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Mailbox Monday March 5th 2012


Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week.

Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday, is currently ‘on tour’ and being hosted by a different blogger each month.
Your host for the month of March is: … Anna at Diary Of an Eccentric
So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for Anna, after all, we all like to receive them!

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!


This weeks post will bring you up to date on the remaining great books I downloaded from ‘Smashwords‘, as part of the first birthday giveaway offer, from the fantastic ladies at Astraea Press.

They are all from the ‘parent genre’ of romantic fiction, although the individual books come from various sub-genres, from contemporary romance, to historical romance; fantasy romance, through to paranormal romance.

It is also good to see that Astraea Press is run so well by a group of ladies who are themselves romantic fiction authors and have included some of their own books in this great giveaway.

I probably won’t be attempting a marathon romance read anytime soon, however these lovely additions to my TBR titles will fit nicely between books from other genres and I shall definitely be writing and posting reviews for them all.

If you want to discover more about the individual authors then click on the naming links and to read a full synopsis for the individual books simply click on the image.


  ‘A New Dream’ by Elanie Cantrell


  ‘Lizzie and the Geurnsey Gang’ by April Gardner


  ‘Spartan Heart’ by Kristine Cheney


  ‘The Last Great Wizard of Yden’ by S.G. Rogers




Finally, just to ‘ring the changes’ somewhat, this book was passed on to me by my father, who rated this one as ‘average’, which is his version of everyone else’s ‘great’, so I can’t wait to try it!


Sometimes I wish that she’d just leave me in peace.

NOW YOU SEE HER… Gillian is haunted by the disappearance of her little girl two years ago. A devastating fire burned down their home, but she remains convinced her daughter survived.

NOW YOU DON’T… Ten-year-old Tom lives by the town’s neglected churchyard. Is he the only one who sees the strange, solitary child playing there? And what is she trying to tell him?

NOW YOU RUN… There’s a new vicar in town – Harry – and he’s meeting the locals. But menacing events suggest he isn’t welcome. What terrible secret is this town hiding?


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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Written by Yvonne