Saturday, July 9, 2011

In My Mailbox - 7/9/11

Credit goes to The Story Siren for creating and hosting the In My Mailbox feature.

Here are the new books I got this week:

Bought:

Act of Faith by Kelly Gardiner

England, 1640. Sixteen-year-old Isabella is forced to flee her home when her father’s radical ideas lead him into a suicidal stand against Oliver Cromwell’s army.Taking refuge in Amsterdam and desperate to find a means to survive, Isabella finds work with an elderly printer, Master de Aquila,and his enigmatic young assistant, Willem.
When Master de Aquila travels to Venice to find a publisher brave enough to print his daring new book, Isabella accompanies him and discovers a world of possibility -where women work alongside men as equal partners, and where books and beliefs are treasured.
But in a continent torn apart by religious intolerance, constant danger lurks for those who don’t watch their words. And when the agents of the Spanish Inquisition kidnap de Aquila to stop him printing his book, Isabella and Willem become reluctant allies in a daring chase across Europe to rescue him from certain death.


Our Australian Girl: Grace and Glory by Sofie Laguna

Grace's journey continues in this, the third of four books about a brave convict girl who is given a second chance.
Grace's life as a servant gets off to a shaky start. Her master, Tom, is strict, and even though Grace means to be helpful and hardworking, she is soon in trouble. But there are good things in her new life, too - her kind mistress, Beth, the mysterious Indigenous people nearby, and Glory, the most beautiful horse that Grace has ever seen... When Tom goes away and leaves Grace in charge, there's an emergency. Can Grace save the day?


Our Australian Girl: Letty on the Land by Alison Lloyd

Letty's journey continues in this, the third of exciting four books about a free-settler girl in a new land.
Letty is finally making a life for herself in New South Wales when her world is thrown into turmoil again. The family she is working for are going back to their home in the country, and they want Letty to go with them to the Blue Mountains! Living in the harsh Australian bush is beyond what Letty could have imagined, and she soon starts to wonder if she's made the right choice. But just when she is at her lowest point, someone appears from Letty's past - someone marvellous...


Our Australian Girl: Poppy and the Thief by Gabrielle Wang

Poppy's journey continues in this, the third of four books about a Gold Rush girl who dreams of a better life.
Poppy is on the road again, desperately trying to catch up with her brother. When she meets a mysterious Chinese boy, she thinks she might finally be getting closer to finding Gus and solving the mystery of the Chinese letter with the very special dragon seal. In Wahgunyah, she makes contact with the Chinese community who have come to Victoria to find gold. She's so close to finding out about her father and her Chinese heritage, but then Poppy is framed as a thief and captured! Will anyone believe that she's innocent?


Our Australian Girl: Rose's Challenge by Sherryl Clark

Rose's journey continues in this, the third of four books about a Federation girl who's determined to do things her way!
Rose is finally allowed to go to school - the magnificent St Swithin's! But Rose has never been to school before - will she be able to keep up? Will she fit in? And will she be allowed to join the cricket team?! In the meantime, change is afoot in Melbourne: Federation is imminent, and the suffragette movement is gathering force. When Mother gets ill and Aunt Alice takes a position in a poor state-run school, Rose realises that she has taken a lot for granted - but the changes taking place around her will change Rose's life forever...


Horses for King Arthur by L.S. Lawrence

Britain, the year 475. The world is darkening. In the darkness, there are some who dream. Artorius dreams of victory over the barbarians who raid in the night. And Alexa, half-Roman, dreams of breeding the horses that will carry him to that victory. Soon she will take her chances and follow her dream, wherever it takes her.

3 comments:

Shoshanah said...

Act of Faith looks really interesting to me. I'm always looking for new Historical Fiction to read!

Gina said...

These books look really interesting. I haven't heard of them until now but I'm definitely adding a few on my tbr pile. Thanks for sharing; great mailbox this week! Here's what I got:
http://thebucketlist-gn.blogspot.com/2011/07/imm-epic-edition.html
Happy reading!

Kristin said...

Wow, you have a nice stack of books this week in your mailbox.
Happy Reading,
Book Sniffers Anonymous

 
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