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 is being hosted by Serena from the wonderful blog, Saavy Verse & Wit, for the month of October.
 
Hey everyone, I hope you are all well!  I only have one new addition to report, but it's one that I've been really wanting to read and so far I'm enjoying it very much.

by Nancy Bilyeau

Release Date:  January 10, 2012

SYNOPSIS

In this debut historical thriller, an aristocratic young nun must find a legendary crown in order to save her father’s life and preserve all she holds dear from Cromwell’s ruthless terror. 
 
When novice nun Joanna Stafford learns her rebel cousin is condemned by King Henry VIII to be burned at the stake, she makes the decision to break the sacred rule of enclosure and run away from her Dominican Order in Dartford to stand at her cousin’s side.

Arrested for interfering with king’s justice, Joanna, along with her father, Sir Richard Stafford, is sent to the Tower of London. Joanna’s father is brutally tortured by Stephen Gardiner, the Bishop of Winchester who leads the Catholic faction bent on saving England’s monasteries from destruction. In order to save her father, Joanna must submit to Gardiner’s will and become a pawn in the struggle between religious extremes. Gardiner forces Joanna to return to Dartford Priory with a mission: find the long hidden crown worn by Saxon King Athelstan in AD 937 during the historic battle that first united Britain. Gardiner believes the crown itself to possess a mystical power that will halt the Reformation.

Uncovering only dark betrayals and murder at Dartford, Joanna flees with Brother Edmund, a troubled young friar, and with time running out, their hunt for the crown leads them through royal castles, to Stonehenge, and finally to the tomb of the mysterious King Athelstan under Malmesbury Abbey. There Joanna learns the true secret of the crown, a secret tracing all the way back to Golgotha and the Relics of the Passion. Now, as Cromwell’s army of destruction advances, Joanna must finally determine who to trust and how far she is willing to go to protect a way of life that she passionately loves.

That's my mailbox....what new books did you welcome to your house? 

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15 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting read. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it once you finish.

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  2. Not seen this one before. Sounds interesting. Enjoy.

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  3. That looks like the perfect book for you! I hope you love it!

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  4. Sounds like an interesting book. Enjoy your reading time.

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  5. ooohh, interesting! But what's up with all the nun's these days? That rules out steamy romance and I need a little bit of that in my books!

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  6. The Crown looks very tempting! Enjoy your reading week!

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  7. That is an interesting cover! I hope you enjoy it!

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  8. This book sounds intense! Enjoy your reading week.

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  9. This sounds like it right up my alley, enjoy!

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  10. Oooh, looks good! I haven't heard of that one yet -- looking forward to your thoughts!

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  11. It certainly sounds like an engaging read. I can't wait to read your review. I have a sinking feeling my wish list will soon have a new addition!

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