Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is on the move! This month it is being hosted by Chick Loves Lit. Thanks Shanyn! Mailbox Monday is where we share which books we found in our mailboxes the previous week, but be warned: Mailbox Monday can lead to towering TBR piles and out-of-control wish lists!

This week was a slow one in books for me (shame on the mailman!), but I did have one new arrival on Thursday! Added to my TBR pile was:


Description from Goodreads:

"Irene Stanley thought her world had come to an end when her husband finds their 15-year-old son, Shep, murdered in their Oregon home. Daniel Robbin, who had spent his teenage years in and out of trouble, gave himself up to the police and was given the state’s harshest sentence: death by lethal injection.

Now, nineteen years later, as the superintendent of the state penitentiary prepares to execute Robbin, Irene Stanley must reveal what she has been hiding from her family. That in order to survive the anger and grief she had at losing her son, she not only had forgiven the man who killed him, but had come to be his friend.

Her revelation stuns her family, church and community and cracks open the secrets that had been surrounding her son’s death. Secrets that reveal how little she understood Shep, her husband, or herself.

Dramatic, emotional, and ultimately uplifting, The Crying Tree is an unforgettable story of love and redemption, the unbreakable bonds of family, and the transformative power of forgiveness."
 
That's what was in my mailbox last week- what was in yours?

8 comments:

  1. Looking forward to your review of this one! Happy reading!

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  2. Sounds intriguing! Hope you like it. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  3. It may only be one book but I read it and it's pretty good. I hope you enjoy it!

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  4. It sounds really interesting!

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  5. I've had a copy of this for a little while . . . just waiting for the right moment. Enjoy!

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  6. At least the one you got looks good! I hope you enjoy it!

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