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In My Mailbox is a meme created by The Story Siren.

 I love seeing what everyone got in their mailbox.  I hope that you enjoy it as well. I don’t have much to list here this week, but don’t worry I have plenty to read!
From Blogging for Books:
Lady in Wating
For Review:
HomecomingThe Fort Providence WatchBlue Bells of Scotland: Blue Bells Trilogy: Book One
From NetGalley
Simply Wood: 40 Stylish and Easy To Make Projects for the Modern Woodworker
Won:
Guardian of the Gate (Prophecy of the Sisters, Book 2)
Now I want to know – What’s was in your mailbox this week?  Please comment and let me know!

Review: A Very Special Delivery

A Very Special Delivery (Love Inspired #349)

Product Details

  • Publisher: Steeple Hill Books
  • Sold By: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOKbook (eBook)
  • Sales Rank: 1,045

Synopsis

It was the surprise of a lifetime for recluse Molly McCreight when single dad Ethan Hunter entrusted her with his infant daughter while he delivered medicine to an elderly man during an ice storm. Past experience had taught Molly how fragile life could be, but she was touched by this stranger’s faith in her abilities. Once the storm had passed, though, and her guests returned home, normalcy eluded Molly. The Hunters’ presence had brought much-needed joy to her quiet world, but their absence threatened to crush her forever. Still, was she ready to admit that this tiny family held the key to the future she’d always secretly craved?

My Thoughts

This was a very sweet book.  I need some light romantic reading on occasion and this totally fit the bill.  Molly McCreight is living in her quiet sad life on her farm without her family after a tragic accident claims the life of her nephew and she feels responsible for his death.  She is preparing for a huge snow storm when she hears a car coming up here drive.  The horrible storm lands Ethan Hunter and his infant daughter, Laney.  Molly is terrified when Ethan explains that he needs to leave Laney with Molly so that he can go give a cancer treatment further down the road or the patient will die.  Molly makes it though this early experience but becomes even more terrified that something with happen to this beautiful child and it will be her fault as the storm knocks down wires that electrify the garage and they are trapped at the house until the storm clears enough to dig out the delivery van that had gotten stuck in the snow when Ethan walked back to her home the night before.  Once the storm has cleared, Ethan attempts to date Molly and finds out just how bad things are when Molly and Ethan bump into Chloe, Molly’s sister, in town.  Ethan sets out to heal both of these women so that he can be with Molly.

The characters in this story as very likable and you really feel bad for both of them early on in this story.  They both have very sad stories.  It is a easy enjoyable read that makes you want the best for both of them and the beautiful, Laney.  What I enjoyed the most was the twist at the end that seemly healed both Chloe and Molly.  Beautiful story with a very happy ending.

My Rating

3.5 of 5 stars.  I enjoyed the book and its light reading quality but I probably would not pick it up to read again.

Review: The Splendor Falls

The Splendor Falls

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: September 2009
  • Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
  • Format: Hardcover , 528pp
  • Sales Rank: 282,184
  • Age Range: Young Adult

Synopsis

Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance, she lost everything important to her in one missed step.
Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment, and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. But life might not be any more simple down south.  As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about.
Then Sylvie starts seeing things. A girl down by the lake. A man peering into the window. And a graveyard with an oddly placed headstone. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?

My Thoughts

Very interesting book.  I love that there is a little of history and lore in this book. 

I had a hard time liking Sylvie in the beginning of this book.  She just seemed like a stuck up girl who while yes had a horrible accident was just rotten.  It did not take me long to see that she was just hiding her pain that that she really was likable.  I really like Rhys right from the beginning.  I love that he didn’t put with with Sylvie’s attitude.  There was always the air of mystery around him.  As for Chase and the other kids in the story, they were well defined and as you read the story you understand why they are the way there are.

The author did a wonderful job on keeping you in the dark on what was really going on for a very long time in this story.  At first, it was pretty slow read but then I got to a point where I just could not put the book down.  I wanted to know what was going on!  Great plot. 

For me the most enjoyable parts of this story has to do with the history of the area and Sylvie’s ancestors and the lore that goes along with the Standing Stones.  I am very interested in the standing stones and did not go into this story knowing that this was even a part of the story.  That made it even better for me. 

This book is definitely work checking out.  It makes you question the seemly “magic” things that happen in our lives.

My Rating

4 of 5 stars.  Mostly for the slow start.