don't kill the messenger...

Here are a few more reasons your pocketbook is not going to like me...

US Release Date: July 21, 2009

Catherine de Medici is one of the most maligned monarchs in history: blamed for the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in which hundreds of innocents died. What motivated this Renaissance woman who was born of Florence’s most powerful family, and one day came to rule France?

In her latest historical fiction bestseller, Jeanne Kalogridis tells the story of Caterina, a tender young girl, destined to be a pawn in Machiavellian games. Left a fabulously rich heiress, imprisoned and threatened by her family’s enemies, she was finally married off to a handsome prince of France.


Overshadowed by her husband’s mistress, the conniving Diane de Poitiers, and now consort to a King, Catherine resorted to sorcery to win his love, enhance her fertility and foil her enemies. Against the lavish and decadent backdrop of the French court, and Catherine’s visions induced by the black arts, Kalogoris reveals the great love and desire Catherine bore for her husband Henry, and her stark determination to keep her sons on the throne.

US Release Date: October 1, 2009

In Regency London, the only way for a woman to succeed is to beat men at their own game. So when Mary Anne Clarke seeks an escape from her squalid surroundings in Bowling Inn Alley, she ventures first into the scurrilous world of the pamphleteers. Her personal charms are such, however, that before long she comes to the notice of the Duke of York. With her taste for luxury and power, Mary Anne, now a royal mistress, must aim higher. Her lofty connections allow her to establish a thriving trade in military commissions, provoking a scandal that rocks the government - and brings personal disgrace. A vivid portrait of overweening ambition, MARY ANNE is set during the Napoleonic Wars and based on du Maurier's own great-great- grandmother.

US Release Date: October 1, 2009

Can't locate synopsis, however Daphne at Tanzanite's Shelf and Stuff reviewed this book a few years ago - click here to read!

US Release Date: September 15, 2009

Michelle Moran returns with another riveting and untold historical tale set against the backdrop of Egypt's demise. Following Cleopatra and Marc Antony's deaths, their three children - twins named Alexander and Selene plus a younger son named Ptolemy - are exiled from Egypt and sent to Rome in chains to be raised in one of the most fascinating (and dangerous) courts of all time. Cleopatra's Daughter is the remarkable true story of what happens to these three surviving children as seen through the eyes of Selene. Their adaptation to Roman culture, their treatment as both a curiosity and a threat, and Selene's perilous journey to adulthood, are all chronicled in the elegant detail and gripping pace for which Michelle Moran is celebrated.

18 comments:

  1. I've been waiting on The Devil's Queen since last year. I'm so excited for that one! I, Mona Lisa was amazing, and I have every reason to believe this one will be, too.

    Lezlie

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  2. You know who really hates you is my library, because after I read these posts I pester them to buy more books.

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  3. I am so getting 'The devil's Queen'! Kalogridis is one of the best historical writers on the market. I have read her three other historical novels; 'The Burning Times', 'The Borgia Bride' (which was the best BTW) and 'I, Mona Lisa'. Can't wait for this one.

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  4. Love the new cover for Mary Anne, I just read that recently and it's quite a story. A big enough scandal to even qualify her for her own Wik page.

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  5. Oh, my husband isn't going to like you when he sees the debits to Amazon.com!

    I have an old copy of The Tudor Rose, but I might have to get the new one for the lovely cover!

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  6. LOL At the Don't kill the messenger..
    But geeez really you gals are really killing our wallets!

    Still, don't stop...!!

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  7. I am looking forward to Michelle Moran's book and Jeanne Kalogridis!

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  8. I think the cover for Michelle Moran's book has now changed to a red dress.

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  9. Remember reading about Catherine in french class ^_^ Nice to see a different take!

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  10. Loved Don't kill the messenger.. :)
    Love these books... I think I need a side job!

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  11. I can't wait to read Cleopatra's Daughter. Love MM's previous works!

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  12. Cleopatra's Daughter sounds really good 8)

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  13. There's at least 3 must haves on that list---thanks Amy. lol. I know I must have Michelle Moran's newest. I've been anxiously awaiting that one. Everything else will be dropped on it's head when I'm reading it.

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  14. ooooo thanks... more to add on my wishlist shelf :)

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  15. I saw The Devil's Queen on amazon a few days ago and already added it to my list, so I can't blame that on on you. :)

    It's the first time I've seen the cover for Michelle Moran's book, and I'll be excited to read it. I loved her Egyptian books.

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  16. Cannot wait for Michelle Moran's new novel, I absolutely loved Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen

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  17. Cleopatra's daughter is so mine!
    Redaing the Plaidy books on Catherine deMedici...oh my!

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