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~Mailbox Monday~

Marcia at The Printed Page hosts this each Monday. Check out Marcia’s posts for more info and to read what other participants are saying plus leave your own links for the current week.

Reviews will go up as I get to the books. In the meantime click bookcovers or titles to read more. Don’t forget to check out author sites too.

Fear No Evil (#2) by Robin Caroll
B&H Books (August 1, 2010)
This Summer Robin releases the sequel to Deliver us From Evil. Both books sound interesting though not my usual reading. Thanks to B&H for a review copy.
(ISBN#9780805449815, 320pp, $14.99)

In the Shadow Of the Cypress by Thomas Steinbeck
Pocket (April 6, 2010)
Just started reading this one. Premise is great, author writes well but I’m struggling with the format of presenting the story. The book is primarily journal entries from the narrator regarding a certain person and events that connected the narrator and this other party. While the idea of a single narrator seems a good idea in theory for flow and continuity or the narrative, the story moves very slowly and bogs down in excessive details and explanations. Keep in mind I’m only 1/3 of the way into the book and this is only my opinion. Thanks to Pocket for a review copy.
(ISBN#9781439168257, 256pp, $25.00)

Necessary Heartbreaks (When Time Forgets #1) by Michael J Sullivan
Gallery (March 30, 2010)
This book sounds intriguing and I just discovered it starts out a trilogy so I’ll have two more books to look forward too when I’ve finished this one. Thanks to Gallery for a review copy.
(ISBN#9781439184233, 256pp, $15.00)

A Promise Of Hope (Kauffman Amish Bakery #2) by Amy Clipston
Zondervan (March 23, 2010)
This was won from the publisher through their excerpt email offer. Zondervan Breakfast Club. Subscribers receive an email Mon-Fri with a link to an excerpt from that week’s book and by Fri’s email the links contain the entire first chapter of the book. There are contests and drawings offered periodically in conjunction with the Breakfast Club to subscribers.
(ISBN#9780310289845, 304pp, $12.99)


6 comments on “~Mailbox Monday~

  1. bermudaonion (Kathy)
    April 5, 2010

    Nice mailbox. I’ve heard good things about In the Shadow of the Cypress. I hope you enjoy your new books!

  2. Kim V
    April 5, 2010

    Necessary Heartbreak looks good to me — will look forward to your review!

    Happy reading!

  3. Alayne
    April 5, 2010

    I hope the Steinbeck book picks up for you because it certainly sounds very intriguing. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
    .-= Alayne´s last blog ..In My Mailbox Monday: The Magic Snowflake, The Passage =-.

  4. Mindy
    April 5, 2010

    I got Necessary Heartbreak this week too. I am really looking forward to reading it. Happy reading.
    .-= Mindy´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.

  5. kaye
    April 5, 2010

    Necessary Heartbreak looks real good. Sorry that you are struggling with the Steinbeck book. Hopefully your next read will be much better.
    .-= kaye´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday =-.

  6. Beth(bookaholicmom)
    April 5, 2010

    I love books about the Amish. I never heard of the Zondervan Breakfast Club. I will have to check it out. Enjoy all of your new reads.
    .-= Beth(bookaholicmom)´s last blog ..Mailbox Monday April 5 =-.

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