In My Mailbox (01)

My first In My Mailbox post! Hosted by The Story Siren, In My Mailbox is a chance to showcase new books, ones checked out from the library, bought, won or received for review. All summaries taken from either Goodreads or Amazon.

Touching Silver by Jamie Craig

The chase of the Silver Maiden continues in this second of the series . . . A young woman reappears five years after being kidnapped and cold-case detective Olivia Wright reopens the investigation. The dangerous Gabriel de los Rios appears to be involved so Olivia turns to Isaac McGuire, the LAPD detective who knows Gabriel all too well. Gabrial wants to gain the supernatural power of the Silver Maiden coin and kidnapping is not the only crime he is willing to commit in order to possess it. Olivia and Isaac hope to stop Gabriel before he can do more harm, but Olivia’s single-minded professionalism is derailed by the highly distracting Isaac . . .

Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos

When Martin Grace enters the hip Philadelphia coffee shop Cornelia Brown manages, her life changes forever. Charming and debonair, the spitting image of Cary Grant, Martin sweeps Cornelia off her feet, but, as it turns out, Martin Grace is more the harbinger of change than the change itself.” Meanwhile, on the other side of town, eleven-year-old Clare Hobbes must learn to fend for herself after her increasingly unstable mother has a breakdown and disappears. Taking inspiration from famous orphans (Anne Shirley, Sara Crewe, Mary Lennox, and even Harry Potter) Clare musters the courage to seek out her estranged father. When the two of them show up at Cornelia’s cafe, Cornelia and Clare form a bond as unlikely as it is deep. Together, they face difficult choices and discover that knowing what you love and why is as real as life gets.

Somewhere Inside by Laura & Lisa Ling

In 2009, Laura Ling, a reporter with Current TV, traveled with a film crew to the region of China that bordered on North Korea to report on defections, particularly of women who were later forced into arranged marriages or sex slavery. The crew momentarily crossed into North Korea, and Ling and Euna Lee, her editor and translator, were captured. Given the hostilities between North Korea and China and a recent critical documentary on North Korea by Laura’s sister, journalist Lisa Ling, the women knew they were in for an ordeal. Laura was beaten during the capture, and the women were held in isolation and faced meager meals, cold, and little medical treatment. In the U.S., Lisa and her family prayed and called on powerful contacts, including Al Gore and Bill Richardson, to win the women’s release. During the time of their captivity, North Korea conducted a nuclear test and fired off missiles, increasing tensions with the U.S. and UN. The women were eventually tried for attempting to overthrow the government and sentenced to 12 years in a labor camp, but through behind-the-scenes maneuvering and negotiations with prickly North Korea, they were finally released after five months in captivity. This memoir alternates between the sisters, with Laura recalling the escalating peril of her capture and imprisonment and Lisa recalling heightened worries as weeks dragged into months. A riveting story of captivity and the enduring faith, determination, and love of two sisters.

Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban

In this coming-of-age story set in a medieval kingdom, Andrea is a headstrong princess longing to be a knight who finds her way to modern-day California. But her accidental return to her family’s kingdom and a disastrous romance brings war, along with her discovery of some dark family secrets. Readers will love this mix of traditional fantasy elements with unique twists and will identify with Andrea and her difficult choices between duty and desire.

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6 responses to “In My Mailbox (01)

  • DarlingNickey

    Hi Kim,
    thanks for stopping by my IMM 🙂
    Stay is going to be my first Deb Caletti book, too, how curious. I never heard of her before I got that ARC from Simon & Schuster…
    The last book in your IMM sounds interesting, I will check that out if I ever get through my ginormous pile >.< lol

    • Kim

      Same! After I went into a bookstore and realized just how many of her books I’d seen but passed over. She’s a great writer, and I’m very interested in checking out her other works.

      I love that there’s always something to read. A troublesome thing though is that a person’s to-read pile (especially my own) never shrinks! It just grows and grows like Jack’s beanstalk. Haha.

  • Celesta

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Two Moon Princess sounds very intriguing. Hope you enjoy them! ^__^

  • JenniferA

    I didn’t realize that Lisa and Laura Ling were coming out with a book! I usually only read fiction, but this one sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.

    Love Walked In sounds so sweet. I’ve seen it, but never really read the synopsis. I might have to check that one out too!

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

    • Kim

      The book came out in 2010; I’d come across it while browsing in a Borders. To be honest, I’d never really heard of them prior to finding the biography/memoir. But the story seemed interesting so I couldn’t resist.

      Same thing happened with Love Walked In. The synopsis just drew me in.

      Thanks for stopping by my blog! (:

  • Misha

    Great mailbox! I’ve Love Walked In on my TBR. It sounds interesting!
    Happy Reading! Enjoy your new books 🙂

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