Monday, December 20, 2010

Mailbox Monday 12.20.10

Hosted this month by Let Them Read Books.

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.

England 1044. As dawn breaks over a summer's landscape. Harold Godwinesson is riding east. One of seven sons of the noble Godwine family, he is newly created Earl of East Anglia. But marrying for love sets him against his family and his King.

In France, William, the bastard son of a duke, is hungry for power. A charismatic leader, he cares nothing for the hypocrisy of court, only his next victory. Matched by his determined wife Mathilda, he casts his eyes toward England.

King Edward is alternately influenced and angered by his powerful mother, the Dowager Queen Emma. Manipulated into a marriage of convenience with Harold's sister, he is at the mercy of his nobles - and he lacks an heir...

From Sourcebooks. Release date: March 1st.

A story of huge emotional power set against the road to Magna Carta and the fight to bring a tyrant king to heel.The privileged daughter of one of the most powerful men in England, Mahelt Marshal's life changes dramatically when her father is suspected by King John. Her brothers become hostages and Mahelt is married to Hugh Bigod, heir to the earldom of Norfolk. Adapting to her new life is hard, but Mahelt comes to love Hugh deeply; however, defying her father-in-law brings disgrace and heartbreak. When King John sets out to subdue the Bigods, Mahelt faces a heartbreaking battle, fearing neither she, nor her marriage, is likely to survive the outcome . . .

From Sourcebooks. Release date: March 1st.

Mercy's Embrace Trilogy, a continuation of Jane Austen's Persuasion.

Time is running out for Elizabeth Elliot. She must find a husband soon, for her father's plan of retrenchment--and his health--are failing. She is left to choose between Sir Henry, a worn out man of fashion whose invalid wife is not quite dead, and wealthy, tiresome Mr. Rushworth.

But when a wondrous invitation arrives, Elizabeth throws caution to the wind. Alone in a moonlight garden, she encounters Admiral Patrick McGillvary, who is as disastrously handsome as he is opinionated.

As Elizabeth will discover, the course of love is anything but smooth.

Won from Laura Hile's blog. She even signed each one for me!


Blodeuedd said...

The first two are two I would like to read too, and those last three. Cool, I did not know she gets a story of her own now too. I do like Persuasion, even if Elizabeth was not the best of people

Svea Love said...

I am really looking forward to the first two. I love Chadwick!

Joanne said...

Oh, my goodness -- I'm coming to your house this week! Awesome mailbox!

Elysium said...

Ooh, Helen Hollick and EC! I really want both of those!

Mystica said...

Another Hollick I have not even heard of!!! Thanks for the heads up and enjoy your reading.

Merry Christmas.

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I'm looking forward to reading the Hollick and Chadwick books, too...of course, I don't have a copy of either yet :-) I'll be curious to know how you find the Persuasion continuations. Persuasion is my all-time favourite novel.

Unknown said...

:) The Mercy's Embrace trilogy sounds fun... but so do the other two books as well. Happy reading. Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi