Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Memes

Mailbox Monday is hosted this month by A Sea of Books and is where book bloggers gather to share what showed up in their mailboxes this week, whether those mailboxes received email or snail mail.
Snail Mail:
The One Who Waits for Me (Carolina Moon) Bestselling author Lori Copeland (Walker’s Wedding and Outlaw’s Bride) sets her brand-new story in North Carolina the months after the Civil War. In the midst of chaos, there is also a sense of possibility and the hope of love when:
  • Sisters Beth and Joanie run from a vindictive uncle toward healing 
  • Trella, a pregnant young slave, leaves a plantation for freedom
  • Gray Eagle, a Cherokee military scout, finds refuge for the young women
  • Captain Pierce, a quiet man of faith, heads for a plot of land and a new life
  • Samuel, a black soldier, longs to follow his father’s preaching legacy
The intersecting lives and tales of these engaging characters and those they meet along the way create an uplifting story of tested faith, growing seeds of love, and the challenge and gift of believing God’s promise of a future.

The Remains of War: Surviving the Other Concentration Camps of World War IIWhen the Dutch Army surrenders to Japan in 1942, nine-year-old Sofia is imprisoned with her mother, younger brother, and two baby sisters in different concentration camps on Sumatra, Indonesia. Her father is sent to work on the Burma-Siam railroad, and the family doesn’t know if he is dead or alive. In this memoir, author G. Pauline Kok-Schurgers narrates a story of hate and torture, starvation and disease, and physical and psychological abuse experienced during her internment. The Remains of War tells of Sofia’s toils through those years, taking care of her younger siblings and trying to prevent her mother from sinking deeper into depression. Sofia longs for her father’s return and her mother’s attention and love. The gruesome years in those camps, the loneliness, and the loss of dear friends transform Sofia into a silent, inward person, scarred for the rest of her life.
Written from the perspective of a young child, The Remains of War touches the core of human suffering caused by the senselessness and evil of war. The voices of all who died and were left behind without a name or a cross on their graves will be forever silent. This memoir testifies to their courage.

Sneaky Snake

The goal when trying to teach children is to make it interesting and above all, lots of fun. From children to adults, having good friends is an important part of who we are. In the story of Sneaky Snake I used basic animals to teach children about the importance of friendship. My point is as simple as just being nice to others, is being a good friend.

Amazon Freebies (which I may actually read someday)
Make More, Worry Less: Secrets from 18 Extraordinary People Who Created a Bigger Income and a Better LifeEasy Money: How to Simplify Your Finances and Get What You Want out of LifeThe Big 5-OH!The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Muggles and WizardsThe Ultimate Book of New York Lists: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest City on Earth


It's Monday, What Are You Reading is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  She asks what we read or reviewed this week and what we plan to read next week.
Read this Week:
The One Who Waits for Me (Carolina Moon) For First Wildcard tour August 12
Restless in Carolina: A Novel (Southern Discomfort) For First Wildcard Tour
Books Read Earlier; Reviewed last week:
Blessed, The: A Novel My Review
The Bull Rider's Secret (Harlequin American Romance) My review
Saints Preserved: An Encyclopedia of RelicsMy Review
Someone to Watch Over Me My Review

A non-book post:   How Far Is Too Far?


  1. I can't wait to get these books reviewed. It was one of the best weeks of reading I've had in a long time. Please come see what I read.

  2. Nice selection of books here. Enjoy the books.

  3. I hope they're good reads!

  4. Enjoy your new books!

  5. The Remains of War sounds good; thanks for including the synopsis. Have a great week and enjoy your new reads!

  6. THE REMAINS OF WAR has been popping up here and there. Sounds pretty intense! I might prefer the snake book. I've read a lot of sad stories lately. Happy Reading!

  7. The Remains of War grabs my attention. Hope you enjoy all of your books!


  8. The Remains of War sounds very intense and I'll be interested in looking into this book further.

    History makes a great learning lesson and seeing it well adapted into a novel is even more poignant for a reader.

  9. The Remains of War sounds like a heart wrenching read. I'll be interested to see what you think of it.

  10. Restless in Carolina looks so good!

  11. I'll have to add 'Restless in Carolina' to my list, looks like something I might enjoy!


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