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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Gone On Vacation Giveaway #2

Occasionally, I can be a bit of an airhead. Occasionally, this works in my favor. Like now. I received an extra copy of A Sweet Disorder by Jacqueline Kolosov from Disney Publishing. Turns out, I requested it twice. Duh. The good news is I'm going to pass this beautiful hardcover on to one of my readers.

I haven't read this book yet (although I plan to take it on vacation with me), but here's the blurb from the front cover flap:

After her father's death abroad, sixteen-year-old Miranda faces a broken engagement and a paltry dowry. Worse yet, she finds herself the ward of distant family relations, the Earl and Countess of Turbury, who are determined to bring her to court to marry her to the boorish Lord Seagrave for their own profit.

At Queen Elizabeth's court, Miranda soon learns that her survival is largely dependent upon knowing whom to trust. Once her exquisite sewing and embroidery skills distinguish her from the other maidens, Miranda discovers her chance to escape marriage to Lord Seagrave and establish an independent life as the queen's semastress. The smoothness of her course, however, is jeopardized by the jealousy and anger of other ladies-in-waiting and even a trusted "friend," as well as the queen's embattled history with Miranda's beautiful mother. Complicatin gher situation further is the arrival at court of Henry Raleigh,the man to whim Miranda was once promised - the man she has always loved.

Jacqueline Kolosov brings to life the intrigue and deception as well as the pageantry and high fashion of Elizabethan society in this lush second novel.

If this sounds like something you would enjoy, leave a comment on this post. Blog about it and you get an extra entry. I will draw the name of one winner on July 10. Good luck!

(Book image from GoodReads; Book courtesy of Disney/Hyperion.)


  1. This book looks so good! I love the cover too. I can totally understand why you requested it twice!



  2. Sounds like my favorite kind of story. An unappreciated young woman who finds her strength and changes her world - with a little bit of romance. Thanks for all the book review and by the way I love the 'if this was a movie it would be rated' feature.

  3. I can't wait to read this! Please enter me :)



  4. This one sounds very good; I like novels set in the Elizabethan era.


  5. Sounds awesome! Enter me please!:)


  6. It sounds rather interesting! I'd love to win. (I like your new banner!)

  7. I really like the cover! I'm interested sign me up!


  8. Cool contest...would love to enter:)

  9. Historical Romance, my favorite! I just discovered your blog. Love it!

  10. Please include me in your giveaway.

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  11. This book looks interesting. Thanks for having a giveaway. It gives us all hope! :-)

    (Just found your blog...and just in time!)

  12. Sounds good and has a great cover. Enter me please!

  13. This looks great! Also, oddly enough, our son that is due in ten weeks is named Henry Raleigh, so I got a huge kick out of reading the book description. Please enter me!


  14. This book sounds lovely!


  15. I have really wanted to get my hands on a copy of this one! Sounds really good. I'd love to be entered in your contest! Thanks!


  16. I'd love to read this book. The cover is beautiful and the story sounds good too.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  17. This looks really interesting! I would love to be entered in for this.

    I'm sort of into the "strong woman" thing, hahaha. I don't know many guys that are but I suppose I am in a good minority. ;D

  18. Sounds like a good read! Please count me in!

  19. Count me in. I posted this on my sidebar.


  20. The blurb about high fashion of Elizabethan society got me! Please add my name to the hat.

    jgbeads at gmail dot com


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