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The Reign of Love and Chaos
by Nicola Italia (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 07, 2015In the Arabian palace of the sheik, serious and lovely Isabelle Fairfax is surrounded by her doting family; servants and wants for nothing. When she c…more[close] In the Arabian palace of the sheik, serious and lovely Isabelle Fairfax is surrounded by her doting family; servants and wants for nothing. When she comes of age, she decides to travel to France to live with the Carmelite nuns who are a cloistered sect; much to the shock of her parents.View Details »
Once in France, she becomes a link to the outside world for the nuns and her days are spent in prayer, solitude and bartering for goods in the small village.
Meanwhile less than fifty miles away, a new French government is forming in Paris and Nicolas de Lieurrey is at the center of it. Trained at the prestigious Lycee Louis-le-Grand school, Nicolas is an engineer by trade but drawn to the new world swirling around him. His best friend Max entices him to run as a delegate in the new government and together they have a front row seat to the changes in France.
However many of the changes are not good and as the restrictions on the religious houses increase, Isabelle makes the journey to Paris to stem the anti-religious fervor. Nicolas is drawn to the innocent young woman even as his friend Maximilien Robespierre plunges France into a reign of terror killing tens of thousands in the name of the new republic. [close]Giveaway dates: Jun 01 - Jul 01, 20155 copies available, 717 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Sisters of Versailles (The Mistresses of Versailles Trilogy #1)
by Sally Christie (Goodreads Author)
Win an advance reader copy of Sisters of Versailles.
A sumptuous and sensual tale of power, romance, family, and betrayal centered around four sisters…more[close] Win an advance reader copy of Sisters of Versailles.View Details »
A sumptuous and sensual tale of power, romance, family, and betrayal centered around four sisters and one King. Carefully researched and ornately detailed, The Sisters of Versailles is the first book in an exciting new historical fiction trilogy about King Louis XV, France’s most “well-beloved” monarch, and the women who shared his heart and his bed.
Set against the lavish backdrop of the French Court in the early years of the 18th century, The Sisters of Versailles is the extraordinary tale of the five Nesle sisters—Louise, Pauline, Diane, Hortense, and Marie-Anne—four of whom became mistresses to King Louis XV. Their scandalous story is stranger than fiction but true in every shocking, amusing, and heartbreaking detail.
Court intriguers are beginning to sense that young King Louis XV, after seven years of marriage, is tiring of his Polish wife. The race is on to find a mistress for the royal bed as various factions put their best foot—and women—forward. The King’s scheming ministers push Louise, the eldest of the aristocratic Nesle sisters, into the arms of the King. Over the following decade, the four sisters—sweet, naïve Louise; ambitious Pauline; complacent Diane, and cunning Marie Anne—will conspire, betray, suffer, and triumph in a desperate fight for both love and power.
In the tradition of The Other Boleyn Girl, The Sisters of Versailles is a clever, intelligent, and absorbing novel that historical fiction fans will devour. Based on meticulous research on a group of women never before written about in English, Sally Christie’s stunning debut is a complex exploration of power and sisterhood—of the admiration, competition, and even hatred that can coexist within a family when the stakes are high enough. [close]Giveaway dates: Jun 19 - Jul 01, 201515 copies available, 347 people requestingCountries available: CA
Publicola: Observations on Paine's Rights of Man in a series of letters
by John Quincy Adams, Will Butts (Goodreads Author)
Giveaway dates: May 29 - Jul 04, 20155 copies available, 396 people requestingCountries available: US
by J.T. Lundy (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 05, 2015SIGNED COPY by J.T. Lundy, a 2014 Thurber Prize for American Humor Semi Finalist. Set in the Bordeaux region of France,
this light-hearted novel is in…more[close] SIGNED COPY by J.T. Lundy, a 2014 Thurber Prize for American Humor Semi Finalist. Set in the Bordeaux region of France,View Details »
this light-hearted novel is infused with J.T. Lundy's deliciously skewed sense of humor, and full of flawed but irresistible characters. Saving Grapes is a rollicking, good-hearted comedy that speaks to the hapless romantic in all of us.
Amadea: One Spring in France
by Michelle Granas (Goodreads Author)
Just released by the author of Zaremba and Swans Are Fat Too.
“Mademoiselle, you are boring,” says Amadea’s employer and fires her from a teaching pos…more[close] Just released by the author of Zaremba and Swans Are Fat Too.View Details »
“Mademoiselle, you are boring,” says Amadea’s employer and fires her from a teaching post in Paris: “No one wants to learn poetry here.” In desperate pursuit of a job, Amadea travels to a small village in the Pyrenees, where she meets an aging aristocrat in need of a companion. It seems that Amadea has finally found someone who appreciates her for her kindness and cultivation. She begins to enjoy her new occupation and the first human warmth she has encountered in years. Unfortunately, the village is not as peaceful as it appears and her path is soon crossed by a number of undesirables, including a charming, married lawyer and a scholarly alcoholic with a problem—and it isn’t his drinking. His son Hugo is trying to force him to sell the family land and has sent round a young thug to keep the pressure on. Hugo never expects, however, that his father will try to reform the fellow. Raymond may be an alcoholic, but like Amadea, he has inner strengths in spite of his failings, and he believes in the power of words. Hugo isn’t happy and when Amadea inadvertently gets involved matters spin out of control. This is a lighthearted story about the value of saying no and also about the sometimes unexpected nature of sustaining relationships.
