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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? Jan 5 Edition



Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

All these late nights are killing me! I've organized sleepovers for my kids, visited with friends and relatives, read two good books 'till the wee hours of the night, and watched more TV than I did all year. I'm tired but happy. :-)

Two books in my mailbox:

I'm really excited about both these new books, soon to be published by Shadow Mountain.



Silence by Deborah Lytton

Love Is Not Blind, It is Deaf.

Stella was born to sing. Someday Broadway. Even though she is only a sophomore at a new high school, her voice has given her the status as a cool kid. But then a tragic accident renders her deaf. She cannot hear herself sing not to mention speak. She cannot hear anything. Silence. What happens when everything you have dreamed of and hoped for is shattered in a single moment?

Enter Hayden, the boy with blonde curls who stutters. He is treated like an outcast because he is not normal. And, yet, Stella feels an attraction to him that she cannot explain. As Hayden reaches out to help Stella discover a world without sound his own tragic past warns him to keep a distance. But their connection is undeniable. Can the boy who stutters and the girl whose deaf find a happily-ever-after?

SILENCE is a story of friendship and hope with a lesson that sometimes it takes a tragedy to help us find beauty and love in unexpected places.


A Heart Revealed by Josi S. Kilpack

Amber Marie Sterlington, the Rage of the Season in Regency-era London, has her pick of men, and she knows what she wants most in a husband: a title and a fortune. Why would she ever marry for something as fickle as love? And why would she ever look twice at Thomas Richards, a third son of a country lord?

But when Amber’s social standing is threatened, the character of her future husband becomes far more important than his position. After a public humiliation, she finds herself exiled to Yorkshire. Alone except for her maid, Amber is faced with a future she never expected in a circumstance far below what she has known all her life. Humbled and lonely, Amber begins to wonder if isolation is for the best. Who could ever love her now?






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.

Posted this week:

Gooseberry Island by Steven Manchester - Review and "Pay if Forward" Campaign (reviewed by guest blogger Laura Hogan)

Bookish Post:

First Book of the Year 2015


Currently Reading:

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin (This is my First Book of the Year!)


Have a great reading week!

Laura



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