Monday, December 05, 2011

Mailbox Monday

The Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer

One of Heyer's funniest Regency romances, and one of readers' favorites.

The Talisman Ring is one of Heyer's funniest and fastest-paced romantic comedies, telling the story of a fugitive heir, a tempestuous Frenchwoman, and the two sensible people who try to keep them out of trouble.

"... A long-lost family heirloom, a young heir falsely accused of murder, a band of smugglers, two utterly delightful Heyer heroines, a taciturn, but highly resourceful older gentleman - all play their parts in a tale funny enough to have you laughing aloud."

Keeper of the King's Secrets by Michelle Diener Releasing 4.3.2012

"The second elegant and gorgeously written historical novel from new author Michelle Diener, featuring King Henry VIII’s deadliest courtier and a royally commissioned artist caught in a web of Tudor court intrigue. Susanna Horenbout’s chance meeting with a jeweler from Antwerp pulls her and her betrothed, courtier John Parker, into a deadly plot against the King. Ever since Henry VIII’s sister Mary gave him the spectacular Mirror of Naples, part of the French Crown Jewels, the King of France has been plotting to get it back.
After the French king is captured in battle, the secret deal struck for the jewel’s return is in jeopardy—and French agents in London are taking matters into their own hands. But the powerful Duke of Norfolk has caught wind of the secret deal and sees the planned theft as an opportunity to rid himself of a hated rival at court—even if it means plunging England into an unwinnable war with France".


  1. Isn't it just wonderful - all of the great historical fiction coming out?

  2. Enjoy your new books! I haven't read any Georgette Heyer yet. I'm hoping to read some soon.

  3. Just reading one of her books Cotillion. Always such a nice read.

  4. Patty, I love it but alas have not had much time for reading this year.

    Mrs. Q, I have read a few Heyer's but mostly I feel like I must hoard them for some reason. I think it has something to do with the fact that even used they are the price of a new book. I think you would enjoy her my favorite was powder and patch.

    Mystica, I have that one in doubles....I know hoarding. I am so so bad.


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