Monday, May 25, 2009

Mailbox Monday

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The mail lady was kept busy this week bringing me books but thanks to it being summer I have more time for reading so maybe I'll begin to chip away at my TBR pile.

Something Borrowed which I won on and will be reading/reviewing within the month.

Rachel is an attorney living and working in Manhattan who has always been the good girl-until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend Darcy throws her a party. That night after too many drinks Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiance. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for him. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel has to choose. She discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk it all to win true happiness.

Critical Care which will be toured by FIRST WildCard on 1 July. I started reading this at the pool on Sunday afternoon and it's a good book so far.

After her brother dies in a trauma room, nurse Claire Avery can no longer face the ER. She's determined to make a fresh start--new hospital, new career in nursing education--move forward, no turning back. But her plans fall apart when she's called to offer stress counseling for medical staff after a heartbreaking day care center explosion. Worse, she's forced back to the ER, where she clashes with Logan Caldwell, a doctor who believes touchy-feely counseling is a waste of time. He demands his staff be as tough as he is. Yet he finds himself drawn to this nurse educator . . . who just might teach him the true meaning of healing.

Refuge which will be toured by FIRST WildCard on 15 July

In their new book, Refuge, John and Bessie Gonleh, together with their friend and co-author Bruce Beakley, share the unbelievable true story of their flight from their war-torn homeland to a new life for their family in America, a journey nearly twenty years in the making. As they recount the details of their harrowing escape, the tragedies and triumphs are strung together on a thread of faith.

Surviving High Society was sent to me by Bostick Communications; I'll be reading and reviewing it within the month.

To the outside world, Elizabeth Marvin Mulholland had it all. Adopted into a wealthy New England family, the young Elizabeth was afforded the luxury many people only realize in their dreams. She joined her family on lavish European vacations, lived in a finely decorated home, grew up in a world heavily infiltrated by power and money, and hob-knobbed with celebrities. As a close friend of Katherine Hepburn's niece, she gained an inside look into Katherine Hepburn's guarded inner life, which she details in Surviving High Society.
Her real life, however, was not the fantasy it seemed to others. Elizabeth grew up in a volatile household. Her adopted brother attempted to murder her mother and remained estranged in the decades to follow. Her father, who was her strongest ally, died suddenly when she was twenty-two. And, until her death, Elizabeth's mother used all means possible to exert control over her life. Her mother bounced Elizabeth in and out of psychiatric facilities and used her wealth to persuade doctors to keep Elizabeth locked up and medicated. Throughout, Elizabeth struggled to keep the pieces of her life together.
After her mother disinherits Elizabeth, she successfully seeks to find freedom and a life of her own away from her mother s ever-watchful gaze. Her life becomes a life without fantastic riches, filled with its own obstacles and triumphs. But it is now her life.

And my friend Ruth in NOLA, sent me: Go Back and Be Happy, Silver Birches, and Entertaining Angels.


Kaye said...

Wow, that Surviving High Society sounds intense! Not a family I would care to belong to. Enjoy your books and have a great week. My mailbox is here

♔ jessica.marie said...

Oh! I also recieved Something Borrowed, I hope it turns out to be a good read. Surviving High Society looks interesting! I hope you enjoy all your new books.

Mary said...

I've signed up on goodreads for SO MANY BOOKS but never win! Good for you : )

Ladybug said...

Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I received Critical Care too - it sounds really good!

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