Monday, July 19, 2010

Mailbox Monday 07.19.10

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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.

The Princeling by Cynthia Harrod- Eagles

Elizabeth I is on the throne and Protestantism is sweeping the land, threatening the position of the Catholic Morlands. John, the heir, rides north to the untamed Borderlands to wed the daughter of cattle lord Black Will Percy. But he finds he must first prove himself through blood and battle. John's gentle sister Lettice is given in marriage to the ruthless Scottish baron, Lord Robert Hamilton, and in the treacherous court of Mary, Queen of Scots, she learns the fierce lessons of survival. Through birth and death, love and hatred, the Morlands fight to maintain their place amongst England's aristocracy.

Book #3 in the Morland Dynasty series.

From Sourcebooks. Release date: October 1st.

Wicked Compnay by Ciji Ware

Based on the lives of ‘lost’ women playwrights seeking fame and glory at the rival theatres Covent Garden and Drury Lane in the period 1761-1779, bookseller’s daughter Sophie McGann forsakes her native Scotland –hidden in James Boswell’s traveling trunk–to pursue her dream of being a playwright at Old Drury. But the reality of London is hasher than Sophie could have imagined, leaving her with her work stolen, her profits withheld, and the chances of a “petticoat playwright” getting past the government censor slim. Sophie’s friend and would-be lover Hunter Robertson is himself building a name as an actor and singer at Covent Garden, a rival theater. Constantly at odds over issues of loyalty and professional jealousy, Sophie and Hunter’s careers veer wildly from Edinburgh to London to Dublin to Bath, and from success to disaster. Likewise, their relationship careens from tumultuous to an impasse, until…

From Sourcebooks. Release date: October 1st.


Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

I passed on these books from Sourcebooks as I have enough for now and need to finish writing my second book! But I look forward to your reviews.

Marg said...

I got the Ciji Ware as well. Looking forward to reading it.