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 was originally hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page, but is now a traveling meme and for the month of April Mailbox Monday will be hosted by yours truly!!!  I cannot tell you how geeked out I am to be hosting my favorite meme and am really looking forward to meeting all of you who are new to Passages to the Past!

To add your MM link please use Mister Linky at the end of this post. 

I received two books for review and one I picked up because of a recommendation from author Kate Quinn, who was just here for an interview.  I'll start with the purchase first...

The Eagle and The Raven
by Pauline Gedge

SYNOPSIS

Spanning three generations, this historical novel tells the tale of Boudicca, the most famous warrior of ancient Britain, and Caradoc, the son of a Celtic king, who sets out to unite the people of the Raven and lead them against Rome. Caradoc's objective is not easily accomplished as the Roman army advances into Britain, raping Celtic women and burning villages to the ground. His efforts are also met with fierce opposition from Aricia, the vain queen of a northern tribe who swears allegiance to the Romans after Caradoc slights her, and from Gladys, Caradoc’s warrior sister who falls in love with her Roman captor. Unfortunately, Caradoc’s endeavors are left unresolved when he is taken prisoner, but Boudicca, a strong-willed woman, ultimately takes up the cause that was Caradoc’s legacy.

For review...

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott
by Kelly O. McNees

Paperback Release Date:  May 3, 2011

SYNOPSIS

A richly imagined, remarkably written story of the woman who created Little Women- and how love changed her in ways she never expected.

Deftly mixing fact and fiction, Kelly O'Connor McNees returns to the summer of 1855, when vivacious Louisa May Alcott is twenty-two and bursting to free herself from family and societal constraints and do what she loves most. Stuck in small-town New Hampshire, she meets Joseph Singer, and as she opens her heart, Louisa finds herself torn between a love that takes her by surprise and her dream of independence as a writer in Boston. The choice she must make comes with a steep price that she will pay for the rest of her life.

In a Treacherous Court
by Michelle Deiner

Release Date:  August 2, 2011

SYNOPSIS

Michelle Diener makes her literary debut with a richly drawn and beautifully written novel that will delight fans of Philippa Gregory and Anne Easter Smith. Based on historical events and figures from King Henry VIII’s reign, IN A TREACHEROUS COURT features a lethal and steadfast courtier and a royally commissioned artist who uncover secrets that could mean the end of the King’s rule.

John Parker is one of Henry VIII’s most useful courtiers–utterly merciless and completely loyal. But one small favor for his King pulls Parker into a deadly plot against the throne: one that will test his courage, his resolve, and most especially, his heart.

A commission from Henry VIII should have been the crowning achievement of Susanna Horenbout’s career, but before she even sets foot in England, the talented artist finds herself in possession of a secret that could change the country’s history. With Parker as her only protection against killers who will stop at nothing to silence her, Susanna has to trust the dangerous, enigmatic courtier. She’s used to fighting in a man’s world, but she never expected to be fighting for her life–or her heart.

Told with breathtaking historical detail, IN A TREACHEROUS COURT offers a masterful blend of intrigue, romance, and scandal.

So, that's my mailbox...now tell us about the goodies that came in yours! Click on Mister Linky to leave your link and check out what others received!



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39 comments:

  1. I have The Lost Summer of LMA on my shelf and hope to read it next month. The Eagle and the Raven sound like an exciting book. I'll watch for your review of it as well as In a Treacherous Court!

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  2. As usual your mailbox makes me green with envy. Have posted mine up as well.

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  3. I'm looking forward to your reviews.

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  4. I just love that cover on The Lost Summer

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  5. I love the cover for The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott.

    Can't wait to read your review on this on.

    PS you have so many books I'd love to steal. The widgets are heavenly... ahhhh sighs...

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  6. These do look good. I've read THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT and really, really liked it. Hope it works well for you too! Thanks for hosting this meme! Mine will be up tomorrow morning.

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  7. I really need to try Pauline Gedge books. In a Treacherous Court sounds good too.

    Enjoy!

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  8. I read the Lost Summer recently and really enjoyed it.

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  9. Wonderful mailbox! The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott is one that I've been pining for! Enjoy!

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  10. In a Treacheous Court looks really good. Enjoy all your new reads. Thanks for hosting!

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  11. I have been wanting to read The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott! You've got great books in your mailbox. Enjoy!

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  12. Wow, you got some good ones. I had to check the publication date of The Eagle and the Raven because I think I have that one. It looks and sounds so familiar.

    I went to two library sales on Saturday so I got some great books. I'll have my MM post up tomorrow.

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  13. Great mailbox! I absolutely loved The Lost Summer of LMA...hope you do, too.

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  14. I'm glad I don't have to wear them but those dresses are so pretty!

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  15. Can't wait to see what you think of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, I read it last year and loved it!

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  16. Lovely covers on your books-- and they all sound like good reads. I've been meaning to read the Lost Summer one.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  17. I love that paperback cover of the Louisa May Alcott book. I never got around to reading it, but I might have to look for it again.

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  18. Wow! I envy you! Looking forward to your review, especially In A Treacherous Court.

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  19. Lovely books you have acquired. I read The Lost Summer of LMA last summer and really adored it. H
    *smiles*

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  20. What stunning covers! I'm adding a few of those to my wish list this week. :)

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  21. I love the sound of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott and I love the cover. I can't wait to read your review.

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  22. I loved Lost Summer and the new PB cover is gorgeous!! enjoy your reads!

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  23. Oh, I love the paperback cover of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott! Enjoy your new books!

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  24. I have the Louisa May Alcott book and I plan to read it soon. All of your books sound great. Happy reading, and thanks for hosting!

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  25. I really liked The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott and hope you do too.

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  26. Those books look great and I love those covers!

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  27. The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott sounds wonderful.

    Happy reading!

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  28. I love the covers of all your books. Enjoy and Happy reading!

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  29. I read the Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott when it cam out in hardcover. I loved it! I'm loving that new cover on the paperback. I hope you enjoy the book as well.

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  30. Oooo, The Eagle and the Raven one I MUST have!!!!!

    :0)

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  31. I love the new cover of Louisa Alcott - so much better than the hardcover!

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  32. I have that Lost Summer book and have heard good things about it. I really should read it.

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  33. wow! these look great, enjoy, your books.

    stop and see mine and my giveaways.

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  34. Posting a bit late -- I haven't been acquiring books lately, so this is my first MM post in a while!

    I'm not much of a hist fic reader, but the Louisa May Alcott book sounds good to me. Enjoy all your books!

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  35. Three great books.
    My mail box has been quiet lately.

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  36. I always forget to put my posts in Mr. Linky. Ièm a day late but at least I remembered this time.

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