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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mailbox Monday (Sept 12, 2011)

 Mailbox Monday's host for September is Amused by Books. In My Mailbox is hosted Sundays at The Story Siren. Please visit these posts and take a look at what packages everybody else got this week! 

Hello, Hollywood!
by Janice Thompson

When it comes to love, one thing's for sure -- it doesn't follow a script.

Athena Pappas is the head writer on Stars Collide, one of the most popular sitcoms in television history.  But when Vegas comedian Stephen Cosse is brought in to beef up the show's suddenly sagging ratings, she starts to worry about her job.  Sparks fly as the competition -- and attraction -- between the two writers heats up.  Athena has never had a problem writing the romances of her characters.  So why is her own love life so hard to script?

With humor and a Hollywood-insider viewpoint, Hello, Hollywood! delivers lots of laughs as Athena and Stephen discover that not being in control of the plot of their lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to them.

A Dog's Way Home
by Bobbie Pyron

Abby knows that Tam, her Shetland sheepdog, is her north star, and she's pretty certain she's his, too.  But when an accident separates Abby and Tam, it feels as though all the stars have fallen out of the sky and nothing will ever be right again.  As the days between them turn to weeks, then months, dangers and changes fill up Abby's and Tam's lives.  Will they ever find their way home to each other?

Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, A Dog's Way Home is an unforgettable tale of the many miles, months, and mountains that divide two loyal friends -- but that can't possibly keep them apart.

by Alexandra Adornetto

Even the love of her boyfriend, Xavier Woods, and her siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can't keep the angel Bethany Church from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell.  There, Jake Thorn bargains for Beth's release back to Earth.  But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well.  Can he be trusted in this wager?

Alexandra Adornetto's Hades has it all -- good and evil, angels and demons, romance and heartbreak.

by Denise Grover Swank
Everything Emma Thompson owns fits in a suitcase she moves from one roach infested motel to another. She and Jake, her five year old son who can see the future, are running from the men intent on taking him. Emma will do anything to protect him even when it means accepting the help of a stranger named Will. Jake insists she needs Will, but Emma’s never needed help before. And even though she’s learned to trust her son, it doesn’t mean she trusts Will.

Mercenary Will Davenport lives in the moment. Hauling Emma to South Dakota should have been an easy job, but his employer neglected to tell him about Emma’s freaky son and the gunmen hot on her trail. Instinct tells him this job is trouble, but nothing can prepare him for Jake’s proclamation that Will is The Chosen One, who must protect Emma from the men hunting her power. A power she doesn't know she has.

Will protects Emma and Jake on a cross-country chase from the men pursuing them, while struggling with memories from his past, his apprehension of Jake, and his growing attraction to Emma. Will’s overwhelming urge to protect Emma surprises him, especially since it has nothing to do with his paycheck and possibly everything to do with the tattoo Jake branded on his arm. Rich and powerful men are desperate to capture Emma, and Will must discover why before it's too late.

If I Tell
by Janet Gurtler

Jasmine Evans knows one thing for sure... people make mistakes. After all, she is one. Jaz is the result of a onenight stand between a black football player and a blonde princess. Having a young mother who didn't raise her, a father who wants nothing to do with her and living in a small-minded town where she's never fit in hasn't been easy. But she's been surviving. Until she sees her mom's new boyfriend making out with her own best friend. When do you forgive people for being human or give up on them forever?

Breaking the Code:
A Daughter's Journey Into Her Father's Secret War
by Karen Fisher-Alaniz

On his 81st birthday, without explanation, Karen Alaniz's father placed two weathered notebooks on her lap. Inside were more than 400 pages of letters he'd written to his parents during WWII. She began reading them, and the more she read, the more she discovered about the man she never knew and the secret role he played in WWII.
They began to meet for lunch every week, for her to ask him questions, and him to provide the answers. And with painful memories now at the forefront of his thoughts, her father began to suffer, making their meetings as much about healing as discovery. Thus began an unintended journey—one taken by a father and daughter who thought they knew each other—as they became newly bound in ways that transcended age and time.

What came home to your mailbox this week?


Grace Fonseca said...

Oh man me like the picture of the collie. I had a shetland sheepdog for many years. New follower. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

BrendaC said...

I so want to read A Dog's Way Home.

Amused said...

Breaking the Code looks like a book I would love. Great mailbox!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Breaking The Code looks very good. I will be putting that on my wish list. Th dog on A Dog's Way Home looks so sweet. I hope all of these are great reads!

Jennifer | Mrs Q Book Addict said...

So many great books! Breaking the Code looks really interesting. If I Tell sounds really good as well. Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

Breaking the Code looks really interesting! Going to add that to my wish list.

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Kaye said...

Breaking the Code sounds fantastic. That's going on my list for sure. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

Anonymous said...

Will be adding Breaking The Code to my tbr list.


Just Mom said...

Breaking the Code sounds great - enjoy all yoru books!


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