Mailbox Monday is the brainchild of The Printed Page. It is now on a blog tour. Last month
Every week we post what books we have received either through a library/gifts/wins or purchased.
Those who link to the meme should try to visit each others blogs and leave comments. It is not
necessary to link every week.
This week my books are courtesy of wins.
I am still not able to post the covers of the books where I want them to be placed. The pictures come
alongside the main picture and not where I need them to be. I don't seem to be able to copy and paste
them either which was an easier option. If anyone can help me, please do.
The Lady's Slipper won from Sarah at the Reading the Past. A novel set in mid seventeenth century
and concerns the discovery of a rare orchid. The story eventually leads to murder and exile so it is definitely
slightly different to the normal run of historical fiction.
The other book was The Leopard Unleashed by Elizabeth Chadwick - a win from Teddyree from The Ecletic
Reader. A story of Renard a crusader in Antioch and Olwen a exotic dancing girl and a political marriage in the
form of Elene. The story is both intriguing and romantic. A historical fiction novel which is also different.
Today was spent at the orphanage in Negombo. Due to the fact that I delayed my arrival in Sri Lanka the children
did not get their Christmas presents during Christmas for which I was truly sad. It was just not possible to coordinate
the purchase of things for 35 girls from Melbourne. It was done in two days and all delivered today - the children
and I were very happy to meet after so very long. I visit again next week. I am still trying to finish the backlog of work
so blogging sometimes has to take a back seat for a while.