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Monday, April 18, 2011

Mailbox Monday #71

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

I received two books this week - one for a review and one that I won on a giveaway.

For part of the HF Virtual Book Tours May/June tour I received a copy of Queen by Right by Anne Easter Smith.  I enjoyed her previous book Daughter of York so I am excited to read this one, although a little intimidated by the size!

From Goodreads I won a copy of Springtime of the Spirit by Maureen Lang.  This is book 3 in The Great War Series (and I don't have books 1 - Look to the East or 2 - Whisper on the Wind) but I look forward to reading this series.  I haven't really read anything set during WWI.  I believe that this is a Christian series, which isn't my usual reading genre, but the reviews look so good!

Here are the blurbs:

Look to the East
A village under siege. A love under fire.

France, 1914

At the dawn of the First World War, the small village of Briecourt is isolated from the early battles while a century-old feud between the Toussaints and the de Colvilles still rages in the streets. But when the German army sweeps in to occupy the town, families on both sides of the feud are forced to work together to hide stragglers caught behind enemy lines.

Juliette Toussaint may have been adopted from a faraway island, but she feels the scorn of the de Colvilles as much as anyone born a Toussaint. So when she falls in love with one of the men in hiding—a wealthy and handsome Belgian entrepreneur—she knows she’s flirting with danger.

Charles Lassone has been waiting in the church cellar, safe from the Germans for the moment. But if he’s discovered, it will threaten the entire village—including Julitte—and could cost Charles his life.

In Brussels at the height of WWI, a small, underground newspaper is the only thing offering the occupied city hope—and real news of the war. The paper may be a small whisper amid the shouts of the German army, but Edward Kirkland will do anything to keep it in print. Meanwhile, Isa Lassone, a Belgian-American socialite whose parents whisked her to safety at the start of the war, sneaks back into the country to rescue those dearest to her: Edward and his mother. But Edward refuses to go, and soon Isa is drawn into his secret life printing the newspaper . . . And into his heart.

Springtime of the Spirit
By the fall of 1918, the Great War has ended and the world is at peace, but there is little to celebrate in Germany. After four years of fighting for his homeland, Christophe Brecht returns to find there is little left of what he once called home. So when family friends ask him to travel to Munich to bring back their runaway daughter, Christophe agrees. When he finally locates Annaliese Duray, he discovers she is far different from the girl he once knew. Headstrong, idealistic, and beautiful, she is on the front lines of the city’s political scene, fighting to give women and working-class citizens a voice in Germany’s new government. As the political upheaval ignites in Munich, so does the attraction between Annaliese and Christophe. With an army from Berlin threatening to squash everything Annaliese has worked for, both she and Christophe are forced to choose between love and loyalty.

Did you receive any goodies this week?

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  1. I just finished a book which dealt with the pre 1910 right upto the end of 1915 or so and it was a marvellous read. How it changed the lives of women for me was the best thing to come out of the War.

  2. I too got Queen by Right -- can't wait to get started on it!

  3. Mystica - that is a period of time that I am interested in.

    Audra - I can't wait to either!

  4. Queen by right has an awesome cover!! i haven't heard of it before.

  5. Congrats on your Goodreads win. They sound great!

    I'm doing the Queen By Right tour too...can't wait!

  6. All three sound wonderful! I am looking forward to your reviews.

    I received three historical novels myself: http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2011/04/mailbox-monday_18.html

  7. Queen by Right is one I want to read. :)

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  8. All of these sound wonderful! Woot! Enjoy!


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