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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Many thanks to Marcia at The Printed Page and Kristi at The Story Siren for hosting Mailbox Monday every week!

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 books that came into my house last week:

The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live: An Insider’s Guide to Creating the Sports Experience of a Lifetime by Robert Tuchman ~ Non-Fiction / Sports / Sporting Events and Travel ~ Received courtesy of the author and publisher for an upcoming book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion Nov. 2nd

Do you consider yourself a sports fanatic? How many of the world's biggest and best sporting events have you actually been to? With more than a decade's worth of sports travel industry experience, Robert Tuchman literally spends his year at the world's greatest sporting venues on their biggest days. From Amen Corner at the Augusta National Golf Club to the famed Twin Spires at Churchill Downs to the rickety bleachers of Harlem's Rucker Park, Tuchman knows the sports event landscape like no other.

Founder of the global leader in sports event travel, TSE Sports & Entertainment, Robert Tuchman has now compiled the list of 100 sporting events that every sports fan must attend in his or her lifetime. Tuchman also maps out your travel and ticket options, recommends the best hotels, details restaurants and nightlife and relays tips guaranteed to make each trip a success. The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live is a comprehensive list and travel guide replete with insider knowledge and expert advice, leaving no stone unturned.

The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live is the definitive resource that you will refer to again and again year after year. There is always a top 100 sporting event on the horizon, and it's never too soon to plan the pilgrimage.
Between Here and April by Deborah Copaken Kogan ~ Fiction ~ Received courtesy of the publisher via Shelf Awareness

From Amazon: When a deep-rooted memory suddenly surfaces, Elizabeth Burns becomes obsessed with the long-ago disappearance of her childhood friend April Cassidy. Driven to investigate, Elizabeth discovers a thirty-five-year-old newspaper article revealing the details that had been hidden from her as a child: April's mother, Adele, drove with her two young daughters deep into the woods where she killed first them and then herself.

Elizabeth, now a mother herself, tracks down everyone—Adele Cassidy's neighbor, her psychiatrist, her sister—who might give her the insight necessary to understand how a mother could commit such a monstrous crime.

Elizabeth's investigation leads her back to herself: her compromised marriage, her demanding children, her increasing self-doubt, her desire for more out of her own life, and finally to a fearsome reckoning with what it means to be a mother and wife.
The Bride Backfire (Prairie Promises, #2) by Kelly Eileen Hake ~ Fiction / Christian / Romance ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for an upcoming WildCard Tour Nov. 6th

From Amazon: Come on down for a real family feud in this witty romance, the second novel in Kelly Eileen Hake's Prairie Promises series. In the Nebraskan Territory of 1857, the longstanding feud between their two families makes Opal Speck desperate to save the life of the Grogan who once pulled her from a burning building. Will her big white lie-that Adam is the father of her unborn child-land in enemy territory for the rest of her life? Find out how Adam and Opal deal with the repercussions of their shotgun wedding in The Bride Backfire!
Chocolate A Love Story: 65 Chocolate Dessert Recipes From Max Brenner's Private Collection by Max Brenner ~ Non-Fiction / Cooking / Baking / Chocolate ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review

With gigantic vats of churning chocolate, desserts like their famous chocolate pizza, and 12 varieties of hot chocolate served in custom mugs, Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man has turned their line of hip, colorful themed restaurants into an international sensation.. Chocolate: A Love Story is a vibrant new cookbook that includes 65 original recipes narrated in the quirky, captivating voice of Max Brenner, the restaurant's visionary founder and "bald man." Bold original illustrations inspired by Art Deco poster graphics, full-color photographs, easy-to-follow, delicious recipes, and a serving of Max's unique vision for spreading "chocolate culture" around the world make this book a must for every chocolate lover.
How to Roast A Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking by Michael Psilakis ~ Non-Fiction / Cooking / Greek ~ Received from the publisher for review

