Sunday, February 28, 2016

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What Are You Reading? for Feb 29

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.

One more day to March and soon Spring will be here. I have to keep telling myself that. Eventually I'll be convinced. :-)

Three books in my mailbox:

This one is on tour with iRead Book Tours in April:

In the Context of Love by Linda K. Sienkiewicz

What makes us step back to examine the events and people that have shaped our lives? And what happens when what we discover leads to more questions?

Angelica Schirrick wonders how her life could have gotten so far off-track. With two children in tow, she begins a journey of self-discovery that leads her back home to Ohio. It pains her to remember the promise her future once held and the shattering revelations that derailed her life.

Can she face the failures and secrets of her past and move forward? Somehow she must learn to accept the violence of her beginning before she can be open to life, and a second chance at love.

For review:

Painting Rain by Annette K. Larsen

How do you heal your heart after tragedy leaves you broken? When the person you loved didn’t deserve it and they can’t earn your forgiveness because they’re already dead? How do you move on, and heal, and love?

If you’re Princess Lorraina, you paint.

A year ago Lorraina watched Tobias die, and she still doesn’t know how she’s supposed to heal—or forgive. How can she when she’s still running away? In an attempt to reinvent herself, she steps outside her comfortable life as princess and seeks the tutelage of a master painter—a man who is not at all impressed by her pedigree, and demands not just talent, but emotional honesty.

Struggling to learn what’s being taught, she finds herself drawn to someone who not only knows her secrets, but who she once considered far below her notice. Now she is compelled to seek him out despite knowing their relationship would be forbidden if discovered. Staying away from him doesn’t seem possible when discovering him may be the key to healing her heart and rediscovering herself.

Free Kindle Book. It's set in Tuscany among the olive groves. How can I resist?

All the Way to Heaven (The Fallout Series Book 1) by Becky Doughty

Anica Tomlin, business major, has just learned that the man she's been planning her future around, her Global Finance professor, already has a beautiful wife and family. Ani cashes in her graduation gift to herself a little early—a trip to Tuscany—but from the moment she boards the wrong train in Pisa, her plans for solitude and self-indulgence begin to unravel around her. 

When a bicycle accident thrusts Ani into the skilled hands of the dashing Dr. Cosimo Lazzaro, she reluctantly accepts his invitation to recover in his family's country villa, perched on a hilltop surrounded by the Lazzaro olive groves. But it's been a black year for olive growers all over Italy, and generations of tradition are being put to the test like never before. 

Ani is swept up in the drama of life in Tuscany, the convergence of old and new, and the passions that drive people to pursue the desires of their hearts. Just as Ani begins to get her feet under her again, an unexpected turn of events leaves her doubting the very existence of happily-ever-after, unless she can learn to trust the desires of her own heart. 

Although All the Way to Heaven is a stand-alone novel, it is the first book in The Fallout Series, a collection of sweet contemporary romances that follow characters featured in the first book.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

Posts From Last Week:

Mukhabarat Baby! My Life as a Wartime Spy for the CIA by Eric Burkhart (Book Spotlight & Giveaway) Memoir from a CIA agent

Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette by L. Davis Munro (Review and Giveaway!) I LOVED this gem of a book that gives us a good insight in to the suffragette movement with a Emmy, the spunky heroine.

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Hope you all have a great reading week.

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  1. Enjoy your books. You got quite a few new ones to read.

    Theresa (The Truth About Books)
    See my answers here

    1. I know and I'm excited about these titles. Can't wait to read them.

  2. I like the sound of Painting Rain, hope its as good as it promises. Enjoy.

    1. Me too. I've read two other books by this author which I really enjoyed.

  3. All The Way To Heaven sounds great. I hope you enjoy reading this week!

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post

    1. It's the first book in a series but they all contain different characters so all stand-alone.

  4. I know how you feel about spring- I'm excited for autumn here, then I look at the weather forecast!

  5. I like the sound of Painted Rain and I love the cover! Great mailbox! Enjoy!

  6. These books all sound good...I'm especially drawn to In the Context of Love. Enjoy your books and your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. A friend of mine just finished it and said she couldn't put it down. I think you would love it.

  7. I like the looks of Painting Rain.

    ENJOY your reading week, and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  8. Yes to spring, I'm so glad tomorrow is March. Bring on the warm weather! :) In The Context of Love sounds like a thought provoking read - hope your week is a good one!

  9. I'm looking forward to spring but hope it lasts its full time. Last year I think we sort of slid through a week or two and into summer.
    Painting Rain still catches my eye. Have a good week!

  10. I recieved In the Context of Love too. Enjoy your books!


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