Mailbox Monday

Another Monday, Another Mailbox!! Mailbox Monday is a feature where we gush about the yummy new books that now grace our bookshelves! WARNING: Mailbox Mondays can lead to extreme envy and GINORMOUS wishlists!!

Mailbox Monday was originally hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page and is now a traveling meme, for the month of August your new host is Staci @ Life in the Thumb.

Hey there, dear readers, I hope you are all well!  Two books made their way to my mailbox this past week. Having looooved Gillian Bagwell's first book, The Darling Strumpet, I can't wait to read her upcoming book, The September Queen.  I also received Theodora by Stella Duffy and it looks pretty interesting, I might give it a shot when I find a break in my reading schedule.
 
by Gillian Bagwell

Release Date: November 1, 2011

SYNOPSIS

Charles II is running for his life-and into the arms of a woman who will risk all for king and country. 

Jane Lane is of marrying age, but she longs for adventure. She has pushed every potential suitor away-even those who could provide everything for her. Then one day, adventure makes its way to her doorstep, and with it comes mortal danger...

Royalists fighting to restore the crown to King Charles II implore Jane to help. Jane must transport him to safety, disguised as a manservant. As she places herself in harm's way, she finds herself falling in love with the gallant young Charles. And despite his reputation as a breaker of hearts, Jane finds herself surrendering to a passion that will change her life forever.

by Stella Duffy

Release Date: September 27, 2011

SYNOPSIS

Roman historian Procopius publicly praised Theodora of Constantinople for her piety-while secretly detailing her salacious stage act and maligning her as ruthless and power hungry. So who was this woman who rose from humble beginnings as a dancer to become the empress of Rome and a saint in the Orthodox Church? Award-winning novelist Stella Duffy vividly recreates the life and times of a woman who left her mark on one of the ancient world's most powerful empires. Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore is a sexy, captivating novel that resurrects an extraordinary, little-known figure from the dusty pages of history. 

Well, that's my mailbox....what books did you receive?
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25 comments:

  1. I've been really tempted by Thedora - I hope you enjoy it! :D

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  2. I shall be getting The September Queen and I am very excited!

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  3. You lucky thing! I am looking forward to The September Queen after reading The Darling Strumpet.

    Enjoy those books

    carol

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  4. Ah, these both look very tempting. Enjoy!!

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  5. I have not seen these before. They look good. Enjoy!

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  6. Oh, I really want to read Theodora! I hadn't seen September Queen before but I love that cover!

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  7. I have Theodora to read too. I have not gotten to it yet, but it looks like it will be interesting.

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  8. I think The September Queen sounds good!

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  9. Both books sound very good. Theodora sounds so intriguing as well.

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  10. Oh wow, both of these look like great reads! I will be anxious to hear what you think of them!

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  11. I read A Secret History by Procopius; would be interested in knowing the real woman behind the story.

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  12. September Queen really sounds good. I shall add it to my Wish List. Do tell us what you think after you read them.

    Connie Fischer
    conniecape@aol.com

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  13. They both look good - I hope you love them!

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  14. Sounds like a lot going on in Theodora. Enjoy your new books and have a wonderful week, Amy.

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  15. Beautiful covers on those books. Enjoy!

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  16. They both sound really good, great mailbox

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  17. Theodora looks like a good read. Enjoy your new books!

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  18. Hi Amy,
    Your two books look great and what an interesting cover for the second one!! I'm curious now about the Darling strumpet!! Thanks for playing along today!

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  19. Both books look like good reads but the I love the cover of the first one. She has a very pretty dress on although it looks like it would be very heavy to wear. I hope you enjoy both books.

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  20. Both sound great -- beautiful covers too. Enjoy!

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  21. Love the cover of the September Queen and it sounds really good too. Enjoy your books!
    2 Kids and Tired Books

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  22. You're always featuring the most interesting sounding historical fiction. Enjoy your new books!

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  23. These both look really good, but I'm definitely much more interested in Theodora - I've been fascinated by her since I came across her while researching Byzantium for my senior thesis. I hope you enjoy them both!

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