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Mailbox Monday – October 27

mmb-300x282Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.  

I love fall and wish it could last all winter long 😉  Not much reading lately, too busy enjoying the crisp air and beautiful colors of autumn, but a few books are still trickling in here and there.


The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth (sent by St. Martin’s Press)

A novel about three generations of midwives (a woman, her mother, and her grandmother) and the secrets they keep that push them apart and ultimately bind them together

THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES tells the story of three generations of women devoted to delivering new life into the world—and the secrets they keep that threaten to change their own lives forever. Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of the baby’s father— hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. For Floss, Neva’s grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva’s situation thrusts her back 60 years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter’s—a secret which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?


Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis by Carole P Roman (sent by Red Feather Productions)

Captain No Beard and his crew of loyal pirates heave anchor for another adventure, this time in the icy waters of the Arctic. Captain No Beard’s steering a course due north, sailing by the light of the North Star. Everyone on the crew wonders what the captain’s up to, especially as he gets embarrassed when they ask. When the captain finally admits his plan, the crew discovers he plans to steal the aurora borealis, the beautiful northern lights that brighten the arctic sky. They’re all shocked. They may be pirates, but even they know stealing is bad. Besides, how can anyone steal the lights from the sky? A charming, engaging tale about doing what’s right, Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis is the latest installment in Carole P. Roman’s award-winning pirate series. The first book, Captain No Beard-an Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life, received the Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012 award and the Star of Remarkable Achievement. The series presents real-life problems in an imaginary setting and encourages discussion with both parents and educators.

The After House by Michael Phillip Cash (by Red Feather Productions)

Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home. Will the After House be their shelter or their tomb?

Did anything interesting arrive in your mailbox this week?  Books or otherwise 🙂


October 27, 2014 - Posted by | Mailbox Monday


  1. I don’t get a lot of ARC’s/books in the mail anymore. But I do get Captain No-Beard and Philip Michael Cash. My son is a big science fiction fan. So Cash’s books are perfect for him.

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | October 27, 2014 | Reply

    • Does your son like Cash’s books? I keep meaning ot read one. Maybe I should squeeze one in this Halloween week!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 29, 2014 | Reply

      • He does. I’ve never read him. I don’t think I will be starting either.

        Comment by Lloyd Russell | October 29, 2014

  2. Captain No Beard sounds cute!

    Comment by sagustocox | October 27, 2014 | Reply

  3. Ooooo…..I want The Secrets of Midwives and The After House. Jealous. 🙂


    Have a good reading week, and Happy Halloween.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

    Comment by Elizabeth (Silver's Reviews) | October 27, 2014 | Reply

  4. Those should keep you and Gage busy for a while!

    Comment by BermudaOnion | October 27, 2014 | Reply

  5. Looks like good stuff for Gage.

    Comment by diane | October 27, 2014 | Reply

  6. I haven’t been reading (or blogging) much either because I’m spending as much time outside as I can before the cold arrives. I’m never ready for winter – autumn can stay here as long as it likes.

    Comment by Leslie | October 28, 2014 | Reply

    • Blogging has taken a back seat for me too because Gage needs his mama, but hopefully as the weather changes and Gage can entertain himself for more than 1 minute at a time I can catch up!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 29, 2014 | Reply

  7. I love the fall season too. 🙂 Of course, my winter is probably more like your fall . . . but still. It’s a wonderful season. All of your new books sound good! The Secrets of Midwives especially. Enjoy your new books!

    Comment by Literary Feline | October 28, 2014 | Reply

    • Yes, I don’t think our seasons are the same, lol 🙂 Fall is the only time I’m not jealous of California weather 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | October 29, 2014 | Reply

  8. I loved the colors of fall when i lived in Ohio! Sadly there aren’t many trees that change where I live in Florida

    Enjoy your books!

    Comment by Vicki | October 28, 2014 | Reply

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