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July 20, 2015 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ July 20th

Butterfly-PinkFlower_Mailbox56392Welcome to Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia of To Be Continued, a place where readers share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

After several years of being on tour with different blogs as the monthly host, the Mailbox Monday Blog is now the permanent home for the meme.

Not much reading has been happening here the past few weeks although I’ve still been listening to my usual amount of audio. It’s not that I don’t want to read, it’s just that in the summer I have trouble sitting still.

And then there are the little tasks that manage to expand to eat up the entire day. I start out clipping a few stray branches on a shrub and the next thing I know I’ve got the loppers out and I’m trimming everything along the back fence because this is brush pick-up week. Or I’m rescuing baby birds. Or trying to troubleshoot a problem with my new laptop – it likes to freeze up for unknown reasons and is eating up hours of my time.

Anyway, a few books managed to trickle in . . .

New Arrivals


The Redeemers by Ace Atkins from Putnam.
He is only in his early thirties, but now Quinn Colson is jobless—voted out of office as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, thanks to the machinations of county kingpin Johnny Stagg. He has offers, in bigger and better places, but before he goes, he’s got one more job to do—bring down Stagg’s criminal operations for good.

Audio Downloads

From Random House Audio


The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon
The latest novel from New York Times best-selling author Jennifer McMahon is an atmospheric, gripping, and suspenseful tale that probes the bond between sisters and the peril of keeping secrets.

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.

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  1. Pat @ Posting For Now / Jul 20 2015 5:20 am

    Good luck with your new computer. It sounds like a serious problem.

    Thank you for your Jane Green contest. I received Summer Secrets and their gift package this week.

    I hope you enjoy your new books.


    • Leslie / Jul 20 2015 8:45 am

      The real problem is how UNhelpful tech support is. It’s a new laptop, problems right out of the box. I’ve been doing my own troubleshooting and I’m pretty sure it’s software, not hardware. Very frustrating and I suppose most people would have demanded a refund by now! The geeky side of me likes the challenge though.

      Enjoy the gift basket! 🙂 It looked wonderful.


  2. Mary / Jul 20 2015 6:31 am

    The Redeemers sounds perfect for you!


  3. BermudaOnion / Jul 20 2015 8:06 am

    I got The Redeemers as well and am ridiculously excited about it simply because Atkins went to the same high school my son did. Have a great week!


  4. Beth F / Jul 20 2015 8:16 am

    I LOVED Circling the Sun in print. Hope the audio is great.


  5. Kay / Jul 20 2015 8:25 am

    My husband is eagerly waiting on The Redeemers. That’s one of his favorite series. And I’m wanting to read Circling The Sun and The Night Sister.


    • Leslie / Jul 20 2015 8:39 am

      Glad to hear that about The Redeemers. This is a new series for me. I’m hoping this one works well as a stand alone.


  6. Lucy / Jul 20 2015 9:54 am

    Gorgeous new audiobooks! The Night Sister sounds exciting. Happy listening 🙂


  7. Mystica / Jul 20 2015 9:59 am

    I loved Circling the Sun so very much.


  8. laurelrainsnow / Jul 20 2015 10:23 am

    Oh, nothing is more frustrating to me than a computer issue…hope you resolve it soon!

    I haven’t been reading as much lately, either, due to family time. I am enjoying the visit, though…and hope to read at least a couple of books a week.

    I like the look of The Night Sister.



  9. sagustocox / Jul 20 2015 10:51 am

    I hope you enjoy your new books; audio has been a great saving grace for me when the stress at work seems too much and I don’t feel like reading books.


  10. Silver's Reviews / Jul 21 2015 1:14 pm

    Ooooo….I want to read CIRCLING THE SUN. ENJOY!!

    Love your display of THE REDEEMERS.

    THE NIGHT SISTER looks good too.

    Lots of good books to enjoy this week. Have a great reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  11. Cheryl Malandrinos / Jul 21 2015 9:14 pm

    My poor garden is overrun with weeds I have been working so much since coming home from vacation.

    The Night Sister sounds superb. Enjoy your books.


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