Monday, June 20, 2011

Mailbox Monday 06.20.11

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.

A new voice in historical fiction rescues a woman wronged by her time and forgotten by history, whose love affair leads to her trial for murder.

It is 1649. King Charles has been beheaded for treason. Amid civil war, Cromwell’s army is running the country. The Levellers, a small faction of agitators, are calling for rights to the people. And a new law targeting unwed mothers and lewd women presumes anyone who conceals the death of her illegitimate child is guilty of murder.

Rachel Lockyer, unmarried glove maker, and Leveller William Walwyn are locked in a secret affair. But when a child is found buried in the woods, Rachel is arrested.

So comes an investigation, public trial, and unforgettable characters: gouty investigator Thomas Bartwain, fiery Elizabeth Lillburne and her revolution-chasing husband, Huguenot glover Mary Du Gard, and others. Spinning within are Rachel and William, their remarkable love story, and the miracles that come to even the commonest lives.

For fans of Fingersmith and The Dress Lodger, Accidents of Providence is absorbing historical fiction and Rachel Lockyer is a character history will never again forget.

From NetGalley. Release date: February 14th.


bermudaonion said...

That sounds interesting and what a gorgeous cover! I hope you enjoy it!

Jenny Q said...

I scooped that up from NetGalley, too, after a friend posted it on Goodreads. Can't wait to read it. I've always wanted to read more about that time period. Here's my Mailbox.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Ooh, I'll watch for your review!

Bellezza said...

Sounds like an interesting historical fiction piece! With a beautiful cover, no less.

Anonymous said...

Like many of the others here, I love the cover. Sounds like it would be very interesting too. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I think I would like this book, love Historical fiction, enjoy.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This looks very good. I'll keep an eye out for your thoughts on it.

Marg said...

I requested this one too. It sounds very interesting.

Passages to the Past said...

Oh I can't wait to read your review on this one, I've been wondering about it. I hope you enjoy it!

here is my late MM post: