Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page but it has since went on tour. For the month of February it is being hosted by Library of Clean Reads.
I received two books this week that I have been wanting to get my hands on for awhile. Both were received for review. The Christy English title will be featured in the next HFBRT event.
Royal Pains: A Rogues Gallery of Brats, Brutes, and Bad Seeds by Leslie Carroll
"The bad seeds on the family trees of the most powerful royal houses of Europe often became the most rotten of apples: über-violent autocrats Vlad the Impaler and Ivan the Terrible literally reigned in blood. Lettice Knollys strove to mimic the appearance of her cousin Elizabeth I and even stole her man. And Pauline Bonaparte scandalized her brother Napoleon by having a golden goblet fashioned in the shape of her breast.
Chock-full of shocking scenes, titillating tales, and wildly wicked nobles, Royal Pains is a rollicking compendium of the most infamous, capricious, and insatiable bluebloods of Europe."
To Be Queen: A Novel of the Early Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Christy English
"Her father murdered, a young girl sits trapped behind the walls of a fortress. At the mercy of men who would lay claim to her body to conquer her lands, she waits for her betrothed, the King of France , to set her free. But this fifteen year old girl does not need rescuing; she is stronger than any man she will ever meet.
She is Eleanor of Aquitaine."
What wonderful surprises were in your mailbox?
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