Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mailbox Monday: April 18



Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Library books don’t count, but eBooks & audiobooks do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, is on a blog tour! This month's host is my girl Amy @ Passages to the Past!


Two for me, both for review:


Shades of Milk and HoneyFrom Cassie at TOR. Published August 2010, paperback coming out this summer:  An intimate portrait of Jane Ellsworth, a woman ahead of her time in a version of Regency England where the manipulation of glamour is considered an essential skill for a lady of quality. Despite the prevalence of magic in everyday life, other aspects of Dorchester's society are not that different: Jane and her sister Melody's lives still revolve around vying for the attentions of eligible men.

Jane resists this fate, and rightly so, because while her skill with glamour is remarkable, it is her sister who is fair of face, and therefore wins the lion's share of the attention. At the ripe old age of twenty-eight, Jane has resigned herself to being invisible forever. But when her family's honor is threatened, she finds that she must push her skills to the limit in order to set things right--and, in the process, accidentally wanders into a love story of her own.



Queen By Right: A NovelFor upcoming blog tour! From Touchstone. To be published May 10, 2011: Anne Easter Smith’s novels are beloved by readers for their ability “to grab you, sweep you along with the story, and make you fall in love with the characters.” * In Cecily Neville, duchess of York and ancestor of every English monarch to the present day, she has found her most engrossing character yet.
History remembers Cecily of York standing on the steps of the Market Cross at Ludlow, facing an attacking army while holding the hands of her two young sons. Queen by Right reveals how she came to step into her destiny, beginning with her marriage to Richard, duke of York, whom she meets when she is nine and he is thirteen. Raised together in her father’s household, they become a true love match and together face personal tragedies, pivotal events of history, and deadly political intrigue. All of England knows that Richard has a clear claim to the throne, and when King Henry VI becomes unfit to rule, Cecily must put aside her hopes and fears and help her husband decide what is right for their family and their country. Queen by Right marks Anne Easter Smith’s greatest achievement, a book that every fan of sweeping, exquisitely detailed historical fiction will devour.


I'm looking forward to both of these. Ya'll know I love reading about the War of the Roses, and Cecily is someone who has long deserved more recognition, so I'm especially excited to read Queen By Right! What did you get this week?

23 comments:

  1. The honey book sounds good, I have had my eye on that for some time now :)
    And i have also heard good things about SMith

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  2. I love the Wars of the Roses as well, but I'm undecided on the Easter Smith book. Her last one hit the wall around page 100 :)

    Not much in the mail this week, although I did get an old California saga you'll likely be interested in. Stay tuned...

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  3. Great books this week. I loved Shades of Milk and Honey. Hope you enjoy them both.
    Happy reading.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-my-mailbox-15.html

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  4. Great mailbox. I have both books on my wishlist so I'm looking forward to your reviews.

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  5. Totally crazy -- I just got both these books as well! (One from the library, one for review!)

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  6. You got some really amazing review books... I especially like the one from Touchstone about Cecily of York.

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  7. I was wondering if anyone would write a book about Cecily Neville.

    Here is mine

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  8. I want to read Queen by Right! Can't wait to see what you think of it..:D

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  10. I love Wars of the Roses books. Queen by Right sounds great. I'll have to add it to my list.

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  11. I've been seeing lots of great historical fiction in mailboxes this week, which makes me think I need to pull a good one off of my TBR pile to read! Enjoy your wonderful new reads!

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  12. They both look good so I hope you enjoy them!

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  13. Shades of Milk and Honey looks delicious...

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  14. Queen by Right sounds good! Haven't read any of her books but I have one. And it's about Cecily of York :)

    Enjoy!

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  15. Two great reads ahead of you, enjoy!

    Come by and see mine and my giveaways.

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  16. These both look great! I hope you enjoy them both.

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  17. Wonderful mailbox. Hope you like those. I received a few in my mailbox! but I downloaded a LOT of free e-books!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

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  18. Both of them sound so good. I look forward to reading your thoughts on them!

    I received 3 historical novels: http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2011/04/mailbox-monday_18.html

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  19. Those both look really good. Looking forward to your reviews.

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