Monday, July 3, 2017

Mailbox Monday - Jul 3



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.

Hello from the Outer Banks. We left a day early so we missed all the check in traffic. The kids are big into traditions, so we often visit the same places year after year. This is from the top of Jockey's Ridge Crossing, a shopping center across from the sand dunes and Jockey's Ridge State Park. They have a tower where they fly a flag or windsock every day. We visit every year and get fudge at The Fudgery. This is the first time we climbed the tower, though.



The dog traveled with us into Manteo on Sunday and walked the waterfront. We also stopped in Downtown Books and bought a Harry Potter puzzle and a book set on Cape Hatteras. 


Today we might go into Duck and walk the boardwalk. There's a new restaurant we would like to try as well. 

Here's the book I picked up today to add to my Outer Banks collection....




In 1886, a young woman becomes the sole survivor of a disastrous shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina's treacherous Outer Banks. She is rescued by the brave surfmen of the Life Saving Service at Little Kinnakeet Station and is suddenly forced to make her own way in the world... One hundred thirty years later, a young widow moves to the Outer Banks of North Carolina seeking a peaceful place to build a new life and somehow come to terms with her own tragic loss... The lives of these two vulnerable yet remarkable women unexpectedly intertwine in what becomes a moving, must-read story of peril, friendship, newfound strength and love.

Not sure if there will be anything in my mailbox when we return, but I brought a bunch of books down here to hopefully catch up on my overdue reviews.

Have a blessed week!

15 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful time on vacation! The book looks perfect too.

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  2. How lovely to visit the Outer Banks, a place I've only read about. It sounds lovely!

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Laurel, it truly is a wonderful place. A bit more rain than we would like this vacation, but still we are having fun.

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  3. Sounds like you're having a great vacation! And the book you picked up sounds good. It would be great if you read it while on vacation.

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    1. Even when I work on vacation--which happens every time considering technology these days--it is a great day at the beach, Laura. I'm excited about this new book so hope to at least start it.

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  4. ENJOY!!

    Sounds lovely!!

    Have a great week...your book looks good.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth. Hope you have a great week.

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  5. Hi Cheryl,

    I hadn't come across 'The Outer Banks' before, but it certainly sounds like a lovely place for a holiday break and a great place to celebrate July 4th - so enjoy!

    I hope that you manage a little down time for yourself,to get in a little reading :)

    Yvonne

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    1. It really is a nice place. I hope to retire down here one day.

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  6. Looks like a nice place to visit. Is your dog a Jack Russell or Rat Terrier? Cape Hatteras Castaway sounds interesting.
    Have a lovely visit and safe travels home.

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    1. Thanks, Martha. He's a Jack Russell/Lab mix...or so the rescue shelter told us. Some vets say part Coon Hound.

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