Sunday, November 23, 2008

Book Giveaway: Emily and the Mysterious Stranger


With mysterious letters, cattle rustlers, a spunky woman, the liar's fire, Halloween, and young love, there is always something happening. It is 1904 and Melinda is "with child" and threatening to miscarry. Her cousin Edith, a nurse, moves to Paris to care for her. Edith has wonderful qualities but never gives a man a second chance because her expectations are so high.

However, all that changes when a mysterious stranger begins to write to her. For the first time, she gets to know a man's soul before making any harsh judgments. Whoever he is, this man is a mystery and the best thing that has ever happened to her. The question that puzzles her is whether or not he's as wonderful in person as he is in his letters. In the meantime, Melinda and Gilbert's sixteen-year-old daughter, Jenny, falls for a young man of questionable character. David has sort of a wild side to him, but Jenny only notices the goodness about him. This novel is the second of five in a family saga in Bear Lake Valley, Idaho.


Ok everyone!! It is time for the next giveaway for the 2nd book in "A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho." This will be an Autographed copy of "Edith and the Mysterious Stranger" (actual book, not an ARC). I loved this book and you can see my review of it HERE . This is a historical fiction book with a story line that can read by all ages. It has good old fashioned values of family, strong women, open country, romance and historical references too!

This book giveaway will run from Monday Nov. 24 - Sunday Nov. 30, 10pm CT.


1. For one entry, just leave a comment letting me know what some of YOUR favorite historical fiction writers are. PLEASE remember to leave your email address or blog so I have some way of getting a hold of you!!!!

2. For an extra entry, just make a post on you blog about my contest that has a link back here and put the link in comments so I can verify it.

3. This contest is for the "Edith" book only from Nov. 24th - Nov. 10 pm CT. Winner will be emailed and announced by the evening of Dec. 1st. The contest is open to anyone in the U.S. or Canada.

Good Luck to everyone!!



Anonymous said...

This book sounds very interesting. Just checked and my library doesn't carry any of her books so i'll have to find it elsewhere.

I don't know who is considered a historical writer but, I love to read James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Mary Higgins Clark and many others.

Debbie Baird

darbyscloset said...

In the Shadow of Lions by Ginger Garrett is a great historical ficiton book about Anne Boyeln...great/awesome book! I contacted Ginger and she is getting ready to release book 2 in this series. Check her out! Wonderful Historical Fiction Author!
BTW, I'd love to read this book, especially after your kind words!
Thanks so much!
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

Wrighty said...

This sounds really good! I would love to read this series. I've been enjoying historical fiction more and more. I didn't read it much in the past. I really enjoyed Lisa See's books (Peony in Love was the most recent) and got to visit with her in a book club. I'm adding this to my blog. Thanks so much!

Kaye said...

Jacqueline Cook is an excellent historical writer with beautiful prose and her books are so well researched. The Gates of Trvalyan was 5*****.
Please enter me in this contest.
florida982002@yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I just love Jacqueline Cook, I could say she is my favorite one,

Anonymous said...

My favorite historical novelist is John Jakes. But I also like Larry McMurty and Jennifer Donnelly.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds interesting. I enjoyed reading your review. My favorite historical fiction writer right now is Phillipa Gregory. I also enjoyed reading the historical fiction series by Sara Donati.

Anonymous said...

Intriguing... I like David Ebershoff: The Danish Girl, Pasadena, and The 19th Wife. His writing style is unique and his books are difficult to put down.