Sunday, October 23, 2011

In My Mailbox - 10/23/11

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I only got one new book this week, but I am really looking forward to reading it.

The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell

It’s a long way from Baltimore to Oklahoma Territory. But Zora Stewart will go any distance to put the tragic events of her sixteenth summer behind her. So this city girl heads to the tiny frontier town of West Glory to help her young widowed aunt keep her homestead going.
When another Baltimorean shows up in West Glory, Zora couldn’t be more surprised. Theo de la Croix made the long trip out west hoping to court Zora, whom he has long admired from afar.
But Zora has developed an attraction to a rather less respectable fellow: Emerson Birch, a rough-mannered young "sooner" whose fertile land is coveted.
As Zora begins to suspect that there may be more than luck behind Emerson’s good land, she discovers an extraordinary, astonishing power of her own: the ability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a "springsweet" to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden of holding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.
Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water. Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply surviving and start living.


sarah darlington said...

I like the idea of this one. I hope it turns out of be great. :) Happy reading.
Sarah @ Confessions of the UnPublished!

Unknown said...

great book! :) hope you’ll enjoy it! :)

here’s my IMM :)

Christina T said...

I really liked The Vespertine so I am looking forward to The Springsweet too. I can't wait to read your thoughts on it and I hope you enjoy it!

The Brunette Librarian said...

:) I only had one book this week too! If its a good book...that's the only thing that matters! Hope you enjoy it!

Justin941 said...

This book sounds pretty interesting. I've never heard of it until now. Great IMM this week. :)

Here is my IMM for this week: IMM(4)

Giselle said...

Ooh I love this cover! It's very summery!

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