Friday, February 26, 2010

Let's Celebrate Historical Fiction... and wrap up the One Year Blogoversary Celebration with the final Giveaway BUNDLE!

Let's Celebrate Historical Fiction!...
with the final Blogoversary Giveaway!

And the Lucky Winner is... Diane! Congrats! Thank you to EVERYONE who joined in on the fun by entering, blogging and tweeting!

I love historical fiction! The blending of fact and fiction in the hands of a talented writer can transport us to a time and place we may be familiar with on the surface, but the added story makes it all come alive. It's been a wonderful week of celebrations, and I'm ending the festivities with a fantastic Historical Fiction Bundle giveaway sponsored by G.P. Putnam's Sons! G.P. Putnam's Sons is a division of Penguin Group USA & is the industry's #1 New York Times bestselling hardcover imprint, a position it has held for more than two decades! The above photograph from Lydia's desk at Putnam shows the wonderful treat in store for one lucky winner! The bundle includes one ARC (advanced readers copy) of The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen, one ARC of The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees, and one finished hard cover copy of The Postmistress by Sarah Blake! Before we get to how to enter, let's read a little about the books in the giveaway...

The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen... A lush and compelling tale of royal intrigue and artistic longing, set in the sixteenth–century Spanish court. The Creation of Eve is based on the true but little-known story of Sofonisba Anguissola, the first renowned female portraitist of the Renaissance. After a scandal in Michelangelo’s workshop, Sofonisba flees Italy and joins the Spanish court of King Felipe II to be a lady-in-waiting to his young bride. Sofonisba befriends the queen, only to become embroiled in a love triangle involving the queen, the king, and the king’s illegitimate half brother, Don Juan. The Creation of Eve combines art, romance, and history from the golden age in Spain in a story that asks the question: Can you ever truly know another person’s heart? You can read the first chapter at Lynn Cullen's website! Plus you can find a readers guide and other interesting links there.

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees... In her debut novel Kelly O’Connor McNees deftly mixes fact and fiction as she imagines a summer lost to history, carefully purged from Louisa’s letters and journals, a summer that would change the course of Louisa’s writing career—and inspire the story of love and heartbreak between Jo and Teddy “Laurie” Laurence, Jo’s devoted neighbor and kindred spirit. You can read more about the book and author at Kelly O'Connor McNees website!




The Postmistress by Sarah Blake... What would happen if a postmistress chose not to deliver the mail? It is 1940. While the war is raging in Europe, President Roosevelt promises he won't send American boys over to fight. Iris James is the postmistress of Franklin, Massachusetts a small town at the end of Cape Cod. She firmly believes her job is to deliver and keep people's secrets, to pass along the news of love and sorrow that letters carry. Faithfully she stamps and sends the letters between people such as the newlyweds Emma and Will Fitch, who has gone to London to help out during the Blitz. But one day she slips a letter into her pocket, and leaves it there. You can read more about the book and the first chapter at Sarah Blake's website!

One lucky will win these this great bundle of historical fiction books! Thanks Lydia of G.P.Putnam Sons for joining in on the festivities! So, Here's How to Enter...

*First, You MUST be a Follower to enter this particular giveaway! Not a follower yet? No problem, sign up by clicking on the 'followers" button on the sidebar to the left! Just let me know you became a new follower! And everyone who was following Chick with Books prior to today, will get an extra entry!

*Leave me a comment with your email address.

*Blog or Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link to get another entry!

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on March 5th. I will randomly pick the winner the next day and email them! (please check your emails!) Good Luck!

65 comments:

Mary said...

Ooh, all three are on my wish list!


I've been a follower for a long time : )

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DarcyO said...

Wonderful! Please include me. I'm an old follower.

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DarcyO said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/darcy1956/status/9676474623

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rubynreba said...

Oh, these are great books. Please enter me.

I am an old follower.

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mariag said...

Wonderful books. Please enter me to win.
I follow.

Kaye said...

Great selection,Suzanne. I've been a follower for quite a while. Count me in please. Thanks!

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Meg said...

These all sound great -- thanks for the chance! I'm a new follower. :)

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Maxine said...

