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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox 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 September 23rd 2013, is Bob over at ‘Beauty In Ruins’

So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for Bob, 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!


I was first introduced to debut novelist Kathryn Biel, in an excellent ‘Guest Post’ spot she participated in, where she was talking with Naida, over at ‘The Bookworm’  Imagine my surprise then, when Kathryn contacted me out of the blue, to ask whether I would like to read and review a copy of ‘Good Intentions for myself’. Never one to pass up the opportunity to check out a new book, this is my first feature post and I am looking forward to this book getting to the top of  my reading / review pile.


Maggie Miller is about to start her life in Boston. She’s done with grad school and has a good job as a pediatric physical therapist. Maggie sees herself as plain and ordinary, nothing remarkable. She doesn’t see that surviving a horrific car accident that killed her mother and brother as anything special. She’s had bad taste in men and is jaded, and has decided to lay low while she focuses on her career. Matt Slavin is Maggie’s best friend from college. He has an atrocious girlfriend, who hates Maggie for no reason. But he also has this good friend from home. Ryan Milan is a drop-dead gorgeous young attorney who, despite significant reservations, has relocated to Boston to start his career as a prosecutor. He is good at reading the people he’s prosecuting, but cannot read women. Maggie and Ryan dance around each other, never sure of where the other stands. After months of push and pull, they finally realize that the other is actually interested. After finally getting together, they are pulled apart by Ryan’s family tragedy, and he is unable to return to Maggie. Just when Maggie thinks she does not have the strength to rebuild again, she finds she no longer has that choice. And when they’re finally reunited seven years later, Maggie’s life is barely recognizable…


Image Of Author Kathryn BielKathryn Biel was born and raised in Upstate New York.  She attended Boston University, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Following college, a poor economy took her to Ohio, where she found not only a wonderful job as a physical therapist in a special education school, but the man that she would marry as well.

Although she had sworn never to return to Upstate New York, jobs and family pulled Kathryn back and she has been contentedly settled there ever since.  In the midst of raising a family, Kathryn returned to school, and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges.

Kathryn continues her work as Chief Home Officer and Director of Child Development of the Biel Household, as well as holding down a few part-time gigs as a physical therapist.  With a specialty in school-based pediatrics, Kathryn can often be found writing letters of medical necessity for her students.  However, eventually those letters, as creative as they became, were no longer enough to satisfy Kathryn’s urge to write, and she set about writing her first novel,’ Good Intentions’.

Kathryn is an avid reader, although she admits that often she reads fluff rather than substance.  She hopes that her writings provide the entertainment and escape that she has received from so many others.  She has officially been bitten by the writing bug, and is hard at work on her second novel, as well as keeping up with her own personal blog.  When not working, running the kids to and fro, writing, or cleaning the house (which she admits is almost never), Kathryn also enjoys sewing, scrapbooking and dancing.

Even though publishing in any form is cool, there is something about holding a book with your name on it, with your words in it, that is very, very cool.

Kathryn has also recently entered the ‘facebook’ world, so if you are connected, then why not stop by and say hi!


I have so far resisted the urge to join the ‘facebook’ community, largely because I just don’t have the time to communicate across all of the many social media networks, although I can see the time coming when I shall be forced into making decisions and choices, or run the risk of getting left behind in the fast moving and changing technological world.

I can’t wait to discover all your own great new finds this week … so please stop by and share your link


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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