Sunday, July 19, 2009

In My Mailbox (4)

My Book Haul
In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Check out the goodies I received!

I received this from a contest hosted by Pam over at Mom's Mutterings

The Bourne Deception by Eric Van Lustbader

The Bourne Deception by Eric Van LustbaderBook Blurb:
After Bourne is ambushed and nearly killed while in Indonesia, he fakes his death to take on a new identity and mission - to find out who is trying to assassinate him. In the process, Bourne begins to question who he really is and what he would become if he no longer carried the Bourne identity. Across the globe, an American passenger airliner is shot down over Egypt, apparently by an Iranian missile, leaving the world wondering if it was an accident or an act of aggression. A massive global team lead by Soraya Moore is assembled to investigate the attack before the situation escalates.

When Bourne's search for his would-be assassin intersects with Soraya's search for the group behind the airplane bombing, Bourne is thrust into a race to prevent a new world war. But it may already be too late.

I won this from a Little Brown contest on Twitter. Looks good!

The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand

The Castaways by Elin HilderbrandFrom Goodreads:
Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed.

Received this ARC from as part of their First Look Book Club. My first time with an online book club, so should be fun!

Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell

Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi MitchellFrom Publishers Weekly:
An immigrant Ukrainian family suffers unrelenting hardship on the tundra of late 1930s western Canada in this grim frontier tale. Thrown in prison for two years for helping himself to some of his own grain after defaulting on a homesteading contract, Ukrainian immigrant Theo Mykolayenko must deal with his nearly destitute wife and children. His oldest son helps to plow and plant fields owned by Theo's sister, Anna, who is married to Stefan, a wayward and violent military man. Theo's long-suffering wife, Maria, is tireless in caring for her family, nurturing the garden that feeds them and mending every stitch of clothing they wear. Meanwhile, unhappy Anna, pregnant with a child she does not want, is beguiled by the howling coyotes that surround the homestead at night. The extended family survives fire, dust storms, cold and hunger, only to face a nastier enemy much closer to home. This ambitious novel, full of the minutiae of the savage existence of a frontier family, comprises a harsh picture of lives lived in an unforgiving landscape, though some readers may find themselves wishing for an occasional break from the grinding woe.

Received a review copy of Smoke from Bascom Publishing.

Smoke by Jeremy Chester

Book BSmoke by Jeremy Chesterlurb:
Set in Miami and Central America during the 1970s, SMOKE is the story of a journey that begins when Jim Smyth, a young Marine returning from combat in Viet Nam, is brilliantly manipulated by an anonymous adversary with ties to the highest levels of U.S. government. Chosen for his unique skills, Smyth is forced into kidnapping the president of a large, well connected security company.

Two intriguing women become tangled in the kidnapping plot. One, like Smyth, is in the Witness Protection Program. The other is the sworn enemy of the kidnap victim and a major shareholder of the company. Smyth, code named Smoke by the Department of Justice, must rely upon his training and survival instincts to ensure they live through the bizarre plot and bring down their enemy.

The lies and abuse of power by senior members of the U.S. government in Smoke parallel those we have recently seen. Jim Smyth must prove he is up to the challenge against an adversary of unsurpassed evil and intelligence; in this competition, losers die.

Woo hoo! I love the men in blue or brown who bring me such lovely goodies! *L*


  1. I've been meaning to read the Bourne books.. I have the first three from when I graduated high school way back when. Enjoy!

  2. The The Castaways sounds good. Happy Readings!


  3. Under the Unbroken Sky sounds good to me.
    Happy reading!

  4. Stopping in - seeing what you have been reading. :)

    Looks like the mailbox was good to you this past week.... mine was a little scary LOL...

    Ill post it later tonight. :) have a great day!