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2 year Bloggiversary – Giveaway 5

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After a short break on giveaways over the weekend, and a nice break for me out of town to visit some family, I’m back with more!  We are all excited, right?

Also, just as a quick reminder, June 30th is the last day to enter the previous 4 giveaways.  So don’t forget to check those out.

Today is another great two book pack from Sourcebooks.  Helen Hollick writes WONDERFUL historical fiction and she really is a must read.  Here are the two books that one lucky person will win:

From Sourcebooks:  England, 1044. Harold Godwineson, a young, respected Earl, falls in love with an ordinary but beautiful woman. He marries Edyth despite her lack of pedigree, pitting him against his turbulent family and his selfish King, Edward. In France, William, the bastard son of a duke, falls in love with power. Brutal and dangerously smart, William sets his sights on England, finding ambition a difficult lust to conquer.

In 1066, with the old King Edward dying, England falls vulnerable to the winds of fate—and the stubborn will of these two powerful men. In this beautifully crafted tale, Helen Hollick sets aside the propaganda of the Norman Conquest and brings to life the English version of the story of the last Saxon King, revealing his tender love, determination, and proud loyalty, all shattered by the unforgiving needs of a Kingdom. Forced to give up his wife and risk his life for England, the chosen King led his army into the great Battle of Hastings in October 1066 with all the honor and dignity that history remembers of its fallen heroes.

From Sourcebooks:   Saxon England, 1002. Not only is Æthelred a failure as King, but his young bride, Emma of Normandy, soon discovers he is even worse as a husband. When the Danish Vikings, led by Swein Forkbeard and his son, Cnut, cause a maelstrom of chaos, Emma, as Queen, must take control if the Kingdom—and her crown—are to be salvaged. Smarter than history remembers, and stronger than the foreign invaders who threaten England’s shores, Emma risks everything on a gamble that could either fulfill her ambitions and dreams or destroy her completely.

Emma, the Queen of Saxon England, comes to life through the exquisite writing of Helen Hollick, who shows in this epic tale how one of the most compelling and vivid heroines in English history stood tall through a turbulent fifty-year reign of proud determination, tragic despair, and triumph over treachery.

To enter the giveaway,  leave a comment with your email address at the bottom of this post.

For an extra entry, Tweet/Facebook/Blog about this giveaway (that’s 3 entries!)

For one more entry, like Book Drunkard on Facebook.

Giveaway ends on July 8th and is open to Canada and the US.

 

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16 thoughts on “2 year Bloggiversary – Giveaway 5

  1. Sweet! I’m going to pimp this out for you! 🙂 ♥ *IF* by chance I win, please DM me on twitter I don’t want my email address out there for the world to see.

  2. They sound like good books! Thanks for the chance to win them.

  3. I’d like to win these. You have some good giveaways right now!

  4. Thanks for the great giveaway! I’ve had my eye on Hollick’s books for a while now because of their historical settings.

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  5. These both sound fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. This is another wonderful giveaway. I already enjoy historical fiction but the premises paint vivid and intriguing stories. It seems the sory-telling will put the reader right at the height of the action and into the past.

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  7. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story 🙂

  8. Thanks for the giveaway. The Forever Queen sounds amazing.
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  9. Thanks for the great giveaway! Love Helen Hollick. 🙂

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  10. These both sound very intriguing! books(at)bookwormfamily(dot)com

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  12. I would love to read these books! Please enter me in the giveaway.

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