Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Mailbox Monday/It's Monday...what are you reading?
I had a little mailbox last week, but what I did get was awesome!
In the mail:
The Queen's Pawn--Christy English
Book description from Goodreads:
Princess Alais of France travels to England to marry Richard the Lionhearted, the son of King Henry II, armed only with her dowry, the valuable Vexin. When Alais arrives in the land of her father’s enemies, she is welcomed by the beautiful and powerful queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor, the richest and most influential woman in Europe, sees a kindred soul in the young French princess. Intrigued by the girl’s strength and fire, Eleanor adopts Alais as her protégée, teaching the girl what it takes to be a woman of power in a world of men. But Eleanor and Alais’ love for each other is threatened when the capricious and imperious King Henry meets the lovely young princess. Fascination with the king draws Alais deep into political intrigue, and she soon discovers what Eleanor is prepared to do to retain her position as queen. Alais, the one-time pawn, takes ruthless action of her own, as the two women become rivals both for the king’s love and the throne of England itself.
Historical Tapestry. Thanks again ladies!
Band of Angels--Julia Gregson
Book description from Amazon:
Growing up in Wales, Catherine Carreg has been allowed to run wild, spending her childhood racing ponies along the beach with her friend Deio, the cattle-driver’s son. But Catherine is consumed by a longing to escape the monotony of village life and runs away to London with Deio’s help. Alone in the unfamiliar city, Catherine secures a position in Florence Nightingale’s home for sick governesses. As the nation is gripped by reports of war in the Crimea, Catherine volunteers as a nurse—and her life changes beyond all recognition. Arriving in Scutari, she is immediately thrown into a living nightmare. Amid the madness and chaos, Catherine is forced to grow up quickly, learning the hardest lessons of love and war.
Finished last week:
The Mark--Jen Nadol
Live a Life You Love--Dr. Susan Biali, M.D.
Reviews will be up in the next couple of days...before I go on vacation.
Virgin and the Crab--Robert Parry
The Red Door--Charles Todd
Wolf Hall--Hilary Mantel we are discussing Part II on Twitter (#TuesBookTalk) tomorrow night at 10:30 pm ET/9:30 pm CT.
Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show--Frank Delaney
Under the Dome--Stephen King
Sense & Sensibility--Jane Austen
Any goodies in your mailbox? What are you reading lately?