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On the second day of give aways…

… my author gave to me, four e-copies of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation! Sadly, no poultry here– no partridges or calling birds or French hens or even a chicken (Sally Fitzhugh wouldn’t allow it), but there are some 19th century French spies running around and one modern American grad student who’s rather…

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On the first day of give aways…

… my author gave to me, five hardcover copies of The Glass Ocean! Okay, so it’s not golden rings, but it does have a golden cover, so that sort of counts, right? Here’s the official description: From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives…

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Five Days of Give Aways!

‘Tis the season and all that.  Since I didn’t get my act together in time to do twelve days of give aways, I bring you… five.  Just stop by here every day this week to find: — five hardcover copies of The Glass Ocean (Monday); — four e-copies of The Secret History of the Pink…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

This week, I’ve mostly been reading up for my portion of the next Team W novel, and if I told you which books I was reading, you would absolutely know which section I was writing! I am, however, starving for fiction.  Next up: Charlotte MacLeod’s Rest You Merry, which Karlene recommended last week.  Thanks, Karlene!…

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THE SUMMER COUNTRY Winner

The winner of the ARC of The Summer Country is… Jillian! Congrats, Jillian!  If you let me know where to send it, I’ll put your book in the mail to you. Happy reading! It turns out that my lovely publisher gave me more ARCs than I’d expected (yay!), so expect another give away soon… as well…

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Monday Give Away: THE SUMMER COUNTRY!

So there’s this book you may have heard me mention that happens to be set in colonial Barbados….  Guess what?  I now have ARCs!  And they look absolutely lovely.   For today’s Monday Give Away, I give you… an advance copy of The Summer Country! Here’s the official description: The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

‘Tis the season!  (Or getting there.)  I’m re-reading an old favorite, Trisha Ashley’s Twelve Days of Christmas, which combines several of my favorite things: a stranded house party, an old manor house, a quirky cast of characters, and a perky first person narrator.  And food.  Lots of descriptions of food.  You might want to have…

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THE ENGLISH WIFE: currently $2.99!

Are you ready to travel back to the bitter cold winter of 1899, when secrets and scandals lurked beneath the glittering frost of the Hudson Valley? The English Wife is currently on sale for only $2.99 in e-book! AAR calls The English Wife “a tale of smoke and mirrors. It is a fable of wealth…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Every now and then you need to escape a bit.  So this week, I’ve been hiding in the gentle and bucolic world of Angela Thirkell’s 1930s Barsetshire, a fictional county peopled with (generally well-meaning) eccentrics of all kinds, from kindly vicars with literary aspirations to overbearing dowagers with Gardens (you know, the sort of gardens…

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THE SUMMER COUNTRY: now for review on Edelweiss!

One of the hardest parts of waiting for a book to come out is that period between finishing it and people reading it– so I’m thrilled to announce that The Summer Country is now up for download for reviewers and librarians on Edelweiss! Paper ARCs will be arriving soon, so I’ll be sure to have…

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