Saturday, August 1, 2009

In My Mailbox - 8/1/09

Credit goes to The Story Siren for thinking up the In My Mailbox feature.

My new books that I bought or received this week:


Rapture of the Deep by L.A. Meyer

On the very day that Jacky Faber is to wed her true love, she is kidnapped by British Naval Intelligence and forced to embark on yet another daring mission—this time to search for sunken Spanish gold. But when Jacky is involved, things don't always go as planned.
Jacky has survived battles on the high seas, the stifling propriety of a Boston finishing school, and even confinement in a dank French prison. But no adventure has quite matched her opportunistic street-urchin desires—until now.


Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.


Dawn's Prelude by Tracie Peterson

When Lydia Gray suddenly finds herself a widow, she discovers a newfound freedom she'd never anticipated. Ready to place the past firmly behind her, she sets her eyes upon Alaska. There, she vows, she will make a new life for herself with her aunt, a life of peace and tranquility, a life removed from the pain of an abusive marriage. As Lydia comes to know Kjell Lindquist, she finds herself slowly opening up to the possibility of love and a future with him. But life often brings the unexpected, and Lydia finds the peace she longs for cruelly shattered. Can her tenuous faith face the storms ahead?


The Carousel Painter by Judith Miller

Carrie loves painting the beautiful carousel horses...but can she stand strong against the many who don't want her to keep the job? When Carrington Brouwer receives the enviable job of painting carousel horses for a factory in Ohio, she believes her future is secure. But after an expensive necklace disappears from the home where she's been staying, she's caught up in a search for the truth that puts her entire livelihood--and her developing relationship with the factory manager--at risk. Can she lead police to the real culprit before she loses everything?



Esty's Gold by Mary Arrigan

Esty Maher's family is uprooted and torn apart during the Irish potato famine - 'the hunger'. Esty is sent into service, but dreams of going to Australia to find gold, and manages to get assisted passage for her family and friends. However, when they reach Ballarat, her dream and hard work nearly turn to dust in the midst of scavenging and rebellion. Will the Maher family's self reliance and ingenuity be enough to help them make a success of their new lives in Australia?

21 comments:

katie said...

I am so jealous of Hush, Hush. That cover is just gorgeous. Enjoy!

ReggieWrites said...

Great haul! I want Hush Hush! Lucky you! Have fun!

Carrie said...

You always get some interesting stuff. That Esty's Gold book looks great.

towerofbooks said...

Hush, Hush! Happy reading.

Lexie said...

the cover to the Tracie Peterson is so pretty...its funny that so many historical inspirational books have such pretty covers!

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. Hush, Hush sounds great. Enjoy your books.

Kristen said...

How did you get the next BLoody Jack book early! I'm so bloody jealous! You know you want to send it to me when you're done, right? I promise to send it back!

Library Lounge Lizard said...

The Bloody Jack books are super popular with my middle schoolers....I love that cover! Enjoy :o)

Ravenous Reader said...

A great Stash of books this week and Hush Hush is friggin' amazing. Happy Reading ;)

Erica said...

Hush Hush is pretty much amazing. Happy Reading!

The Book Bug said...

Etsys gold looks great!!! enjoy!!

Fantastic Book Review said...

Great Week! Patch is mine (Hush, Hush) I don't want to share! LOL!

Enjoy your books!

WilowRaven said...

Very jealous of Hush, Hush :)
Happy Reading!

Amelia said...

I got HH this week too! I love the cover on Rapture of the Deep. Happy reading!

Thao said...

Seems like everyone got Hush Hush this week except me. I'm so jealous ^^ Happy reading~!

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

So jealous that you got Hush Hush!

-Briana

Michelle said...

Great titles. Enjoy your books.


Peace
Michelle (http://windowpane-memoirs.com/)

Hope. said...

Hush Hush is REALLY good.. I read it last week. Enjoy!

Leslie said...

i've heard Hush Hush is very, very good! lucky!

readwhatyouknow said...

Man, "Hush, Hush" is everywhere today! Everywhere but in my mailbox. That's okay though -- I'm sure it's worth the wait.

Happy reading!

trishalynn0708 said...

Great books. Here is the link to my books I got last week.

 
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