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 and now located here, but is now a traveling meme and for the month of June your new host for MM will be Mari @ Bluestocking's Thoughts on Books!

This past week was a good one for my mailbox and I am pleased as plum to report that I received the upcoming release by my all-time favorite HF author Sharon Kay Penman!  I squealed with delight when the UPS man came and you can better believe that I dove right in!  Yep, I have no will power whatsoever :-)

by Sharon Kay Penman

Release Date:  October 4, 2011


From the New York Times-bestselling novelist, a stunning story of a great medieval warrior-king, the accomplished and controversial son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine: Richard, Coeur de Lion. 

They were called "The Devil's Brood," though never to their faces. They were the four surviving sons of Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine. With two such extraordinary parents, much was expected of them. 

But the eldest-charming yet mercurial-would turn on his father and, like his brother Geoffrey, meet an early death. When Henry died, Richard would take the throne and, almost immediately, set off for the Holy Land. This was the Third Crusade, and it would be characterized by internecine warfare among the Christians and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens. And, back in England, by the conniving of Richard's youngest brother, John, to steal his crown. 

In Lionheart, Sharon Kay Penman displays her remarkable mastery of historical detail and her acute understanding of human foibles. The result is a powerful story of intrigue, war, and- surprisingly-effective diplomacy, played out against the roiling conflicts of love and loyalty, passion and treachery, all set against the rich textures of the Holy Land. 

by Fiona Mountain

Paperback Release Date:  July 5, 2011


They say I'm mad and perhaps it's true. 

It is well known that lust brings madness and desperation and ruin. But upon my oath, I never meant any harm. All I wanted was to be happy, to love and to be loved in return, and for my life to count for something. 

That is not madness, is it?

So begins the story of Eleanor Glanville, the beautiful daughter of a seventeenth-century Puritan nobleman whose unconventional passions scandalized society. When butterflies were believed to be the souls of the dead, Eleanor's scientific study of them made her little better than a witch. But her life-set against a backdrop of war, betrayal, and sexual obsession-was that of a woman far ahead of her time.

Well, that's my mailbox...what goodies showed up in yours?



  1. Both books look so good. enjoy the reads.

  2. I adore Sharon Kay Penman. I used to wait with little patience for her books to come out.

  3. Jealous that you have the Lionheart book!

  4. Lucky you! Can't wait for Lionheart and I love the cover for Lady of the Butterflies.

  5. Two great books. The cover of LADY OF THE BUTTERFLIES is lovely. How lucky for you to get LIONHEART so early. Enjoy.

  6. Lady of the Butterflies is absolutely wonderful--I devoured it!

  7. Truly fascinated by Lady of the Butterflies. I'm sure she must have been quite scandalous in that time period.

    Connie Fischer

  8. Lady of the Butterflies looks good. Enjoy both of your books!

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  9. I'm so excited to hear you received Lionheart!! Sharon Kay Penman is my absolute favorite and I'm so anxious for October to be here!



  10. Lady of the Butterflies sounds interesting. Happy reading!

  11. Lady of the Butterflies sound fascinating - and the cover is gorgeous! I'm adding this to my wishlist for sure. Happy reading! :)

  12. Oh Amy I am soooo jealous that you have Lionheart already!!! I have it on preorder with amazon and am counting down the days till October. I have read the other book and it is beautiful. ENJOY!


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