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Post by cw gortner » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 2:34 am

[QUOTE=gyrehead;24240]No matter what, I'm still looking forward to reading it. Probably in my top three anticipated Historical fiction reads.[QUOTE]

Thank you, Gyrehead. I'm very honored. I also love your title suggestions: "Mistress of Machinations" is my LOL favorite. ;)
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Post by nona » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 2:30 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Mistresses-Henry- ... m_dbs_b_22

this looks good as long as your not Tudor-ed out.

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Post by gyrehead » Sun April 5th, 2009, 2:40 am

I don't think this has been mentioned yet. Looks like it could be either stellar or a huge disappointment.

The Best of Men by Claire Letemendia
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Canada is showing a May release
no US release listed as of yet
It is 1642, and Laurence Beaumont has just returned to England after six long years fighting - and avoiding fighting - in the European Wars. Having fled his homeland to escape the responsibilities of his noble birthright, he has been a lowly infantryman, a spy, and a cardsharp in a Dutch brothel. He has seen the worst inhumanities visited on men, women and children by enemy and neighbour alike, and he no longer has faith in God, in causes, or much in humankind itself. Yet as the clashes between King Charles I and his mutinous Parliament come to a crisis and England is thrown into civil war, Beaumont is drawn back into the world of warfare and intrigue when he discovers coded letters outlining a plot to assassinate the king. Soon the conspirators - one of whom is among the most powerful men in the kingdom - are in hot pursuit, and he must find proof of their identities before they overtake him. Pressed into service by the Secretary of State's ruthless spymaster, Beaumont finds himself threatened on all sides, facing the possibility of imprisonment, torture or worse if he makes a single wrong step. The ravishing Isabella Savage, a practised seductress, is interested in helping, but may only lead him deeper into the conspiracies within the king's camp. And all the while, Beaumont is haunted by a prophecy and by the memory of a love betrayed. Vivid in its detail, filled with gripping action scenes, bawdy and smart, "The Best of Men" is a rousing, rich and thoroughly satisfying historical novel in the vein of Iain Pears' "An Instance of the Fingerpost" and the bestselling works of C.J. Sansom. Laurence Beaumont is an unforgettable new character, and Claire Letemendia is a dazzling new storyteller.

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Post by gyrehead » Sun April 5th, 2009, 2:43 am

[quote=""cw gortner""]
gyrehead;24240 wrote:No matter what, I'm still looking forward to reading it. Probably in my top three anticipated Historical fiction reads.

Thank you, Gyrehead. I'm very honored. I also love your title suggestions: "Mistress of Machinations" is my LOL favorite. ;)
Well you ever decide to call up your publisher while drunk and give them a title? It's your's; no strings!

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Post by emr » Sun April 5th, 2009, 7:53 am

[quote=""gyrehead""]I don't think this has been mentioned yet. Looks like it could be either stellar or a huge disappointment.

The Best of Men by Claire Letemendia
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It looks like this is the first of a trilogy.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Thu April 9th, 2009, 5:44 am

Nonfiction: "The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller" by James Patterson, Martin Dugard.

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Post by Madeleine » Thu April 9th, 2009, 10:33 am

[quote=""gyrehead""]I don't think this has been mentioned yet. Looks like it could be either stellar or a huge disappointment.

The Best of Men by Claire Letemendia
Jonathan Cape (UK) July release
Canada is showing a May release
no US release listed as of yet[/quote]

Yes sounds like it could go either way, sounds a good read but maybe cliched - I mean, a seductress called Isabella Savage, I wonder how long it took the author to come up with that name! :p

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Post by EC2 » Thu April 9th, 2009, 10:38 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Yes sounds like it could go either way, sounds a good read but maybe cliched - I mean, a seductress called Isabella Savage, I wonder how long it took the author to come up with that name! :p [/quote]

I never believe the sort of hype peddled on the book cover, especially when other authors are name-dropped. Iain Pears? C.J.Sansom? This immediately puts me on my guard. These days I wait and see what you guys say! And yes, Isabella Savage - cough! Still it was a ploy good enough for Shakespeare. (thinks of Doll Tearsheet)!
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Post by Tanzanite » Tue April 14th, 2009, 5:48 pm

Amazon UK has a cover up for Michelle's new book (Cleopatra's Daughter). Michelle, is this the actual cover? I like it!

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Post by Divia » Tue April 14th, 2009, 6:48 pm

paperback? Really? Why the switch? And is that the cover :)
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