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Monday, June 4, 2012

Mailbox Monday #109

I have quite a few books to report this week.  Some came in over the last 2 weeks and I didn’t get to posting a mailbox before I went on vacation.  Other books I picked up while on vacation.  So here we go!
Books I received in the mail or email box:
  • Sins of the Empress by Paula Paul – received for review from publicist in Kindle format
  • The Queen’s Vow by C.W. Gortner – received for review from publisher as part of HFVBT tour in June
  • City of Darkness by Kim Wright – received for review from author in Kindle format
  • Into the Valley of Death by A.L. Berridge – received for review from publisher
  • Reign of Madness by Lynn Cullen – received from publisher from a giveaway win at HF Connection
  • The Mine by John Heldt – received for review from author in Kindle format
  • The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner – received for review from publicist in Kindle format
As you can see I went a little crazy in the last week with the review copies!
While on vacation this past week in Virginia (more posts on the historical aspects of that trip throughout this month) I picked up a pile of books as well.  Some will be featured in Weekend Cooking posts over time and others will eventually likely be reviewed. 
  • Montpelier Hospitality Cookbook: Recipes and Traditions from the Home of James and Dolley Madison – bought at Montpelier
  • Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bakery – bought in Colonial Williamsburg
  • The James River Plantations’ Cookbook – bought in Colonial Williamsburg
  • The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook – bought in Colonial Williamsburg
  • A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor – signed – bought at Montpelier
  • Mr. and Mrs. Madison’s War: America’s First Couple and the Second War of Independence by Hugh Howard – signed – I have been DYING to get this book! – bought at Montpelier
  • Jamestown: The Buried Truth by William M. Kelso – signed – bought at Historic Jamestowne
So I have a little light reading behind me now wouldn’t you say?  However I am super excited about all the books I picked up on vacation and can’t wait to dive into them.  I’m actually going to be making some muffins from the Montpelier cookbook today!
Did you get anything great this week?

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  1. So many good books -- I *adored* Reign of Madness -- I hope you enjoy it -- it was one of my top 10 for last year -- so.good!

    1. I'm very interested in Reign of Madness - Juana really intrigues me yet I haven't really read much about her. I also need to really get to The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner.

  2. Sounds like you had a fabulous trip, I envy you!
    I visited VA years ago, & I had a TShirt that said 'Virginia' in pretty red script across the chest. So then all the boys pointed and said Virgin!!!
    Fun memories. :)

    1. OMG! Leave it to young boys! It was such a fabulous vacation that I truly didn't want to come home!

  3. Great mailbox. I received The Queen's Vow and Reign of Madness recently, too, and can't wait to read them. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Into the Valley of Death as it's on my wish list.

    1. You know, I picked Valley of Death on a whim as I know virtually nothing about the Crimean War except that maybe Florence Nightingale had something to do with it. So I'm hoping to learn something!

  4. Love all your goodies, especially the one about Jamestown. I also received The Queen's Vow for review. I'll have to hurry and read it as I'm leaving soon for....Hawaii!!!!!

    1. Joanne that sounds like a fabulous trip! My mom and grandmother went, oh over 15 years ago now, and they had a blast. Have fun!


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