Books That Caught Our Eye

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At Mailbox Monday we encourage participants to not only share the books they received, but to check out the books others have received.

Each week will share a few books that caught our eye from that week’s Mailbox Monday.

We encourage you to share the books that caught your eye in the comments.

MARTHA:

517ir197hxl._sx326_bo1204203200_Sleigh Bells Ring: A Magical Cowboy Christmas Romance by Jessica James found at Bookfan.

WELCOME HOME TO THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS!

Sleigh Bells Ring is a heartwarming holiday cowboy Christmas romance filled with second chances, holiday traditions, the reuniting of best friends, and the magical promise of love during the holiday season.

There’s no love story as beautiful as those at Christmas, so pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate and indulge in a classic romance that unleashes the magic of Christmas and the true meaning of the season. This clean, wholesome romance will take you back to bygone days when holiday traditions were deeply rooted institutions, and when love could heal all wounds.

Returning to her family’s Montana ranch after a ten-year absence, Jordyn Dunaway pitches in to help her Mother create the special holiday magic for which the family ranch is renowned. But when she discovers that her best friend growing up—the man she has never forgotten—is employed as a ranch hand, the holiday season turns into something she never imagined.

Chad Devlin was falling into a deep abyss after leaving the military as a result of a traumatic brain injury. When his old employer invited him back as a ranch hand he found himself recovering both physically and mentally…that is until he was blindsided by the return of the ranch owner’s daughter after a ten-year absence.

The rocky relationship of the former best friends takes a back seat as the future of the family-owned ranch becomes threatened. If Jordyn and Chad don’t put their painful pasts behind them, they might lose the ranch they both call home. Can misunderstandings, mistrust, and lost years be forgotten when the magic of Christmas is in the air?

Find out with the help of beautiful vistas, Western hospitality, and the magical meaning of a special sleigh bell that ties both Jordyn and Chad to the past—and the future.

If you love Debbie Macomber, Shanna Hatfield, RaeAnne Thayne, Susan Mallery, or Sheila Roberts, you’ll love Sleigh Bells Ring by award-winning Jessica James.

“This cover caught me with the magical look of Christmas.”

41usgakfkflProspector’s Run by Kevin W. Bates found at Library of Clean Reads.

Even after five thousand years, riches can be found among the First Stellar Civilization’s dead, shattered worlds—with luck and the right coordinates—Holtz Mitsumi has neither. But as he watches hope and his last credit disappear on a failed voyage prospecting for lost First Civ tech, Mitsumi stumbles on a mysterious artifact in the wastes of an abandoned alien city. Compelled to find the artifact’s origin, but struggling to finance the expedition, Holtz encounters Aber Chandra. An enigmatic figure, Chandra holds information on coordinates for lost First Civ worlds where untold treasure awaits.

But even as Mitsumi and Chandra scrape together a rag-tag crew, they are hunted by the Consortium. Ambushed, Holtz and crew barely survive only to discover that Chandra is not what he seems. Chased across the galaxy, Mitsumi desperately tries to evade his pursuers and keep the crew from each other’s throats. When one of the crew is kidnapped and threatened with personality erasure, all bets are off and their fate teeters on a knife’s edge.

“This is a sci-fi that is definitely up my alley.”

SERENA:

41aqa8xdz2l._sx327_bo1204203200_The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan at Bookfan.

In a new World War II-set story from the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, four women compete for a spot hosting a wartime cookery program called The Kitchen Front – based on the actual BBC program of the same name – as well as a chance to better their lives.

Two years into WW2, Britain is feeling her losses; the Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is putting on a cooking contest–and the grand prize is a job as the program’s first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the contest presents a crucial chance to change their lives.

For a young widow, it’s a chance to pay off her husband’s debts and keep a roof over her children’s heads. For a kitchen maid, it’s a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For the lady of the manor, it’s a chance to escape her wealthy husband’s increasingly hostile behavior. And for a trained chef, it’s a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession.

These four women are giving the competition their all–even if that sometimes means bending the rules. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together serve only to break it apart?

“Definitely one for my list.”

What books caught your eyes this week?

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