Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page.

Thank you Mari from MariReads for hosting this month's Mailbox Monday blog tour.

Check out the blog and post all the new books you acquired last week.

The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy (ARE from publisher)

From publisher's website:
The Soldier's WifeAs World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in the house next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne. Food and resources grow scant, and the restrictions placed upon the residents of the island grow with each passing week. Though Vivienne knows the perils of her love affair with Gunther, she believes that she can keep their relationship—and her family—safe. But when she becomes aware of the full brutality of the Occupation, she must decide if she is willing to risk her personal happiness for the life of a stranger.

Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz (Amazon Vine)

From Amazon:
Witches of East End (The Beauchamp Family)The three Beauchamp women--Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid--live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret--they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache.

For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.

With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical summer read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.


Mystica said...

I have seen A Soldiers Wife all over the blogs today. Would also like to read it asap

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Jess, both of these sound good; enjoy

Anne said...

I have been wanting to read both of these books, hope you enjoy them.

Anonymous said...

I got both of those books too. Hope we both enjoy them!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'm really hoping The Soldier's Wife is a good read - it's on my wish list :)

Serena said...

you got two books I would love to read...enjoy them.

Mari said...

THose are two that I would like to read at some point. Enjoy your books and thanks for sharing!

Tribute Books Mama said...

A Soldier's Wife sounds good, Enjoy, your books.

Come by and see mine.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I'm one of those who received soldier's Wife also. I hope we all enjoy it.

Wrighty said...

Both of these sound so good! I look forward to hearing what you think of them. Enjoy! :)