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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mailbox Monday: Some Great Books For The Holidays And Beyond!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at The Printed Page, is on a blog tour! Last month's host was Julie @ Knitting and Sundries, and she did a fantastic job, and Rose City Reader kicks off 2011.

This month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Lady Q at Let Them Read Books, so stop by and join the fun!

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!! :)

Woo Hoo!!  Three weeks in a row here on Mailbox Monday!!  Can't wait to visit everyone and see what was in your mailbox.

Four for my mailbox last week:

Get Energy!: Empower Your Body, Love Your LifeGet Energy! Empower Your Body, Love Your Life by Denise Austin ~ Health & Fitness / Women's Health ~ Available January 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review and giveaway

From the ARC Back Cover: With busy schedules, demanding careers, and little time, many of us battle just to stay awake. But energy is something that is in our control, even when time is short. Now 50 years young, fitness guru Denise Austin shows readers how to super-charge their lives, using her innovative lifestyle plan. She eats the right foods at the right time of day. She uses the power of stretching and breathing to feed her body with energy-enhancing oxygen. She uses mini-workouts to get energy even on her busiest days--and now you can too!

Denise shows how simple changes can add up to increased energy levels throughout the day. From the foods they consume to the way they sit in their chairs, readers won't believe how Denise's quick and easy plan will dramatically increase their energy levels. In as little as a week, results will be felt: radiant skin, more restful sleep, and a sharper mind...so follow Denise Austin and prepare for a fitness wake-up call!
Knight of Pleasure (All the King's Men)Knight of Pleasure (All The King's Men) by Margaret Mallory ~ Signed by the author ~ Historical Romance ~ Won from an On Strike For Christmas Red Carpet contest on Sheila Robert's site!  Thanks Sheila!!

Lady Isobel Hume is an expert swordswoman who knows how to choose her battles. When the king asks her to wed a French nobleman to form a political alliance, she agrees. But that's before the devilishly charming Sir Stephen Carleton captures her heart-and tempts her to betray her betrothed, her king, and her country.

Sir Stephen Carleton enjoys his many female admirers-until he dedicates himself to winning the lovely Isobel. So when a threat against the king leads Isobel into mortal danger, Stephen has a chance to prove that he is more than a knight of pleasure...and that love can conquer all.
Lakeshore Christmas (The Lakeshore Chronicles)Lakeshore Christmas (The Lakeshore Chronicles) by Susan Wiggs ~ Fiction ~ Another great win from an On Strike For Christmas Red Carpet contest on Sheila Robert's site! Thanks Sheila!!

Maureen Davenport finally gets to direct Avalon's annual holiday pageant, and she's determined to make it truly spectacular. But former child star Eddie Haven is turning out to be a tattooed lump of coal in her stocking. Eddie can't stand Christmas, but a judge's court order has landed him right in the middle of the merrymaking. He and Maureen spar over every detail of the pagaeant, from casting troubled kids to Eddie's original—and distinctly untraditional—music.
Is he sabotaging the performance to spite her, or is she forcing the show into her storybook-perfect notion of Christmas? And is it possible that they're falling in love?
On Strike for ChristmasOn Strike for Christmas by Sheila Roberts ~ Signed by the Author ~ Fiction ~ NOTE: This book was just made into a Lifetime Movie!! ~ Another great win from an On Strike For Christmas Red Carpet contest on Sheila Robert's site! Thanks Sheila!!

At Christmastime, it seems as though a woman’s work is never done. Trimming the tree, mailing the cards, schlepping to the mall, the endless wrapping—bah humbug! So this year, Joy and Laura and the rest of their knitting group decide to go on strike. If their husbands and families want a nice holiday—filled with parties, decorations, and presents—well, they’ll just have to do it themselves. The boycott soon takes on a life of its own when a reporter picks up the story and more women join in. But as Christmas Day approaches, Joy, Laura, and their husbands confront larger issues in their marriages and discover that a little holiday magic is exactly what they need to come together.

Sheila Roberts gives the best gift of all in this funny, heartwarming novel that touches the very core of Christmas spirit.

What was in your mailbox last week??

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Mystica said...

A mixed bunch of books. Enjoy. I like the Christmassy one specially!

Farrah from The Book Faery Reviews said...

