Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mailbox Mondays and Claude and Camille Giveaway Winner

Another lovely mailbox Monday. This one has been a long time coming, forever I have been waiting to get these books and since I had the money this time I just did it and I do not regret it. The Plaidy's are the food for one obsession and the others have been recommended by readers like yourselves. So here we go with the biggest mailbox Monday ever mind you they came through out the last week, really it is all books I have received since April 7th.

I have been working on my Plaidy collection for almost 2 years now and I love the older modern reprints that have the paintings. I want to be like the Jean Plaidy button last year and line them all up and have all the queens! My problem is now I have 2 sets going one of the older reprints and now I have a few of the brand new reprints. 

This is what I am working on now,

Mary Stuart Series
The Royal Road to Fotheringay Vol. 1 Older reprint
The Captive Queen of Scots Vol. 2 Older reprint

James I
The Murder in the Tower

Charles II Trilogy

The Wandering Prince Vol. 1Older reprint
Health Unto His Majesty Vol. 2Older reprint
Here Lies our Sovereign Lord Vol. 3Older reprint
Charles II Vol. 1,2,3 Older reprint
Combined as the loves of Charles IIP

Queens of England Series
Myself My Enemy Vol. 1
Queen of this Realm Vol. 2
Victoria Victorious Vol. 3
The Lady in the Tower Vol. 4
The Courts of Love Vol. 5
In the Shadow of the Crown Vol. 6
The Queen's Secret Vol. 7
The Reluctant Queen Vol. 8
The Pleasures of Love Vol. 9
William's Wife Vol. 10
The Rose Without a Thorn Vol. 11

For a Queen's Love: The Stories of the Royal Wives of Philip II (A Novel of the Tudors)The King's Confidante: The Story of the Daughter of Sir Thomas More (A Novel of the Tudors)A Favorite of the Queen: The Story of Lord Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I (A Novel of the Tudors)Newer Reprints
The Reluctant Queen: The Story of Anne of York (A Queens of England Novel)The Thistle and the Rose: The Tudor PrincessesThe Merry Monarch's Wife: The Story of Catherine of Braganza (A Queens of England Novel)

An Infamous Army: A Novel of Wellington, Waterloo, Love and War
The Sixth Wife: The Wives of Henry VIIIThe Queen's Devotion: The Story of Queen Mary II (A Queens of England Novel)

The Heretic Queen: A NovelMarrying Mozart These lovelies up above were bought from various places mainly Amazon but "The Captive Queen of Scots" I had to buy at Barnes and Noble because Amazon does not have this cover. I happened to get "The Kings Confidante" at Target in the tiny HF section of books. Yes Target has  a tiny shelf dedicated to only HF.  Pope Joan I had to buy because once again I made the  mistake of  lending it out and it has disappeared.  Marrying Mozart I got because I loved Claude and Camille and just know I would love Mozart too. I also got the Target version of Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran. 

These ones showed up from Powell's Bookstore and man I am so glad I went in there. 

"Katharine of Aragon's marriage to her beloved King Henry VIII is threatened by powerful people in her husband's court who spin webs of intrigue regarding whether or not she can bear the king a son".

From PBS wish list
Rivals for the Crown by Kathleen Givens

"1290: Turmoil erupts when the seven-year-old queen of Scotland perishes en route to claim the crown. Two bitter foes -- John Balliol and Robert Bruce -- emerge as possible successors, but England's Edward I has his own designs on Scotland.
In London, Edward has expelled all Jews from his kingdom. Rachel de Anjou is heartbroken to leave behind her best friend, Isabel de Burke, and travel with her family to the Scottish border town of Berwick. Danger is everywhere, but the tall, dark Highlander Kieran MacDonald presents a risk of a different sort.
Isabel, appointed as lady-in-waiting to Edward's queen, Eleanor, is soon immersed in a world of privilege and peril where she attracts the notice of two men -- Henry de Boyer, an English knight, and Rory MacGannon, a Highland warrior and outlaw. Isabel and Rachel are soon reunited in Berwick, but as the enmity between Scotland and England reaches its violent peak, each woman must decide where her loyalty -- and her destiny -- lies".

From Publishers:
Georgette Heyer's Regency WorldRussia Against Napoleon: The True Story of the Campaigns of War and PeaceThe Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Congrats also to Angie for being the winner of the Claude and Camille by Stephanie Cowell Giveaway! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! It is a wonderful book that I think many readers will fall in love with.
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  1. My goodness Lizzy! Great mailbox!! I love what you did to your blog as well:)

  2. Love the new background Liz!

    What a yummy mess o' books you got there! We'll have to compare our collections one day...speaking of, I need to update mine. Her Katherine of Aragon novel is among my top faves. And I also picked up Marrying Mozart after reading C&C...I wanted more Stephanie Cowell!

    Congrats to Angie! You're in for a great read!

  3. First, congratulations to Angie!
    You had quite a week for books. You certainly have enough to keep you busy for awhile. Hope this week is as good to you.

  4. Congrats Angie once again I just know you will love the read.

    Lucy, aaaah thank you I finally got my splurge money and went a bit overboard but I love them all. I have a few more on the way still. Thank you I am glad you like I might clean up the banner a bit though.

    Amy, thank you too you are too sweet. I know I can not wait to read it and it is considered a small read so it will be a good one.

    librarypat, I love Plaidy I want them all my book greediness kicks into over drive when I see her books. I still need Queen of This Realm.

  5. What a great mailbox =) (I love the ones that I get to bring home myself also.. Book shopping saves the day).
    I also tried to collect the PAN Plaidy's from the old days, and I do have many of them but I could not find some of them so I was forced to go with the different binding on some like you.

    I read both of her Mary of Scots books and they were THE BEST EVER that I have ever read regarding Mary. She is the only one that I feel portrayed Mary in such a way to feel sorry for her.

    Hope you get to read them soon!

  6. Marie, I know what you mean about bringing them home right away. I just discovered a new used bookstore that is unscathed in the HF section, yes they had a section just for it. I want the Pan Plaidy's but they are super hard to find I have never even seen one.

    I remember you said Frothinghay was really good, which is why I made sure I got the other one that went with it. I can not wait to read them but a Tudor read has to be first.


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