Monday, August 16, 2010

Mailbox Monday 08.16.10


Hosted by Chick Loves Lit.

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

When had I choice to be other than I was? From childhood Alice Salisbury has learnt obedience in all things and at fourteen, dutifully marries the man her father has chosen for her - at the cost of losing the love of her mother forever and the family she holds dear. But merchant Janyn Perrers is a good and loving husband and Alice soon learns to enjoy her marriage. Until a messenger brings news of his disappearance and she discovers that her husband had many secrets, secrets he didn't want her to know - but which have now put a price on her own head and that of her beloved daughter.Brought under the protection of King Edward III and Queen Philippa, she must dutifully embrace her fate once more - as a virtual prisoner at Court. And when the king singles her out for more than just royal patronage, she knows she has little choice but to accept his advances. But obeying the king brings with it many burdens as well as pleasures, as she forfeits her good name to keep her daughter free from hurt. Still a young woman and guided by her intellect and good business sense, she learns to use her gifts as wisely as she can. But as one of the king's favourites, she brings jealousy and hatred in her wake and some will stop at nothing to see her fall from grace.



13 comments:

readinasinglesitting said...

Oh, that sounds like a fascinating (and scandalous!) read. And that cover is so eye-catching!

Jennifer said...

oh, Enjoy I can't wait to read this one!

IntrovertedJen said...

I have this one in my stacks too. It looks so good! Enjoy!

Here's my mailbox.

Lady Q said...

I've got this book, too, and it's at the top of my TBR pile. Happy reading! Please stop by my Mailbox if you have a moment! (I know I've said it before, but I do love your header artwork!)

bermudaonion said...

Ooh, I've read good things about this book. I hope you love it!

RAnn said...

I keep reading out this one. Hope you enjoy it.

DCMetroreader said...

I've seen this one around -- hope you enjoy it!

Mary said...

Sounds like a good read!

TheBookGirl said...

I have this on a pile somewhere (there are lots of book piles around here, lol)...looking forward to your review...
Enjoy your week reading

Lisa said...

I seriously need to read this

here's mine!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I have this close to the top of my TBR pile. I can't wait to get to it. Enjoy!

Elizabeth said...

The header is beautiful.

Book sounds "delicious." :)

Amy said...

I have this too (isn't the cover so beautiful in person?) and am trying depserately to get to it!

Happy Reading Christy!