Monday, February 28, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the exciting books that came into their house last week via post. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page, and is currently being hosted by Laura Library of Clean Reads for the month of February. 

This week, I was thrilled to receive three wonderful books for review:

by Diane Haeger
Publish Date: March 1st 2011
Format: Paperback 416pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"From the author of The Queen's Mistake comes the untold story of King Henry VIII's first well-known mistress. 
As the beautiful daughter of courtiers, Elizabeth "Bessie" Blount is overjoyed when she secures a position as maid of honor to Katherine of Aragon. But when she captures the attention of the king himself, there are whispers that the queen ought to be worried for her throne.
When Bess gives birth to a healthy son the whispers become a roar. But soon the infamous Boleyn girls come to court and Henry's love for her begins to fade. Now, Bess must turn to her trusted friend, the illegitimate son of Cardinal Wolsey, to help her move beyond life as the queen's rival..."

by Ciji Ware
Publish Date: April 1st 2011
Format: Paperback 544pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"Inspired by female architect Julia Morgan, this is the riveting tale of a race against time to rebuild two luxury hotels after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake destroyed 400 city blocks and left 250,000 homeless. 
Morgan's fictional protegee Amelia Bradshaw and client J.D. Thayer will sacrifice anything to see the city they love rise from the ashes; in the process, they can't help but lose their hearts."

by C.S. Harris
Publish Date: March 1st 2011
Format: Hardback 352pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"Sebastian St. Cyr proves his courage once again, with murder and marriage-in a brand new historical mystery.
Sebastian St. Cyr finds himself in the realm of international intrigue when he investigates the murder of a foreign office diplomat-a murder his reluctant bride-to-be, Hero Jarvis, knows something about. And when a second body is found, Sebastian must race to unmask a ruthless killer who is now threatening Hero's life-and the life of their unborn child."

What exciting books arrived at your door?



Mystica said...

These two books are awesome. I like the story of the first one so very much.

Stephanie Thornton said...

Sins in the House of Borgia is due to be picked up tomorrow- my vacation read! Sun and a good book- life doesn't get much better!

Unknown said...

I'm very intrigued by A Race to Splendour - that cover is gorgeous!

Misfit said...

The Ciji Ware book is very good, I blew threw it in two days.

Elysium said...

A Race to Splendor and The Queen's Rival sounds good. Enjoy!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Ooh, the Ciji Ware book is on my TBR list - enjoy!

Audra said...

I learned about Julia Morgan while at the Hearst Castle two summers ago -- I'm so curious abt the Ciji Ware now -- envious that you have it!

Ann Summerville said...

These sound like great reads.