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 rockin' week and received an ARC of The Queen's Pawn from the lovely Christy English and two books, The Swan Thieves and Roses that I won from the wonderful Margaret on her blog, Creative Madness.  Thanks Christy and Margaret!

by Christy English

Release Date:  April 6, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  A historical novel of the legendary Eleanor of Aquitaine and the one person she loved more than power-her rival for the throne.

At only nine, Princess Alais of France is sent to live in England until she is of age to wed Prince Richard, son of King Henry II and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Alais is an innocent pawn on the chessboard of dynastic marriage, her betrothal intended to broker an uneasy truce between the nations.

Estranged from her husband, Eleanor sees a kindred spirit in this determined young girl. She embraces Alais as a daughter, teaching the princess what it takes to be a woman of power in a world of men. But as Alais grows to maturity and develops ambitions of her own, Eleanor begins to see her as a threat-and their love for each other becomes overshadowed by their bitter rivalry, dark betrayals, conflicting passions, and a battle for revenge over the throne of England itself.

by Elizabeth Kostova

Release Date:  January 12, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism.

Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love. The Swan Thieves is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope.

by Leila Meacham
 Release Date:  January 6, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  Spanning the 20th century, the story of Roses takes place in a small East Texas town against the backdrop of the powerful timber and cotton industries, industries controlled by the scions of the town's founding families. Cotton tycoon Mary Toliver and timber magnate Percy Warwick should have married but unwisely did not, and now must deal with the deceit, secrets, and tragedies of their choice and the loss of what might have been--not just for themselves but for their children, and children's children. With expert, unabashed, big-canvas storytelling, Roses covers a hundred years, three generations of Texans and the explosive combination of passion for work and longing for love.




  1. Oh Kostova :D
    That one I sure want

  2. The Queen's pawn looks interesting. I requested a copy from the publicist, and she said she'd be sending out finished copies in March because there are so few gallies that were printed.

  3. You got some great books! I loved The Swan Thieves!

  4. Thanks so much Amy! My ladies look beautiful on your site! And Katherine, we will definitely get you a copy when the rest of them come out in March...I only got a handful and I have passed them all out already...

  5. Yay, you received The Queens Pawn. I am looking forward to receiving the ARC of that one in March :) Have a great week!

  6. I am reading The Swan Thieves right now - this is my first book by Kostova and I really like the way she writes. I have seen Roses around alot and it looks really good! Happy reading!

  7. I loved "The Historian" by Kostova it was such a suspensful roller coaster ride. Can't wait to here if the "Swan Thieves" is just as good.

  8. Love the cover of The Queen's Pawn, they all sound great and I sooo want to read The Swan Thieves!
    Enjoy your books :-)

  9. Great books! The Queens Pawn looks interesting.

  10. Ooh, you got some real goodies! I so want to read the Swan Thieves. Isn't Roses gorgeous? Love the cover. Happy reading! My MM is here

  11. Great list of books. I really, really want to read Swan Thieves and Roses -- both are here staring at me.

  12. Great books... I'm a little bit jealous : )

  13. Nice mailbox. I liked The Swan Thieves. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  14. CONGRATS on your AWESOME wins!
    My review of Roses posts at 3 PM today =)
    You are in for a epic saga style treat.
    I am also looking forward to The Queen's Pawn.. I hope it's fabulous since she is such a fabulous person.

  15. Roses is making the rounds and looks like a good book. Happy reading.

  16. You received a some nice books this week! I can't wait to hear what you think of Roses. I have that on my wish list :)

    If you'd like to see mine, my mailbox is at:

  17. Swan Thieves and Roses! I have both on my wish list. You had a very good week! Enjoy!

  18. You are right about this post enlarging wish lists! I have added all three of these book to mine. Thanks for the heads up on these!

  19. I've seen Roses and the Swan Thieves all over the place lately. Enjoy your reading!

  20. I loved "The Historian". I'll look forward to your review of "Roses". I've been seeing it everywhere!


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