Monday, December 27, 2010

Mailbox Mondays

Delilah: A Novel by India Edghill. Signed new paperback edition.

Won from Passages to the Past, thank you Passages!

"Given to the temple of Atargatis as a child, Delilah is raised to be a priestess to the Five Cities that rule Canaan. With her beloved friend Aylah, Delilah grows up under the watchful eyes of high priestess Derceto, who sees the devout young priestesses as valuable playing pieces in her political schemes. In the hills of Canaan, the Israelites chafe under the rule of the Five Cities, and choose Samson to lead them to victory. A reluctant warrior, Samson is a man of great heart who prefers peace to war.  But fearing a rebellion, those who rule the Five Cities will do anything to capture Samson. When Samson catches a glimpse of Delilah, he is ready to risk his freedom to marry her, and Derceto seizes the chance to have Samson at her mercy. The Temple's intrigues against Samson force Aylah and Delilah apart, lead Delilah to question her own heart, and change her future forever. A glorious and inventive retelling of an ancient story, Delilah is a soaring tale of political turmoil, searing betrayal, passionate friendship, and forbidden love".

Biggest bound galley I have ever seen. Very big but very very cool!

"From the author of The Queen's Mistake comes the untold story of King Henry VIII's first well-known mistress.

As the beautiful daughter of courtiers, Elizabeth "Bessie" Blount is overjoyed when she secures a position as maid of honor to Katherine of Aragon. But when she captures the attention of the king himself, there are whispers that the queen ought to be worried for her throne.

When Bess gives birth to a healthy son the whispers become a roar. But soon the infamous Boleyn girls come to court and Henry's love for her begins to fade. Now, Bess must turn to her trusted friend, the illegitimate son of Cardinal Wolsey, to help her move beyond life as the queen's rival".

The Highest Stakes by Emery Lee


In the high stakes gentleman's world of 18th century horse racing, when the blood of the "desert kings" ruled the English turf, a hero returns from war to claim the girl he has loved since he first spied her riding hell-for-leather over the Doncaster heath. Determined to have her at any cost, he will risk everything.

A story of star-crossed lovers and horse racing, THE HIGHEST STAKES transports the reader to 18th century England, an era infamous for corruption, arranged marriages, and high stakes gambling; when racing and breeding became the obsession of the uppermost elite, and a match race might replace a duel in settling a point of honor.

Through the fictional love story of Robert Devington and Charlottte Wallace, a tale of drama, danger, thwarted love, and retribution unfurls..."

Pale Rose of England  by Sandra Worth

"From the award-winning author of The King's Daughter comes a story of love and defiance during the War of the Roses.
It is 1497. The news of the survival of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, has set royal houses ablaze with intrigue and rocked the fledgling Tudor dynasty. With the support of Scotland's King James IV, Richard-known to most of England as Perkin Warbeck-has come to reclaim his rightful crown from Henry Tudor. Stepping finally onto English soil, Lady Catherine Gordon has no doubt that her husband will succeed in his quest.
But rather than assuming the throne, Catherine would soon be prisoner of King Henry VII, and her beloved husband would be stamped as an imposter. With Richard facing execution for treason, Catherine, alone in the glittering but deadly Tudor Court, must find the courage to spurn a cruel monarch, shape her own destiny, and win the admiration of a nation".

Delilah: A NovelThe Queen's Rival: In the Court of Henry VIIIThe Highest StakesPale Rose of England
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  1. All of these books look great...Highest Stakes especially interests me...enjoy!

  2. Jo-jo, I knew I was not the only one who had my eye on Highest Stakes. It sounds so so good and what made me want it even more is that everyone else in blogland loved it.

  3. A great selection of books this week. You have some good reading ahead.

  4. My mailbox is not as exciting except I did with all of Ms. Edgehill's books from Amy at Passages and they look so good.

  5. Librarypat, I thank you I can not wait to read them it is going to be a very every busy first few months of 2011 here. There are so many new releases that are from my favorite authors it is like they all are releasing books in 2011.

    Pricilla, I know what you mean about Edgehill I have heard it is a really really good read. The blogs all rave about it and I figured it is time to go back to biblical times.

  6. Great mailbox Liz! Congrats on getting the new Worth book, I hope you love it! I really enjoyed The Highest Stakes, Emery Lee is a great writer. Wasn't the Haeger book the biggest ARC you've ever seen?! Ha!

  7. I dont know whether I love Delilah or the Pale Rose of England the best. You always have such gorgeous books.

  8. Amy, amy o where for out thou Amy....I know you enjoyed The Highest Stakes that is why I wanted it so so so bad. Hehe yes it was the biggest arc ever but Worth's is the same style HUGE too. I am really looking forward to both of them it has been awhile since I have had the pleasure of reading both of them. Thank you Amy for the Delilah score I can not wait to read it.

    Mystica, I am such a sucker for a gorgeous cover. HF authors always have the most beautiful covers. That is part of the reason I was drawn to them in the first place. My favorites are the ones that use paintings.


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