Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mailbox Mondays and HFBRT "FOR THE KING" by Catherine Delors Kick Off

Lady of the Butterflies by Fiona Mountain Won from
"Fiona Mountain is a major new talent in the field of historical fiction."
-Alison Weir, author of The Lady Elizabeth

"They say I'm mad and perhaps it's true.
It is well known that lust brings madness and desperation and ruin. But upon my oath, I never meant any harm. All I wanted was to be happy, to love and to be loved in return, and for my life to count for something.
That is not madness, is it?

So begins the story of Eleanor Glanville, the beautiful daughter of a seventeenth-century Puritan nobleman whose unconventional passions scandalized society. When butterflies were believed to be the souls of the dead, Eleanor's scientific study of them made her little better than a witch. But her life-set against a backdrop of war, betrayal, and sexual obsession-was that of a woman far ahead of her time".

Also this week commences the Historical Fiction Bloggers Round Table June event. This month's feature is "For The King" by Catherine Delors which hits bookstores everywhere July 8th. You can check out the group shedule for the down low on this months event. 
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  1. Lady of the Butterflies sounds so very different from the other ladies!

  2. Lady of the Butterflies looks fantastic. I must check it out.

  3. WOO HOO! Congrats on your win! I am DYING to read this one and can't wait to see what you think!

    Have a great week sweetums!

  4. Ladies, I picked it up and read the first page and was hooked in. So far it has been so different from anything I have read on this time period, she is raised in a Puritan house hold, her father was one of Cromwell's men. It will be an interesting one to see how it all works out. I am just glad that I can post my review right away and not have to wait to post it.

  5. I also won a copy of Lady of the Butterflies from librarything. I just finished it, and I loved it! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  6. Jen, that is so cool that you got it too! I am loving it, different in a good way. I want a final copy for my library already.

  7. Two good books. I look forward to this month's HFBRT event.

  8. Library Pat, I look forward to it too! It was a good read.


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