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Monday, January 12, 2009

Mailbox Monday - 1-12-2009

Mailbox Mondays is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page so drop by and see what everyone else got in their box last week!

I had another great mailbox week!

The first book I received I won in a book giveaway over at A Pen For Your Thoughts. This book would be Fudge-Laced Felonies by Cynthia Hickey.

While transplanting the rosebush her church's handsome greeter, Ethan Banning, inadvertently killed, Summer and Ethan discover a hidden stash of diamonds, a rusty can full of cash, and a bloody gardening glove. This discovery sets Summer and her candy-making aunt on a search for a killer.

As Summer gets closer to the truth-not only of the theft but of her true feelings for Ethan-the diamond thief hatches a plan to hush the feisty sleuth.

Ethan's love for Summer stays buried beneath his teasing, especially when she appears to be attracted to someone else. Summer's quirky and daring resolve to crack the case has him acting heavy-handedly in order to protect her-but will it push her away for good?

Next up are John's Quest and Milk Money - both by Cecelia Dowdy. I received these for First Wild Card Tours.

John's Quest - Overnight, Monica Crawford finds her neatly organized world turned upside down. Her sister abandons her blind son, Scotty, leaving him on Monica's doorstep. Caring for a handicapped child brings unexpected conflict -- but unexpected joy as well.

When John French volunteers to tutor Scotty, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to Monica. But John and Monica are very different. She is a strong believer, determined to live her life for Christ. John is an agnostic who wants nothing to do with God.

Will John see the light? Will Monica realize that sometimes letting go of a dream is the way to achieve it? Only in full surrender will either of them be happy -- whether they end up together or alone.

Milk Money - When her dad dies, Emily Cooper must work hard to save the family farm. She manages -- until the day a CPA pulls in her driveway and announces he's there to do an audit.

Franklin Reese is appalled at the lack of interest the Cooper women have in the financial aspect of thier livelihood, but he dives in, determined to help them learn. The further he looks into Mr. Cooper's dealings, however, the more uncomfortable he becomes.

Can he uncover the trugh of the situation and still earn the love of the amazing Emily Cooper? Or will issues in Franklin's own life keep them apart, even after the farm is taken care of?

The next three books I received from Renee at Hachette books. Thanks Renee!

Scream For Me by Karen Rose

Special Agent Daniel Vartanian vows to find the serial killer whose crimes mimic a thirteen-year old case. His only leads are some photographs that belonged to the ruthless murderer who was his brother. But Daniel will delve into a mind even more sinister...
His search leads to Alex Fallon, a beautiful nurse who bears a striking resemblance to one of the earlier victims and whose troubled past reflects his own. She's soon the target of the inspired killer and a perverse plan stretching to the very pillars of their community. Now Daniel must catch a diabolical criminal and untangle a dangerous conspiracy...if he is to save the woman he has begun to love.

Simple Wishes by Lisa Dale
Adele Matin couldn't wait to put her lonely childhood and hometown behind her. Amid the bright lights and hustle and bustle of New York, she built a life for herself -- until one terrible mistake brought it crashing down. Now Adele is running again, this time to a cottage she inherited from her mother in rural Pennsylvania. And she's about to realize that a small town has more to offer than she ever dreamed.
An artist and woodworker, Jay Westvelt knows a thing or two about living in the country. Adele is intrigued by her mysterious and sexy green-eyed neighbor, a man who took care of her house and soon cares deeply for her. But even as Adele's heart begins to soften toward him, secrets from her mother's past threaten to send her fleeing back to the city. Can Jay convince her to stay with him?

For the Love of Pete by Julia Harper

Free spirited Zoey Addler is about to hijack a federal agent. And not just any federal agent, but very Special Agent Dante Torelli, a man whose designer suits and Italian shoes are more GQ than FBI. But when her baby niece, Pete, is snatched right in front of her eyes, Zoey doesn't hesitate to scramble into Dante's spotless BMW. She needs his help to rescue the baby . . . if only she can ignore his Lips of Sin.

Dante's original mission is down the drain and he's dodging bullets with a loopy redhead by his side. He likes quiet. She never shuts up. He likes to follow the rules. She throws the rules out the window. But these opposites do more than attract -- they ignite. With a henpecked hit man running wild, cooking-obsessed matrons chasing down contraband spices, and a relentless killer tracking them all, Dante and Zoey will risk everything for themselves and . . . for the love of Pete!


Unknown said...

Let me know how you like Fudge-Laced Felonies. I enjoyed writing it!

Anonymous said...

You did have a good week. Fudge-Laced Felonies sound very interesting.

Unknown said...

Fudge-Laced Felonies sounds really fun! Happy reading!

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Anna said...

You did well last week! I haven't heard of these, but I hope you enjoy them!

Diary of an Eccentric

Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. Another mystery fan in the crowd. Enjoy your books!

Anonymous said...

Karen Rose's book looks really good!

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Thanks for posting this on your blog! Readers, if you want to purchase Milk Money, feel free to refer to the following link - also Milk Money is only $2.97! A bargain in this economy!
Here's the link to purchase:

~Cecelia Dowdy~


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