Monday, June 18, 2012


Mailbox Monday is a weekly bookish meme currently being hosted by Burton Book Review.  

How much do I love Simon and Schuster Canada!  SCHWING!

Last week I received The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  (Release date July 31, 2012)

Here's the blurb:

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
Tom, whose records as a lighthouse keeper are meticulous and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel has taken the tiny baby to her breast. Against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.
M. L. Stedman’s mesmerizing, beautifully written novel seduces us into accommodating Isabel’s decision to keep this “gift from God.” And we are swept into a story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another’s tragic loss.

I was super excited to see that this book is set in Australia, and I am a sucker for books set around oceans.  It looks great, and I think it will be a great summer read!

And today I received:  

The Blessed by Tonya Hurley  Release date Sept 25, 2012         
(Gorgeous cover!)

Here is the blurb:

What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?
Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.

How about that for a nice concise blurb!

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4 Blabs:

Jessica @ Books: A true story said...

Not only is the cover Gorgeous, but Blessed sounds very interesting! Nice haul this week :)

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

The Blessed sounds good!

Marg said...

I just picked up the Light Between Oceans. I am really looking forward to reading it!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The Light Between Oceans has caught my eye! I can't wait to see what you think of it!

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