Mailbox Monday – May 9


Hosted in May at MariReads

For review:

(Goodreads synopsis) After her father’s sudden death, fifteen-year-old Eleanor is quickly crowned Duchess of Aquitaine and betrothed to King Louis VII. When her new husband cannot pronounce her given name, Alienor becomes Eleanor, Queen of France.

Although Louis is enamored of his bride, the newly crowned king is easily manipulated by the church and a God that Eleanor doesn’t believe in. Now, if she can find the strength to fight for what she wants, Eleanor may finally find the passion she has longed for, and the means to fulfill her legacy as Queen.

Giveaway win from Sharon’s Garden Of Book Reviews  – click on the link and visit Sharon’s fantastic blog. It’s a favorite of mine:

(Goodreads synopsis) A heartbroken woman stumbled upon a diary and steps into the life of its anonymous author.

In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.

Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily’s good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.

What was in your mailbox?

37 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday – May 9

  1. I haven’t heard much about the first one but Violets is just about the most positively reviewed thing out there, right now. It’s high on my list for sure. Enjoy!


  2. That Violets of March caught my eye and it certainly sounds interesting. Have a great week, Mary, and happy reading!


  3. i’ve seen so many great reviews of ‘violets of march’ so that’s already on my wishlist, but i’m curious to see what you think of it. hope you enjoy it!


  4. Great books Mary. I hope to read Christy’s book soon and I did pick up Violets. I absolutely adore the cover on that one.


  5. I’ve seen Violets of March around the blog world and would love to read it. Will look forward to your review!


  6. I have a copy of Violets which sounds wonderful. I can’t wait for your review of To Be Queen…looks wonderful! Enjoy!

    BTW… I wanted to thank you for your awesome review of Russian Winter. It was the reason I wanted to be on the TLC tour of the book and I absolutely LOVED it!! Thanks for adding to my top 10 reads this year!! 😀


  7. Love seeing TO BE QUEEN here 🙂

    You know I enjoyed it and I have my fingers crossed that you will like it too.

    PS I jumped and did happy dance when I heard how you enjoyed Arranged. 😉


  8. I have To be Queen on my TBR pile too, and I can’t wait to read it, as I liked the author’s previous book very much. I heard good things on Violets of March too! Happy reading!


  9. I have To Be Queen in my review pile; I had to smack Not-So-Bebe-Girl Autumn’s hands away from it when it arrived (I actually have had review books “borrowed” away w/o my knowledge – so now they have their own shelf that no one is allowed to go into). The Violets of March has been getting rave reviews – congrats on the win!

    Enjoy your reading week!


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