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.

by Ciji Ware

Release Date:  June 2010 | Acquired via: Sourcebooks

SYNOPSIS:  Some might call it running away . . .

But after a scandalous Hollywood divorce, Blythe Stowe considered it damage control for body and soul. The pain, the humiliation, the daily tabloids shouting details as her famous husband dumped her for her own sister demanded a serious getaway: to the wild coast of Cornwall and a cottage by the sea that her Wyoming grandmother claimed had been home to her ancestors.

Some might call it chance . . .

But Blythe encountered more than just a quaint retreat nestled amid vivid skies and gorgeous ocean. And she had the odd sensation that her wickedly handsome neighbor Lucas Teague was more than a British gentleman going broke. He might be her

by D. L. Bogdan

Release Date:  May 1, 2010 | Acquired via: D.L. Bogdan

SYNOPSIS: With The Secrets of the Tudor Court, D. L. Bogdan gives readers the story of Mary Howard, presenting a new spin on an ever-fascinating tale, introducing obscure voices and perspectives to captivate the Tudor enthusiast. - Tudor England. The Secrets of the Tudor Court lends a unique window into history, telling the story of Henry VIII’s court and his ill-fated queens from the perspective of his little known daughter-in-law, Mary Howard.

Daughter of the brutal and ambitious 3rd Duke of Norfolk, Mary is a poet and a dreamer, too soon wed to Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII’s illegitimate, but acknowledged son. When tragedy robs her of all she holds dear, Mary must fight for her inheritance and title, in the end gathering the strength to defy the one she loves—and hates—above all others: her father. The Secrets of the Tudor Court is a fast-paced character driven drama. It is the story of betrayal, ambition, of innocence lost, and perseverance in a world where evil lay in wait to steal the soul.

by Karen Essex

Acquired via: Karen Essex

SYNOPSIS:  Isabelle d’Este, daughter of the Duke of Ferrara, born into privilege and the political and artistic turbulence of Renaissance Italy, is a stunning black-eyed blond and an art lover and collector. Worldly and ambitious, she has never envied her less attractive sister, the spirited but naïve Beatrice, until, by a quirk of fate, Beatrice is betrothed to the future Duke of Milan. Although he is more than twice their age, openly lives with his mistress, and is reputedly trying to eliminate the current duke by nefarious means, Ludovico Sforza is Isabella’s match in intellect and passion for all things of beauty. Only he would allow her to fulfill her destiny: to reign over one of the world’s most powerful and enlightened realms and be immortalized in oil by the genius Leonardo da Vinci. Isabella vows that she will not rest until she wins her true fate, and the two sisters compete for supremacy in the illustrious courts of Europe.

A haunting novel of rivalry, love, and betrayal that transports you back to Renaissance Italy, Leonardo’s Swans will have you dashing to the works of the great master—not for clues to a mystery but to contemplate the secrets of the human heart.

What showed up at your door?




  1. Gah! Your Mailbox Monday is always dangerous to the health of my reading wishlist :)

  2. I got A Cottage by the Sea, too! Can't wait to read it!

  3. Those all look good, but Leonardo's Swans really appeals to me! Enjoy.

  4. I received two books this week. Very different genres that what you received. My post is here.

  5. Wow, those are all beautiful books with very interesting synopses too. I hope you enjoy them. I had a grand week for books in the mail myself.

  6. Isn't the cover to Cottage by the Sea gorgeous? I got this one too and it looks so tempting. You got some great looking books. My MM is here
    Have a great week and happy reading!

  7. looks like a great list of books. Happy reading.

  8. I have those, but that last one stil makes me blush.. I wish they would use the lettering to cover up her privates.
    I don't need my kiddos to be staring.

  9. great mailbox!
    I want to read The Secrets of The Tudor Court. So far the only author i've read on the Tudors is Phillipa Gregory, and I love her work.

  10. Cottage by the Sea has caught my eye. I love the cover too! Enjoy!

  11. A Cottage By the Sea looks and sounds amazing!! Great books! Enjoy and have a great week!

  12. The first one looks great. Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  13. I also received Secrets of the Tudor Court, but I may not get to it until April.

  14. My wishlist is getting way too long from reading these!

    I'm giving you an award because I like your blog so much. Check it out!

  15. Great mailbox Amy! I bet Secrets of the Tudor Court is going to be good!

  16. Secrets of a Tudor Court. Definately one I'm planning on reading too.


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