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Monday, April 4, 2011

Mailbox Monday #69

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page and is now on a monthly blog tour.  For the month of April it will be hosted by Amy at Passages to the Past.

This week I received three books - two for review and one requested by me.

From Paperback Swap I received A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly.  After featuring this author during my YA Hist-Fic Week I became very interested in this book and had to find it - and luckily it showed up on my wish list not too long there after.

The two books I received for review are:

1. Queen of the Summer Stars by Persia Wooley (book 2 in the Guinevere trilogy).  I received this from Sourcebooks for a June review.

2. The Lady and the Poet by Maeve Haran.  I received this from St. Martin's Griffin.  I think the cover is gorgeous!  It looks like a very interesting read, here is the blurb:

"Set against the sumptuousness and intrigues of Queen Elizabeth I’s court, this powerful novel reveals the untold love affair between the famous poet John Donne and Ann More, the passionate woman who, against all odds, became his wife. 
Ann More, fiery and spirited daughter of the Mores of Loseley House in Surrey, came to London destined for a life at the court of Queen Elizabeth and an advantageous marriage. There she encountered John Donne, the darkly attractive young poet who was secretary to her uncle, the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal. He was unlike any man she had ever met—angry, clever, witty, and in her eyes, insufferably arrogant and careless of women. Yet as they were thrown together, Donne opened Ann’s eyes to a new world of passion and sensuality. However, John Donne—Catholic by background in an age when it was deadly dangerous, tainted by an alluring hint of scandal—was the kind of man her status-conscious father distrusted and despised. 
The Lady and the Poet tells the story of the forbidden love between one of our most admired poets and a girl who dared to rebel against her family and the conventions of her time. They gave up everything to be together, and their love knew no bounds."
What did you receive in your mailbox this week?

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  1. Covet! Both look good but the second one especially!

  2. Lucky you! I didn't get any books in the mail this week :-(

    I really like the cover of The Lady and the Poet, and am looking forward to reading the Persia Wooley trilogy.

  3. The Lady and The Poet looks good to me! Enjoy :)

  4. I like The Lady and the Poet too.

    Stopping by from the linky on Passages To The Past.


  5. Thanks for the book suggestion - I loved John Donne's writing when I was studying English is college. Just added this to my library list. :)


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