Sunday, March 27, 2011

Monday Memes

Mailbox Monday is hosted this month by I'm Booking It.  Stop by to see what other book bloggers got in the mail (or email as the case may be) this week.  My snail mail box was empty this week.  However, my email box (actually my Kindle) got plenty of new friends:
Free Kindle Downloads

Triumph of Grace15 Expert Lessons for Retirement Planning (Collection)The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His DreamsLeota's Garden

Via NetGalley:

The Wedding of the Century & Other Stories: The Wedding of the Century\Jesse's Wife\Seduced by StarlightThe Wedding of the Century & Other Stories: The Wedding of the Century\Jesse's Wife\Seduced by Starlight
The Wedding of the Century by MARY JO PUTNEY
Stunningly beautiful and extraordinarily wealthy, Sarah Vangelder had always wanted more for herself than to be sold into marriage for the price of a dukedom. But marriage to Justin Aubrey might be the adventure she’s always dreamed of…

Jesse’s Wife by KRISTIN JAMES
When a late-night walk on her father’s ranch inadvertently destroys her reputation, Amy McCallister finds herself married off to Jesse, a sinfully handsome farmhand. But can he convince her to give him her heart, despite their rocky beginning?

Seduced by Starlight by CHARLOTTE FEATHERSTONE
Jase Markham, London’s most dashing—and notorious—rake, has loved his brother’s fiancĂ©e for as long as he can remember. When his brother casts Blossom aside, Jase is determined to finally make her his—if she’s willing to overlook his scandalous reputation!

In the aftermath of her Orthodox Jewish father’s death, 26-year-old Gray Lachmann finds herself binge-eating compulsively. In an act of desperation, she abandons her life and her long-term boyfriend in New York City for Camp Carolina—a Southern weight-loss camp of dubious accreditation. Surrounded by a compelling cast of characters—her devious co-counselor Sheena, the self-aggrandizing camp director Lewis, the attractive assistant director Bennett, and a throng of combative campers—Gray finds herself in a maelstrom of bold personalities, warring egos, dark personal struggles, and a captivating mystery: her teenage half-sister Eden, a camper at Camp Carolina, whom Gray never knew existed. In trying to understand her father’s lies, Gray must confront her own self-deceptions, her demons, and her most devastating secret.

Visceral, poignant, and often wickedly funny, Diana Spechler’s masterfully wrought second novel illuminates a young woman’s struggle to make sense of the inextricable link between love and hunger, and to make peace with her body and with herself.
What could be more satisfying than presenting friends and family with a perfectly crafted homemade dessert, fresh out of the oven? Yet for many, the idea of baking is intimidating; rolling out pie dough or making a cake from scratch is akin to climbing Mount Everest. THE FEARLESS BAKER is a beginner's baking guide written to empower home cooks with spot-on advice and a cache of go-to recipes. Renowned pastry chef Emily Luchetti guides novice bakers through her amazing recipes to troubleshoot their most common pitfalls. Charming color illustrations and photographs of real-life beginning bakers in action complete the instruction, turning even the most tentative baker into a fearless one.

It's Monday, What Are You Reading is hosted by Sheila over at BookJourney.  She asks bloggers what they read or blogged about last week and what they plan to read this week.

This week I read and reviewed:
The Goodbye Quilt A definite winner.  My review.
The Lightkeeper's Ball (A Mercy Falls Novel) Christian romantic suspense.  Love the cover.  My review

.Mine Is the Night: A Novel Set in 18th Century Scotland.  A re-telling of the Book of Ruth.  My review.

Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn't Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift A couple undergoes IVF and gets the wrong embryo.  My Review.

Read earlier, reviewed this week:
The Mountains Bow Down (A Raleigh Harmon Novel) Wonderful writing.  Christian romantic suspense.  My Review.

Up Next:
Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail Lilly's Wedding Quilt (A Patch of Heaven Novel)


  1. These all look fascinating...The Goodbye Quilt really grabbed my attention.


  2. Lots of great books. I love Netgalley as well. Enjoy. I'm going to check out some of your reviews. Happy reading!

  3. Nice collection of books you've got there. Skinny sounds interesting, as does The Temple of Grace. Enjoy reading!

    Here's my Mailbox for this week.

  4. You've had an amazing book week! I hope you enjoy! You can find me and my mailbox at

  5. Oh, I bet The Fearless Baker is a good one!

    I'm listening to Inconceivable in my car. My hubby was with me the other day and I turned it on and he couldn't stand to listen to any of it.

  6. You had lot of books! Have fun reading!

  7. The Wedding of the Century seems very timely given that Prince William will be getting married in a few short weeks.

  8. What a haul! I haven't read anything by Francine Rivers, but I think I should... she seems to be all the rage these days! The Simple Dollar also looks like a very useful book. I'll be curious to see what you think of Mine is the Night... I started to read the book that came before that (Oh, what was it called....) but I really didn't like it and decided not to finish it. Have a great week!

  9. You've got a great variety of books! It's fun to read different genres. They keep things fresh, don't you think?

  10. I love Francine Rivers bu haven't read Leota's Garden yet. If you like her, try Redeeming Love. It's one of my favorite books.

  11. The Fearless Baker is one that I'll look for!

  12. I need to try Net Galley. They seem to carry some good eBooks lately. Enjoy your new acquisitions.

  13. You have some great reads here!


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