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Sunday, January 3, 2010

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Didn't expect any books this week but one never knows. Sometimes I wait 2-3 weeks for a book to arrive from the States and other times my wait is just over a week. By the way, this meme is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. You should check out her blog and see what others have received and to play along.

The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent (I won this from The Printed Page's Read it Forward) Thanks, Marcia!

On the brink of revolution, with a tide of hate turned against the decadent royal court, France is in turmoil - as is the life of one young woman forced to leave her beloved Paris. After a fire destroys her home and family, Claudette Laurent is struggling to survive in London. But one precious gift remains: her talent for creating exquisite dolls that Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France herself, cherishes. When the Queen requests a meeting, Claudette seizes the opportunity to promote her business, and to return home...Amid the violence and unrest, Claudette befriends the Queen, who bears no resemblance to the figurehead rapidly becoming the scapegoat of the Revolution. But when Claudette herself is lured into a web of deadly political intrigue, it becomes clear that friendship with France's most despised woman has grim consequences. Now, overshadowed by the spectre of Madame Guillotine, the Queen's dollmaker will face the ultimate test.



Iron Pioneers: The Marquette Trilogy Book One by Tyler R. Tichelaar (I'm already into this book and so far I love it!)

When iron ore is discovered in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the 1840s, newlyweds Gerald Henning and his beautiful socialite wife, Clara, travel from Boston to the little village of Marquette, on the shores of Lake Superior.

The Hennings and their companions—Irish and German immigrants, French Canadians, and fellow New Englanders—dream of a great metropolis at the center of the iron ore industry. Despite blizzards, near starvation, devastating fires, and financial hardships, these iron pioneers persevere. In time, their wilderness village becomes integral to the Union cause in the Civil War and, then, a prosperous modern city.

Meticulously researched, warmly written, and spanning half a century, Iron Pioneers is a testament to the spirit that forged America.

So what did you get in your mailbox?

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9 comments :

  1. Marcia is so generous! I've heard great things about The Queen's Dollmaker - I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. I think I'll have to pick up the Dollmaker book. Here is mine

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  3. Both books sound very good. I am putting them both on my wishlist. Happy reading!

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  4. Wonderfully compelling! Especially the one about the dollmaker.

    My post:

    http://laurelrainsnowcreations.blogspot.com/2010/01/mailbox-monday.html

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  5. great list of historical books. Happy reading

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  6. The Iron Pioneers looks like a wonderful saga novel!

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  7. Enjoy your books and Happy New Year!

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  8. That is awesome you received the Queens Doll maker! I have heard only the best from it. Enjoy!

    http://muse-in-the-fog.blogspot.com/

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