Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mailbox Monday for October 3

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Savvy Verse & Wit is hosting for the month of October. You can view the touring blog list at Mailbox Monday blog for the upcoming months.

Another Man's Treasure by James V. O'Connor (for review from publicist)

Handsome home organizer Ted has a double dilemma. As a devoted husband, he’s struggling to resist the charm and seductive flirtations of Janet, a divorced client. Circumstances keep bringing her back into his life, fueling his wife’s suspicions and inciting threats from Janet’s jealous ex-husband. Ted must also deal with the ire of James Smith, a demanding client who is convinced his eccentric father died leaving something of great value hidden in his cluttered and mysterious Victorian mansion. Together , Ted and Janet interpret clues that lead to two surprising discoveries—one that captures the imagination of the city, and one that determines their fate.

I Am Canada: Deadly Voyage: RMS Titanic by Hugh Bewster (for review from Scholastic)

Fourteen-year-old Jamie Laidlaw is returning to Canada from England aboard the Titanic. In his four days on board, he busies himself with new friends, finding ways to explore the ship's forbidden areas, and generally landing himself in trouble.

When disaster strikes and the horrifying scramble for survival ensues, Jamie is on the front lines — struggling to help free the lifeboats and get people on board them. When a huge wave washes over the ship's sloping deck, it's time for Jamie to take action — and take his fate into his own hands. With hundreds of others, he dives into the sea, hoping he will find a way to survive.

Dear Canada: That Fatal Night: The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton by Sarah Ellis (for review from Scholastic)

It is May 1912, one month after the horrific sinking of the Titanic, and twelve-year-old survivor Dorothy Wilton is sent home from school in disgrace when she strikes another student. Although she's expelled, her sympathetic teacher encourages Dorothy to write an account of her experience on the ship, with the hopes that it will help Dorothy come to terms with her trauma.

And so begins a truly remarkable story, which reads like a time capsule of the era: Dorothy writes about visiting her bohemian grandparents in England before setting sail back home, the luxurious rooms and cabins on board, a new friend she makes, and the intriguing people they observe. However, amidst all of this storytelling, a shadow lurks, a secret Dorothy is too traumatized to acknowledge — a secret about her own actions on that fatal night, which may have had deadly consequences.

So what did you get in your mailbox last week?

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  1. Enjoy your new books Laura! It was really nice seeing you at the meetup.

  2. Titanic books are going to be huge next year since it'll be the 100th anniversary. I hope you enjoy your new books.

  3. I bought and read both of those Titanic books last month and really enjoyed them, hope you do too!

  4. Great books Laura. It was great seeing you yesterday.

  5. I haven't heard of any of these, but they look good. Enjoy!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. These books are new to me. Happy reading.

  7. There's something about Titanic stories that appeals to me. Weird, because it was such a tragic event. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

  8. The historical reads look very interesting. What a great way to get kids interested in history! Enjoy your new reads!

  9. Great reads, I love Historical books.

  10. Your Titanic books both sound interesting. Hope you enjoy all your new reads.

    Oh and I posted about our meet-up and I hope I'm not mistaken about which book(s) you gave me! It was lovely to see you again!

  11. Salut Laura!

    thanks again for The Full Moon Bride - I can't wait to start it. If you see anything on Aisle B that you'd like to read - give me a shout. :)

  12. Those Titanic books sound so interesting! Enjoy your new books!


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