Monday, September 6, 2010

Mailbox Monday September 6



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. Kathy has a great book blog and her mailboxes are always to die for! Be sure to check out both blogs as they are both pretty terrific! Thank you to both Kathy and Marcia!

This week I have two books to share that I won from Dar over at Peeking Between The Pages. Dar has a reading pal named Buddy who is as cute as a button. Be sure to check out her fabulous blog. Thank you for sending these Dar. Both books have had many great reviews and I am looking forward to reading them both.




Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden

Synopsis from Barnes and Noble

In a debut novel that blends the rich, earthy atmosphere of the deep South and a voice imbued with spiritual grace, Bernice L. McFadden tells the story of two women: a modest, churchgoing wife and mother, and the young prostitute she befriends.. "When Sugar arrives in 1950s Bigelow - waltzing down the main square of the sweltering tiny Arkansas town as if she has every right to be there - no one tosses out the welcome mat or invites her in for a Coke. The Bigelow women hate her from the minute they lay eyes on her - on the bouncing blond wig and red-painted lips that tell them she has never known a hard day's work. All they know is they want her gone, out of their town, and away from their men.. "But Sugar has traveled too far and survived too much to back down now. She parks herself in the house at #10 Grove Street, even though she feels there is something about Bigelow that is calling up the past she prayed she'd left behind.. "Deep in her soul, Pearl Taylor knows what it is that Sugar feels, because it happened to her. It was the day her world shut down, the day the devil himself murdered her young daughter, Jude. It wasn't that Pearl stopped believing in God, exactly; she just couldn't trust him the way she used to. Then Sugar moves in next door, and Pearl's life irrevocably changes. Over sweet potato pie, an unlikely friendship begins, transforming the lives of two women - and an entire community.




Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn

Synopsis from Barnes and Noble

An exciting debut: a vivid, richly imagined saga of ancient Rome from a masterful new voice in historical fiction Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, passionate, musical, and guarded. Purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea will become her mistress's rival for the love of Arius the Barbarian, Rome's newest and most savage gladiator. His love brings Thea the first happiness of her life-that is quickly ended when a jealous Lepida tears them apart. As Lepida goes on to wreak havoc in the life of a new husband and his family, Thea remakes herself as a polished singer for Rome's aristocrats. Unwittingly, she attracts another admirer in the charismatic Emperor of Rome. But Domitian's games have a darker side, and Thea finds herself fighting for both soul and sanity. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of the brilliant and paranoid Domitian lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor's mistress.

What great books made their way into your home?

19 comments:

  1. I loved Mistress of Rome! Enjoy your books!

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  2. I really like the look of Sugar. I've discovered many wonderful books set in the south.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. Looking at your Mistress of Rome.... hmmmmmm nice.

    The premise for Sugar sounds really intense and I'll be back to hear your thoughts no less.

    Happy reading girl :)

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  4. I've read great reviews for both of those books, so I think you're in for some good reading!

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  5. oh, they both look very good! Enjoy.

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  6. Happy Labor Day. Both of your books look interesting. Enjoy!!
    CMash

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  7. I have Mistress of Rome on the shelf but haven't read it yet. Enjoy both books :)

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  8. Heard good things about The Mistress of Rome. Hope you enjoy it!

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  9. I loved Sugar when I read it earlier this year - it really pushed me as a reader so I hope you like it too!

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  10. Looks like some great reads! Enjoy your new books!

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  11. These sound like good reads, hope you enjoy them!

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  12. I've seen Sugar around several places today. I'm not familiar with it. Enjoy!!

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  13. Sugar looks like an interesting read -- hope you enjoy it!

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  14. Beth, I hope you enjoy your new books. Have a terrific week!

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  15. Both look great! I have passed on the One Lovely Blog Award to you! Happy reading! =)

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  16. Hi Beth:
    Please stop by my place, I have an award for you.
    CMash

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  17. Sugar is an extremely powerful book. I truly loved it, even though it wasn't an easy read (by that, I mean that it's not all goodness and light). I will look forward to your review.

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

    P.S> Mistress of Rome looks awesome - historical fiction is a fave genre of mine.

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