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May 5, 2013

TSS: May Flowers.. or freezing cold fronts..

The Sunday   
Visit Svea's blog at The Muse in The Fog Book Review to start linking up your Sunday posts; Suddenly Sunday is a weekly event hosted by Svea whose purpose is to share all the exciting events that have occurred on your blog throughout the week.

May is here. You wouldn't know it cuz I'm wearing a sweater (in Texas, y'all!!) but well I'm glad May is here. It means we're that much closer to June.

This week on the blog there were two reviews:

Mailbox Monday is a meme originally from Marcia's Mailbox and is being hosted by Abi @ 4 the LOVE of BOOKS for this month. The Story Siren also hosts IMM, so we can find some cool YA titles there as well.

Wasn't I such a good girl for not accepting new review copies?! Finally.. maybe.. just maybe there is a shred of hope for me. And you doubted me... bwahahaha

Featured eBook Download:

The Maiden of Mayfair by Lawana Blackwell
In 1871, an orphanage in the slums of London is the only home 13-year-old Sarah Matthews has ever known. Her whole world is turned upside-down when an embittered widow, Dorthia Blake, seeks her out as a live-in companion. But Blake has reasons for adopting Sarah beyond what others know, and it is only through the unwavering love of a servant woman that Sarah can find God's love and a bond stronger than blood. 

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
The What Are You Reading meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we keep track of what we are currently reading and plan to read.

Just finished reading What A Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr, a rare contemporary read for me. I accepted this for review from Sourcebooks Landmark who has decided to publish not only historical novels but others that they feel are worthy of their imprint, and this one fits the bill nicely. Watch for my review to come in a few days.

Meanwhile, we have begun the group read of The Bastard King by Jean Plaidy, which you are welcome to join.

From my back cover:

Princess Matilda at last found the man she would marry- William, the fierce bastard of Normandy.
Proud and fearless, the Duke had ridden into the stronghold of his enemies, dragged her by her thick golden hair into the gutter, and left with her heart. It was a love story that would change the face of history.
Battles, triumphs, revenge and jealousy crowd the dramatic years leading to William's fateful conflict with Harold of England and its bitter aftermath as Queen Matilda's love for her children threatens her loyalty to William, Bastard, Conqueror and King.

Also on Goodreads, there is a mini-bible plan read along beginning May 13. We will be using the Youversion Bible app and following their Major People Plan. You are welcome to join in there as well!