Monday, August 29, 2011

Mailbox Monday

The September QueenThe September Queen Gillian Bagwell

"Charles II is running for his life-and into the arms of a woman who will risk all for king and country.
Jane Lane is of marrying age, but she longs for adventure. She has pushed every potential suitor away-even those who could provide everything for her. Then one day, adventure makes its way to her doorstep, and with it comes mortal danger...
Royalists fighting to restore the crown to King Charles II implore Jane to help. Jane must transport him to safety, disguised as a manservant. As she places herself in harm's way, she finds herself falling in love with the gallant young Charles. And despite his reputation as a breaker of hearts, Jane finds herself surrendering to a passion that will change her life forever".

Eve: A Novel Eve: A Novel Elissa Elliott

"Elliott reimagines the story of Adam and Eve in a debut novel that richly evokes earliest biblical times. The story is told from the points of view of Eve and her daughters: Naava, the beautiful weaver; Aya, the quick-witted, club-footed cook; and Dara, the compassionate observant twin. Eve recounts the fall and how she and Adam wander until settling down to grow crops, raise livestock and start a garden of their own. Elliott offers readers vivid details about the first childbirth, the first intercourse, the first recriminations, the first environmental calamity and the first hunt, but the novel really comes alive when it departs from lushly imagined retelling and thrusts the family into unfamiliar territory when the brood encounters a city and city people. Elliott is at her imaginative and linguistic best describing city life, customs and architecture, building tension as Naava falls for a prince, fueling Cain's wrath. Elliott makes biblical fiction her own with a female perspective that emphasizes emotional turmoil, sensual experience and an impressive range of imagery that brings to life daily life in the beginning".

The Illuminated Language of Flowers: Over 700 Flowers and Plants Listed Alphabetically With Their Meanings Kate Greenaway

"Charming reproduction of rare volume by famed 19th-century illustrator includes abundantly illustrated list of over 200 plants and their figurative equivalents: tulip = fame, blue violet = faithfulness, etc. Selection of flower-related verses, including "To a Mountain Daisy" by Robert Burns, appears at back of book. 85 full-color illustrations. Contains alphabetical lists of flowers and the meanings associated with them. A very nice reprint copy of the 1884 edition".

~Lizzy~

8 comments:

  1. These are all new to me...enjoy your new books!

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  2. I have The September Queen coming. Eve looks very interesting. Hmmmm, flowers.

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  3. Covet and want, hardcore. They all look great!

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  4. Oh yea, you got the new Gillian Bagwell too! I can't wait to dive in!

    Enjoy your new reads, Liz!

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  5. Both of these look good! Happy reading.

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  6. All new to me as well.

    btw anyone else having problems with blogger. None of my posts are getting published. Sad.

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  7. Mystica, I did have a problem in the very beginning of my blogger days and I could not post comments. I found out it was because I had an add on to my internet and it was blocking certain codes and posting a comment was one of them. Here check out this link to see if maybe you could find out a solution if not let me know and I can try to help you out. Try a different browser like Firefox or google chrome.
    http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/search.py?query=posts+not+publishing&ctx=en%3Asearchbox

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