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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? Dec 3 Edition

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at Mailbox Monday. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Suko at Suko's Notebook is hosting for the month of December. You can also view the touring blog list here for the upcoming months.

No review books this week. But I bought these books.


Elizabeth House by Laurie Fabiano (Kindle ebook $3.00 sale)

Based on true events, Elizabeth Street is a multigenerational saga that opens in an Italian village in the 1900's, and crosses the ocean to New York's Lower East Side. At the heart of the novel is Giovanna, whose family is targeted by the notorious Black Hand -the precursor to the Mafia. Elizabeth Street brings to light a period in history when Italian immigrant neighborhoods lived in fear of Black Hand extortion and violence-a reality that defies the romanticized depiction of the Mafia. Here, the author reveals the merciless terror of the Black Hand-and the impact their crimes had on her family. Giovanna is based on Fabiano's great-grandmother, and the book's heroes and villains - such as Lieutenant Petrosino, the crusading cop and "Lupo the Wolf," a cold-blooded criminal - are drawn from real life in this thrilling tale. While set in a dynamic historical context, Elizabeth Street is, above all, the dramatic story of the heroine, Giovanna, and how she triumphed over tragedy.

Heartless by Jaimey Grant (I got this one free! Kindle ebook)

A dark stranger....
Finding herself abandoned after the death of her father, Leandra Harcourt takes the greatest risk of her life. She accepts the marriage proposal of a complete stranger, the Duke of Derringer—a man the world calls Lord Heartless.

A heartless proposal....
A desperate girl with no prospects seems the perfect solution to Derringer's most recent problem: marry before his 30th birthday to gain his rightful inheritance, though marriage is the last thing he needs. The need to find his missing cousin takes priority over any silly marriage and he quickly abandons his new bride in the wreck of his family estate.

A perfect love....
Two people were never more suited for each other than the duke and his wife, but will they discover it before it's too late? With an assassin dogging his heels and a suitor wooing his wife, love will not have the luxury of time.




This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. This is where we keep track of what we are currently reading and plan to read.  The kidlit version is hosted by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts.

Read and reviewed:
The Story of Helen Keller by Lorena A. Hickok (A timeless classic. My daughter and I loved it!)
One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson (Mixed feelings about this one)
When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress by Gabor Maté (Eye-opening audiobook)
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau (This was read and reviewed by Sandra)

Finished reading:
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

Currently reading:
Five Days of Fear by David Kovach
The Unveiling by Tamara Leigh (So good...)

Hope you all have a great reading week!

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