Mailbox Monday

26 Jun

My mailbox looks a little like this one!Welcome to Mailbox Monday!

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books.

Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia, who is now blogging at A girl and her books. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour,

Bluestocking @ The Bluestocking Guide is the June host!  Thank you to Bluestocking for hosting! In July, we move to A Sea of Books.

As for my mailbox:

Books for review:

Things We Didn’t Say by Kristina Riggle

What goes unsaid can sometimes speak the loudest . . .

What makes up a family? For Casey it’s sharing a house with her fiancÉ, Michael, and his three children, whom she intends to nurture more than she ever took care of herself. But Casey’s plans have come undone. Michael’s silences have grown unfathomable and deep. His daughter Angel seethes as only a teenage girl can, while the wide-eyed youngest, Jewel, quietly takes it all in.

Then Michael’s son, Dylan, runs off, and the kids’ mother, a woman never afraid to say what she thinks, noisily barges into the home. That’s when Casey decides that the silences can no longer continue. She must begin speaking the words no one else can say. She’ll have to dig up secrets—including her own—uncovering the hurts, and begin the healing that is long overdue. And it all starts with just a few tentative words. . . .

I’m reading this for a TLC Books Tour.  I’ve read both of this author’s previous books, and liked one a lot, and the other with reservations.  I’ve been hearing really good things about this one, and I’m looking forward to reading it..

Deed to Death by D.B. Henson

AT TWENTY-NINE, TONI MATTHEWS IS ON THE CUSP OF HAVING IT ALL—a successful career as one of the top real estate agents in Nashville, great friends, and the partner and family she’d always longed for in her fiancé, architect Scott Chadwick.

But just days before their planned nuptials, Scott plummets to his death at one of his construction sites and Toni is forced to bury her fiancé on their wedding day. Now living all alone in their new, custom-made dream house, dealing with her loss becomes even harder when the police rule his death a suicide. Yet Toni refuses to believe that it could be anything other than a tragic accident.

When she learns that Scott’s estranged brother, Brian, is contesting the will, threatening to take away her home, Toni starts to suspect that it may not have been a mere accident but something more sinister. Without the cooperation of the police, and in spite of her friends’ growing concern that she’s in denial and not dealing with her grief, Toni begins investigating on her own. As she crisscrosses Nashville on a mission to prove to herself and the world that Scott wouldn’t try to escape this life, Toni can’t shake the sinking feeling that something is off, that she’s being followed—and that her search for truth may have deadly consequences.

This was an unexpected surprise in my mailbox.  It sounds intriguing!

Prizes won:

The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon


It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone-Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl. When the authorities catch up to them that same night, Homan escapes into the darkness, and Lynnie is caught. But before she is forced back into the institution, she whispers two words to Martha: “Hide her.” And so begins the 40-year epic journey of Lynnie, Homan, Martha, and baby Julia-lives divided by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet drawn together by a secret pact and extraordinary love.

I was traveling during audiobook week earlier this month, and didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to participate.  My limited posts were enough to get my name picked for a raffle prize, and I picked this book, which I’ve been interested in since I read about it at The Betty and Boo Chronicles.  I just wish my CD drive wasn’t broken at the moment…


I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Prachett

It starts with whispers.

Then someone picks up a stone.

Finally, the fires begin.

When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . .

Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren t sparkly, aren t fun, don t involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy.

But someone or something is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Aided by her tiny blue allies, the Wee Free Men, Tiffany must find the source of this unrest and defeat the evil at its root before it takes her life. Because if Tiffany falls, the whole Chalk falls with her.

I can’t believe it took me this long to get this book, and I’m really looking forward to picking it up!

Your turn

What came in your mailbox this week? Let me know, then go to The Bluestocking Guide to check out others!


Posted by on June 26, 2011 in books, meme


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5 responses to “Mailbox Monday

  1. Mystica

    June 26, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I like the storyline of your first book!

  2. Just Mom

    June 27, 2011 at 4:27 am

    I have that Kristina Riggle to read as well – looks good but I need to some time!

  3. Crystal F

    June 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Looks like some great books – I keep meaning to read some Terry Prachett but haven’t yet. Enjoy your books.

  4. Kay

    June 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    You got some lovely books. I have a couple of them on my list as well. Enjoy them!!

  5. Mary

    June 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I read Things We Didn’t Say (via LibraryThing) so I’ll be interested in your review. Enjoy all your books!


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