Monday, April 18, 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 Amy from Passages to the Past for the month of April. 

I received two books for review this week:

 by Brandy Purdy
Publish Date: July 1st 2011
Format: Paperback 384pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"In the wake of King Henry VIII's death, England's throne is left in a precarious state - as is the peculiar relationship between his two daughters. Mary, the elder, once treasured, had been declared a bastard in favour of her flame-haired half-sister, Elizabeth, born of the doomed Anne Boleyn. Yet the bond between the sisters was palpable from the start. Now reinstated, Mary eventually assumes her place as queen. But as Mary's religious zeal evolves into a reign of terror, young Elizabeth gains the people's favour. Gripped by a tormenting paranoia, Mary is soon convinced that her beloved Elizabeth is in fact her worst enemy. And the virginal Elizabeth, whose true love is her country, must defy her tyrannical sister to make way for a new era..."

by Mirella Sichirollo Patzer
Publish Date: April 2011
Format: Paperback 410pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"A compelling story of love and treachery, faith and loss, forgiveness and triumph in the turbulent world of 18th century New France. In 1702, Emilie Basseaux lives with her widowed mother in New France. On the eve of her wedding to Robert Lanzille, she catches the eye of the settlement’s unscrupulous overlord, Seigneur Richard Tonnacour who threatens to kill the parish priest if he performs their marriage. This sets off a catastrophic chain of events that turns her life, and that of her betrothed, into a desperate flight for their lives, separating them, and sending them straight into the arms of peril. Emilie and Robert’s plight sweeps them into the convents and taverns, the riots and small-pox epidemics of New France where they face death and discover the true meaning of love and forgiveness. The Blighted Troth is a retelling of the classic novel, The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni. Inspired by this epic Italian classic novel; a new and captivating tale in a new setting, a new century, and with new plot twists while remaining faithful to key story elements."

What exciting books did you receive?

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Jules said...

I think that the Tudor throne will definitely be one for me! I adore books around that period of time.

I really love historical fiction, but I don't read near enough as I should.

I look forward to hearing what you think about it.

I am a new follower :D

Happy reading,


bermudaonion said...

I hope they're both winners! Happy reading!

Audra said...

I'm having a great time with The Blighted Troth -- can't wait to see what you think of it!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

The Tudor Throne looks very good. I may have to check that out!

DCMetroreader said...

I haven't heard of this novel before, but I hope you enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

Would love to read these, they both sound good.

Come by and see mine and my giveaways.

Holly said...

Looking forward to Tudor Throne. Never heard of Blighted Troth before but it sounds intriguing. Enjoy!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I love historical fiction. Hope you love both books!