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, but for the month of October MM is on tour and hosted by Avis at She Reads and Reads.

Welcome to another edition of Mailbox Monday...I hope this post finds you all well.  I am finally getting over the head cold from hell and have actually gotten some reading and blogging done the past few days.  Boy does it feel good to be back, I have missed you all so much!  This past week had me adding two books to my gargantuan TBR pile for review.

The Darling Strumpet
by Gillian Bagwell

Release Date:  January 4, 2011

SYNOPSIS:  A thrilling debut novel starring one of history's most famous and beloved courtesans.

From London's slums to its bawdy playhouses,
The Darling Strumpet transports the reader to the tumultuous world of seventeenth-century England, charting the meteoric rise of the dazzling Nell Gwynn, who captivates the heart of King Charles II-and becomes one of the century's most famous courtesans.

Witty and beautiful, Nell was born into poverty but is drawn into the enthralling world of the theater, where her saucy humor and sensuous charm earn her a place in the King's Company. As one of the first actresses in the newly-opened playhouses, she catapults to fame, winning the affection of legions of fans-and the heart of the most powerful man in all of England, the King himself. Surrendering herself to Charles, Nell will be forced to maneuver the ruthless and shifting allegiances of the royal court-and discover a world of decadence and passion she never imagined possible. 

The King's Daughter
by Christie Dickason

Paperback Release Date:  November 23, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  Superb historical novel of the Jacobean court, in which Princess Elizabeth strives to avoid becoming her father's pawn in the royal marriage market The court of James I is a volatile place, with factions led by warring cousins Robert Cecil and Francis Bacon. Europe is seething with conflict between Protestants and Catholics. James sees himself as a grand peacemaker -- and what better way to make his mark than to use his children in marriage negotiations? Into this court come Henry, Prince of Wales, and his sister Elizabeth. Their louche father is so distrusted that soon they are far more popular than he is: an impossibly dangerous position. Then Elizabeth is introduced to Frederick of Bohemia, Elector Palatine. He's shy but they understand one another. She decides he will be her husband -- but her parents change their minds. Brutally denied Henry's support, how can Elizabeth forge her own future? At once a love story, a tale of international politics and a tremendous evocation of England at a time of great change, this is a landmark novel to thrill all lovers of fine historical fiction.
Well, that's my about yours?



  1. Both of these look great! I love the cover of darling strumpet. Seems like I'm hearing of a lot of Nell Gwynn books lately :)

  2. The Darling Strumpet does sound quite good. I already have The King's Daughter on my shelf, but as I haven't yet read it I'm really looking forward to your review!

  3. Both books sounds really good! Can't wait to hear what you think of those!

  4. Both these books look wonderful. The Darling Strumpet even saying it aloud is nice!

  5. Monday was a postal holiday for me, so sadly, nothing yet -- I so covet your books! :)

  6. These both look good. Happy reading!

  7. I really want to read the book about Princess Elizabeth as I have never read any before, so I am looking forward to your review :)
    As for the Darling Strumpet - the cover is great, it is so colourful and bright and I need it in my book shelf asap! And of course I wish to read it as well ;)


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