Arleigh from historical-fiction.com is giving away three books by Philippa Gregory. Enter by May 16, 2009. The books are:
1. The Constant Princess (about the early years of Katherine of Aragon’s arrival in England, marriage to Arthur and then bethrothal to Henry), hardcover - American edition
2. The Queen’s Fool (Mary Tudor’s struggle for the throne at the time of King Edward VI’s death and her few years as queen), paperback - American edition
3. The Virgin’s Lover (the first years of Elizabeth’s reign and her issues with Robert Dudley), paperback - American Edition
Royal Reviews is giving away two copies of The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran. Enter by 31 May, 2009.
About the book (from Amazon):
From Publishers Weekly
The intricacies of the ancient Egyptian court are brought to life in Moran's fascinating tale of a princess's rise to power. Nefertari, niece of the famed heretic queen Nefertiti, becomes part of the court of Pharaoh Seti I after her family is deposed, and she befriends Ramesses II, the young crown prince. When Ramesses is made co-monarch, he weds Iset, the granddaughter of a harem girl backed by Seti's conniving sister, Henuttawy, the priestess of Isis. As Nefertari's position in the court becomes tenuous, she realizes that she, too, wants to marry Ramesses and enlists the help of Seti's other sister, Woserit. But when Nefertari succeeds in wedding Ramesses, power struggles and court intrigues threaten her security, and it is questionable whether the Egyptian people will accept a heretic descendant as their ruler or if civil war will erupt. Moran (Nefertiti) brings her characters to life, especially Nefertari, who helped Ramesses II become one of the most famous of Egyptian pharaohs. Nefertari's struggles to be accepted as a ruler loved as a leader and to secure her family's position throughout eternity are sure to appeal to fans of historical fiction. (Sept.)
thekoolaidmom is giving away a copy of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Enter by May 16, 2009.
About the book:
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a heartwarming story about fathers and sons, first loves, fate, and the resilient human heart. Set in the ethnic neighborhoods of Seattle during World War II and Japanese American internment camps of the era, the times and places are brought to life. In the following video, Jamie Ford gives you the “behind-the-scenes” story of his debut novel.