions, makes Gloria fearful. Gloria longs to restore her relationship with Lily, but in the wake of this potentially devastating diagnosis, is Kai an answer to prayer–or will her arrival force Gloria to sacrifice more than she ever imagined?


Free For My Kindle:


The Lord Is My Shepherd by Debbie Viguie.  Cindy’s church is getting ready to celebrate Easter, and Jeremiah’s Temple is preparing for Passover when Cindy literally stumbles over the body of an unknown man lying dead in the sanctuary. The church was locked, and a bloody cross necklace on the floor seems to be the only clue. The killer is likely a member of the congregation, but there are hints that similar deaths have happened in the past. Are Cindy and Jeremiah dealing with a serial killer? They have to unravel the clues before Easter Sunday arrives and more people die. Cindy and Jeremiah come from two different worlds, even though they work right next door to each other. Cindy is a strong Christian who lives a normal but somewhat dull life, working as a church secretary. Jeremiah is a Reformed rabbi with a mysterious past full of danger and excitement. But one eventful Easter/Passover week, the two find themselves working together to solve a murder and stop a serial killer from striking again. Solving the mystery should put an end to their alliance, but the church secretary and the rabbi quickly find themselves enmeshed in another mystery. Soon the two form a friendly alliance and friendship, exploring personal history and faith and growing closer with each passing adventure. Despite their differences Cindy and Jeremiah find a lot of common ground.


One Imperfect Christmas by Myra Johnson.  Graphic designer Natalie Pearce faces the most difficult Christmas of her life. For almost a year, her mother has lain in a nursing home, the victim of a massive stroke, and Natalie blames herself for not being there when it happened. Worse, she’s allowed the monstrous load of guilt to drive a wedge between her and everyone she loves-most of all her husband Daniel. Her marriage is on the verge of dissolving, her prayer life is suffering, and she’s one Christmas away from hitting rock bottom.

Junior-high basketball coach Daniel Pearce is at his wit’s end. Nothing he’s done has been able to break through the wall Natalie has erected between them. And their daughter Lissa’s adolescent rebellion isn’t helping matters. As Daniel’s hope reaches its lowest ebb, he wonders if this Christmas will spell the end of his marriage and the loss of everything he holds dear.



Lady In The Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes.  By virtue of her profession as a midwife, Tabitha Eckles is the keeper of many secrets: the names of fathers of illegitimate children, the level of love and harmony within many a marriage, and now the identity of a man who may have caused his wife’s death. Dominick Cherrett is a man with his own secret to keep: namely, what he, a British nobleman, is doing on American soil working as a bondsman in the home of Mayor Kendall, a Southern gentleman with his eye on a higher office.

By chance one morning before the dawn has broken, Tabitha and Dominick cross paths on a misty beachhead, leading them on a twisted path through kidnappings, death threats, public disgrace, and . . . love? Can Tabitha trust Dominick? What might he be hiding? And can either of them find true love in a world that seems set against them?

10 Responses to “Mailbox Monday”

  1. Mrs Q Book Addict October 31, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    I had a hard time with Reclaiming Lily, I’m interetested in your thoughts. Enjoy all your new books!

    • rbclibrary October 31, 2011 at 7:16 am #

      I will be reviewing it in the new year. I really liked Rhythm of Secrets, but that is the only book I have read by Lacy.

  2. samstillreading October 31, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    Looks like some great reads – enjoy them!

  3. sagustocox October 31, 2011 at 8:26 am #

    Love your mailbox photo…enjoy your books.

  4. laurelrainsnow October 31, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    Reclaiming Lily sounds good to me. Hope you enjoy your books!


  5. Beth(bookaholicmom) October 31, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    Reclaiming Lily is one I want to read! The Cat Lover’s Devotional looks cute!

  6. Mary October 31, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    I love seeing Christmas books appear in mailboxes. Hope it’s a good one!

  7. Nicole Langan October 31, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    A great mailbox, enjoy!

  8. Kristi October 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

    All of your books this week sound really good! I like that you have attached trailers too – I might have to borrow that idea in the future if it is ok!

    Happy reading!

  9. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) November 2, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Lady in the Mist looks especially good. Happy reading!

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