Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mailbox Monday: February 28

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 @ The Printed Page,
is on a blog tour! This month's host is:
Laura @ Library of Clean Reads.
March's host is Laura @ I'm Booking It.

Two for me this week,
one for review and the other a treat to myself!

I'm really looking forward to this story which combines the families of two of Elizabeth Chadwick's excellent historical novels when Mahelt, daughter of William Marshall and Isabelle de Clare from The Scarlet Lion, marries Hugh, son of Roger Bigod and Ida de Tosney from A Time of Singing:

To Defy a KingThe adored and spirited daughter of England's greatest knight, Mahelt Marshal lives a privileged life. But when her beloved father falls foul of the volatile and dangerous King John, her world is shattered. The king takes her brothers hostage and Mahelt's planned marriage to Hugh Bigod, son of the Earl of Norfolk, takes place sooner than she expected. Mahelt and Hugh come to care for each other deeply, but Hugh's strict father clashes with the rebellious Mahelt. When more harsh demands from King John threaten to tear the couple's lives apart, Mahelt finds herself facing her worst fears alone, not knowing if she-or her marriage-will survive.

The Sandalwood Tree: A NovelFrom Atria for review. To be published April 2011: A sweeping novel that brings to life two love stories, ninety years apart, set against the rich backdrop of war-torn India. Bursting with lavish detail and vivid imagery of Calcutta and beyond, The Sandalwood Tree is a powerful story about betrayal, forgiveness, fate, and love.

That's it for me. What did you get?
Please leave a comment with a link to your post so I can visit :)


  1. Nice mailbox Jenny! I have To Defy a King also but haven't gotten to it yet (gasp!). You can never go wrong with a Chadwick book :)

    Have a great week!!!

  2. I'm so jealous! You got the Sandalwood Tree!

    Please please just rub the cover for me... I know it's a bit of a kinky request.. just do it please...

    Happy reading girl :)

  3. Ooh, they sound intriguing! My new arrivals are here :)

  4. To Defy a Kind seems an awesome read; I really love the cover. I heard a lot of good things about The Sandalwood Tree, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it as well. Happy reading!

    Take a look at what I found in my Mailbox last week.

  5. Both look so good. That Sandalwood Tree cover is gorgeous.

  6. Enjoy your new books! The Sandalwood Tree should be fantastic! Did you catch the basketball game Saturday night!!

  7. Both books sound like wonderful reads, Lady Q, I hope you enjoy both of them. :) And you're reading "A Discovery of Witches!" I'm so envious, and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. :D Happy reading!

  8. Nice books. I pre-ordered To Defy a King - I think it should be on my Kindle tomorrow - yay!

  9. I'm currently reading To Defy a King and am really enjoying it.

    I received 3 books, one is my most coveted of 2011.

  10. The Sandalwood Tree sounds very good. I can't wait to see what you think of it.


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