Monday, March 9, 2015

Mailbox Monday: March 9

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

It was a good week. I was able to return to work. My father-in-law is healing nicely from his surgery. And, I sold a house. Not bad for the first full week back after my surgery.

This first book I picked up as a freebie for my Kindle. I am a big Civil War fiction fanatic.

Near the end of the Civil War, inhumane conditions at Andersonville Prison caused the deaths of 13,000 Union soldiers in only one year. In this gripping and affecting novel, three young Confederates and an entire town come face-to-face with the prison’s atrocities and will learn the cost of compassion, when withheld and when given.

Sentry Dance Pickett has watched, helpless, for months as conditions in the camp worsen by the day. He knows any mercy will be seen as treason. Southern belle Violet Stiles cannot believe the good folk of Americus would knowingly condone such barbarism, despite the losses they’ve suffered. When her goodwill campaign stirs up accusations of Union sympathies and endangers her family, however, she realizes she must tread carefully. Confederate corporal Emery Jones didn’t expect to find camaraderie with the Union prisoner he escorted to Andersonville. But the soldier’s wit and integrity strike a chord in Emery. How could this man be an enemy? Emery vows that their unlikely friendship will survive the war—little knowing what that promise will cost him.

As these three young Rebels cross paths, Emery leads Dance and Violet to a daring act that could hang them for treason. Wrestling with God’s harsh truth, they must decide, once and for all, Who is my neighbor?

This book is something I won from a blog contest.

Tania wants to buy a goat from a charity gift catalogue to help someone living in the third world, the only problem is that she only has enough to buy a goat's back leg! With the help of her brother and the new family that has just returned from living in India, Tania hatches a plan to raise the full $50. But rain, wasps and a grumpy neighbour are making this plan harder than Tania thought.

This is the first book in The Tania Abbey Adventures.

What did you receive in your mailbox?


  1. Well done on your freebie - looks like a great book!

  2. I've only read one civil war book that I loved, Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson, which was YA. I hope you enjoy this one