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 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)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307458857
ISBN-13: 978-0307458858

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


  1. What a great cover on the first one! Hope it is a great as it looks - enjoy them both Beth!

  2. Sounds like a crazy weekend - this weather has really been wild, hasn't it?
    Enjoy your books!

  3. I love historical homes too-A Sound Among the Trees looks great!

  4. I have never heard of that book and it sounds interesting. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope your week is better than last!

  5. Oh, my, what a week you've had! I hate power outages, but haven't had any for awhile (knock wood!). But every time I hear thunder, I cringe.

    You have some delightful looking books this week. I especially love the cover and synopsis of A Sound Among Trees.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. wow, I hope this week is a good one for you. Poor dog...sounds like my beagle.

    Both books sound interesting. Happy reading!

  7. Wow...I would say, you definitely deserve not just one day of relaxed reading but a few, after the week you went through. Explosions? Scary.
    I haven't read an Archer book in so long...can't wait to see what you think. BTW..what is it with socks? My son's dog does the same thing.

  8. Glad to hear doggie is feeling better.

    I must admit I sometimes like the power off for a little while, just for the silence. That is until I cannot make a cup of tea :)

    That cover is gorgeous!


  9. A Sound Among Trees takes place in my hometown, so I'm anxious to see if it's worth purchasing! Looking forward to your review!

  10. A Sound Among the Trees looks great! I just finished The Butterfly Cabinet by Bernie McGill, which has two common features: it centers around a home (in this case, a castle in Ireland), and it's a ghost story (of sorts). If you like this sort of book, I'd recommend it, and I'll be reviewing it tomorrow for the FreePress blog tour, so you might want to stop by!
    I like your blog and your writing, so I'm now following you...

  11. Hi Beth,

    Wow!! What a hectic and stressful week you have had, let's hope that this week is much quieter and that you manage to get some quality relaxation and reading time in!

    At least you are all safe.

    I don't read an awful lot of historical romance, b I do enjoy a good story in the genre, from time to time.

    Susan Meissner is a new name to me, but this sounds like a great getaway read, where I can be transported to another world, even if only for a few hours.

    Definitely one for the reading list, thanks for highlighting this story.


  12. Sorry about all the power issues. I'm glad your dog is feeling better! I just started reading the Archer book - so far it's pretty good!

  13. What in the world is going on over your corner of town? Is this due to the seasonal storms or maybe it's also just the electrical powers shutting off lights they should leave alone. Anyway hope everything is back to normal.

    Your book looks really good - I'm a sucker for covers and that one seems dreamy. Enjoy and fingers crossed for it :)

  14. What a crazy week! I'm wondering where you live with all the power outages. We used to live in Auburn and I teased that the power went out when someone sneezed. We've lived here 4 years and in all that time, the power has only blipped one time. Here's to a quiet week with some reading time! Enjoy your new books!

  15. I hope you have a better week coming up! Enjoy your book. It looks good!

  16. Enjoy your new books and hope you have a much better week!

  17. What an incredible week! Hope the power stays on and your dog stays healthy (mine has eaten socks too many times to count and it is always a relief to see one coming up whole vs. another surgery).

    Hang in there!

  18. Glad about the dog and hope that the week turns for the better.

  19. A whole sock!! My dog went through a sock phase and that was one of my worries that never, thank heavens, came true! She used to hover as I did laundry and would snatch up any sock that dropped and take off like lightning to go hide and chew. Glad your dog is feeling better.

  20. What a crazy week!! OMG...about the sock! I'm so afraid that my dufus dog will do the same thing!!! Your books look great and I hope that the electricity quits being an issue for you!!

  21. I know I'm not supposed to covet books but I'm coveting 'A Sound Among the Trees' just for cover alone. I also love stories with the Civil War as a story vehicle. I didn't finish reading 'The Shape of Mercy' but I'd be willing to give the author one more try.


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