Monday, June 27, 2011

Mailbox Monday June 27


It's Monday again! Time for another Mailbox Monday post. Mailbox Monday is the creation of Marcia from A Girl and Her Books. The meme is on tour and this month's host is Brooke of The Bluestocking Guide. Thank you for hosting Brooke! Next month is being hosted by Gwendolyn B. of A Sea of Books. Just be warned Mailbox Monday can lead to toppling stacks of books and large wish lists.

I didn't receive any review books last week which was okay by me. I have plenty here to read and catch up on. I did receive one book that I won from Lori at Dollycas's Thoughts. As you will see in the picture there were many goodies with the book. It was a fun package to open! Lori has awesome business cards! I would love to be on the beach pictured on her cards, reading a book! Thank you Lori! It really brightened my week! I can't wait to read this. I was hooked after reading Lori's great review. You can read it here.



Missing Persons by Clare O'Donohue

Summary
The debut of an exciting new mystery series featuring a sarcastic television producer turned amateur sleuth.

The cause of death is "undetermined," but the cops peg Chicago television producer Kate Conway as the main suspect when her soon-to-be ex-husband, Frank, is found dead. To make matters worse-and weirder- Frank's new girlfriend suddenly wants to be friends.

Happy for the distraction, Kate throws herself into a new work assignment for the television program Missing Persons: the story of Theresa Moretti, a seemingly angelic young woman who disappeared a year earlier. All Kate wants is a cliché story and twenty-two minutes of footage, but when the two cases appear to overlap, Kate needs to work fast before another body turns up-her own.

The next two books are books I picked up while running errands this past week. The Maisie Dobbs book I picked up at a dollar store for $1! Ana's Story I picked up at Walmart for $4.97.

Pardonable Lies: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear

Summary
"A deathbed plea from his wife leads Sir Cecil Lawton to seek the aid of Maisie Dobbs, psychologist and investigator. As Maisie soon learns, Agnes Lawton never accepted that her aviator son was killed in the Great War, a torment that led her not only to the edge of madness but also to the doors of those who practice the dark arts and commune with the spirit world." Maisie accepts the assignment - determined to prove Ralph Lawton either dead or alive - and in doing so is plunged into a case that tests her spiritual strength, as well as her regard for her mentor, Maurice Blanche. The mission also brings her together once again with her college friend Priscilla Evernden, who served in France and who lost three brothers to the war - one of whom, it turns out, had an intriguing connection to the missing Ralph Lawton.

Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope by Jenna Bush


Summary
Ana’s story begins the day she is born with HIV, transmitted from her mother, who dies just a few years later. From then on, Ana's childhood becomes a blur of secrets—about her illness, her family, and the abuse she endures. Shuffled from home to home, Ana rarely finds safety or acceptance. But after she falls in love and becomes pregnant at seventeen, she embarks on a journey that leads her to new beginnings, new sorrows, and new hope.

Based on her work with UNICEF and inspired by the framework of one girl's life, Jenna Bush tells the story of many children around the world who are excluded from basic care, support, and education. Resources at the back of this book share how you can help children like Ana and protect yourself and others.

That is what came to my home. What wonderful treasures made their way into your home?

17 comments:

  1. I cannot believe you got a Maisie Dobbs at a Dollar Store! Great mailbox.

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  2. I'm a bit jealous you found that Maisie Dobbs book for a dollar! Enjoy all your new reads!

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  3. Great mailbox. I just started reading the Maisie Dobbs series and really like it.

    Enjoy your new books.

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  4. Nice dollar store find! I don't think there is one near me but I'll have to stop in if I ever see one. Enjoy all of your new books.

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  5. Your books look good...enjoy!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  6. Didn't you get some goodies? Great find at the Dollar Store! Hope you enjoy each and every one of them, Beth!

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  7. Missing Persons sounds so good!

    What a fun win you had also: I'd be jumping with a smile wide enough to stretch the Grand Canyon if all those goodies came out.

    Enjoy your reads my dear :)

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  8. I need to get on the Jacqueline Winspear train!

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  9. Missing Persons sounds good! I need to check out that Maisie Dobbs series. Enjoy your goodies! Thanks for stopping by today :)

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  10. I'm so jealous that you bought your books so cheap!

    Those are some great books. Enjoy and thanks for commenting on my MM earlier!

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  11. Beth, I'm curious about Missing Persons -- you got some good books/deals.

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  12. I love the flip flop bookmark! That looks like such a fun package to open. I'm curious about Missing Persons, hope you enjoy it.

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  13. Maisie Dobbs at a dollar store?!? Great find!

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  14. I just read my first Maisie Dobbs book this year and now I want to read the previous ones. I hadn't thought to check the dollar store for books.

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  15. I'll have to check out the Dollar Store for books sometime. Thanks for the tip!

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  16. Three good books this week.
    That Maisie Dobbs book is a steal for a dollar!
    Enjoy them all :)

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