Suddenly Sunday

Suddenly Sunday is hosted by the wonderful Svea at Confessions and Rambling of A Muse in the Fog.

Happy 4th of July my fellow Americans!  I hope you all have a fun and safe Independence Day!  It's looking like it will be another beautiful day here in Georgia, hopefully it will stay that way for fireworks!

IN READING NEWS  I recently read the unputdownable novel Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran - my review will be up this week.  My goal today is to finish up Legacy by Susan Kay, which I am really enjoying.  My girl Elizabeth is fierce :)  

I haven't decided yet on my next read.  I have a few due for reviews at the beginning of August, so it will be between Georgette Heyer's Regency World by Jennifer Kloester, Great Maria by Cecelia Holland or The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall.

IN HF AUTHOR NEWS  Sharon Kay Penman announced the other day on her blog that her new novel in progress, Lionheart, will now be TWO novels!!!  It's a good thing for us SKP fans that Richard I had an eventful life!  Click HERE to read more from SKP herself.

I posted the other day about Margaret George's future release, Elizabeth I, of which I am super geeked out about.  I see on her website, that the next book she'll be working on will be on Boudicca.  I haven't read anything on Boudicca yet, though I have the Manda Scott quadrilogy on my wishlist.   

Anne Easter Smith's next release was recently added to Amazon with a release date of March 15, 2011 though I'm not sure how accurate that it.  It will be titled Queen by Right and will be about Cecily Neville, who was the wife of Richard Plantagenet and mother to Kings Edward IV and Richard III.  I am a huge fan of hers, so I will be snatching this one up!

Karen Harper's new book The Irish Princess will be out in February of 2011 and will be on Elizabeth Fitzgerald, who was raised in the court of Henry VIII and later a lady in waiting to Elizabeth I. 
Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Another future release to keep on your radar is The Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth
Via her website:  PALE ROSE OF ENGLAND: A NOVEL OF THE TUDORS on the life of the Scottish princess, Lady Catherine Gordon, is the last to be set during the Wars of the Roses.

Alone in the glittering but deadly Tudor court, with four marriages made for love in an era when men control the destiny of women, Catherine’s life unfolds a tale of tragedy and triumph that proves her a rose for all seasons, one who dares defy the tyranny of kings.
Amazon is giving this a release date of sometime in February 2011.

Author Jennifer Donnelly announced that the highly anticipated 3rd novel in her Tea Rose trilogy will be released next year sometime.  It's called The Wild Rose and she says on her site: This third and final part of the Rose saga follows Seamie’s and Willa’s story, introduces a few new characters, and – of course! – brings back a few old ones.

With all of these fantastic books set to release next year I would have to say that The Wild Rose is tied at #1 with Elizabeth I by Margaret George for the biting my nails, oh please let 2011 come quicker spot on my excitement scale!!!  I adored The Tea Rose and The Winter Rose very, very much and will be re-reading them right before this release.


- Win a beautiful hardcover copy of For the King by Catherine Delors.  Click HERE to enter.

- Win a gently used copy of Murder Most Royal by Jean Plaidy.  Click HERE to enter.

Well, I think that about wraps it up dear readers!  Have a great Sunday!



  1. I'm at Lake Oconee, GA -- the weather is nice -- not as hot as it was last week,thankfully! Happy 4th!

  2. Wow Amy - so many awesome releases coming up! I'm so excited!

  3. So many interesting books, so little time...

    I was glad to see that someone is working on a book about Boudicca since there really isn't much out there on her. Scott's trilogy really isn't focused on her - it's more of an "ensemble cast".

  4. Happy 4th of July!
    Looking forward to your reviews.
    Pale Rose of England does sound very good.
    I have the first Jennifer Donnelly book, I need to read it.

  5. Hi, Amy -- I have enjoyed my copy of Georgette Heyer's Regency World handbook; it's fun to just flip to any section and read up all-things related to the era and Heyer's books. Wish it had a bit more of the cant, but it's still a fun resource.

  6. Thanks for all the updates.
    Like you, I am gaga (not lady gaga) over the new Margaret George book about Elizabeth I. I have read all of her books. I love them all.
    I am also anxious about the Sandra Worth and Donnelly upcoming books.

    Have a Happy 4th in Georgia. Connecticut is beautiful today. I hear fireworks everywhere.

  7. So many good books being released. Thank you for the news.

  8. You know that I am VERY excited to have news about The Wild Rose after all this time.

    BTW, do you have comments turned off on your Mailbox Monday post? I was going to comment but couldn't find the link to comment any where!

  9. I seem to be a bit lost. Your last post hasnt got its usual comments link or am I missing something.

  10. Amy...I couldn't find your comments link on your Mailbox Monday, so I'm commenting here.
    I am jealous so jealous of the first two books. Yes, jealous!!! I admit it. LOL...Enjoy your new books. :)

  11. I really don't want 2011 to come any sooner. As much as I'd like to read those new books, I need to catch up on my TBR mountain first.


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