Monday, August 2, 2010

Mailbox Monday August 2

"Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
If you’re new to Mailbox Monday welcome! Thank you to everyone who stops by Mailbox Monday. Whether you comment or visit I appreciate your taking the time to drop in."
Quoted from Marcia at The Printed Page

This month's hostess is Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit. Thank you Shanyn for hosting. Be sure to check out her blog. It's very cute!

I received two books this week, one I won and the other came from a book fairy.

29 by Adena Halpern

Summary from Goodreads
A young-at-heart 75-year-old gets her wish to be 29 again in this magical new novel from Adena Halpern, author of The Ten Best Days of My Life.

I won this from Kay at My Random Acts of Reading Thank You Kay!

Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson

Summary borrowed from Goodreads
Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches. She seems doomed to spend the rest of her life battered outside by her husband and inside by her former self, until fate throws her in the path of an airport gypsy---one who shares her past and knows her future. The tarot cards foretell that Rose's beautiful, abusive husband is going to kill her. Unless she kills him first.

Hot-blooded Rose Mae escapes from under Ro's perky compliance and emerges with a gun and a plan to beat the hand she's been dealt. Following messages that her long-missing mother has left hidden for her in graffiti and behind paintings, Rose and her dog Gretel set out from Amarillo, TX back to her hometown of Fruiton, AL, and then on to California, unearthing a host of family secrets as she goes. Running for her life, she realizes that she must face her past in order to overcome her fate---death by marriage---and become a girl who is strong enough to save herself from the one who loves her best.

BACKSEAT SAINTS will dazzle readers with a fresh and heartwrenching portrayal of the lengths a mother will go to right the wrongs she's created, and how far a daughter will go to escape the demands of forgiveness. With the seed of a minor character from her popular best-seller, GODS IN ALABAMA, Jackson has built a whole new story full of her trademark sly wit, endearingly off-kilter characters, and utterly riveting plot twists

My book fairy is Susan at West Of Mars Thank you Susan!

Be sure to check out all four blog links! They all have wonderful blogs!

So what great books came into your home?


  1. I really enjoyed Backseat Saints and think 29 looks good too!

  2. I had not heard of 29 before...I'm glad you got it, because now I know about it and I want to read it:)

    Enjoy your books!

  3. Nice win and hooray for the bookfairy's power to magically enhance our lives with imagination :)

  4. I bought 29 last week and I have Backseat Saints on the shelf (won it several weeks ago). Great reviews out there for both books so I'm looking forward to reading them. Hope you enjoy them as well!

  5. 29 looks like it could be a good one. Nice!


  6. I would love to be 29 again too! Sounds like a good one.

  7. Beth, enjoy your new books. You are so lucky to have a Book Fairy! ;)

  8. Backseat Saints is great. I have 29 (unread); enjoy them both Beth.


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