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Monday, July 6, 2009

Mailbox Monday...well, kinda...

Mailbox Monday LogoSo, this week, sadly, I didn't receive anything in my mailbox...although I am waiting for about 5 things.

I did make a trip to the bookstore this week tho. What else are you supposed to do when you have free money to the bookstore?

I picked up Eve by Elissa Elliott a work of Biblical fiction describing the life of Eve. Here is the synopsis.

"Elliott reimagines the story of Adam and Eve in a debut novel that richly evokes earliest biblical times. The story is told from the points of view of Eve and her daughters: Naava, the beautiful weaver; Aya, the quick-witted, club-footed cook; and Dara, the compassionate observant twin. Eve recounts the fall and how she and Adam wander until settling down to grow crops, raise livestock and start a garden of their own. Elliott offers readers vivid details about the first childbirth, the first intercourse, the first recriminations, the first environmental calamity and the first hunt, but the novel really comes alive when it departs from lushly imagined retelling and thrusts the family into unfamiliar territory when the brood encounters a city and city people. Elliott is at her imaginative and linguistic best describing city life, customs and architecture, building tension as Naava falls for a prince, fueling Cain's wrath. Elliott makes biblical fiction her own with a female perspective that emphasizes emotional turmoil, sensual experience and an impressive range of imagery that brings to life daily life in the beginning."

Hopefully next week will be better news for my mailbox. How was your week?

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  1. Hi Heather,

    If you love historical fiction, you might check out the blog Favorite PASTimes - http://www.favoritepastimes.blogspot.com. We interview authors of historical fiction and post reviews each week - plus give away free books! Perhaps that will give you more choices. :)

    ~Jill Eileen Smith
    Author of Michal: A Novel
    The Wives of King David Book 1

  2. Happy Monday?! :) No mailbox Monday for me either! I'd had like to go to Borders! It was calling me, I told my hubby so and he rolled his eyes. LOL. He's on vacation this week so he's keeping me busy! I'm reading a historical romance now, THE WEDDING by Julie Garwood. I read THE BRIDE quite a while ago and saw this on the keepers shelf and realized I didn't read! Great to be visiting here!! Love historicals!


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