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 December MM is on tour and hosted by Lady Q @ Let Them Read Books.

Hello ladies and gents!  Time for another edition of Mailbox Monday! I had a pretty good week and received two books for review.  Both have been on my wishlist for 2011 releases so I was super excited to get them!  I also have the pleasure of interviewing author Karen Harper early next year and am very stoked!

The Irish Princess
by Karen Harper

Release Date:  February 1, 2011

SYNOPSIS:  Born into a first family of Ireland, with royal ties on both sides, Elizabeth Fitzgerald-known as Gera-finds her world overturned when Henry VIII imprisons her father, the Earl of Kildare, and brutally destroys her family. Torn from the home she loves, her remaining family scattered, Gera dares not deny the refuge offered her in England's glittering royal court. There she must navigate ever-shifting alliances even as she nurtures her secret desire for revenge. From County Kildare's lush green fields to London's rough-and-tumble streets and the royal court's luxurious pageantry, The Irish Princess follows the journey of a daring woman whose will cannot be tamed, and who won't be satisfied until she restores her family to its rightful place in Ireland.

by Frank Delaney

Release Date:  February 8, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  And there’s a legend—she had only vague details—that all couples who are meant to marry are connected by an invisible silver cord which is wrapped around their ankles at birth, and in time the matchmaking gods pull those cords tighter and tighter and draw the couple slowly toward one another until they meet.” So says Miss Kate Begley, Matchmaker of Kenmare, the enigmatic woman Ben MacCarthy meets in the summer of 1943.

As World War II rages on, Ben remains haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his wife, the actress Venetia Kelly. Searching for purpose by collecting stories for the Irish Folklore Commission, he travels to a remote seaside cottage to profile the aforementioned Matchmaker of Kenmare.

Ben is immediately captivated by the forthright Miss Begley, who is remarkably self-assured in her instincts but provincial in her experience. Miss Begley is determined to see that Ben moves through his grief—and a powerful friendship is forged along the way.

But when Charles Miller, a striking American military intelligence officer, arrives on the scene, Miss Begley develops an intense infatuation and looks to make a match for herself. Miller needs a favor, but it will be dangerous. Under the cover of their neutrality as Irish citizens, Miss Begley and Ben travel to London and effectively operate as spies. As they are drawn more deeply and painfully into the conflict, both discover the perils of neutrality—in both love and war.

Steeped in colorful history, The Matchmaker of Kenmare is a stirring story of friendship and sacrifice. New York Times bestselling author Frank Delaney has written a lush and surprising novel, rich as myth, tense as a thriller, and like all grand tales—harrowing, sometimes hilarious, and heartbreaking.

So, that's my mailbox....tell me about yours!



  1. I have a bit of irish as well!
    The Wild Irish!

    My mailbox is up as well.

  2. Goin' Irish are ye?
    I so want the hair in the first cover!

  3. The Matchmaker of Kenmare looks awesome. I'd love to read this one.

  4. Those both sound really good! Happy reading!

  5. You have two interesting books there. It sounds like they both capture the spirit of the Irish people.

  6. I love the cover of The Matchmaker of Kenamre.
    I hope you enjoy them both!

  7. Oh I'm very envious of the Frank Delaney book -- I love him!

    Hope you enjoy your reading this week, and congrats on the interview of Karen Harper :)

  8. Wow I want The Irish' p's hair :)

  9. I just got Delaney's new book today! It looks really good :)c

  10. I love these two books. They're going on my wish list. Love Irish/Scottish books. Thanks.
    Carol L


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