Saturday, November 14, 2009

In My Mailbox - 11/14/09

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

Here are the new books I bought or received this week:

Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards

Sixteen-year-old Celestia spends every summer with her family at the elite resort at Lake Conemaugh, a shimmering Allegheny Mountain reservoir held in place by an earthen dam. Tired of the society crowd, Celestia prefers to swim and fish with Peter, the hotel’s hired boy. It’s a friendship she must keep secret, and when companionship turns to romance, it’s a love that could get Celestia disowned. These affairs of the heart become all the more wrenching on a single, tragic day in May, 1889. After days of heavy rain, the dam fails, unleashing 20 million tons of water onto Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in the valley below. The town where Peter lives with his father. The town where Celestia has just arrived to join him. This searing novel in poems explores a cross-class romance—and a tragic event in U. S. history.


A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling

Eighteen-year-old Astrid Bjorklund has always dreamed of becoming a doctor. She had intended to study medicine in Chicago or Grand Forks, but when a disaster wiped out a major portion of her family's income, Astrid stayed home instead, receiving hands-on training from Dr. Elizabeth. Joshua Landsverk left Blessing two years ago, but he's never forgotten Astrid. Returning to town, he seeks to court her. Astrid is attracted to him, and when the opportunity unexpectedly opens for her to go to Chicago for medical training, she finds it difficult to leave. Love blossoms through their letters, but upon arriving back home, she makes a heartbreaking discovery. Will she have to give up love to pursue her dream?


Duplikate by Cherry Cheva


By the time Kate Larson accidentally fell asleep at three a.m., she'd already done more work in one night than the average high school senior does in a week. Getting into Yale has been her dream for years—and being generally overworked and totally under-rested is the price of admission. But when she opens her eyes the next day, she comes face-to-face with, well, her face—which is attached to her body, which is standing across the room. Wait, what?
Meet Kate's computer-generated twin. Kate doesn't know why she's here or how to put her back where she belongs, but she's real. And she's the last thing Kate has time to deal with right now. Unless . . .
Could having a double be the answer to Kate's prayers? After all, two Kates can do more work than one. Or will keeping her twin a secret turn her dream future into a living nightmare?

16 comments:

prophecygirl said...

Duplikate sounds like a fun read. Enjoy your new books!

I Want To Read That said...

ooh - they all sound great! Hope you enjoy them all:)

elnice said...

Love the cover of 3 rivers rising. I used to live in PA.

Elie (Ellz Readz)

Callie said...

They sound good. I'm curious to see what you think of Duplikate. Enjoy!!

Tena said...

I look forward to reading your review of A Measure of Mercy by Lauraine Snelling

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Ooh, I really want to read Duplikate!

Happy reading :)

Katie said...

Duplikate looks *so* cute. I'll have to add it to my TBR pile.

Happy reading!

KatieDoll said...

I can't wait to read Duplikate. Sounds really good. Happy reading! :)

Jessica W. (Book Bound) said...

Three Rivers Rising sounds amazing!

Hope you enjoy them. : D

Jessica W.

Aimee said...

three rivers rising looks amazing.


I've done my own IMM this week, if you're interested...

Aimee :)
http://myflutteringheart.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. They all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

Lauren said...

I would happily read any of those! Three Rivers Rising looks wonderful especially. I also love the sound of Duplikate for a fun read. Nice!

Nina said...

They do LOOK great. Have fun reading them. I have put A Measure of Mercy on my tbr list, so thank you for THAT.

Au Revoir, NINA

The Story Siren said...

these all look great! Jame's book sounds especially good! hope you enjoy! happy reading!

MarjoleinBookBlog said...

great books, enjoy!

Jame said...

So many kind words! Thanks Rebecca, I hope you're enjoying 3RR!

 
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