Sunday, October 23, 2011

In My Mailbox (66)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren to share what books you received for review, purchased, or checked out from the library during the past week.


Bleeding Hearts by Alyxandra Harvey

I hadn't realized that this was available as an e-book already. It won't be published in print in the U.S. till next year so I thought I'd get it now for my Kindle. Thanks to Kathy at Ms. Martin Teaches Media for bringing it to my attention through her IMM post this week!

From the library:

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

I am really looking forward to reading this futuristic retelling of The Scarlet Letter. I know it is about a controversial topic (abortion) and I think it will be the kind of book people will love or hate.  It sounds like a story that will provoke discussion!

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

I decided to check this out on a whim. I liked Safe Haven when I read it last year though I did think the ending was strange. I'm hoping there won't be any weird supernatural elements in this one. I am not a huge fan of the author but I have enjoyed some of his books and the movies based on them.

The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson

This does not look like a typical James Patterson book! The Christmas Wedding sounds like a book that Nicholas Sparks, Debbie Macomber, or Richard Paul Evans would write. It has received mixed reviews but I thought I'd try it anyway.

The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

The Lost Wife sounds like such a romantic book and it was inspired by a true story. The protagonists are torn apart by the Holocaust and each believing the other to be dead, they remarry and move on with their lives. Of course the story doesn't end there and I can't wait to read what happens.

Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin

When I found out that this book featured a librarian, I knew I wanted to read it. I've enjoyed Lynn Austin's other historical fiction. The main character is a librarian who loses her job in the Depression and then has the opportunity to deliver library books to the poor people of a coal mining village in Kentucky. It sounds like a book I'll love!

Baby, It's Cold Outside by Susan May Warren

Baby, It's Cold Outside is a historical fiction novel set a few years after the end of WWII. The main character is in no mood to celebrate Christmas since the death of her son during the war but she's forced to put that aside and help others when a blizzard hits. I think this is the perfect book to put me in the Christmas spirit so I will probably read it sometime next month.


I won these books in a giveaway for librarians by Sourcebooks. They are all time travel historical fiction and some of them are reissues (Midnight on Julia Street, Whispers in the Sand). I love The Winter Sea but haven't read the others.

A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware

Whispers in the Sand by Barbara Erskine

The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley

The Return of Black Douglas by Elaine Coffman

This is not my type of book so I will be donating The Return of Black Douglas to my library. I am sure my library patrons will enjoy it :)


  1. Ooh Bleeding Hearts sounds really good. I'm also a fan of Nicholas Sparks :)

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  2. Bleeding Hearts looks different. What a very nice stack of books that you got. I hope you enjoy them.

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  3. Great set! I hope to read Alyxandra Harvey's books. Nicholas Sparks is a fun author too. Very melodramatic.
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  4. Bleeding Hearts looks really good. I can't wait to read The Best of Me. I love Nicholas Sparks books. I hope that you enjoy your new books!

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  5. Wow so many books!! Congrats on the win! Bleeding hearts looks awesome! I loved her historical from the series, so I'd like to check out the contemporaries too. and the cover is amazing!!

  6. I'm going to have to check out these time travel historical romances-I adore time travel although I haven't read that many books with it yet. I'm also really excited for your review of When She Woke.

  7. Great books--especially The Cottage By The Sea- that one sounds good. I really want to read The Winter Sea, too. I'll keep my eye out for your reviews. Enjoy your books!

  8. I can't do Nicholas Sparks....too sad!


  9. I love re-tellings of the classics, so I shall definitely have to look up When She Woke. Nice haul, this week! Enjoy :)

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