Mailbox Monday

Another Monday, Another Mailbox!! This is a feature where we all share with each other the yummy books that showed up at our doors! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!!

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page.

I had another HF-tastic week! 

by Emery Lee

Release Date:  April 1, 2010
Acquired via Sourcebooks Publishing

SYNOPSIS:  All thoroughbred horses in the world to this very day can trace their blood back to three specific Arabian stallions imported to England in the early part of the 18th century. Against this backdrop comes a painstakingly researched novel with breathtaking scenes of real races, real horses, glimpses of the men who cared for them, and the tensions of those who owned and controlled them.

In 18th century England and Colonial Virginia, when high-spirited stallions filled the stables of the lords of the land and fortunes were won and lost on the outcome of a race, a love story unfolds between a young woman for whom her uncle's horses are her only friends and the young man who teaches her everything about their care and racing. When she's forced into marriage, his only hope of winning her back is to race his horse to reclaim all that was stolen from him—his land, his dignity, and his love.

by Clare Clark

Release Date:  February 2, 2010
Acquired by GoodReads First Reads

SYNOPSIS: It is 1704 and, while the Sun King Louis XIV rules France from the splendour of Versailles, Louisiana, the new and vast colony named in his honour, is home to fewer than two hundred souls. When a demand is sent requesting wives be dispatched for the struggling settlers, Elisabeth is among the twenty-three girls who set sail from France to be married to men of whom they know absolutely nothing. Educated and skeptical, Elisabeth has little hope for happiness in her new life. It is to her astonishment that she, alone among the brides, finds herself passionately in love with her new husband, Jean-Claude, a charismatic and ruthlessly ambitious soldier. 

Auguste, a poor cabin boy from Rochefort, must also adjust to a startlingly unexpected future. Abandoned in a remote native village, he is charged by the colony’s governor with mastering the tribe’s strange language while reporting back on their activities. It is there that he is befriended by Elisabeth’s husband as he begins the slow process of assimilation back into life among the French. 
The love Elisabeth and Auguste share for Jean-Claude changes both of their lives irrevocably. When in time he betrays them both, they find themselves bound together in ways they never anticipated. 

by Dara Horn

Release Date:  March 8, 2010
Acquired by W. W. Norton Publishing

SYNOPSIS:   How is tonight different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappaport, a Jewish soldier in the Union Army, it is a question his commanders have answered for him: on Passover, 1862, he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. After this harrowing mission, Jacob is recruited to pursue another enemy agent—this time not to murder the spy, but to marry her. Based on real historical figures, this eagerly awaited novel from award-winning author Dara Horn delivers multilayered, page-turning storytelling at its best.




  1. Looks like a great mailbox this week. Happy reading. BTW, like the new blog look!

  2. These all three soung wonderful, esp All Other Nights. This is the second place I saw High Stakes today. I'm curious to see how everyone likes it.

  3. I am so jealous about The Highest Stakes. I went back and forth as to whether I could get it read in good time. I hope that you enjoy it!

  4. These all sound like must read books. Savage Lands sounds the most interesting to me. I seriously need to catch up on my reading.

  5. I received The Highest Stakes last sounds so good!

  6. These all look great and they are new to me....enjoy!

  7. I turned down the offer for High Stakes because my ARCs are out of control. I look forward to your review.

  8. What a mix there! I hope you enjoy them! My mom would be all over that horses one!

  9. All Other Nights is going on my wish list right this minute! It sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing your gets with us!

  10. Great books this week! What pretty covers too! Enjoy!

    Here is mine:

  11. They all look really interesting! I look forward to seeing how you like them.

  12. I loved All Other Nights - one of my best reads of 2009. Coincidentally I just posted a review of Savage Lands tonight. I'll be interested to hear what you think of it. Generally I enjoy literary fiction but I found it awfully slow-going for the first half.

  13. I'm liking Savage Lands. Something a bit different.


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