Monday, April 11, 2011

Mailbox Monday 04.11.11


Hosted this month by Passages to the Past.

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.

It is the fifteenth century and the tumultuous Hundred Years War rages on. France is under siege, English soldiers tear through the countryside destroying all who cross their path, and Charles VII, the uncrowned king, has neither the strength nor the will to rally his army. And in the quiet of her parents’ garden in Lorraine, a peasant girl sees a spangle of light and hears a powerful voice speak her name. Jehanne.

The story of Jehanne d'Arc, the visionary and saint who believed she had been chosen by God, who led an army and saved her country, has captivated our imagination for centuries. But the story of Jeanne - the girl - whose sister was murdered by the English, who sought an escape from a violent father and a forced marriage, who taught herself to ride and fight, and who somehow found the courage and tenacity to convince first one, then two, then thousands to follow her, is at once thrilling, unexpected and heart-breaking. Rich with unspoken love and battlefield valor, The Maid is a novel about the power and uncertainty of faith, and the exhilarating and devastating consequences of fame.

From NetGalley. Release date: October 20th.


9 comments:

Mystica said...

This sounds interesting! enjoy the read.

bermudaonion said...

I hope it's a good one!

Mary said...

Ooh, looking forward to reading reviews of this book!

Kaye said...

Sounds inrtiguing! BTW, I love your blog header pic. Have a great week and happy reading. My MM is here .

Kay said...

Oh, that one sounds very interesting. I'll have to watch for it. Enjoy!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This is a new to me title. It does sound interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

lifeinreviewblog said...

Oh this looks like one I would love! Hope you enjoy!

Tribute Books Mama said...

this will definitely be on my tbr list.

stop and see mine and see mine and my giveaways.

Avid_Reader said...

I'm adding this one to be wish list. I hope you enjoy it.