Saturday, August 22, 2009

In My Mailbox - 8/22/09

Credit goes to The Story Siren for thinking up the In My Mailbox feature.

I just got one new book this week, and it's not even a young adult book, but I bought it because it sounds interesting, and I liked one of the author's other historical novels, The Tsarina's Daughter. I hope to get more books next week, since I have a couple of books on the way to me that were just shipped from Amazon Vine.

The Memoirs of Mary, Queen of Scots by Carolly Erickson

Born Queen of Scotland, married as a girl to the invalid young King of France, Mary took the reins of the unruly king dom of Scotland as a young widow and fought to keep her throne. A second marriage to her handsome but dissolute cousin Lord Darnley ended in murder and scandal, while a third to the dash - ing Lord Bothwell, the love of her life, gave her joy but widened the scandal and surrounded her with enduring ill repute.
Unable to rise above the violence and disorder that swirled around her, Mary escaped to England—only to find herself a prisoner of her ruthless, merciless cousin Queen Elizabeth.
Here, in her own riveting account, is the enchanting woman whose name still evokes excitement and compassion—and whose death under the headsman’s axe still draws forth our sorrow.

12 comments:

Erica said...

Sounds like a really interesting read!

Michelle said...

Sounds good. Happy Reading!


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Michelle (http://windowpane-memoirs.com/)

Adele said...

The poor lass! At least it will make an entertaining read :)

Lauren said...

I think Mary Queen of Scots is one of the most interesting royal figures, so that should be a great read!

SerieslyReady said...

I've never heard of her before. I love historical fiction. Who knows, in the future I might read it.

Rebecca said...

I like the sound of this book. Hope you enjoy reading it.

Book Chick City said...

Sounds good! Hope you enjoy it :)

Book Chick City said...

Sounds good. Hope you enjoy it :)

Ravenous Reader said...

Ohh I am interested in this book. I went to Scotland a few years ago and stopped at many places that MQS had been in. She did have a fascinating yet tragic life.

Marie said...

all those kings & queens had SUCH crazy lives!

Lizzy said...

I love historical fiction, particularly anything having to do with the kings and queens of England/France/Scotland. Happy reading!

Callie said...

Happy reading Rebecca!

 
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