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Monday, August 17, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page. Check it out, and see what other readers are finding in their mailboxes! I had another terrific week! What books came into your home last week?

The Spire by Richard North Patterson

Both a razor-sharp thriller and a poignant love story, this twisting tale of psychological suspense is Patterson’s most compelling novel in yearsMark Darrow grew up in a small Ohio town with no real advantages beyond his intelligence and athletic ability. But thanks to the intervention of Lionel Farr—a professor at Caldwell, the local college—Darrow became an excellent student and, later, a superb trial lawyer. Now Farr asks his still-youthful protégé for a life-altering favor. An embezzlement scandal has threatened Caldwell’s very existence—would Darrow consider becoming its new president?Darrow accepts, but returning to his alma mater opens old wounds.

I received this one from Library Thing's Early Reviewer program. It looks like a good one!

The Atlantis Revelation by Thomas Greanias

From the New York Times bestselling author of Raising Atlantis and The Atlantis Prophecy comes an explosive new international thriller jam-packed with political and prophetic intrigue. Beneath the city of God, A centuries-old secret awaits. And every power on earth wants it. The adventure begins with the wreckage of a sunken Nazi submarine and a shocking legacy of Hitler's quest for Atlantis. Archaeologist Conrad Yeats discovers in the ruins of the Third Reich the key to an ancient conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of every major government. Suddenly Yeats is plunged into a deadly race across the Mediterranean, hunted by the assassins of an international organization that will stop at nothing to ignite global Armageddon and revive an empire. And only Serena Serghetti, the beautiful Vatican linguist he loved and lost, can help him save the world from the Atlantis Revelation.

Thanks go to David Brown for sending this book on to me! I'm really looking forward to reading it!

The Promised World by Lisa Tucker

Brilliant but mercurial Billy Cole, estranged from his wife, Ashley, commits suicide after losing visitation rights to his children. After Billy's death, his fragile twin, Lila, immediately begins to break down, recalling bizarre incidents and feeling overwhelmed by dread. Once her husband, Patrick, who always prized reason over emotion, hears from Ashley that the twins lied about their parents being dead, he connects with Lila's mother, Barbara, and gets a very different picture of the twins' past. By rotating points of view between Lila, Patrick, Billy and Ashley, Tucker fleshes out the story, leaving readers understanding how both guileless and malevolent actions can be misconstrued.

A big thank you to Esther Bochner of Simon and Schuster. I'm a big fan of Lisa Tucker and can't wait to read this one!

The Diary by Eileen Goudge

When the two grown daughters of Elizabeth Marshall discover an old diary of their mother's in her attic, it comes as a shock to learn that the true love of Elizabeth's life was not their father. This is the mystery the two daughters must unravel as they stay up late reading the words penned by Elizabeth so long ago. Their mother can't give them the answers: After a massive stroke, she lies mute and near death in a nursing home. Only the pages of her diary can provide clues to what really happened.

Thanks to TJ Dietderich of Planned TV Arts for this book. It looks to be a really great read!

Check out other mailboxes HERE, maybe you'll find your next favorite book!


gautami tripathy said...

You seem to have received some good books. Happy reading.

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DCMetroreader said...

I also received The Promised Land. It looks good (although I haven't read anything by the author before).

Have fun reading!

Kaye said...

The Diary looks and sounds good to me. I HOpe you enjoy all your new books. have a great week and happy reading.

Kristen said...

Wow. Looks like some really good books here.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Ooh, they all look good!

Tea said...

You really have some good books. I would like to read "The Spire." A friend loaned me "The Diary" to read. I am having mailbox Monday too. I don't have as many as you. Congrats!

bermudaonion said...

You did have a terrific week! Happy reading!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I got The Diary too. Your others look good as well!

Anonymous said...

Lucky you! you got an early reviewer book from LibraryThing.

I'm not that fortunate. Yet :) enjoy your books

Laughing Stars said...

It looks like a good mail week! :-) The Diary sounds great -- I didn't know Eileen Goudge was still writing.

Anonymous said...

Looks like some great books. Enjoy!

Unknown said...

RNP looks a good one! Nice lot of books. Hope you enjoy reading them all :)

Sandra said...

A nice variety. I enjoyed Patterson's books. I haven't read Eclipse yet so I'm a little behind but he's always good. Both The Promised World and The Diary sound promising. I look forward to your reviews.

Tiina said...

What great books! And the cover of The Diary is so pretty!


BurtonReview said...

I like the looks of the last two. The cover is pretty on that last one too.

Serena said...

I haven't read any of these books, but I've heard Richard North Patterson is good.

Thanks for stopping by my mailbox this week. I've added you to my google reader.

Alice said...

I like your mailbox! The last book looks and sounds good! :D

Anna said...

These all sound good. Hope you enjoy them.

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jose said...

I recently read The Atlantis Revelation and liked it very much, it's similar to Clive Cussler or Steve Berry book. The Patterson book looks interesting, I'll have to check it out!

My review of The Atlantis Revelation