Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox: Undercover with Secrets and Soldiers


Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at The Printed Page, is on a blog tour!

This month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Mari over at Mari Reads, so stop by and join the fun!

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren!

It is so much fun to see what everyone is getting in the mail.

Thanks for taking the time to visit ~ I just love hearing from you! Please let me know if you have read any of these books - I'd love to hear how you liked them!! :)

Here are the wonderful books that have come into my house over the past week.

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives: A NovelThe Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives: A Novel by Lola Shoneyin ~ Fiction ~ Available Now ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review
When Baba Segi awoke with a bellyache for the sixth day in a row, he knew it was time to do something drastic about his fourth wife's childlessness.

Meet Baba Segi . . .

A plump, vain, and prosperous middle-aged man of robust appetites, Baba Segi is the patriarch of a large household that includes a quartet of wives and seven children. But his desire to possess more just might be his undoing.

And his wives . . .

Iya Segi—the bride of Baba Segi's youth, a powerful, vindictive woman who will stop at nothing to protect her favored position as ruler of her husband's home.

Iya Tope—Baba Segi's second wife, a shy, timid woman whose decency and lust for life are overshadowed by fear.

Iya Femi—the third wife, a scheming woman with crimson lips and expensive tastes who is determined to attain all that she desires, no matter what the cost.

Bolanle—Babi Segi's fourth and youngest wife, an educated woman wise to life's misfortunes who inspires jealousy in her fellow wives . . . and who harbors a secret that will expose shocking truths about them all.

Undercover Pursuit (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense)Undercover Pursuit by Susan May Warren ~ Fiction / Inspirational Romance / Suspense ~ Available May 3rd ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher and LitFuse Publicity for review and tour in May.
The only way to get security agent Luke Dekker to a wedding? An undercover mission as groomsman. He'll bust the groom, a drug cartel heir, before anyone can say "I do." Then Luke can escape all this love and romance nonsense—and the too pretty bridesmaid/agent assigned as his "fiancĂ©e" for the weekend. Until Luke discovers that sweet, vulnerable Scarlett Hanson isn't his contact. Isn't an agent. Isn't trained for the high-stakes mission now trapping them both. And worse, Luke's falling for her—which is not part of the assignment.

The Soldier's WifeThe Soldier's Wife: A Novel ARC by Margaret Leroy ~ Fiction ~ Available June 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review via Shelf Awareness
A novel full of grand passion and intensity, The Soldier’s Wife asks “What would you do for your family?” “What should you do for a stranger?” and “What would you do for love?”

As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship—and her family—safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.

*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate. I get a very small amount for any purchases made when you click through a link from Wendi's Book Corner, which I then save up to buy more books. :)

16 Comments:

Jess - A Book Hoarder said...

Nice mailbox! I received The Soldier's Wife this week and Baba Segi's Wives last week. I hope we both enjoy them.

Mystica said...

The Soldiers Wife and the Wives book are the two I particularly am looking forward to.

Kay said...

I got two of those too. Hope you enjoy all three. :-)

Mary said...

Hope you enjoy them, Wendi :)

Serena said...

The soldier's wife is making the rounds...enjoy your books

Mari said...

Enjoy your books and thanks for sharing!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I received Soldier's Wife also. I think it looks like it will be a good read. Enjoy!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Have a great reading week, enjoy!

Come by and see mine and my giveaways.

bermudaonion said...

The Soldier's Wife looks fabulous! I hope all of your books are great!

Elysium said...

The Soldier's Wife and The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives sounds interesting! Never heard of those before. Enjoy!

Anne said...

These look like some great books! Happy reading.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I've seen The Soldier's Wife a few times in this week's mailbox, it sounds like a good read. Happy reading!

Aisle B said...

I am so envious of your Soldier's Wife.

Can't wait to hear what you think next. :)

DCMetroreader said...

The Soldier's WIfe sounds promising -- hope you enjoy it and all of your books!

Anna said...

I have The Soldier's Wife, too, and I'm really excited about it. I'll keep an eye out for your review. Enjoy your new books!

Staci said...

I received the first one too and I'm drooling over the Soldier's Wife.

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