Sunday, 5 February 2012

Mailbox Monday #2 and In My Mailbox

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling tbr piles and humongous wishlists. In February Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Metroreader.

In My mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren

This week I received four new books all purchased myself from either Amazon or a local charity shop.

Misfortune by Wesley Stace. This one I ordered from Amazon, I heard about it on Goodreads and thought I would give it a try. Here's the synopsis from

On a moonlit night on the outskirts of London, Lord Geoffroy Loveall finds the answer to his prayers: an abandoned baby, somehow still alive amid the junk of a rubbish heap. Rescuing the infant from certain death, Lord Geoffroy adopts her as his only child, heir to the fabulous Love Hall fortune. He names her Rose in memory of his long-dead sister and gives her a childhood of unparallelled gaiety and unstinting pleasure. But every house has a secret, and as Rose approaches adolescence, the secret of Love Hall becomes impossible to hide. As much as Lord Geoffroy wanted a daughter, the baby he brought home is, in fact, a boy.

The second book brought home this week  is Finding Mr Flood by Ciara Geraghty I found this in a local charity shop, it was not a title I had heard of before, but thought I would get it as it was a reasonable price. The synopsis is from

Dara Flood always says the most interesting thing about her life happened before she was born. Thirteen days before she came into the world, her father walked up the road and never came back. 

Now in her twenties, Dara's life has a careful routine. She lives in Dublin with her mother and sister Angel. She has pizza with friends every Wednesday, salsa class every Friday, and sees her boyfriend every Saturday. It's safe and that's the way she likes it. 

Then Angel gets desperately sick and Dara's ordered life falls apart. Neither she nor her mother is a compatible match for the kidney Angel needs. So Dara sets out to find the father who could be their last hope. But on the path to uncovering the truth about her father, Dara learns that to let life - and love - in, sometimes you just have to let go . . .

The third book this week was A Rogue's Proposal by Stephanie Laurens. This was the second book I got from the charity shop. I already have one book by Stephanie Laurens which I'm yet to read,  but thought I might as well  get it while it was available. Here's the synopsis from 
                                                                                                                                                             Demon Cynster has seen love bring his brethren to their knees, and he′s vowed that he will not share their fate ... until he spies Felicity Parteger sneaking about his racing stable. Demon remembers Felicity as a mere chit of a girl, but now she stands before him, all lush curves and sparkling eyes...
Felicity knows Demon was one of the town′s most eligible bachelors and a rogue of the worst sort, but he was the only one capable of getting her friend out of trouble. She knows Demon will never yield her the love she desperately seeks, but could a marriage of passion alone be enough?

The fourth and final book this week is Taking Charge of your Fertility by Toni Weschler, MPH. I got this from Amazon it has some great reviews from both people using it for birth control and for becoming pregnant. I thought it might beworth a read for future reference and to understand a bit more about fertility. Here's the synopsis from

 The Barnes & Noble Review
This is an invaluable tool, both for couples struggling with the frustrations of infertility and for those who seek a natural way to avoid becoming pregnant. Weschler debunks the ineffective Rhythm Method and explains a far more reliable alternative that allows women to exert real control over their fertility: the Fertility Awareness Method. Ample illustrations, charts on which women can track their cycles, and chapters on such topics as gender selection and male fertility make this revised edition an outstanding and classic work on fertility.

Although its primary function is to introduce readers to the FAM and address issues specific to conception and natural birth control, Taking Charge of Your Fertility is also an important resource for any woman who wishes to better understand her general gynaecological health. The result is a comprehensive guidebook covering menstrual cycles, menopause, and sexuality, as well as reproductive health.
(Karen Burns)


  1. Interesting collection this week. I do like Laurens and have read this one. Misfortune sounds good but rather odd. I hope you enjoy all your books.

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  2. I have not heard of any of these, but Misfortune sounds pretty interesting! You seem to have an eclectic taste in books :)

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  3. Enjoy your books, Great IMM :)

  4. Those are new to me. The cover of Misfotune cracks me up! Enjoy!

  5. Finding Mr. Flood looks very intriguing...thanks for sharing, and enjoy your reads.

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  6. Misfortune sure has an interesting cover! I hope you enjoy your new reads!

    1. I hope you have a great reading week.

  7. A Rogue's Proposal sounds like a good read. Enjoy your new books!

  8. A nice eclectic mix this week! Hope you enjoy. :-)