I am a follower! All 3 of these are my TBR list. :) Thanks for doing this. Happy Blogoversary!

Maxine said...

I also tweeted this. My Twitter username is MaxineReads.

Diane said...

Suzanne...amazing giveaway. I am a follower.

bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

wheresmyrain said...

great combo, please count me in

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Carina said...

I've been a follower for a while already ... and I re-tweeted it!

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Karen said...

Is there a way to enter without posting my email address for all the world to see?

CrystalGB said...

These books sound good. I would love to read them.

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Heidi V said...

What a way to end the week with a bang! What a great bundle...

Thanks
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Wendy said...

Awesome giveaway! I love historical fiction as well. I don't use Blogger follower...BUT, I have been subscribed to your blog for a long time through Google Reader, so I hope that works as well :)

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hcmurdoch said...

Great book choices. Thanks for entering me!

I am a follower
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Margie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Great books!
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Anonymous said...

please enter me in the giveaway.

Thank you

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dottie

I am a follower.

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Wow! Awesome giveaway! I'm an old follower.

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/bookmonstrosity/status/9698907108

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couponmom said...

This is an amazing Giveaway. Fantastic books

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I am your follower on GFC as couponmom

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Simply Stacie said...

I follow.

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China said...

I'm your follower..

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My blog is givingaway free books and jewelry, please feel free to participate.

Linda Kish said...

These would be wonderful to receive.

follower


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Michele said...

I am a follower, please enter me.

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stpand said...

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amanda18228 said...

I would love to win these books.
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amanda18228 said...

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/9709221667
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Virginia said...

Looks like a great group of books! Please enter me! I am a follower of this blog!

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sharon54220 said...

WOW!! What a great selection. Thanks for the chance.

Of course, I'm a follower.

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Marie Burton said...

Oh what a fabulous giveaway!! You know how I love HF so please enter me. I am a 'previous' aka loyal follower. Thx for the giveaway, & again, Happy Blogiversary!
MarieBurton2004 at yahoo dot com

couponmom said...

tweeted
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Emma said...

A new follower.
A fabulous giveaway.A wonderful list of books! Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.
Thank you.

MJ said...

old follower lol

great giveaway!

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Already following Chick with Books with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}] -- I'd love to read these :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted about the giveaway
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Alyce said...

I'm an old follower.

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Esme said...

The Postmistress is the one that is on my list

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Esme said...

cococroissants

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Thuy said...

Please count me in. Great selection!

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couponmom said...

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justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway.

Linda said...

Hard to believe I've never visited your blog before. Just learned about it from Marg at Historical Tapestry. I've signed on as a follower, so now I won't miss out on your reviews, etc. Congratulations on your blogiverary, and thanks for the giveaway.
lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

Muse in the Fog said...

Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for such a great giveaway :)

I am a follower.
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Pricilla said...

Congratulations!
I am a new follower
thank you
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Pricilla said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/BrokenTeepee/status/9883617510
thank you
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Rachel said...

These look so good... and I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

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couponmom said...

a daily tweet
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Rob said...

Happy Blogoversary from a new follower. Please add my name too.

Aloha from Rob
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couponmom said...

a daily tweet
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Shannon said...

Hi, I'm a new follower using Google Reader. Please enter me.

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Kristen said...

Please enter me! I've been a subscriber through Google Reader for quite some time now.

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Mystica said...

Congratulations.

I am a new follower. Please enter me for this wonderful selection on your giveaway


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IsabeLeeta said...

Being a student of literature, my eyes lit up when I saw the book about Louisa May Alcott!! Great set of books to have!

Thanks for this post and the giveaway!

Oh, and here's my tweet:
http://twitter.com/nunahsays/statuses/9960697928

Sarah E said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

I'm an old follower.

saemmerson at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

I tweeted:

https://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/10017445884

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Sarah E

CelticLady said...

I am a new follower... and I tweeted this giveaway...

http://twitter.com/CelticLady1953/status/10033698841

Thank you
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CherylS22 said...

These books look great - please count me in.

Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I already follow in GFC
#1
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CherylS22 said...

I already follow in GFC
#2
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diane said...

Thank you so very much Suzanne. I am thrilled to have won this bundle!

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