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Monday, February 28, 2011

Mailbox Monday and In My Mailbox: Lots of Romance and a Little Portable Reality

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

This month, Mailbox Monday is being hosted at Library of Clean 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!! :)

Lots in my mailbox last week!

Bathsheba: A Novel (The Wives of King David)Bathsheba by Jill Eileen Smith ~ Fiction / Biblical Fiction ~ Available March 1st~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for a Revell book tour March 13-19
Can love triumph over treachery?

Bathsheba is a woman who longs for love. With her husband away fighting the king's wars, she battles encroaching loneliness--which makes it all too easy to succumb to the advances of King David. Will one night of unbridled passion destroy everything she holds dear? Can she find forgiveness at the feet of the Almighty? Or has her sin separated her from God forever?

With a historian's sharp eye for detail and a novelist's creative spirit, Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the passionate and emotional story of David's most famous--and infamous--wife. You will never read the story of David and Bathsheba the same way again.

Heart Most Worthy, AA Heart Most Worthy by Siri Mitchell ~ Fiction / Historical Fiction  ~ Available March~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review and tour with CFBA March 9-11
The elegance of Madame Forza's gown shop is a far cry from the downtrodden North End of Boston. Yet each day Julietta, Annamaria, and Luciana enter the world of the upper class, working on finery for the elite in society. The three beauties each long to break free of their obligations and embrace the American dream--and their chance for love. But the ways of the heart are difficult to discern at times. Julietta is drawn to the swarthy, mysterious Angelo. Annamaria has a star-crossed encounter with the grocer's son, a man from the entirely wrong family. And through no intent of her own, Luciana catches the eye of Billy Quinn, the son of Madame Forza's most important client. Their destinies intertwined, each harboring a secret from their families and each other, will they be found worthy of the love they seek?
The Legend of Michael: Sin and SatisfactionThe Legend of Michael ARC by Lisa Renee Jones ~ Fiction / Paranormal Romance ~ Available May 2011 ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher For Review in May
He is sin and satisfaction, lust and damnation, a lethal weapon created from greed. A human soldier injected with alien DNA, he is a legend. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side, and returned to the light. Women desire him, hungry for his raw passion. Men envy his power; they lust to control him. But there is no controlling a creature such as he, no taming the primal fires within him. Michael revels in his superior strength and trains as a fighting machine. But when he encounters scientist Cassandra Powell, he begins to long for a more human connection...

Love Drunk CowboyLove Drunk Cowboy ARC by Carolyn Brown ~ Fiction / Romance ~ Available May ~ Received courtesy of the publisher for review in May
A hot new cowboy trilogy from award winning author, Carolyn Brown! Saddled with an inherited watermelon farm, Austin Lanier wants to sell the place, slip on her stilettos and run back to corporate America. Until drop dead sexy neighbor cowboy Rye O’Donnell shows up and tempts Austin to trade her heels for cowboy boots...

Carolyn Brown’s first five cowboy/country music single title mass market romances from Sourcebooks Casablanca have sold over 65,000 copies, and her new series, Spikes & Spurs, is chock full of her signature wit, down home appeal and feel good love stories. Taking city girls who trade in their stiletto high heels for cowboy boots, they find love in the most unexpected places, and with the most unexpected, but sizzling hot cowboys!
The Portable Pediatrician: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child's HealthThe Portable Pediatrician by William Sears, MD, et al. ~ Non-Fiction / Parenting / Health ~ Available Now~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
Imagine you are up at three o'clock in the morning with a sick child. Wouldn't it be nice to have expert advice readily at hand to help get you through the night? Encyclopedic in scope, THE PORTABLE PEDIATRICIAN features timely and practical information on every childhood illness and emergency, including when to call the doctor, what reassuring signs can help you know your child is okay, how to treat your child at home, and much more-all in a convenient A-to-Z format. Among the scores of topics covered:

teething; sprains and broken bones; nosebleeds; measles; ear infections; choking; rashes; colic; headaches; eating disorders; fever; hip pain; warts; allergies; obesity; seizures; Asperger's Syndrome; bronchitis; masturbation; sunburns; pneumonia; speech delay; lice; vomiting; asthma; heart defects; blisters; sleep problems; and more.

The Searses guide parents and caregivers from a child's infancy through the teen years, teaching them what to expect at regular checkups as well as how to boost a child's well-being, devise a family health plan, work effectively with their pediatrician, and more. Distinguished by the Searses' trademark comprehensiveness, reliability, and accessible, comforting one, this book is a must-have for all families who want to keep their children healthy and happy.

SEALed ForeverSealed Forever ARC by Mary Margret Daughtridge ~ Fiction / Contemporary Romance Romance ~ Available May ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
Navy SEAL Garth Vale is on a CIA Mission in the middle of nowhere…. Specifically in Podunk NC. He's trying to figure out who he pissed off, and how, when while cleaning a plane, he finds a box labeled BANANAS, FRAGILE, and THIS SIDE UP. Containing a baby.

Bronwyn Whitescarver, looking for life in the slow lane, has come to Podunk to open a medical practice, as soon as she has rehabbed her rundown Victorian mansion into a clinic downstairs and apartment upstairs. For now, she's taking shifts at ER's all over Eastern NC.

After a chance meeting at their friends’ wedding last year, Brownwyn surprisingly meets Garth again, only to find he has a baby whom someone intended to make disappear on his hands, the baby is acting sick, and Garth has nowhere to turn except to Bronwyn, and no cover story except to claim the baby is his...

Wickedly CharmingWickedly Charming by Kristine Grayson ~ Fiction / Romance ~ Available May ~ Received courtesy of the Publisher for review
Cinderella’s Prince Charming is divorced and at a dead-end in his career, so he opens a bookstore and travels the land, ordering books and discovering new authors. Though still handsome and still charming, he has given up on women, royalty, and anything that smacks of a future.

Mellie is sick and tired of being called the “Evil Stepmother.” She did her best by her stepdaughter Snow White, but the girl resented her to no end and made all kinds of false accusations. But when she finds herself divorced and bumps into the Prince while protesting her bad wrap at a book fair, she decides to leave her inhibitions at home and see what happens with this rather charming young man, who believes she could hold the key to a new trend in literature, “stepmother lit”… Neither of them believes in happily ever after anymore, but both of them believe in happily for the moment!

*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate


Amused said...

Oh Bethseba looks great! Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you have some great reading ahead of you. Enjoy!

Jenny Q said...

Michael looks HOT! Great Mailbox!

bermudaonion said...

Enjoy your new books!

Mystica said...

Mixed genre of books! enjoy.

RAnn said...

Romance novels are so much fun, even if they have little substance

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Looks like you are in for some romantic reading. Enjoy all your new reads!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

You sure did get a lot of romance :) Seeing The Portable Pediatrician makes me think it would be a great baby shower gift.

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