Ooh ALL good books! Right now though I'm drooling for Knight of Pleasure.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Lots of great books this week; enjoy. The Sheila Roberts book is suppose to be good.

Julie Anne Lindsey said...

I'm your newest follower! Boy do I need that Denise Austen book LOL I'm face down at my pc too often. I'm a tired lady and I'm off to enter your fun contest. Thanks!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Nice mailbox, Wendi. I liked the message of Sheila Roberts' book and they did a decent job with the movie - I think the casting was good too.

Jenny Q said...

ooohh, Knight of Pleasure looks like it's right up my alley!! Thanks for stopping by my Mailbox. Happy reading!

bermudaonion said...

Get Energy sounds like the perfect book for after the holidays. Enjoy!

Tasha said...

Nice IMM! On Strike for Christmas sounds like it should be an entertaining read...Happy reading!

TheBookGirl said...

You got some really nice books this week.

The Christmas books look particularly good, and of course Denise Austin will come in handy after the holidays are over, lol.

Anonymous said...

I received for review Lipstick in Afghanistan by Roberta Gately from Gallery Publishers.

Roberta Gately’s lyrical and authentic debut novel—inspired by her own experiences as a nurse in third world war zones—is one woman’s moving story of offering help and finding hope in the last place she expected.

Gripped by haunting magazine images of starving refugees, Elsa has dreamed of becoming a nurse since she was a teenager. Of leaving her humble working-class Boston neighborhood to help people whose lives are far more difficult than her own. No one in her family has ever escaped poverty, but Elsa has a secret weapon: a tube of lipstick she found in her older sister’s bureau. Wearing it never fails to raise her spirits and cement her determination. With lipstick on, she can do anything—even travel alone to war-torn Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11.

But violent nights as an ER nurse in South Boston could not prepare Elsa for the devastation she witnesses at the small medical clinic she runs in Bamiyan. As she struggles to prove herself to the Afghan doctors and local villagers, she begins a forbidden romance with her only confidant, a charming Special Forces soldier. Then, a tube of lipstick she finds in the aftermath of a tragic bus bombing leads her to another life-changing friendship. In her neighbor Parween, Elsa finds a kindred spirit, fiery and generous. Together, the two women risk their lives to save friends and family from the worst excesses of the Taliban. But when the war waging around them threatens their own survival, Elsa discovers her only hope is to unveil the warrior within. Roberta Gately’s raw, intimate novel is an unforgettable tribute to the power of friendship and a poignant reminder of the tragic cost of war.

I received for review Laney (The Brookehaven Vampires Series #1) by Joann Sowles from the author.

In a small college town in Northern California, Laney Alexander leads a regular, uneventful life–that is, until the charming and alluring Oliver Knight enters her world. Who is this gorgeous and mysterious stranger? Or, rather, what is he?

As Laney’s sophomore year of college begins, so does an unbelievable adventure–including a love she didn’t know she longed for. She soon learns that Oliver is not ordinary, nor is the rest of his family, including a sister who openly hates her and a brother who will stop at nothing for revenge. As she fights for her life, and Oliver’s love, Laney discovers that the fictional world of vampires isn’t so fictional after all. Nobody is safe, especially Laney, Oliver’s most important priority, and he will stop at nothing to protect her. With her mortality at risk, and a commitment revealed that she, without a doubt, knows she wants, Laney’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn…

Elysium said...

Knight of Pleasure sounds good. Enjoy!

Margaret Mallory said...

It's nice to see my lovely cover for Knight of Pleasure posted!


Aisle B said...

Ohhhh the Night of Pleasure beckons me... ahhhhh... love my historical romance!

Serena said...

Looks like you got a nice mix of books...happy reading.

DCMetroreader said...

On Strike for Christmas looks adorable! Wish I had caught the movie.

Kate Scott said...

Get Energy – sounds like a good book for me! :)
Merry Christmas!

Natalie W said...

Awesome books! Denise Austin is what I need now. To much holiday deserts! LOL.
Natalie :0)

Amused said...

Oh I like the varied selection! I think the Get Energy book will be great come Jan!

Anna said...

I love Denise Austin! Enjoy your new books.

avisannschild said...

Looks like a varied selection, and how fun that one of the authors commented on your post! Enjoy all your books!

Staci said...

Your Christmas books look great!! Enjoy

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