Well don’t I have quite the mailbox this week! Mostly thanks to my trip to the Historical Novel Society Conference this past weekend (more on that later).
Before I left on Friday, I acquired the following:
City of Hope by Kate Kerrigan – received from the publisher for my tour stop on TLC Book Tours. This is the sequel to Ellis Island which I enjoyed last year. Stay tuned for review on July 25th.
The Loyalist’s Wife by Elaine Cougler – received via e-book from author for review in July. I hosted an guest post with this author earlier this month.
The Tudor Conspiracy by C.W. Gortner – received from publisher for HFVBT tour. This is the sequel to The Tudor Secret and I am SOOOO excited to read this as the first book was my favorite read last year. Stay tuned for review on July 17th.
The Outlaw Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick – received via Netgalley from publisher. Companion piece to Shadows and Strongholds which I reviewed last month. Review coming in September.
Then at HNS I picked up 6 books – 3 through the swag bag, and 3 that I purchased.
The Queen’s Gambit by Elizabeth Freemantle – received via swag bag. I have been excited to read this one for awhile as I haven’t really read about Catherine Parr.
Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole – received via swag bag. I hadn’t heard of this book before the swag bag, but the cover reminds me of Next to Love. Excited to read it and the author was so sweet.
The Sanctity of Hate by Priscilla Royal – this is a book deep in a medieval mystery series, however it appears it can be read as a stand alone.
The Purple Shroud by Stella Duffy – this is the 2nd book in Duffy’s two book series focusing on Empress Theodora of Constantinople. I had been interested in this one before HNS, but after hearing the author speak about the subject I had to pick it up. Unfortunately book one, Theodora was sold out, so I’m reading them backward. I got the book signed by the author and was told it is totally ok to read them out of order. These are “the power years and the first book just explains how she got there”. I have become fascinated with this character and can’t wait to read more about her.
Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray – I know, I am way behind on this one! This is the first book in a trilogy in which the final book will be released late this year. I had the opportunity to get the book signed and chat with the author.
Mistress of the Sea by Jenny Barden – This was a spur of the moment selection at the HNS bookstore – I think it was the cover that called out to me.
So, that is all for me (certainly enough!). What did you get this week?
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