Monday, September 20, 2010

Mailbox Monday September 20



Mailbox Monday is meme created by Marcia from The Printed Page. Marcia says,"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." Mailbox Monday is on tour and this months hostess is none other than the fabulous Kathy of Bermudaonion's Weblog. Thank you Kathy for hosting!

I received one book this week and that is okay by me. I have enough to catch up on here. I look at slow weeks as a good time to catch up! Anyone else feel that way? It does make my heart a bit sad though when there isn't a new book waiting for me. I miss that excitement of holding a new book! I am looking forward to reading this book. I have enjoyed books by Lauraine Snelling in the past. They are usually nice, quick reads. This one sounds particularly interesting. Read the summary and see what you think.



Saturday Morning by Lauraine Snelling

summary


Broken by life’s disappointments, four women forge a friendship that leads in unexpected directions.

Hope Benson is determined to do all she can for the broken souls who come to Casa de Jesus, a women’s shelter in the heart of San Francisco. When a difficult pregnancy forces her to relinquish control, she draws support and strength from an unlikely group of women, each struggling with her own heartbreak.

Andy Taylor, a reluctant transplant to California, was compelled to leave behind her lavender-growing business and her home of twenty-some years to support her workaholic husband’s pursuit of career success. Attorney Julia Collins is searching for her teenage granddaughter, believed to be living on the streets. And Clarice Van Dam’s life has been shattered by the disappearance of her husband, who appears to have relieved her of all earthly possessions except a fur coat and her overnight bag.

Drawn together at the weekend market held in the shelter's parking lot, the women pool their resources to fend off an unscrupulous conglomerate that threatens to replace the facility with a commercial development. As they fight to retain this haven for women in need, they find their own longings for home answered by the solace of faith and friendship.

I received this book for my honest opinion from Waterbrook Press for the Librarything Early Reviewers Group.

What great books made their way into your home?

20 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds like a book I'd connect to...it's going on my list!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  2. Wonderful mailbox! Have a great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.

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  3. This one sounds good!! Can't wait for you to read and review it to see if it is as good as it looks.
    CMash

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  4. I know exactly how you feel! It's good to have a slow week, but it's a sad walk back to the house when there are no books in the mailbox. I hope you enjoy your new book!

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  5. I had a slow week too, and the week before that I had nothing! But I'm with you-time to catch up a little bit. This is a new book to me so I will be looking forward to your review.

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  6. While I love getting books in the mail slow weeks make me feel less stressed. I love to read and wish I could read all the time, but I have SOOO many books at home to read!

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  7. This seems like a great book about friendship and unifying story of these women seems really strong.

    Enjoy the read and have a great week ! :)

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  8. I hope it's a good book! The previous few weeks were slow for my mailbox but last week that changed. I actually enjoy the slow weeks just as much.

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  9. I completely agree with loving slow weeks. I feel like my book intake has EXPLODED these past few months!

    You should definitely check out Swaptree! (Swap.com) ...I have gotten soooo many great books there. I love it so much more than Paperback Swap. You can actually get new releases fairly quickly, unlike waiting and waiting for what seems like forever for your wish list items to become available on PBS...

    My screen name on there is ChicagoMommy if you feel like finding me!

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  10. This one sounds good -- enjoy!

    I know what you mean about slow weeks: good for the TBR piles but somehow a bit disappointing anyways!

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  11. This one intrigues me because it's set in SF! I hope you like it!

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  12. I agree with your sentiments re: slow weeks, but at least the book you received looks like a good one. Happy reading!

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  13. I recently had a week without any deliveries and it was a relief. I think we could all use weeks like that. Enjoy your new book!

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  14. I enjoy a good friendship book but hardly read them. Enjoy it.

    Thanks for the best wishes, we have electricity back and home is fine.

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  15. I agree- I love getting books in the mail, but also enjoy slow weeks when I can visibly see my progress through my TBR pile!!!! Enjoy your book- it looks great!!!

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  16. I just love stories about women and how they can lift eachother up!

    Nice mailbox, enjoy!

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  17. This one sounds terrific. Another one to add to my wish list.

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  18. I'm not much of a 'women bonding together' fiction type of book, but I must admit that this one looks interesting! I look forward to your review!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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  19. I think this must be a reprint of this book, which is great. I read it a few years ago and liked it very much. I love Lauraine Snelling's books. Hope you like it!

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