Monday, September 27, 2010

Mailbox Monday September 27

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 can't believe that it is the end of the month already! This month has just flown by. This week I received three books for review. Three books that I am absolutely thrilled about!

City Of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell

(from the back of the book)

Will Kiehn is seemingly destined for life as a humble farmer in the Midwest when, having felt a call from God, he travels to the vast North China Plain in the early twentieth-century. There he is surprised by love and weds a strong and determined fellow missionary, Katherine. They soon find themselves witnesses to the crumbling of a more than two-thousand-year-old dynasty that plunges the country into decades of civil war. As the couple works to improve the lives of the people of Kuang P'ing Ch'eng— City of Tranquil Light, a place they come to love—and face incredible hardship, will their faith and relationship be enough to sustain them? City Of Tranquil Light is a tender and elegiac portrait of a young marriage set against the backdrop of the shifting face of a beautiful but torn nation.

I received this book for review courtesy of Jason at Henry Holt and Company.

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

borrowed from Goodreads

The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush!

Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

I received this book as part of the Barnes and Noble Sneak Peek Program.

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WW II. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives looking after the third and youngest sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiance jilted her in 1941.

Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in ‘the distant hours’ of the past has been waiting a long time for someone to find it.

Morton once again enthralls readers with an atmospheric story featuring unforgettable characters beset by love and circumstance and haunted by memory, that reminds us of the rich power of storytelling.

I received this book for review courtesy of Judith at Atria Books.

I am so excited to get to read all three books. I have to say I gave out quite a squeal when I opened The Distant Hours! I'm excited to read all three books but that one made me especially giddy! What can I say? I'm a book nerd!

What great books came to your mailbox?


  1. The Distant Hours book sounds really good...I've been wanting to read a book by this author.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. The Distant Hours sounds really good! I have Hush, Hush but still haven't read it. But Crescendo sounds good too. Enjoy your books!

  3. I bet The Distant Hours is fabulous! Happy reading!

  4. City of Tranquil Light looks really good! Happy reading!

  5. I love your mailbox photo!

    The Distant Hours does sound intriguing. Enjoy all of your new books.

  6. I just started reading Crescendo, hopefully you'll enjoy it too. And The Distant Hours sounds great!

  7. I love Kate Morton!! I hope The Distant Hours is fabulous!! Here's my loot: Coffee and a Book Chick

  8. City of Tranquil Light looks great and I love your fall mailbox!

  9. The Distant Hours sounds so good. I have her first book, but I still haven't read it yet!

  10. Interesting books. Love you new mailbox!!!

  11. THe Distant Hours sounds like my kind of read!

  12. You hit the JACKPOT for the books this week! Great titles : The Distant Hours, Crescendo (still have to read Hush Hush) and the City of Tranquil Light! OK now I have to kidnap your mailman who obviously knows quality in his bag.

    Enjoy the read and can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Distant Hours:)

  13. City of Tranquil Light showed up for me today too. Enjoy your reads!!

  14. oh, great mailbox! The Distant Hours is on my immediate wishlist. City of Tranquil Light looks good too. Enjoy!

  15. I was also thrilled to receive City of Tranquil Light. I hadn't heard of The Distant Hours before, but it also sounds good. A friend was telling me about The Forgotten Garden today!

    Enjoy your reading.

  16. I've seen Distant Hours quite a few places the last two days. I really want to read it! Enjoy!!

  17. I have City of Tranquil Light next on my review pile. That gorgeous cover just keeps calling to me! The Distant Hours is also one that I really would love to read! Great mailbox!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  18. I squealed too when I saw The Distant Hours- can't wait for this one! And that letterbox is just too gorgeous!


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