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.

Ello my lovely readers!  I hope everyone is doing well in their corner of the world!  This past week was a pretty nice one and I received 3 books for review from publishers.

The Rebel Princess
by Judith Koll Healey

Release Date:  July 1, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  AlaÏs, the spirited and indomitable princess of France, returns for another thrilling adventure in this historically rich, mesmerizing sequel to The Canterbury Papers.

Paris, October 1207. There is nothing that Princess AlaÏs of France wants more than to settle down with her lover, William of Caen, and to reveal to his ward, Francis, that she is his mother. but intrigue is afoot in the palace, and tensions are pushed to the brink when a much prized relic is stolen and young Francis goes missing. frantic for his safety, AlaÏs will risk life and limb to find the boy—donning a disguise to outwit cunning enemies as she makes her way into unfamiliar territory to save her son, and perhaps prevent a bloody holy war that threatens her beloved France.

From the opulent halls of Paris to austere monasteries in the south of France, The Rebel Princess combines history and suspense in an unforgettable tale involving one of the most enigmatic and intriguing female figures in medieval history. 

by Lorenzo Borghese

Release Date:  December 1, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  Love is never perfect and certainly the relationship between Princess Pauline Bonaparte Borghese—the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte—and Prince Camillo Borghese is no different. Seen through the eyes of the young woman who served as Pauline’s lady-in-waiting and surrogate daughter, the princess was both complicated and straightforward.

Pauline knows that her purpose is to make advantageous marriages to further her ambitious brothers’ goals. But her joie de vivre cannot be stifled—much to the dismay of her new husband Camillo. Constantly seeking the attention of other men, Camillo and Pauline’s relationship is tempestuous at best, especially after a heartbreaking loss. But the love that brought them together can never truly be stifled. Devastated by tragedy, desperate for attention, and searching for answers, Pauline’s life is a study in the excesses of the time and the power of a woman strong enough to defy expectations.

by Erica Eisdorfer

Release Date:  August 3, 2010

SYNOPSIS: A debut novel set in Victorian England with a delightfully cheeky heroine who will have everyone talking.

Susan Rose is not your average Victorian heroine. She's promiscuous, lovable, plump, and scheming. Luckily for Susan, her big heart is covered by an equally big bosom, and her bosom is her fortune- for Susan becomes a professional wet nurse, like her mother before her, and she makes it her business to know all the intrigues and scandals that the upper crust would prefer to keep to themselves.

When her own child is caught up in a family scandal, Susan must use all of her street smarts to rescue her baby from the powerful mistress of the house. The scheme she weaves is bold and daring, and could spell ruin if she fails-but Susan Rose has no intention of failing.

So, that's my mailbox....what goodies came your way?



  1. This past week I received:
    HOST by Stephenie Meyer - from what I have read, very different from her Twilight series.

    EMBERS by Laura Bickle - a urban fantasy with a very different world built for it.

  2. Three more that sound like they belong on my Wish List.

    This week I received:
    EMBERS by Laura Bickle - an urban fantasy. Some interesting world building in this one.
    HOST by Stephenie Meyer - Very different from her Twilight Series.

  3. Oooh! Ahhh! Another dry mailbox week for me - boo. Maybe it's the mailbox - we will see when I move this weekend if that mailbox brings better luck, haha!

  4. I have a copy of The Wet Nurse's Tale on my shelf, and I am really anxious to get to it. It sounds like a great book! I hope that you enjoy all your new reads!!

  5. I started reading The Wet Nurse's Tale in an ebook version. I liked it a lot. All your books look fantastic.
    I had a slim week. LOL

  6. Looks like you got some great historical reads...have a great week.

  7. All three of those sound delish!! Happy reading!

  8. The Wet Nurse's Tale sounds really good. Happy reading!

  9. I have had The Wet Nurse's Tale on my wish list for awhile. I think it looks like a good read.

  10. What a great group of books!! The Wet Nurse's Tale sounds awesome!! I am going to have to add it to my wish list! Enjoy and have a great week!

  11. The Princess of Nowhere sounds interesting.. Enjoy your reads!

  12. I'm another one who is interested in The Wet Nurse's Tale

  13. I've just added The Wet Nurse's Tale to my wish list. Happy reading!


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