I got really lucky this week, with two books from Amazon Vine; one from a publisher; and then I bought one print book and 3 e-books (Yay, new Kindle!).
Here’s My Mailbox:
1) 1022 Evergreen Place, by Debbie Macomber (Vine)
Here’s a tidbit from Amazon:
Guess what? I’m falling in love! With Mack McAfee.
My baby daughter, Noelle, and I have been living next door to Mack since the spring. I’m still a little wary about our relationship, because I haven’t always made good decisions when it comes to men. My baby’s father, David Rhodes, is testament to that. I’m so worried he might sue for custody….
2) My Formerly Hot Life, by Stephanie Dolgoff (Vine)
On the inside flap:
Rocked by the realization that she’s no longer considered young—no longer ogled, marketed cool things, nor “in the know”—a fabulously funny forty-something examines her “adult between” years (30-45) and discovers that they are even better than being 21!
3) Reading Women, by Stephanie Staal (From Publisher)
When Stephanie Staal first read The Feminine Mystique in college, she found it “a mildly interesting relic from another era.” But more than a decade later, as a married stay-at-home mom in the suburbs, Staal rediscovered Betty Friedan’s classic work—and was surprised how much she identified with the laments and misgivings of 1950s housewives. She set out on a quest: to reenroll at Barnard and re-read the great books she had first encountered as an undergrad….
4) Mini Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella (sale at B & N!)
Here’s a tease from Amazon:
The follow-up to Kinsella’s Shopaholic & Baby (2007) finds Becky and Luke Brandon’s daughter, Minnie, hitting the terrible twos. More than a handful for Becky, Minnie is already picking up on some of her mother’s bad habits, particularly when it comes to shopping. With frequent cries of “Miiiiine!” Minnie is the embodiment of the voice in Becky’s head that won’t let her say no to bargain buys and designer clothes….
5) Half Broke Horses, by Jeannette Walls (Purchased e-book)
For the first 10 years of her life, Lily Casey Smith, the narrator of this true-life novel by her granddaughter, Walls, lived in a dirt dugout in west Texas. Walls, whose megaselling memoir, The Glass Castle, recalled her own upbringing, writes in what she recalls as Lily’s plainspoken voice, whose recital provides plenty of drama and suspense as she ricochets from one challenge to another….
6) Repairing Rainbows, by Linda Fishman (Purchased e-book)
At thirteen years old, Lynda’s life comes to a disastrous halt when her mother and two younger sisters are killed in a plane crash. Her father, overcome by despair, simply continues to exist, in a state devoid of hope. After burying a wife and two young children at the age of 44, the overwhelming responsibility of raising a daughter alone completely immobilizes him.
Teetering on that tender brink between childhood and adolescence, Lynda faces the responsibility of a father in a complete state of shock, a house to take care of and hundreds of decisions about how to proceed with their shattered lives….
7) Lancelot’s Lady, by Cherish D’Angelo (Purchased e-book)
A blurb on Amazon:
A Bahamas holiday from dying billionaire JT Lance, a man with a dark secret, leads palliative nurse Rhianna McLeod to Jonathan, a man with his own troubled past, and Rhianna finds herself drawn to the handsome recluse, while unbeknownst to her, someone with a horrific plan is hunting her down….
Wow! This is an unprecedented total of books for me!
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
This week has been the last week of the year 2010, so my blogging adventures were full of plans, challenges, resolutions, etc. You can read about it all at my Sunday Salon post.
Reading Week – Click Titles for Reviews:
1) Letting Go, by Nancy Kaiser
2) Rescue, by Anita Shreve (e-book)
3) The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, by Elinor Lipman
4) The Wedding, by Nicholas Sparks
Now for the books on this week’s stack.
1) Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks (e-book)
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past….
2) Free Fall, by Fern Michaels (from my TBR stacks!)
Tidbit on Amazon:
Bestseller Michaels’s Sisterhood series (Vendetta, etc.) goes out with a bang and a wink as the Virginia vigilantes—Myra, Kathryn, Alexis, Isabelle, Nikki and Anna—seek justice for Yoko Akia, a young florist. Yoko wants to punish her father, who bought, impregnated and discarded her teenage mother, who died after giving birth to her. The lethal ladies are shocked to discover Yoko’s dad is none other than Michael Lyons, an award-winning film star with another nasty secret: he’s been buying and selling Asian women as sex slaves to prominent businessmen….
3) Sunday at Tiffany’s, by James Patterson (from my TBR stacks!)
A lonely girl creates an imaginary friend who disappears when she is still very young; he reappears mysteriously years later, with surprising results….
Now I’m very excited about this new week, full of books; also, stretching ahead is the whole new year with its challenges and adventures.
What adventures are you exploring this week? I hope you’ll stop by and share….