Monday, August 8, 2011

Mailbox Monday 08.08.11


Hosted this month by Life in the Thumb.

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.


I wasn't expecting any books last week, but this appeared in my mailbox this past weekend.

This enthralling confection of a novel, the first in a new trilogy, follows the transformation of a coddled Austrian archduchess into the reckless, powerful, beautiful queen Marie Antoinette.

Why must it be me? I wondered. When I am so clearly inadequate to my destiny?

Raised alongside her numerous brothers and sisters by the formidable empress of Austria, ten-year-old Maria Antonia knew that her idyllic existence would one day be sacrificed to her mother’s political ambitions. What she never anticipated was that the day in question would come so soon.

Before she can journey from sunlit picnics with her sisters in Vienna to the glitter, glamour, and gossip of Versailles, Antonia must changeeverything about herself in order to be accepted as dauphine of France and the wife of the awkward teenage boy who will one day be Louis XVI. Yet nothing can prepare her for the ingenuity and influence it will take to become queen.

Filled with smart history, treacherous rivalries, lavish clothes, and sparkling jewels, Becoming Marie Antoinette will utterly captivate fiction and history lovers alike.

From publisher.


13 comments:

blog said...

Wow, that sounds like it has some real promise! Enjoy your reading.

Stephanie Allen said...

I used to be obsessed with Marie Antoinette back when I was in high school. I'll have to keep an eye out for this one!

Kaye said...

Sounds like a really good one. Have a great week, enjoy your new book and happy reading!

bermudaonion said...

I've heard it's a good one - I hope you enjoy it!

Anne said...

I have been wanting to read this one- it looks great!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This looks like it will be a fascinating read. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

gautami tripathy said...

What a mailbox!! Happy Reading!

Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

Mary said...

What a nice surprise!

Megan @ Inspired by Fiction said...

That one sounds interesting! Books make the greatest surprises, don't they!?!

Jenny said...

I just read a good review for that the other day! I look forward to your review of it.

Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

Sounds like a good one. What a great mailbox surprise! Enjoy.

Diana @ Book of Secrets

Mystica said...

Sounds and looks good!

Staci said...

I've read great reviews of this one! I just downloaded a copy of this from NetGalley!! Enjoy!