Monday, December 27, 2010

Mailbox Monday ~ Dec. 27, 2010

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"In a house in the forest all covered with vines, Lived a very small rabbit who did nothing but whine." Thus begins the rhymed story of Peter and the Whimper-Whineys. Peter's mother warns him that if he cannot stop whining and crying, he'll have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. His adventure continues as he later hops into the woods and finds lots of frightening Whimper-Whineymen! He discovers that the Whimper-Whineys are very ill-mannered and rude, and that everything is sour in Whimper-Whineland. He decides his mother was right...If only he can get back home...!

 In Eat This and Live for Kids, Dr. Don Colbert provides a road map to help parents navigate the often-treacherous territory of feeding their children, from infants to toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary aged children. Based on the key principles for healthy eating in Dr. Colbert's New York Times best seller, The Seven Pillars of Health, this practical guidebook for parents includes "Dr. Colbert Approved" foods and restaurant menu choices, along with helpful tips, charts, and nutrition information that will make it easier for you to raise healthy kids.

Spring into Arkansas, where three women find love where they least expect it. Meagan Snow, looking for a loan, meets banker Nate Brooks. Will her beauty impel Nate to give her more credit than is due? Bitter and humiliated, Abigail Connors runs off to Hot Springs, only to become the subject of Marcus Wellington’s investigation. Will she ever overcome her past and find a love of her own? After her fiancĂ©’s death, Becca Snow swore off all men, including Luke Monroe. Will she find the courage to love again? Can these couples trust God’s plan for their lives?

Step into the boots of a former Marine in this heart-pounding adventure in life and love. Colton “Cowboy” Neeley is a Marine trying to find his footing as he battles flashbacks now that he’s back home. Piper Blum is a woman in hiding—from life and the assassins bent on destroying her family. When their hearts collide, more than their lives are at stake. Will Colton find a way to forgive Piper’s lies? Can Piper find a way to rescue her father, trapped in Israel? Is there any way their love, founded on her lies, can survive?

found these two on the free table at our Library

Sweetbriar Bride:  The continuing saga of Sweetbriar, the remarkable love story of Louisa Boren and David Denny, and the growing pains of one of America's greatest cities. The scenes have changed, but the challenges of life are no different today than they were in the mid-1800s. The conflict of human relationships, the struggle for balance in an unbalanced world, the strengthening of love amidst the uncertainties of life.

Sweetbriar Spring:  In 1851, two young women kissed each other good-bye in an Illinois sweetbriar garden. Louisa was moving to Oregon. Suddenly-- "The sweetbriar! They're God's promise of spring!" exclaimed Louisa. "Let me take half the seeds to the Promised Land. You keep the other half. That way we'll never be parted. Not ever!"A tryst it was, and beautiful Louisa Boren bade her childhood friend Pamelia farewell to begin her journey of destiny. Sweetbriar Spring continues the remarkable story--that of history and love during Seattle's long, dark winter of 1854. 



TheBookGirl said...

What a lovely selection of books :)
I am particularly interested in the eating advice book for feeding youngsters -- such an important thing these days.

Enjoy your week reading!

Lady Q said...

I'm going to have to check out The Arkansas Brides and the Sweetbriar books! Thanks for linking up to Mailbox Monday! Happy reading!

Darlyn said...

Great haul! The Sweetbriar books sound very interesting--I have a thing for historical fiction. And, wow, your library has a "free table?"

Tribute Books Mama said...

I received for review The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson from Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways.

"I asked the sailor what an Elephant looked like; he replied that it was like nothing on earth."

England, 1766: After a long voyage from the East Indies, a ship docks in Bristol, England, and rumor quickly spreads about its unusual cargo—some say a mermaid is on board. A crowd forms, hoping to catch a glimpse of the magical creature. One crate after another is unpacked: a zebra, a leopard, and a baboon. There's no mermaid, but in the final two crates is something almost as magical—a pair of young elephants, in poor health but alive.

Seeing a unique opportunity, a wealthy sugar merchant purchases the elephants for his country estate and turns their care over to a young stable boy, Tom Page. Tom's family has long cared for horses, but an elephant is something different altogether. It takes time for Tom and the elephants to understand one another, but to the surprise of everyone on the estate, a remarkable bond is formed.

The Elephant Keeper, the story of Tom and the elephants, in Tom's own words, moves from the green fields and woods of the English countryside to the dark streets and alleys of late-eighteenth-century London, reflecting both the beauty and the violence of the age. Nicholson's lush writing and deft storytelling complement a captivating tale of love and loyalty between one man and the two elephants that change the lives of all who meet them.

Mystica said...

A nice variety of books. Enjoy the reading.

Mary said...

They all look good - enjoy!