more delicious releases in 2011

Sorry I'm posting this again, but I had to delete the post earlier when I was trying to figure out something.  Again -- Don't kill the messenger!

by Sandra Worth

Release Date: February 2011

SYNOPSIS: It is 1497. The news of the survival of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, has set royal houses ablaze with intrigue and rocked the fledgling Tudor dynasty. With the support of Scotland’s King James IV, Richard—known to most of England as Perkin Warbeck—has come to reclaim his rightful crown from Henry Tudor. Stepping finally onto English soil, Lady Catherine Gordon has no doubt that her husband will succeed in his quest. 

But rather than assuming the throne, Catherine would soon be prisoner of King Henry VII, and her beloved husband would be stamped as an imposter.  With Richard facing execution for treason, Catherine, alone in the glittering but deadly Tudor Court, must find the courage to spurn a cruel monarch, shape her own destiny, and win the admiration of a nation.

by Kate Quinn

Release Date: April 5, 2011

SYNOPSIS: A.D. 69. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. The Year of Four Emperors will change everything—especially the lives of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome. 

Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to one day see her loyal husband as Emperor. Her sister Marcella is more aloof, content to witness history rather than make it. But when a bloody coup turns their world upside-down, both women must maneuver carefully just to stay alive. As Cornelia tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams, Marcella discovers a hidden talent for influencing the most powerful men in Rome. In the end, though, there can only be one Emperor…and one Empress.

by Stephanie Dray

Release Date: January 4, 2011

SYNOPSIS: To Isis worshippers, Princess Selene and her twin brother Helios embody the divine celestial pair who will bring about a Golden Age. But when Selene’s parents are vanquished by Rome, her auspicious birth becomes a curse.  Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, the young messianic princess struggles for survival in a Roman court of intrigue. She can’t hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands, nor can she stop the emperor from using her powers for his own ends. But faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother’s dreams. Can she succeed where her mother failed?  And what will it cost her in a political game where the only rule is win—or die?



  1. Loading previous comments because I had to delete the original post...

    Veens: Good God! These are definitely delicious!

    Mystica: More wonderful books

    librarypat: These 3 look interesting. I've read very little based on early Roman history. PALE ROSE OF ENGLAND sounds like the story of a strong, principled woman.

  2. These all sound great but I'd really like to read Kate Quinn's when it comes out.

  3. I want to read all of these! Thanks for the heads up once again, Amy...

  4. Since these books will be the only way I get to Egypt anytime soon, I will definitely be picking these up. Thanks chicka!


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