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Monday, August 8, 2011
Mailbox Monday August 8
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 Staci at Life in the Thumb. Visit Staci's blog and check it out.
Last week was a crazy week for me! Not much reading was done here at all! We got hit by a storm again and of course the power went out before the storm even got here. My mom also lost power where she lives. Our power came back on after a few hours and some major problems involving a tree and some some minor explosions..it was a not so fun night! My mom still had no power but refused to leave home. The next morning I went online to find out she wasn't expected to get power for another day. So off I went to pick up Mom and her dog and move them back in with us until the power could be restored. The next day after the power was restored we had to go shopping to restock her fridge and move her back home. Then our dog got sick and I spent three days dealing with him. Yesterday morning, I was sleeping and our power went off again! Apparently because of the horrible storm we had in June, we can expect to lose power quite often as there are trees that are damaged. Oh yay! I got up and took the dog out where he threw up a whole sock! Needless to say he is feeling much better now! This week better be a quiet one! We have power, for now, the socks are getting put in the hamper where they belong, and the dog is feeling great! I have two books going and I want to finish both of them! I hope to be able to find a day to just sit and read.
This week I received one book for review. It's a book that takes place in an antebellum mansion. I love old historical homes. I read The Shape of Mercy by the same author and really enjoyed it so I have high hopes for this book as well!
Be sure to check out my first giveaway.
A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (October 4, 2011)
A house shrouded in time.
A line of women with a heritage of loss.
As a young bride, Susannah Page was rumored to be a Civil War spy for the North, a traitor to her Virginian roots. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak, doesn’t believe that Susannah’s ghost haunts the antebellum mansion looking for a pardon, but rather the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past.
When Marielle Bishop marries into the family and is transplanted from the arid west to her husband’s home, it isn’t long before she is led to believe that the house she just settled into brings misfortune to the women who live there.
With Adelaide’s richly peppered superstitions and deep family roots at stake, Marielle must sort out the truth about Susannah Page and Holly Oak— and make peace with the sacrifices she has made for love.
I received this book for review from Waterbrook Press through Amazon Vine
Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer giveaway