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 received two books this week for review from Sourcebooks and one came with a bonus surprise. Yours truly was quoted on the press release sent out with the ARCs for For the King's Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick, as was Allie from Hist Fic Chick! It was pretty cool to see myself on there I must say, especially so because Chadwick is one of my favorite HF writers!
Release Date: September 1, 2010
Note: this book was released under the previous title of The Time of Singing.
SYNOPSIS: A captivating story of a mother's love stretched to breaking and a knight determined to rebuild his life with the royal mistress, For the King's Favor is Elizabeth Chadwick at her best. Based on a true story never before told and impeccably researched, this is a testament to the power of sacrifice and the strength of love. When Roger Bigod, heir to the powerful earldom of Norfolk, arrives at court to settle an inheritance, he meets Ida de Tosney, young mistress to King Henry II. In Roger, Ida sees a chance for lasting love, but their decision to marry carries an agonizing price. It's a breathtaking novel of making choices, not giving up, and coping with the terrible shifting whims of the king.
Release Date: August 1, 2010
SYNOPSIS: Loosely based on the Norman Conquest of Sicily, Great Maria is the story of a courageous woman struggling for love and power. A masterful writer whom the New York Times called "a literary phenomenon," Cecelia Holland sets this story in southern Italy, where Maria, a daughter of a Norman robber baron, must work with the husband she never wanted as a kingship drifts within their grasp. At its heart, Great Maria is the story of a woman who must find a way to survive in a male-dominated world, a woman who triumphantly makes strengths out of weaknesses.
What goodies came your way?