A rising star in the food world, Michael Psilakis is co-owner of a growing empire of modern Mediterranean restaurants, and one of the most exciting young chefs in America today. In How to Roast a Lamb, the self-taught chef offers recipes from his restaurants and his home in this, his much-anticipated first cookbook.
Ten chapters provide colorful and heartfelt personal essays that lead into thematically related recipes. Gorgeous color photography accompanies many of the recipes throughout.
Psilakis's cooking utilizes the fresh, naturally healthful ingredients of the Mediterranean augmented by techniques that define New American cuisine. Home cooks who have gravitated toward Italian cookbooks for the simple, user-friendly dishes, satisfying flavors, and comfortable, family-oriented meals, will welcome Psilakis's approach to Greek food, which is similarly healthful, affordable, and satisfying to share any night of the week.
Lessons in French by Laura Kinsale ~ Fiction / Romance / Historical ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review in Feb

From the publisher: Lessons in French is a sweet tale of a reconnected childhood love, separated for years because of society and family expectations. Everyone loves a sweeping love story—complete with a shy wallflower learning what’s she capable of because of the devilishly dashing and fiendishly French Duc de Monceaux, still pining away for her after all those years apart…
Miracles: A 52-Week Devotional by Karen Kingsbury ~ Non-Fiction / Christian Living / Devotional ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review

From Amazon: MIRACLES draws from five of Karen's most popular books, delivering readers a fresh word from God for each week. Each devotion is an excerpt from one of Karen's Miracle books, selected for the uplifting and strengthening message it offers.

No Limits No Boundaries: Praying Dynamic Change into Your Life, Family, & Finances by Tiz Huch ~ Non-Fiction / Christian Living / General ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for an upcoming WildCard Tour Dec. 7th

From the publisher: Tiz Huch teaches readers how to pray without boundaries, with the goal of developing a more intimate relationship with God and deeper understanding of His generous and loving nature. She shares Scriptural references and personal experiences that support her premise that trading one's limited time and abilities, for God's unlimited power results in a revitalized life.
Sins of the Flesh by Caridad Piñeiro ~ Fiction / Paranormal Romance ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for an upcoming Pump Up Your Book Promotion tour Nov 19th

Caterina Shaw's days are numbered. Her only chance for survival is a highly experimental gene treatment-a risk she willingly takes. But now Caterina barely recognizes herself. She has new, terrifying powers, an exotic, arresting body-and she's been accused of a savage murder, sending her on the run.

Mick Carrera is a mercenary and an expert at capturing elusive, clever prey. Yet the woman he's hunting down is far from the vicious killer he's been told to expect: Caterina is wounded, vulnerable, and a startling mystery of medical science. Even more, she's a beautiful woman whose innocent sensuality tempts Mick to show her exactly how thrilling pleasure can be. The heat that builds between them is irresistible, but surrendering to it could kill them both . . . for a dangerous group is plotting its next move using Caterina as its deadly pawn.
There's More to Life than Making a Living: Mastering Six Key Essentials on the Way to a Life of Significance by Jack C. McDowell with Phil Needham ~ Non-Fiction / Christian Living ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review

From Amazon: A significant life has positive meaning and value beyond individual success. It means contributing to the lives of others and showing compassion. In this book, Jack McDowell shares the six keys to a life of significance: Find your calling, learn from your experiences, acquire habits that build character, discover the joy of generosity, build relationships for life, and don't retire. Each chapter contains specific actions that will help readers master the six essentials. These steps are the harvest of Jack's own experiences and they are, he says, "the gifts of a providential God to this seeker after a life with deeper and more lasting meaning."Giving is man's God-ordained purpose. This book will provide encouragement and resources for the journey to a more significant life. It is a personal invitation to discover that there is far more to life than just making a living.
To Desire a Devil (Legend of the Four Soldiers, #4) by Elizabeth Hoyt ~ Fiction / Historical Romance ~ Courtesy of the publisher for review

Reynaud St. Aubyn has spent the last seven years in hellish captivity. Now half mad with fever he bursts into his ancestral home and demands his due. Can this wild-looking man truly be the last earl's heir, thought murdered by Indians years ago?

