Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Winner of the Book to Movie Givaway Hop!

I used random.org to get the winners.   The winners are:               


Robin Blankenship

Jessie2247

You have 48 hours to contact me to claim your prize.
Congratulations to the winners! :)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Incredible Debut The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh



I am so excited to share the novel of The Fever Tree with you.  Thank you to Putnam Books for sending me two copies which I will be giving away.

Synopsis:

Frances lost her mother early on in her childhood.  While I am sure he loved his daughter he couldn’t be bothered with raising her.  As time moves on Frances meets Edwin who her father has decided to help.  Little does she know that there will be a request made of Edwin to care for Frances.  When her father dies and she is left with a marriage proposal or go be a nursemaid for her aunt; after having lost everything.  Frances accepts the proposal and moves to the wilds of South Africa.   She meets some interesting characters along the way.  What will she learn?  And how will it affect her relationship with Edwin?

My Thoughts:

I have to say that I loved this novel!  I didn’t think I would initially.  The main factor is the growth and development of the characters within the novel.  I felt for Frances at times but also wanted to shake her.  Then there was Edwin who I wanted to sit down and explain why Frances is the way that she is.  The story plays out against a setting of both England and South Africa.  The author does a great job of contrasting the coldness of England with the warmth of South Africa. 

The plot of this novel focuses on what happens when a young overprotected and spoiled girl suddenly loses everything?  Who would you root for in the novel Frances, Edwin, or William? 

Rating:

5/5

I am giving two copies of this novel.  This giveaway is open to US residents only.  Please see the rafflecopter below.  An e-mail is required  for you to win.   This giveaway will run from September 3, 2013 to September 10,2013.
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Monday, September 2, 2013

In My Mailbox Septermber 2, 2013

Happy Labor day everyone!  We have been so busy this weekend with the Book Festival that the regular In My Mailbox will start again next week.  In the mean time I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday.  I want to say that I enjoyed meeting Emma and Nicola of the Nanny Diaries.  I look forward to sharing their new book with you.  It was great fun to see Jane Porter, Claire Cook, Wendy Wax, and Mary Alice Monroe this weekend. 

Tomorrow is the last day for the Books to Movie Giveaway Hop.   I have another giveaway starting for Jennifer McVeigh's novel The Fever Tree.

Happy Reading!

Jencey and Celeste