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Monday, February 14, 2011

Mailbox Monday #63

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: ├╝ber-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?

Copyright © 2011 by The Maiden’s Court


  1. Heather, what a thrill to see that TO BE QUEEN made it to you....thank you so much for reading it...

  2. OMG - I am such a dope! I received To Be Queen as well (thank you Christy) but totally forgot to add it to this week's MM! Ugh, I am so losing my mind!!! I can't wait to read it though and Leslie's too!

    Enjoy your new reads Heather!

  3. These two books look so very interesting.

  4. Christy - Yes! I got it on Friday - and am already about halfway thru! Wonderful thus far.

    Amy - glad I could be your reminder!

  5. Love the looks of both of those books! Great mailbox!


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