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In My Mailbox 7/19/09

July 19th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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This was a crazy week for me with my daughter having the stomach flu and then passing it to me and my hubby so I did not realize what great books I’ve been getting.

From the author:

Killer Bunny Hill by Denise Robbins


Description: A killer is on her bunny trail. Shot while snowboarding, Samantha Spenser lands on a stranger’s doorstep without her memory, but with a shooter on her tail. Even after the stranger saves her from the gunman and offers her refuge, Sam begins to fear for her life when Max, holding a gun to her head, demands to know the location of his abducted brother. Is the man with the whiskey-colored eyes her savior who will protect her or the shooter who wants her dead? If Samantha trusts the sexy man to unravel the mystery of her amnesia, will he discover she is an innocent bystander or a deceitful criminal?

The last thing he wants or needs is the complication of a gorgeous snow bunny half dead from bullet wounds on his doorstep. Frustrated by the lack of clues and even more discouraged by the lack of help from his agency and his brother’s, special agent Maximilian Stone sets out in search for his kidnapped brother. First, he must solve the mystery of Samantha, the intriguing woman sleeping in his bed. Is there a connection between Snow Bunny and his missing FBI brother? Or was she brought in by a darker enemy to destroy Max before he can find them?

Aging With Grace by Greg Liberman


Description: Grace, a middle aged housewife, is dissatisfied with her looks, her husband and her lifestyle. Grace is certain that she was meant to lead a more exciting life than the one she finds herself in. She finds the thrill she is looking for and more when she reconnects with a high school friend through a social networking website. Suddenly, Grace is hobnobbing with celebrities, wearing designer clothes, and being wooed by Victor, a mysterious Hollywood powerhouse. Soon, Grace is flying off to Malibu on a whim to hook up with Victor, all the while lying to her husband and her two daughters. Grace has no qualms about accepting all Victor has to offer: a fabulous beach house in Malibu with closets full of designer clothes, plastic surgery, a part in a movie as well as a lavish lifestyle. Does Grace finally get everything she always wanted and deserves or is there more to Victor than meets the eye? Find out in this exciting and fast-paced look at selfishness and desire.

From YA Books Central:

Playing It Cool by Joaquin Dorfman


Description: “I always know what I’m doing.”
So says 18-year-old Sebastian Montero, who is famous around town as a problem solver of the subtlest kind. Want a date with the girl of your dreams? Bastian can make it happen. Have a friend threatening suicide? Baz can talk him off the ledge. But as popular as Sebastian is, no one really knows him. Thanks to his intricate network of favors and debts Sebastian controls the world, manipulates it—and hides from it. It isn’t until his best friend asks him to track down his long-missing father that Sebastian is forced to face the most challenging problem of all, the solution to which will change his life forever.

From FSB Associates:

Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti


Description: A man and a woman, both of them lonely, meet and fall in love. Both of them crave companionship and family; both are intelligent and good-humored. As Benny and Desirée (a.k.a. Shrimp) are about to discover, all that can stand between them and happiness is—everything.

Benny is a dairy farmer struggling to keep his late parents’ farm alive in a modern world. Desirée is a small-town librarian who has retreated even further into her shell after the death of her young husband. They live in Sweden, and their love story begins surprisingly enough in a cemetery: it is there, visiting their loved ones’ graves that they first spot each other. Their differences are obvious immediately—she’s appalled by the tacky decorations he so carefully arranges around his mother’s grave and he’s turned off by her peaked bookworm looks—but lust and longing drive them into each other’s arms. Just when it looks like love could conquer all, reality rears its ugly head with a vengeance. How can Desirée (whom Benny promptly nicknames “Shrimp”), with her love of high culture, independence, and postmodern theory, be happy in a creaking old farmhouse that’s stuck in the 1950s? And how can a man like Benny, who sings to his cows on Christmas Eve and longs for a buxom woman to come along and help run the farm, reconcile himself to store-bought meatballs and evenings at the opera?


Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins


I first saw this book on The Bluestocking Society‘s blog awhile back and have been wanting to read it ever since.  It finally came available on PaperBackSwap!

Description: They call her Dark Maggie for her thick black hair, but the name also has a more sinister connotation. As the lone survivor of an attack on her village, she was thought to be cursed-and unfit for marriage. Maggie is also gifted with quick wits and skilled in medicine, trained as a midwife. Venturing to the colonies as an indentured servant, she hopes to escape the superstitions of the old country-and find a home of her own. But what she discovers is a New World fraught with new dangers.

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8 Responses

  1. Yan

    ooo! I really like some of those covers!

  2. Danni

    Midwife of the Blue Ridge Looks like a great read! Historicals are always enjoyable. Enjoy. :)

  3. Michelle

    This is the second time I saw the cover of Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti I’m curious now. Happy Readings!


  4. Lizzy

    The cover for Playing it Cool is really interesting. Sorry about the stomach flu, that is never fun (to put it mildly). Happy reading!

  5. dsuzuki

    Thanks Lizzy. I’m just glad it’s over. My daughter had it first and then I got it the weekend my husband was out of town so I had no help watching our daughter! Ugh.

  6. Rebecca

    Great books you got this week, I like the cover of Playing it Cool. Enjoy your books.

  7. gautami tripathy

    I loved the Christine Blevins book!

    Mondays: Musings/Whereabouts

  8. dsuzuki

    Thanks Rebecca.
    Gautami-glad to hear that! I can’t wait.

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