Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Giveaway! The Secret Eleanor by Cecelia Holland

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Thanks to the generosity of Penguin Group Publishers, I have one copy of The Secret Eleanor by Cecelia Holland up for grabs! Be on the lookout for my review!

Synopsis: (From the Publisher)
"Eleanor of Aquitaine seized hold of life in the 12th century in a way any modern woman would envy! 
1151: As Duchess of Aquitaine, Eleanor grew up knowing what it was to be regarded for herself and not for her husband's title. Now, as wife to Louis VII and Queen of France, she has found herself unsatisfied with reflected glory-and feeling constantly under threat, even though she outranks every woman in Paris. 
Then, standing beside her much older husband in the course of a court ceremony, Eleanor locks eyes with a man-hardly more than a boy, really- across the throne room, and knows that her world has changed irrevocably... 
He is Henry D'Anjou, eldest son of the Duke of Anjou, and he is in line, somewhat tenuously, for the British throne. She meets him in secret. She has a gift for secrecy, for she is watched like a prisoner by spies even among her own women. She is determined that Louis must set her free. Employing deception and disguise, seduction and manipulation, Eleanor is determined to find her way to power-and make her mark on history."
Giveaway Guidelines:

~10 possible entries~

  • +1 entry for posting a comment and leaving your e-mail. (no e-mail = no entry) 
  • +5 entries for becoming a Follower, or already being a Follower. (if possible, please follow through "google friend connect" so I can verify) 
  • + 3 entries for posting about this giveaway on your blog or adding a link for it on your sidebar. (please post link with your comment) 
  • + 1 entry for tweeting about this giveaway. (please post link with your comment) 

~Please post all your entries in one comment, thanks :)
~This giveaway will be open to USA residents only.
~Ends October 14th~

Good Luck everyone!


Sarah Joyce said...

Oh this sounds good!

Sarah.J.Andrus (a)

I'm already a follower!

and I tweeted -!/LovingB00ks

That totals +7

Dazzling Mage said...

Ooh, it sounds like a great historical fiction!

KMichelleC87 said...

please enter me in this contest.

I'm an old follower.

thank you


Cecelia said...

This book sounds fantastic! It doesn't hurt that the author and I share a first name, either. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

+1 comment & email - celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com
+5 new follower
+ 3 posted on blog sidebar

Audra said...

I'm looking forward to your review; I've heard mixed things about this one. Still, I'd love to read it -- thank you for the giveaway!

thesibylqueen at

I'm a follower and I tweeted.

Ashley said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

basicallyamazingbooks [at]

Shanna Sandmoen said...

Sounds wonderful, love this time period!

I am a follower now, tweeted it

My email addy:

Shannon said...

Thank you for including me.

I'm an old follower. =)

tiredwkids at live dot com

Anonymous said...

I want to be entered... you..:)

Aik said...

I'd love to enter!

+5 Follower
+1 Tweeted:

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Jenny Girl said...

She's a red head! how could I not?!

+1 jennygirl73(at)gmail[dot]com
+5 already a follower

Thanks Svea :)

Unknown said...

I would love to enter this giveway - thanks so much.

I am a long time follower +5
I tweeted +1


brokenteepee said...

Thanks for a great giveaway.
I follow +5
I posted on my sidebar at +3

thank you
kaiminani at gmail dot com +1

TIffany said...

Thanks for the opportunity - this looks like a great read!

I am a follower too!


Melisende said...

Just wondering if it is open for us folks down under?? It certainly looks to be a most popular choice.

Sarah said...

your choice of books are so old and romantic and beautiful and drooool
loove em... i GCF you. and uh yah THANKS!
glad i found ur blog.. your books...whoa.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This book looks so good! Thanks for the contest, I can't wait to read your review. I haven't read any books about her.

+1 comment

+5 I'm a follower

+3 link on sidebar:

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Kathy Habel said...

+1 tweet
+5 I follow

7 entires total

4everQueen said...

+1 I've been wanting to read this novel. Plus all the reviews of any of Ms. Holland's works are good.

+5 I'm a follower

+3 I blogged about it-

Thanks. ~Bella

nunezbella at hotmail dotcom

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

I have been wanting to read this book...thanks for the chance! +1

I'm an old GFC follower. +5

tweeted: +1


New header and layout? Love it!

Unknown said...

This is my first visit to your blog. It is beautiful to look at, so many lovely covers. The giveaway novel appeals to my reading appetite and I enjoy history and this time period. Thanks for this giveaway and for the chances to win this book. I hope I do.
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com
+5 I have become a follower on GFC
+3 I have posted this giveaway on my blog.
+1 I have tweeted about this giveaway.
I hope this is enough information to check out my postings.
10 changes to win this giveaway.

Emma said...

+1 This book sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway. augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.Thank you.
+5 now following Confessions and Ramblings of a Muse in the Fog

Sue said...

+1 Thanks for the giveaway. s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Kelly F. said...

Excellent giveaway Thank you.

I'm already a follower!

Vivien said...

+1 deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com
+5 follower