Sunday, November 20, 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 A Girl and her Books, and is currently being hosted by Marcia at Marcia's Mailbox for the month of November.

For Review:

The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot
Publish Date: March 6th 2012
Format: Paperback 528pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"Like most sisters, Marguerite and Eleanor were rivals.
They were also queens.

Raised together at the 13th Century court of their father, Raymond Berenger, Count of Provence, Marguerite and Eleanor are separated by royal marriages—but never truly parted.

Patient, perfect, reticent, and used to being first, Marguerite becomes Queen of France. Her husband, Louis IX, is considered the greatest monarch of his age. But he is also a religious zealot who denies himself all pleasure—including the love and companionship his wife so desperately craves. Can Marguerite find enough of her sister’s boldness to grasp her chance for happiness in the guise of forbidden love?

Passionate, strong-willed, and stubborn, Eleanor becomes Queen of England. Her husband, Henry III, is neither as young nor as dashing as Marguerite’s. But she quickly discovers he is a very good man…and a very bad king. His failures are bitter disappointments for Eleanor, who has worked to best her elder sister since childhood. Can Eleanor stop competing with her sister and value what she has, or will she let it slip away?"

Henry Tilney's Diary by Amanda Grange
Publish Date: December 6th 2011
Format: Paperback 288pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
"A charming retelling of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey—a tale of gothic misunderstandings through Henry Tilney's eyes... 
At the age of four and twenty, Henry is content with his life as a clergyman, leaving his older brother Frederick to inherit Northanger Abbey. But General Tilney is determined to increase the family's means by having all three of his children marry wealthy partners. 
During a trip to Bath, Henry meets the delightful Miss Catherine Morland and believes he may have found the woman he's been looking for, although she has no great fortune. When the General takes an unusual liking to Catherine and invites her to visit the Abbey, Henry is thrilled. But just as in the Gothic novels Henry loves, not everything is as it seems..."

What delightful books arrived at your door?

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Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

This sounds good.

Here is mine

Kaye said...

The cover on Henry Tilney's Diary is very appealing. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your new books.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Gorgeous books! I hope you enjoy them....


Mystica said...

The Sister Queens is new to me. Looks fascinating.

Blodeuedd said...

You got awesome books :D I want both of those

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Hope you love them both!

bermudaonion said...

They look perfect for you!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Henry Tilney's Diary is on my wish list. That cover draws me in!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have these in my mailbox, enjoy! they sound great.

Elysium said...

I wanna get my hands on The Sister Queens! I have it on my wishlist and can't wait to hear what you think of it.

Jenny Q said...

I've got The Sister Queens, too! Henry Tilney's Diary sounds really good! I haven't read Northanger Abbey. Enjoy your new books!

Anna said...

I have Henry Tilney's Diary, too, so I'm looking forward to your thoughts! Enjoy your new books!

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I've got both of those books on my wish list. I'm especially looking forward to reading the Amanda Grange book.

I hope you enjoy both.

Ellis Vidler said...

I enjoy historical fiction and am always looking for a good book. Glad I found your blog.