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Jan 25, 2010

Mailbox Monday!

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share what books that we found in our mailboxes last week. And I am adding what I purchased, swapped, etc.

After some rather large previous mailboxes, I've got just a small one this time to report.

But definitely some goodies!

The Founding by Cynthia Harrod Eagles. Another Reissue from Sourcebooks Casablanca, first published 1980.
"In the Morland Dynasty series, the majestic sweep of English history is richly and movingly portrayed through the fictional lives of the Morland family. It is 1434, and seeking power and prestige, ambitious Yorkshireman Edward Morland arranges a marriage between his meek son Robert and spirited Eleanor, young ward of the influential Beaufort family. Eleanor is appalled at being forced to marry a mere "sheep farmer;" she is, besides, secretly in love with Richard, Duke of York. Yet in time this apparently ill-matched union becomes both passionate and tender, the foundation of the Morland dynasty, and sustains them through bloody civil war which so often divides families, sets neighbor against neighbor, and brings tragedy close to home."

The Confessions of Catherine De Medici by the fabulous C.W. Gortner, and my fellow HF Bloggers and I cannot WAIT to sink our teeth into this May Round Table pick! It will be a fabulous event, to be sure!

The Confessions of Catherine De Medici
It's coming May 2010!

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom (February 2, 2010)

"Gone with the Wind is turned inside out in this tragic, page-turning novel in which a white indentured servant girl lives and works with black slaves. When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family.
Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin.
Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk.
The Kitchen House is a tragic story of page-turning suspense, exploring the meaning of family, where love and loyalty prevail."

And I also snuck in this purchase.. don't be turned off by the description on the Amazon page that says Kindle version. This is just perfect for reading your regular hardback or paperback book when your hubby is snoring and keeping you awake.