Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mailbox Monday (18)

This week I received books that I won. By the way, this meme is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. You should check out her blog and see what others have received and to play along.

The Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan (Given to me by Marcia at the Printed Page! She's so generous!)

Amazon synopsis:
Steeped in the intriguing history of Niagara Falls, this epic love story is as rich, spellbinding, and majestic as the falls themselves.

1915. The dawn of the hydroelectric power era in Niagara Falls. Seventeen-year-old Bess Heath has led a sheltered existence as the youngest daughter of the director of the Niagara Power Company. After graduation day at her boarding school, she is impatient to return to her picturesque family home near Niagara Falls. But when she arrives, nothing is as she had left it. Her father has lost his job at the power company, her mother is reduced to taking in sewing from the society ladies she once entertained, and Isabel, her vivacious older sister, is a shadow of her former self. She has shut herself in her bedroom, barely eating--and harboring a secret.

The night of her return, Bess meets Tom Cole by chance on a trolley platform. She finds herself inexplicably drawn to him--against her family's strong objections. He is not from their world. Rough-hewn and fearless, he lives off what the river provides and has an uncanny ability to predict the whims of the falls. His daring river rescues render him a local hero and cast him as a threat to the power companies that seek to harness the power of the falls for themselves. As their lives become more fully entwined, Bess is forced to make a painful choice between what she wants and what is best for her family and her future.

Set against the tumultuous backdrop of Niagara Falls, at a time when daredevils shot the river rapids in barrels and great industrial fortunes were made and lost as quickly as lives disappeared, The Day the Falls Stood Still is an intoxicating debut novel.

Prime-Time Health: A scientifically Proven Plan for Feeling Young and Living Longer by William Sears, MD with Martha Sears, RN (A win from Metroreader. Thanks!)

Twelve years ago, renowned physician and author Dr. William Sears was diagnosed with cancer. He, like so many people, wanted-and needed-to take control of his health. Dr. Sears created a comprehensive, science based, head-to-toe program for living a long, fit life-and it worked. Now at the peak of health, Dr. Sears shares his program in PRIME-TIME HEALTH. This engaging and deeply informative book will motivate readers to make crucial behavior and lifestyle changes. Dr. Sears explores how to keep each body system healthy and delay those usual age-related changes.

I know Dr. Sears' work from reading his parenting book The Fussy Baby Book, which kept me sane after I gave birth to my high-need child. It was well-written with great sensitivity that I devoured the book and passed it on without hesitation to friends and family. I expect this latest book to be good, too.

What did you get in your mailbox?

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  1. I've read lots of great reviews of The Day the Falls Stood Still - I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I've seen The Day the Falls Stood Still all over the place. Looking forward to your review!

  3. I also received two books. One was a request from an author and the other I won. My post is here.

  4. Your books look good! I've read great reviews about The Day The Falls Stood Still. Hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

  5. Glad you enjoyed the Dr. Sears book so much. My MM is here
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  6. The Sears book interests me. Have a good week!

  7. I enjoyed The Day the Falls Stood Still. I hope you enjoy it! Have a great week!

  8. Glad you received your win!

    Enjoy your books!

  9. What a lovely batch of books! The Day The Falls Stood Still looks really interesting! I can't wait to hear what you think of it.

    My mailbox haul is here.

  10. I saw Falls at Barnes & Noble in the bargain section for $4. I may have to go back and get it :)

  11. congrats on the fun week of books!!

    Want to enter my Book Lover's Basket Giveaway?? It would help my family a ton in the long run too!!

  12. The Day the Falls Stood Still looks great. I've seen it around today during my visits!

    My MM is here


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