Saturday, January 21, 2012

In My Mailbox - 1/21/12

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Here are the new books I got this week:

My Story: No Way Back by Valerie Wilding

The riveting true story of eleven-year-old Mary Wade – one of the first and youngest British convicts to be transported to Australia. Raised in the slums of eighteenth century London, Mary is sentenced to death for a petty theft at the age of just eleven. While she is shut up in Newgate prison awaiting execution, her sentence is commuted to transportation to an Australian penal colony. So Mary sets sail aboard a prison ship to the other side of the world. Australia brings the promise of a new life, but it is also harsh and wild. Does Mary have what it takes to survive in this land of danger and opportunity? (already read and reviewed here)

Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words by Rachel Coker

If Sam Carroll hadn't shown up, she might have been able to get to her mother in time. Instead, Allie Everly finds herself at a funeral, mourning the loss of her beloved mother. She is dealt another blow when, a few hours later, she is sent from Tennessee to Maine to become the daughter of Miss Beatrice Lovell, a prim woman with a faith Allie cannot accept.
Poetry and letters written to her mother become the only things keeping Allie's heart from hardening completely. But then Sam arrives for the summer, and with him comes many confusing emotions, both toward him and the people around her. As World War II looms, Allie will be forced to decide whether hanging on to the past is worth losing her chance to be loved.


Erica said...

Those both look great! Enjoy you books :)

Giselle said...

Oh these both look great and are new to me!! Awesome!

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Lindsay Cummings author said...

interrupted sounds really good!

come enter my ALA Midwinter ARC giveaway! lots of prize packs!

Alison Can Read said...

Great set! Interrupted looks especially good.

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