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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Giveaway! Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution by Michelle Moran

Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution
by Michelle Moran

And the Winner is... Cheryl (CherylS22)! Congrats!

Thank you to EVERYONE who entered, tweeted, and blogged about this great giveaway!

The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire…but who was this woman and how did she become one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous story comes to life as only Michelle Moran could tell it. The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin…

Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting by working alongside her uncle in their celebrated wax museum, the Salon de Cire. From her popular model of the American Ambassador, Thomas Jefferson, to her tableau of the royal family at dinner, Marie’s museum provides Parisians with the very latest news on fashion, gossip, even politics. Her customers hail from every walk of life, and when word arrives that the royals themselves are coming to see their
likenesses, Marie never dreams that the king’s sister will request her presence at Versailles as a royal tutor in wax sculpting. Yet when a letter with a gold seal is delivered to her home, Marie knows she cannot refuse—even if it means time away from her beloved Salon and her increasingly dear friend, Henri Charles.

As Marie becomes acquainted with her pupil, Princess √Člisabeth, she is taken to meet both Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI, who introduce her to the glamorous life at court. From lavish parties with more delicacies than she’s ever seen, to rooms filled with candles lit only once before being discarded, Marie steps into to a world entirely different from her home on the Boulevard du Temple, where people are selling their teeth in order to put food on the table.

Meanwhile, many resent the vast separation between rich and poor. In salons and caf√©s across Paris, people like Camille Desmoulins, Jean-Paul Marat, and Maximilien Robespierre are lashing out against the monarchy. Soon, there’s whispered talk of revolution…Will Marie be able to hold on to both the love of her life and her friendship with the royal family as France approaches civil war? And more importantly, will she be able to fulfill the demands of powerful revolutionaries who ask that she make the death masks of beheaded aristocrats, some of whom she knows?

Spanning five years from the budding revolution to the Reign of Terror, Madame Tussaud brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax modeling saved her life and preserved the faces of a vanished kingdom.

Courtesy of author Michelle Moran, and Crown Publishing, I have a SIGNED COPY of Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution to GIVE AWAY! PLUS, Michelle is including a pair of Marie Antoinette cupcake earrings to the lucky winner!

This giveaway is open Worldwide! Michelle will send the lucky winner their book ANYWHERE in the world! (Hey, Michelle's a world traveler, why would she mind her book traveling a little too!) Contest ends 11:59pm EST on February 22nd, 2011. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! Good Luck!

**Now, I'm trying out a NEW form for the giveaways (OK, new to me...). So, to enter the giveaway, you need to click on the link below. It will take you to a form, for my eyes only... that means no one will see your email or any of your information but me, and you don't have to have a google account to enter either.

*For this giveaway, Get an extra entry for following my blog! There's a place on the form to let me know! ( Not a follower yet? No problem, sign up by clicking on the 'followers" button on the sidebar to the left! ) You'll also get an extra entry for blogging or tweeting about the giveaway, and there's a place on the form for that too! OK, ready?! ...


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(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Suzanne, I'd love a chance to win this one. Thanks so much

bibliophilebythesea AT gmail dot com

Sandra K321 said...

Suzanne, it's a sad day today. The Borders in Southbury and Danbury are on the list of those in Connecticut to be closed. I don't know what I'll do without the store to wonder through; guess I'll have to enter more blog book giveaways.

Celine said...

Lovely giveaway! Thanks for making it international (:

I put the link to this page up on my sidebar over at my blog

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Vidisha, Diane & Celine!

I am so excited about this book! Maybe it's the time in history, I do love historical novels, but I started reading this and just loved it! Of course Madame Tussaud is a pretty interesting lady in her own right to make a great read! Good luck to everyone!

Suzanne Yester said...

Oh Sandra!
I know, a friend of mine sent me the link to all the stores and I couldn't believe BOTH Danbury and Southbury are on the hit list! I love the Southbury store! And of course all the sales people at Danbury are like family! ...My husband was kind of happy! ;-)

There is a really nice Indie Bookstore in Washington Depot...

Very sad that there will be NO local bookstores!!

Kaye said...

Hi Suzanne, thanks for the link you posted for my Haunting Jasmine giveaway. No need to enter me for Madame Tussaud, I have an arc. Good luck to all the entrants. I'll put a link on my sidebar for you.

T said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. Instantly smitten! Can't wait to get lost in your book reveiws!

This is a great giveaway!



Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Kaye!
Always happy to share a link with your wonderful blog! And thanks for linking this on yours! I can't wait to read what you think of Madame Tussaud!

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi T!
And welcome to Chick with Books! This is a great week to stumble here too... my blogiversary is tomorrow and this coming week I'll be celebrating with some great giveaways! Enjoy the blog AND good luck in the Madame Tussaud giveaway!

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