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Monday, May 7, 2012

Mailbox Monday #106


This is my first mailbox in quite awhile.  With finals weeks approaching rapidly, a crazy work schedule, and looking forward to vacation I’m really not getting much reading done.

As an Ebook for my Kindle from the publisher I received a copy of Shakespeare’s Lady by Alexa Schnee.  This sounds like a promising novel and the author is even younger than me!  Here’s the blurb:

In Shakespeare’s Lady, Emilia Bassano is one of the most dazzling ladies at court when she meets the little-known playwright William Shakespeare. Shakespeare sees the world like no one ever has before, and despite everything — his wife in Stratford-Avon, Emilia’s husband and young son, and the will of the fiery and unpredictable queen — they fall in love. But the course of true love never did run smooth, and the Virgin Queen does not take lightly to her ladies straying. These star-crossed lovers must fight for their love — and, eventually, their lives. Meanwhile, William, courting the queen’s favor for his new theater, pens some of the most memorable stories ever written, and encourages Emilia to write; he helps her compose, and eventually steals, a little bedtime story she calls A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

In the tradition of Jane Austen Ruined My Life and The Other Boleyn Girl, this is a breathtaking, emotionally rich story spun out of historical fact. From the plague-ridden streets of London to the throne room of Greenwich Court to the stage of The Globe Theater, this is a meticulously researched and gorgeously written story about grace, forgiveness, and the forbidden love between the greatest poet the world has ever known and the woman who inspired him.

I also received a prize that I had won from a giveaway hosted at the Owl Bookmark Blog – a cute little vintage tapestry purse filled with some little goodies such as bookmarks etc from author Deanna Cameron.  Very cute and I can’t wait to take it on vacation with me!

So what came in your mailbox this past week?

Mailbox Monday is on a monthly blog tour and for the month of May is being hosted by Martha’s Bookshelf.


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  1. I came across Shakespeare's Lady on Goodreads today. It does sound promising!

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  2. That does sound like a good one! Enjoy!

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  3. Oooh, that sounds good -- can't wait to see your review!

  4. Indeed, it does sound like a promising novel. Can't wait to hear more about it.

  5. I'm looking forward to your review -- the novel sounds quite intriguing! I hope you enjoy it.


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