Monday, December 7, 2009

Mailbox Monday December 7



Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Everyone shares what wonderful books they find in their mailbox. Warning it can lead to an overly long wishlist. I am always adding new books to my wishlist after seeing the books others have received.




This week I received one book courtesy of Random House. It does look to be a very interesting read.

The Wives Of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran

Summary from Random House
When Henry Oades accepts an accountancy post in New Zealand, his wife, Margaret, and their children follow him to exotic Wellington. But while Henry is an adventurer, Margaret is not. Their new home is rougher and more rustic than they expected—and a single night of tragedy shatters the family when the native Maori stage an uprising, kidnapping Margaret and her children.

For months, Henry scours the surrounding wilderness, until all hope is lost and his wife and children are presumed dead. Grief-stricken, he books passage to California. There he marries Nancy Foreland, a young widow with a new baby, and it seems they’ve both found happiness in the midst of their mourning—until Henry’s first wife and children show up, alive and having finally escaped captivity.

Narrated primarily by the two wives, and based on a real-life legal case, The Wives of Henry Oades is the riveting story of what happens when Henry, Margaret, and Nancy face persecution for bigamy. Exploring the intricacies of marriage, the construction of family, the changing world of the late 1800s, and the strength of two remarkable women, Johanna Moran turns this unusual family’s story into an unforgettable page-turning drama.

What books made their way into your home?

14 comments:

  1. Wow, can't wait for your review!
    Have a good week.

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  2. I can't believe this is a true story. I look forward to your review!

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  3. That book looks so good! I can't wait to see what you think of it.

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  4. This book sounds really interesting. Looking forward to hear how you like it! Happy reading!

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  5. I've heard about this book. Amazing what situation we could find ourselves in because of circumstances beyond our control. Looking forward to your review.

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  6. This book looks good. Can't wait for your review!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  7. What an intriguing book...sounds like a good one and I like that it is based on a true story. Can't wait to read your review.

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  8. Love the title of your blog, lol, I completely agree :-)

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/12/yaaaaaaaay-new-books.html

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  9. This was in a lot of mailboxes this week. Makes me a little sad it wasn't in mine. LOL!

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  10. This book has definitely caught my attention. I will be looking forward to your review!

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  11. I got this one for review also! It look forward to your thoughts and comparing your reaction to mine. I hope to read it sometime in the next couple of weeks.

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  12. I got this one as well. It sounds really good. Enjoy!

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