Wow! It seems like this week just flew by. It’s nice to finally be done running around the country and being back in my own home! Kristi from Story Siren hosts this wonderful meme and I love posting about my mailbox. It not only is fun to talk about the books – but it creates an online record for me to know when books came into my home.
So – no more chit chat…. let’s get to the mailbox!
Do you not just love love (yes – it deserves two loves because that’s how much I love them) these wonderful covers? I read Adriana last year when I read Viola In Reel Life and I enjoyed that book. I was so excited to be offered these two for review – and I have 3 copies of Very Valentine to give away so lucky commentators get to read this one with me!
I really enjoy historical fiction so when this book offer came my way the answer was an “Uhhhhhhh…. YEAH!” Here’s a little taste: The third child of Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand of Spain, Juana is born amid her parents’ ruthless struggle to unify their kingdom, bearing witness to the fall of Granada and Columbus’s discoveries. At the age of sixteen, she is sent to wed Philip, the archduke of Flanders, as part of her parents’ strategy to strengthen Spain, just as her youngest sister, Catherine of Aragon, is sent to England to become the first wife of Henry VIII.
**Elizabeth at Evil Overlord has a copy of this book for giveaway – enter soon, giveaway ends Feb 24
I am a sucker for leadership books and enjoy learning new tips for organizing my office, staff and group events. This one looks good and with my upcoming teams I am building – this is timely too!
Another book that had me at the cover.
From the day Cobb and Mary meet kayaking on Maine’s Allagash River and fall deeply in love, the two approach life with the same sense of adventure they use to conquer the river’s treacherous rapids. But rivers do not let go so easily…and neither does their love. So when Mary’s life takes the cruelest turn, she
vows to face those rough waters on her own terms and asks Cobb to promise, when the time comes, to help her return to their beloved river for one final journey.
Ok I will let you in on a little known fact about me…. I used to write a little (ok a lot) of poetry in High School. I actually have photo albums filled with my quirky little attempts at “witticism” This book looks good and has a CD in the back as well. I think it will be a fun read!
Books such as this one always surprise me. I look at them and think they are not for me. They are old school (really old school – as in Little House in the Prairie you may have a school but you have to walk 6 miles to it bare foot) and then…. I get into the story line and I am amazed how I can let myself fall back into simpler times and find something I just can’t put down.
The Overnight Socialite looks fun right?
Lucy Ellis moved to the Big Apple to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a fashion designer, but the native Midwesterner has just about had it with the city. A mousy, self-conscious girl trapped in a job at a designer sweatshop, Lucy has been mistreated, road-blocked, and otherwise insulted since her arrival. Overwhelmed by city life, Lucy is about to pack it all in and return home to Minnesota. Then she meets Wyatt.
And uhhhh…. hello – it’s about Minnesota!
Books I won
Its been like months since I have won a book and then suddenly I won several – so woo hoo! Two came in the mailbox this week!
I love Ted Decker’s books. They are hard to explain. Ted Decker writes Christian Fiction but his books are not what you think of when you think Christian Fiction. His books are mysterious and at times spooky. And when he hooks up with another author it only adds to the intrigue! This was a win over at Julie j’s blog My Own Little Corner Of The World. This one looks sooooo good!
And then another exciting win came from Vera’s blog, Luxury Reading. Vera runs a giveaway each month on comments…. it’s a pretty unique idea you would have to stop over there to see the details. I won the giveaway for this past month and I was able to pick a book of choice and I went with this one. I have seen this on blogs and heard wonderful things! Thanks Vera!
Books From The Library
I seen this book on a blog and wanted to give it a try. So here it is in my own home…. apparently a well liked copy as this baby is worn out!
Books I Bought
I weakened. I have looked at this book and passed it up time and again. And then – I blame Borders. It was my first Borders. In Illinois last weekend at Brad’s Navy Graduation. I had to have books that reminded me of the occasion. SO I went in and I browsed…. and this one came home with me. I want to read it and review it along with the movie.
Ok this one? I blame you. Well – maybe not you….. but all you bloggers that had this book on their Mailbox posts and in your reviews you raved about it and well…. ok, I should probably thank you. I am so excited to have this baby in my home!
And this one I would like to blame on some of you…. because I did first follow it on the blogs…. but the final blow goes to Amy in my Book Club who has RAVED about this book for two months now. Not only has she read it (and the two that follow) but so has her husband and her daughter. Apparently this is a book that everyone is enjoying and now I hope to as well!
This is our Book Club read for March and I actually read this book a couple years ago and it was fun and light and good. I am excited to do this one again and Angie (By Book Or By Crook) found some fun things we can do with our review for this book on-line that I am excited to do. This should be a great book club read and a great discussion on March 9th.
Oh if you are wondering why I have 5 copies – I get free shipping through Amazon Prime and will order for anyone in the book club that asks me to order their copies as well.
And Finally I have one more thing to share from my mailbox! Look what Reagan sent me from Miss Remmer’s Reviews. How super sweet is she?
So that’s my mailbox. I would love to hear what came in yours!