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!

Hello readers and welcome to another edition of MM!  I hope everyone had a great weekend and that you are reading something amazing.  This past week I received two Georgette Heyer books for review.  It's been some time since I've read a Heyer so when I got the request from Sourcebooks I snatched a few up!  Heyer is one of those authors who make me laugh out out loud and I just adore her writing.

Are you a Heyer fan?  If so, what is your favorite Heyer book?

by Georgette Heyer

Publication Date:  May 1, 2011


Venetia has running her family’s estate in the place of her ill brother. She is dangerously close to spinsterhood and is left at the mercy of two suitors with no interest in her. When a chance encounter introduces Venetia to her neighbor what starts as harmless flirtation could turn into a damaging scandal.

Venetia’s well-meaning uncle saves her and takes her to London where Venetia uncovers a shocking family secret. Knowing this secret may just open the door for her hearts desires to come true. 

by Georgette Heyer

Publication Date:  April 1, 2011


Sylvester, Duke of Salford, is in a high position and feels it is time he finds a bride worth of the role. All of his candidates were nobly born and gently raised, however they bore him. His mother wants him to marry for love, and he scoffs at the notion until he meets Phoebe Marlow and finds himself intrigued by her.

Phoebe has aspirations of becoming a writer and has written a novel that it to be published. After meeting the Duke she finds herself in an awkward position because based on his reputation she has featured him as the villain in her novel.  As they begin to fall in love Phoebe wonders what will happen when the Duke reads her novel. Sure enough, he is horrified.

This is Heyer’s only romance novel to feature a female writer and the Regency world in which young ladies really didn’t have those avenues of expression.

Well, that's my mailbox, what goodies came your way?



  1. I got a Heyer too but the title escapes me right now.

  2. I have just read both these Heyers and I must say Venetia is by far my favorite. I really enjoyed both stories but there was something about level-headed Venetia that I really enjoyed.

    Happy reading!

  3. I snagged Heyer's Cotillion free on B&N. I'm so jealous that you're reading Lionheart right now.

  4. I have read both but I never get tired or re-reading them!

  5. I've only read one Georgette Heyer but I definitely want to read more. Enjoy your books!

  6. Gorgeous Heyer covers! Lucky you. =O)

    Enjoy your books!

  7. I got Sylvester and the Wicked Uncle too this past week. Tried to get Venetia but no luck. Did get a free e-copy of Cotillion though. :-) Enjoy your latest Heyer books!

  8. I have to agree that Venetia is a favorite. However, I love all of her books that I have read so far and would love to add more to my collection. Do pass them on when you are finished reading them!! ;)

    Connie Fischer

  9. Heyer is one of those authors I've been meaning try. Enjoy your new books!

  10. Both of these Heyers are superb. I reviewed them a while ago on my blog. Venetia can be found here, and Sylvester here.

    As to my favourite, I suppose it has to be The Grand Sophy, although it's a bit like asking what is my favourite ice cream - all of them, obviously.


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