Beatrice Corning, the niece of the present earl, is a proper English miss. But she has a secret: No real man has ever excited her more than the handsome youth in the portrait in her uncle's home. Suddenly, that very man is here, in the flesh-and luring her into his bed.

Only Beatrice can see past Reynaud's savagery to the noble man inside. For his part, Reynaud is drawn to this lovely lady, even as he is suspicious of her loyalty to her uncle. But can Beatrice's love tame a man who will stop at nothing to regain his title-even if it means sacrificing her innocence?
What was in your mailbox last week??

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Unknown said...

The chocolate book makes me so hungry!!!

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live is one that I had seen and thought looked interesting. Karen Kingbury's book looks good too!

Emily said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog at
What Book is That? and for the birthday wishes! I honestly cannot recommend Fire strongly enough, I got of the library and raved so strongly about it that I ended up getting it as a birthday present as well. Kristin Cashore's other book, Graceling, is excellent as well. Enjoy your books!

Zia said...

Between Here and Aprils sounds really good.

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Great week for you! :)

My sister just got The Bride Backfire a couple of weeks ago...I can't wait to read it. Love the cover of Miracles!

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~ Lori

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Great mailbox! I got the Bride Backfire and the Chocolate book too.

Ryan said...

How to Roast A Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking looks like a wonderful book. I'm going to have to see if I can get ahold of it.

Rebecca said...

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

Blodeuedd said...

You always get such good sounding historical romances :D

Alice said...

What a nice bundle of books. MIRACLES got my attention and so does BETWEEN HERE AND APRIL. Have a good week of reading!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Chocolate: A Love Story was in my mailbox too!!

Shelly B said...

Thanks for stopping by my mailbox. I am envious of the Chocolate book...would make a great Christmas gift for my mom, a fellow chocolate lover. Miracles caught my eye as well.

Anonymous said...

Great haul! Between Here and April looks really good.

Diana Dang said...

I love the cover for Lessons in French! Enjoy!

bermudaonion said...

You had another great week! I got Between Here and April too, but my copy has totally different cover. Enjoy!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! What a list you have. The one that caught and held my attention was "Between here and April." My kind of book!

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Serena said...

Chocolate: A Love Story...o that's a book for me....I adore chocolate.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Chocolate looks good and I love Karen Kingsbury! Between Here and April sounds very interesting!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Chocolate A Love Story and Between Here and April seem good! Happy reading. :)

Lusty Reader said...

Oh I have been SALIVATIGN for the new Laura Kinsale! I cut my romance reading teeth on her back in the early 90s and just adored her.

I also read the first 3 book in Hoyt's Legend of the Four Soldiers and didn't *love* them, but am intrigued by Reynaud's story. Mostly bc I have a weakness for "back from the dead" heroes!

Katy said...

Chocolate: A Love Story sounds delicious! How fun!

You have quite a batch of books here! Happy reading! :)

Anonymous said...

I wanted Chocolate A Love Story so badly but was to late :(

I entered a few giveaways for Miracles and am so hoping I win!!

Unknown said...

So many books! I'm really jealous.. I'm curious about 'between here and April' (and the chocolate one of course!)
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Jo-Jo said...

What a nice variety you received! I think Between Here and April looks like a good one.

Anonymous said...

You've got some steamy covers going on there...including the heart accelerating chocolate cookbook! :)

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

Oooohhh..I envy your Chocolate book as I love everything chocolate! How To Roast a Lamb sounds mouthwatering and I look forward to reading your review of it.

Staci said...

They all look great but I really would love to read Between Here and April and the Kingsbury book!!

Anna said...

Wow! That's a lot of books. Happy reading!

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