Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Books I Got

The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of AnjouI read and reviewed The Queen of Last Hopes by Susan Higginbotham  back in spring 2014, and ever since then I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a copy. I definitely did the whole double take and then covert snatch and clutch to my chest maneuver when I saw a pristine copy on the clearance shelf at my local used bookstore. Totally made my day.
The Borgias: The Hidden History

The Borgias by G. J. Meyer is a non-fiction book that apparently offers up some theories that veer from the norm. I'm wary, but game. I'm starting to realize that there are two ways to write a non-fiction book and I love one way (like a novel) and really dislike the other (like a rambling show off contest of obscure, out of order facts). I hope Meyer writes in the former style.
Ward Against Disaster
A Heart RevealedThe Anatomist's WifeElizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne

I've read and enjoyed the first two books in the Ward series by Melanie Card (Ward Against Death and Ward Against Darkness) so I was really happy to see the final book in the trilogy Ward Against Disaster show up on NetGalley. The unique world, the interplay between the two very likable main characters, and the punny titles makes this a series I really like and wish more people knew about.

I requested A Heart Revealed by Josi S. Kilpack because it's part of the Proper Romance series and I'm hoping I'll love it at least half as much as I loved Blackmoore. It sounds like at the very least it will be a sweet regency romance, which is good enough for me.

The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber was another clearance shelf find. It's a historical mystery with a sleuthing leading lady and an "insufferable" romantic interest (which means hate turned love, which means "yes, please!").

Elizabeth by David Starkey is another non-fiction find and another steal from the clearance shelf. I've heard mixed things on David Starkey and get the impression he's a total jerkface. I think Elizabeth I can be kind of a jerkface, too (I know, I know), so this might work. I figure at the end of it I'll either love them both or hate them both.


  1. I'm looking forward to your reviews of Ward Against Disaster, A Heart Revealed, and The Anatomist Wife. They all look so good!

  2. Can't wait to hear your reviews!


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