Monday, July 23, 2012

Mailbox Monday

The Virgin Widow by Anne O'Brien

"A dazzling historical novel set during England's War of the Roses- the story of the courageous Anne Neville, future wife of Richard III, who comes of age in a time of chaos...
Anne Neville, daughter of the powerful Earl of Warwick, grows up during the War of the Roses, a time when kings and queens are made and destroyed in an on-going battle for the ultimate prize: the throne of England. As a child Anne falls in love with the ambitious, proud Richard of Gloucester, third son of the House of York. But when her father is branded a traitor, her family must flee to exile in France. As Anne matures into a beautiful, poised woman, skillfully navigating the treacherous royal court of Margaret of Anjou, she secretly longs for Richard, who has become a great man under his brother's rule. But as their families scheme for power, Anne must protect her heart from betrayals on both sides-and from the man she has always loved, and cannot bring herself to trust".

"Under Certain Circumstances, No One Is More Suited to Solving a Crime than a Woman Confined to Her Bed

An invalid for most her life, Alice James is quite used to people underestimating her. And she generally doesn't mind. But this time she is not about to let things alone. Yes, her brother Henry may be a famous author, and her other brother William a rising star in the new field of psychology. But when they all find themselves quite unusually involved in the chase for a most vile new murderer-one who goes by the chilling name of Jack the Ripper-Alice is certain of two things:

No one could be more suited to gather evidence about the nature of the killer than her brothers. But if anyone is going to correctly examine the evidence and solve the case, it will have to be up to her".


  1. The second one is certainly different

  2. I loved The Virgin Widow! Parts of it were very historically "imaginative," but it was such a well written story that I didn't care.

  3. I've been meaning to get What Alice Knew on my Nook. It sounded very interesting when I heard about it from someone on Shelfari.

  4. Patty, I heard it was really good but way different from my normal reads. I hope to get to it sometime soon.

    Carrie, interesting choices to say the least. Happy readings!

    Rosanne, I heard that about it which is what sparked my interest. I have heard that the Amazon Nazi's have been after it for its historically "inaccuracies". I also heard that like you it still is a really good read. I have to admit that I enjoy a real fiction wild one every once in a while because then it sends me on a research frenzy to find out what was fact and what was fiction. I enjoy authors like Carolly Erickson too and I know some people hate historical inaccuracies but hey if it reads good I am all for it.

    Sarah Williams, I was recommended it byt author Brandy Purdy. She read it and said it was wonderful and creepy all at the same time. I knew I had to get my hands on it.

    Mystica, I agree hopefully time will let me get to them soon.


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