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.

This week was much tamer compared to last MM, but I did get one that I've been lusting after: For the King by Catherine Delors.  This is for an upcoming event at the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table, so stay tuned for more details!  Isn't the cover beautiful?!  If you haven't read Delors' first novel Mistress of the Revolution, you are really missing out - it was fantastic!

Release Date:  July 8, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  For her first novel, Mistress of the Revolution, which the Associated Press dubbed one of the "best reads of the year," Catherine Delors earned comparisons to Tracy Chevalier and Philippa Gregory. In For the King, she again demonstrates her matchless ability to illuminate key turning points in history while weaving a gripping story about a man caught between his heart and his integrity.

The Reign of Terror has ended, and Napoléon Bonaparte has seized power, but shifting political loyalties still tear apart families and lovers. On Christmas Eve 1800, a bomb explodes along Bonaparte's route, narrowly missing him but striking dozens of bystanders. Chief Inspector Roch Miquel, a young policeman with a bright future and a beautiful mistress, must arrest the assassins before they attack again. Complicating Miquel's investigation are the maneuverings of his superior, the redoubtable Fouché, the indiscretions of his own father, a former Jacobin, and two intriguing women.

Based on real events and characters and rich with historical detail, For the King takes readers through the dark alleys and glittering salons of post-revolutionary Paris and is a timeless epic of love, betrayal, and redemption. 

And I also received A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick from my mom who enjoyed it.

SYNOPSIS:  He placed a notice in a Chicago paper, an advertisement for "a reliable wife." She responded, saying that she was "a simple, honest woman." She was, of course, anything but honest, and the only simple thing about her was her single-minded determination to marry this man and then kill him, slowly and carefully, leaving her a wealthy widow, able to take care of the one she truly loved.

What Catherine Land did not realize was that the enigmatic and lonely Ralph Truitt had a plan of his own. And what neither anticipated was that they would fall so completely in love.

Filled with unforgettable characters, and shimmering with color and atmosphere, A Reliable Wife is an enthralling tale of love and madness, of longing and murder. 



  1. I really enjoyed Catherine Delors first book, so I am very much looking forward to reading her new one! Can't wait to hear how it is.

  2. Lovely books! I really want to get into historical romance this summer- so expect a lurker on your blog. XD

    Happy reading!

  3. A Reliable Wife is supposed to be great! Enjoy!

  4. I loved Mistress of the Revolution a lot, so I am looking forward to trying Delor's second novel. I also have a copy of A Reliable Wife on my Kindle, and I have heard good things!! I hope you enjoy them both, and I will be back to check out your thoughts!

  5. I've been wanting to read Mistress of the Revolution and this one looks good, too. That's one of my favorite time periods. Happy Reading and thanks for stopping by today!

  6. Sounds like you got some great historical reads.

  7. This look really great and I love the covers!

  8. Can't wait for For the King and the HFBRT event! I loved her first book too. Happy reading :)

  9. Two intriguing books. I have heard good things about A RELIABLE WIFE. Sound slike a book I'll enjoy. Will have to keep an eye open for both of them.

  10. I've read MISTRESS OF THE REVOLUTION, and also had the pleasure of meeting Delors at a writer's conference. She's quite lovely, so I know you'll have a great Roundtable event with her! Looking forward to it.

  11. Those are both book that are on my TBR. Enjoy!


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