Monday, December 10, 2012

Historical Holiday Blog Hop: Book Giveaways

Passages to the Past is hosting an epic historical fiction giveaway, and I'm thrilled to participate! Not only is Amy Bruno giving away dozens of books on her blog, but other involved bloggers are giving away books as well.

For my blog, I'm offering the winner a choice between one of three books: The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee, Queen by Right by Anne Easter Smith, or The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons.

All you have to do is post your email in the comments along with which book you would like to win. If you're a follower of my blog or my twitter account @teralynpilgrim, you get an extra entry.

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

In the sweeping tradition of The English Patient, Janice Y.K. Lee's debut novel is a tale of love and betrayal set in war-torn Hong Kong. In 1942, Englishman Will Truesdale falls headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But their affair is soon threatened by the invasion of the Japanese as World War II overwhelms their part of the world. Ten years later, Claire Pendleton comes to Hong Kong to work as a piano teacher and also begins a fateful affair. As the threads of this spellbinding novel intertwine, impossible choices emerge-between love and safety, courage and survival, the present, and above all, the past. 

Queen by Right by Anne Easter Smith

History remembers Cecily of York standing on the steps of the Market Cross at Ludlow, facing an attacking army while holding the hands of her two young sons. Queen by Right reveals how she came to step into her destiny, beginning with her marriage to Richard, duke of York, whom she meets when she is nine and he is thirteen. Raised together in her father’s household, they become a true love match and together face personal tragedies, pivotal events of history, and deadly political intrigue. All of England knows that Richard has a clear claim to the throne, and when King Henry VI becomes unfit to rule, Cecily must put aside her hopes and fears and help her husband decide what is right for their family and their country. Queen by Right marks Anne Easter Smith’s greatest achievement, a book that every fan of sweeping, exquisitely detailed historical fiction will devour.

The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons

Through years of war and devastation, Tatiana and Alexander suffered the worst the twentieth century had to offer. Miraculously reunited in America, they now have a beautiful son, Anthony, the gift of a love strong enough to survive the most terrible upheavals. Though they are still young, the ordeals they endured have changed them—and after living apart in a world laid waste, they must now find a way to live together in postwar America.
With the Cold War rising, dark forces at work in their adopted country threaten their lives, their family, and their hard-won peace. To regain the happiness they once knew, to wash away the lingering pain of the past, two lovers grown distant must somehow forge a new life . . .or watch the ghosts of their yesterdays destroy their firstborn son.



    I would love to win Queen by Right! I follow you on twitter as well.

  2. They all found great, but I will go with The Summer Garden!

    I am a GFC follower (Colleen Turner).


  3. The Summer Garden or Queen by Right sound good :)

    thank you for the giveaway

    GFC follower - Lily B

    lilypondreads at gmail dot com

  4. I would like to win Queen by Right

    Thank you for the chance to win. I am a gfc follower - griperang

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

  5. I follow~~ Celticlady

    I also like the looks of Queen by Right...thank you for participating in this great hop!!

    momkelly2003 at yahoo dot com

  6. Marvelous giveaway -- so glad to have found you via the hop. (I love finding new blogs to read!). Would love to win The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons -- do stop by my blog and consider entering!

    audra - unabridgedchick at

  7. I would love to win The Summer Garden as I already own and have read the other two. I follow by GFC.

    tmrtini at gmail dot com

  8. I'd love The Piano Teacher :)
    I follow via GFC- Kirsten!


  9. The Summer Garden
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  10. Queen by Right by Anne Easter Smith. Thanks!

    gfc mamabunny13

    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  11. The Piano Teacher or The Summer Garden....and yes, I follow your blog! Looking forward to checking out some of the other blogs on the blog hop. As a lover of historical fiction this is like Christmas arriving early! :)

  12. I would love to win The Summer Garden! I'm a brand new follower and am always happy to find other fellow HF lovers!

  13. Would love to win The Piano Teacher - have had it on my wish list ever since it came out!

  14. I follow via GFC

  15. I would love to win "The Piano Teacher." I play piano so I thought that appropriate.
    I am also a follower of your blog via email--


  16. I would like to enter for The Piano Teacher thank you
    I follow by GFC
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

  17. Would love to win Queen By Right. I love Anne Easter Smith!


  18. I've added you to my "books to look for" list. I am enjoying finding new to me authors on this blog hop! Thank you for the chance in the giveaway. :)

    Queen By Right by Anne Easter Smith would be my choice.


    GFC follower

  19. The Summer Garden's on my wishlist. Love to win it, thanks.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

  20. I would love to win a copy of The Piano Teacher! I am a new follower via GFC: Chelsey Mills

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  21. I would love to win a copy of the Piano Teacher!!


  22. Queen by Right sounds incredible!!!

    Thanks for joining in the hop!

  23. I would most like Queen by Right
    annefitza at yahoo dot com

  24. Would love to read The Summer Garden. Thank you for the giveaway!

    joannemccabe9 (at) cox (dot) net

  25. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. – William Least Heat Moon Flights to Freetown
    Cheap Flights to Freetown
    Cheap Air Tickets to Freetown

  26. I would love to read The Piano Teacher. I am a new email follower of your blog!

  27. Queen by Right intrigues me, I'd love to read it.


  28. I'd love to win The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons!
    GFC follower: Jennifer Haile

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

  29. I'd love to win Queen by Right!

  30. I would choose Queen by right. Thanks for the chance to win. I follow via email: nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

  31. I would love to win Queen By Right, it sounds wonderful!

    I follow:
    GFC - brbalways
    FB - Theresa Newbury
    Twitter - @watijo3


  32. I would pick Queen by Right by Anne Easter Smith
    I follow on GFC - Maureen
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  33. They all sound good, Happy holidays and thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  34. I like The Piano Teacher. I follow GFC as Katie Amanda. katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com


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