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.

My week was a bit slow, but I did rush out and purchase the 2 new Plaidy re-issues that came out on Tuesday! 

How was your week?

(previously published as The Spanish Bridegroom)

SYNOPSIS:  Power-hungry monarch, cold-blooded murderer, obsessive monster—who could love such a man?

Set against the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the dreaded Inquisition, and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, For a Queen’s Love is the story of Philip II of Spain—and of the women who loved him as a husband and father.

Philip was a dark and troubled man, who, like many royals, had been robbed of his childhood. His first marriage, a romantic union with childlike Maria Manoela, brought him tragedy and a troublesome son, Don Carlos. Then followed marriage with the jealously possessive Mary Tudor, a political union that ultimately failed to bring Philip an heir that would solidify the unified power he so deeply desired. And finally, marriage again to a young bride Philip stole from his unbalanced son, sowing the seeds of brutal murder. But history is seldom what it seems, and in the hands of beloved author Jean Plaidy, we hear another side to the story of Philip II—the most powerful of kings who was at once fanatic, murderer, husband, father, and lover.

(previously published as Gay Lord Robert)

SYNOPSIS:  Torn between her heart’s passion and duty to her kingdom, a young queen makes a dark choice…

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester was the most powerful man in England during the reign of Elizabeth I. Handsome and clever, he drew the interest of many women—but it was Elizabeth herself that loved him best of all. Their relationship could have culminated in marriage but for the existence of Amy Robsart, Robert's tragic young wife, who stood between them and refused to be swept away to satisfy a monarch’s desire for a man that was not rightfully her own. But when Amy suddenly dies, under circumstances that many deem to be mysterious at best, the Queen and her lover are placed under a dark cloud of suspicion, and Elizabeth is forced to make a choice that will define her legacy.




  1. They both look wonderful. Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  2. Those are interesting historical books. I hope you enjoy them both!

  3. These are two Plaidys I don't own yet - I'm planning on getting them as well. Soon.

  4. Hey I already knew about those! =)

    I hope that you get to read them soon.. I've had the old ones for likes two years.. and you know the story, sadly.

  5. I like hist. fiction but haven't read Plaidy. I hope you enjoy both books!

  6. I don't have a mailbox this week. I've put those Plaidys on hold at my library!

  7. These both look and sound really good!! Enjoy them!

    Here is mine:

  8. I love Plaidy's books but haven't read those ye. Hope you enjoy them!

    I got Plantagenet Prelude this week.

  9. I got those same Plaidy novels!!! woohoo! Actually Amazon has not delivered them yet. See paying full price has its perks.

  10. Have you seen this article about the covers of both these books? Enjoy your new reads!

  11. These both sound intriguing...enjoy your new books!

  12. I haven't read Plaidy yet, but that one about Phillip II sounds very good. I'd like to learn more about him. Look forward to your review! Here's my Mailbox.

  13. Both of these look like great reads and I will be interested in hearing your take on them!

  14. they sound great amy, especially the tudor one, happy reading!

  15. I love those covers! Especially the first one! Enjoy!

  16. The new covers make them look like brand new books! Very nice.

    Oregon Kimm


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