Life in the Thumb.
I didn't receive as many books in the mail this past week as I was expected, but that only means I'll get lots next week :-)
Here are the books I received:
Three Maids for the Crown by Ella March Chase (synopsis from Chapters.indigo.ca):
In the second novel from Ella March Chase, we meet sixteen-year-old Jane Grey, a quiet and obedient young lady destined to become the shortest reigning English monarch. Her beautiful middle sister Katherine Grey charms all the right people--until loyalties shift. And finally Lady Mary Grey, a dwarf with a twisted spine whose goal is simply to protect people she loves--but at a terrible cost.
In an age in which begetting sons was all that mattered and queens rose and fell on the sex of their child, these three girls with royal Tudor blood lived under the dangerous whims of parents with a passion for gambling. The stakes they would wager: their daughters' lives against rampant ambition.
Holy Warrior by Angus Donald (synopsis from Chapters.indigo.ca):
After the events of Outlaw, Robin of Locksley-and his sidekick and narrator, Alan Dale-finds himself in a very different England and a very changed world.
In 1190 A.D. Richard the Lionheart, the new King of England, has launched his epic crusade to seize Jerusalem from the Saracens. Marching with the vast royal army is Britain's most famous, most feared, most ferocious warrior: the Outlaw of Nottingham, the Earl of Locksley-Robin Hood himself. With his band of loyal men at his side, Robin cuts a bloody swath on the brutal journey east. Daring and dangerous, he can outwit and outlast any foe-but the battlefields of the Holy Land are the ultimate proving ground. And within Robin's camp lurks a traitor-a hidden enemy determined to assassinate England's most dangerous rogue.
Those are the books that showed up in my mailbox this week. What did you get in yours?