Monday, June 13, 2011

Mailbox Monday 06.13.11


Hosted this month by The Bluestocking Guide.

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.

Royal wives and royal widows, Queen Adeliza and her stepdaughter, Empress Matilda, are the only two women to be titled "Lady of the English," a title that does not come cheap. Adeliza, widowed queen and peacemaker, is married to a warrior who supports Stephen, grandson of the Conqueror. Matilda, daughter of the last king and a fierce fighter, is determined to win her inheritance against all odds and despite all men, including Stephen. Both are women who, in their different ways, will stand and fight for what they know is right. But for Matilda, pride comes before a fall. And for Adeliza, even the deepest love is no proof against fate.

From Sourcebooks. Release date: September 1st.

A long string of tragic loves haunts Viscount Benedick Francis Alistair Rohan. Cool and cynical, he's weary of life's fickle games and wants a prim and proper wife he can ignore while indulging his sensual appetites.

Lady Melisande Carstairs is nothing less than a tornado storming into Benedick's measured life. Possessed of boundless energy and the soul of a reformer, Melisande always conquers, whether it's saving the souls of soiled doves or seducing the man she's inconveniently fallen for. When she informs Benedick that his brother's newly revived Heavenly Host has graduated from simple carnal debauchery to sadistic violence, he's compelled to investigate, undercover. Under those covers, however, is Melisande herself, playing a dangerous game in the name of justice.

And the Heavenly Host has just seen her hand, and more…

From NetGalley. Release date: June 21st.

7 comments:

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

I love historical fiction. Enjoy!

Amy said...

Yeah, you got the new Chadwick!! I hope to get one too as I love her books. Enjoy your new reads Christy.

Marg said...

I read the new Chadwick last week and it was totally fabulous!

Enjoy your books!

Anne said...

Lady of the English looks great, hope you enjoy it!

Holly said...

Can't wait to read Lady of the English. Enjoy!

Alyssia said...

Historical fic is the best! Enjoy your books! :)

Mary said...

I hope you enjoy both - they look good!