Monday, February 22, 2010

Mailbox Monday - February 22, 2010

Mailbox Monday is hosted each Monday at The Printed Page. It's been warned to lead to book-envy and avalanches of new books, so you'd better watch out.

The books I bought in the last week are:
Devil Of The Highlands by Lynsay Sands product description:
They call him the Devil . . .
He is the most notorious laird of Scotland: fierce, cold, deadly . . . and maybe even worse. Yet Evelinde has just agreed to wed him. Anything, she thinks, is better than her cruel stepmother. Though Evelinde should be wary of the rumors, she can't help but be drawn to this warrior . . . for the Devil of the Highlands inspires a heat within her that is unlike anything she has ever known.
They may call him whatever they wish, but Cullen, Laird of Donnachaidh, cares only for the future of his clan. He must find a wife, a woman to bear him sons and heed his commands. He has no need for beauty or grace, but one taste of his lovely bride's sweet lips and the sultry feel of her skin arouse an untamed passion. Perhaps there's more to marriage than he thought . . . 
And, this has looked interesting for a while:
Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life In Ancient Egypt by Barbara Mertz
The product description:
Internationally renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz transports us back thousands of years and immerses us in the sights and sounds of day-to-day life in a vanished desert culture.
Their civilization has inspired myriad films, books, pieces of art, myths, and dreams, and they built grand monuments that still stagger the imagination five thousand years later. But who were these people? Mertz ushers us into their homes, workplaces, temples, and palaces to give us an intimate view of the everyday worlds of royals and commoners alike.
Displaying the unparalleled descriptive power, unerring eye for detail, keen insight, and trenchant wit that have made the novels she writes (as Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels) perennial New York Times best-sellers, Barbara Mertz brings a buried civilization to vivid life, taking us closer than ever before to the people of a great lost culture so different from—yet so surprisingly similar to—our own. 


Tea and Tomes said...

Red Land, Black Land sounds fascinating. As an amateur anthropologist and history geek, I think this book would be right up my alley! Thanks for mentioning it.

Unknown said...

I think Barbara Mertz also writes as Elizabeth Peters, author of the Egyptian mystery series (not that I've read any of those), so it should be readable at the very least.

You're welcome. Hope you enjoy it if you do get around to reading it.


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