Sunday, 20 February 2011

In My Mailbox 20/2/11

In My Mailbox is a fabulous meme held by the lovely Kristy at The Story Siren, where bloggers share the new books they have this week whether through the post, hand bought or from the library.

Here's what I got this week (both books bought):

The Queen's Lady by Eve Edwards

1584 – Surrey, England When Lady Jane Rievaulx begins service to the Queen at Richmond Palace, she is thrilled at the court’s newest arrival . . . Master James Lacey. Despite her previous courtship with his older brother, James is the man she truly loves. And for his part, he cannot deny his fascination with her. However, James is setting sail on a treacherous journey to the Americas, seeking absolution for what he sees as past sins. But when Lady Jane is forced into a terrible situation by her own family, there is only one man to save her. Will Master James return to his lady ­- before it’s too late?

I've been anxiously waiting for the release of this one (February 3rd)  since I read  the first book in the Lacey series, The Other Countess last year and absolutely loved it and it made my top 5 books of 2010. Actually, it's one of my favourites ever. I had so much of things I love in a book: the Tudor Court, lavish balls, handsome earl, sweet romance, gorgeous period dresses..... So I was very excited to get it from Waterstones bookstore with my voucher! I'm currently reading it at the moment.

Sigrun's Secret by Marie Louise Jensen

"Their garments are black as night. They carry torches in their hands, darkness and anger in their hearts. They are coming.'
When a dark family secret is exposed, Sigrun's peaceful life is shattered. Forced to pay for her parents' misdeeds, she finds herself exiled from all she knows - and from the boy she loves - for three long years. Yet more secrets lie ahead; not least the power Sigrun finds awakening in herself, seemingly passed to her from a mysterious amulet. Can she use her new-found gift to save herself and those around her from the dangers they face? And will true love wait until her return?

Sigrun's Secret is the sequel to Daughter Of Fire and Ice which I also read and really enjoyed last year. This time, it's the story of the protagonist's daughter Sigrun and I can't wait to start reading it. It was released in January of this year by Oxford Press. I'm probably going to take it with me when I go on holiday for a couple of days next week.

What did you get in your mailbox?


  1. I loved Sigrun's Secret. I was a little disappointed in The Queen's Lady however, I don't think it was a bad book, I think my expectations were just too high after how much I loved The Other Countess. I'm interested to see what you think about it though!

  2. MARIE LOUSIE JENSON MARIE LOUISE JENSON MARIELOUISE JENSON! Hehehe! I love her, she wrote The Lady in the tower, and I LOVED it! Is it a new book, or fairly recent?

  3. @Rebecca I'm glad to hear that Sigrun's Secret was just as good as Daughter of Fire and Ice but it's a shame you didn't like The Queen's Lady as much. I'm about a quarter of the way through and athough I still love the story, it doesn't have that extra spark that The Other Countess did. I'll have to wait and see!

    @Liddy- The Lady In The Tower was amazing- I have it on my bookshelf. If you've loved that, then I really reccommend you read Daughter Of Fire and Ice and Sigrun's Secret (it came out in Janurary.)

  4. Sigrun's Secret look so cool! Hope the inside is good too!

    Splash of our Worlds: My Mailbox

  5. l haven't read Daughter Of Fire and Ice so will have to keep an eye out for it! Enjoy your books =)

  6. Such pretty covers. Happy reading :D

  7. I haven't heard of either of those before but both sound great! I'll be looking forward to seeing your reviews for them. Happy reading! :)

  8. I hope you enjoy these! They both look really good! I'll have to seek out Daughter of Fire and Ice, sounds like an great series!

  9. Thanks for the comments- I've stopped by all your mailboxes now!

    @BooksforCompany It's well worth a read if you ever come across it, I really reccommend it.

    @Lauren Thank you very much for the follow :)

    @Little Miss Becky- Yes, it is. As I said to BooksforCompany, I really reccommend it!

  10. A fanstastic mailbox! They all look very interesting. Happy reading :)
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    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  11. Wow, great IMM. I am actually contacing you for another reason. I'm sorry this has to be doen via comment, but your email didn't work for some reason. I have awarded your blog the One Lovely Blog Award. Please check out my blog for more information. Thanks and hope you have a great book week,
    ~ Marriah


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