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After the Crash
by Michel Bussi
Release date: Aug 27, 2015'A novel so extraordinary that it reminded me of reading Steig Larsson for the very first time . . . Bussi breaks every rule in the book, but I doubt…more[close] 'A novel so extraordinary that it reminded me of reading Steig Larsson for the very first time . . . Bussi breaks every rule in the book, but I doubt I'll read a more brilliant crime novel this year' - Sunday TimesView Details »
On the night of 22 December 1980, a plane crashes on the Franco-Swiss border and is engulfed in flames. 168 out of 169 passengers are killed instantly. The miraculous sole survivor is a three-month-old baby girl. Two families, one rich, the other poor, step forward to claim her, sparking an investigation that will last for almost two decades. Is she Lyse-Rose or Emilie?
Eighteen years later, having failed to discover the truth, private detective Credule Grand-Duc plans to take his own life, but not before placing an account of his investigation in the girl's hands. But, as he sits at his desk about to pull the trigger, he uncovers a secret that changes everything - then is killed before he can breathe a word of it to anyone... [close]Giveaway dates: Jun 18 - Jul 14, 201510 copies available, 367 people requestingCountries available: GB
The Detective Games - #1: Trial by Firefight
by Zechariah Barrett (Goodreads Author)
How could a single criminal case lead to many more around the world, all seemingly perpetrated by the same man?
Titus Tyran Musibet is the king of the…more[close] How could a single criminal case lead to many more around the world, all seemingly perpetrated by the same man?View Details »
Titus Tyran Musibet is the king of the criminal underworld. His prowess and insanity make for an uncanny combination.
The world's best detectives have been gathered for such a time as this... but will they be a match for Titus? Or will they become puppets in his grand plan?
The Detective Games #1: Trial by Firefight is a quirky thrill ride that is part mystery / thriller, part action / adventure. [close]Giveaway dates: May 15 - Jul 15, 20155 copies available, 138 people requestingCountries available: US
The Wedding Favor (Save the Date #1)
by Cara Connelly (Goodreads Author)
Enter to win an autographed paperback copy of The Wedding Favor by contemporary romance author Cara Connelly.
RT Book Reviews…more[close] **AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK**View Details »
Enter to win an autographed paperback copy of The Wedding Favor by contemporary romance author Cara Connelly.
RT Book Reviews - "Connelly’s debut novel is a delicious, scandalous and moving enemies-to-lovers tale..." 4 1/2 stars and a Top Pick
Urban Girl Reader - "This contemporary romance/chick lit novel was a witty banter fun fest from start to finish."
When courtroom adversaries Ty and Victoria discover they’re heading to the same wedding, they agree to play nice, even flirt. But they can’t help riling each other, and even worse, they can’t keep their hands off each other either. When the wedding’s over, will their fake flirtation become a real romance?
The Wedding Favor is the first novel in Cara Connelly's Save the Date series of contemporary romances, which includes The Wedding Vow, The Wedding Date, The Wedding Band and The Wedding Gift.
For other special offers, visit Cara's website at www.caraconnelly.com. [close]Giveaway dates: Jun 24 - Jul 20, 20152 copies available, 387 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Root of the Tudor Rose
by Mari Griffith
Release date: Jul 23, 2015x2 COPIES of Root of the Tudor Rose.
Immensely readable and compelling…Highly recommended! Alison Weir, bestselling author of The Six Wives of Henry VI…more[close] x2 COPIES of Root of the Tudor Rose.View Details »
Immensely readable and compelling…Highly recommended! Alison Weir, bestselling author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII
“A stunning first novel…this new treatment of Catherine de Valois’ story will be a delight to lovers of historical fiction.” Bernard Knight CBE author of the ‘Crowner John’ historical mysteries, Bernard Knight
1421: Henry V and his young bride, Catherine de Valois, are blessed with the birth of a son – but their happiness is short-lived. Catherine is widowed and when her father, the French king, also dies, her son inherits the crowns of France and England. Just ten months old, Henry VI needs all his mother’s watchful care to protect him from political intrigue.
But Catherine is a foreigner at the English Court. Lonely and vulnerable, she is held in suspicion by those with their own claims to the throne. Only with another outsider, a young Welshman named Owen Tudor, does Catherine find true friendship but their liaison must be kept secret at all costs. Catherine, Queen of England is forbidden to remarry and she is in love with a servant… [close]
by Rebecca Glenn (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 22, 2015Lisette is a brilliant young painter with a singular disadvantage – being a woman in 18th-century Paris. Undeterred, she finds support in Amante, a da…more[close] Lisette is a brilliant young painter with a singular disadvantage – being a woman in 18th-century Paris. Undeterred, she finds support in Amante, a dashing Army officer and Marie Antoinette. After her father dies, her mother marries a jeweler who wants to control Lisette, leading to severe consequences for her budding career, Amante’s affections and her safety. Lisette must find her own way – before it is too late.View Details »
Each copy will be autographed by the author. [close]Giveaway dates: Jun 05 - Aug 05, 20153 copies available, 222 people requestingCountries available: US