In my Mailbox Monday originates from two blogs: The Printed Page and The Story Siren. I am using it to highlight any books that come into my house the previous week, whether they are from the library, from a store, from a friend or actually in the mailbox.
This week, I received two books for review from Readers Favorite.
I have been reading about this one all over other blogs, so I am really excited to read it.
From Amazon: Romance and adventure drive Blood Ransom, by Lisa Harris, a powerful thriller about the modern-day slave trade and those who dare to challenge it. Deep in the heart of Africa, two American lives are about to change forever. Natalie Sinclair and Dr. Chad Talcott want to make a difference in underdeveloped African villages ... but they didn't count on risking their lives in the process.
This one just sounds inspiring...Here's what Linda Nichols, author of In Search of Eden, and Not a Sparrow Falls wrote about it (posted on Amazon): "In Genoa Bay Bette Nordberg delivers a warm, satisfying tale of a woman learning to recognize her Father's voice and find the courage to follow Him completely. Deftly written, with a keen sense of place, Genoa Bay will nourish as well as entertain.
I received one from a church celebration brunch: Fresh-Brewed Life: A Stirring Invitation to Wake Up Your Soul by Nicole Johnson.Product description from Amazon: With wit and wisdom, Nicole Johnson leads the reader in a journey of awakenings--first, to God as you respond to His tender, passionate love for you; second to yourself as you embrace your identity as a woman, your gifts, and your dreams; finally, to others as you learn to love and communicate in ways that bring joy and closeness.
Nicole offers a freshly-brewed, heartwarming wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee guide to living life to the fullest. She encourages Christian women to recognize the areas in their lives where they are sound asleep--and let God wake them up again.
Challenging and immensely practical, Fresh-Brewed Life is a heartwarming book that's good to the last drop--good enough to change your life and help you touch the lives of others.
My sister also sent two home with me after a visit: Whirlwind by Cathy Marie Hake and The Jewel of Gresham Green by Lawana Blackwell. My sister and I usually have the same taste so these should be good. These are both historical fiction novels set in the late 1800s. They are both by relatively well-known authors, and surprisingly I have never read anything by either; although I have a couple of Hake's in my TBR pile.
Overall, a very exciting week of book arrivals in my home. Luckily I gave away a bunch of books last week, but I am still collecting them faster than I am reading them... Such is the life of a book-lover!