Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

2 year Bloggiversary – Giveaway 7

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One last giveaway to offer all of you ducklings.  This one is open to residents of Canada only – or to people who can have the book shipped to a Canadian address.  Sorry to my US and overseas readers – it’s not my choice, but the wishes of the publisher.

Up for grabs are TWO copies of BRIDE OF NEW FRANCE by Suzanne Desrochers.

From Penguin.ca:  Laure Beausejour has grown up in a dormitory in Paris surrounded by prostitutes, the insane, and other forgotten women. She dreams with her best friend, Madeleine, of using her needlework skills to become a seamstress and one day marry a nobleman. But in 1669, Laure is sent across the Atlantic to New France with Madeleine as filles du roi. The girls know little of the place they are being sent to, except for stories of ferocious winters and Indians who eat the hearts of French priests. To be banished to Canada is a punishment worse than death.

Bride of New France explores the challenges Laure faces coming into womanhood in a brutal time and place. From the moment she arrives in Ville-Marie (Montreal) she is expected to marry and produce children with a brutish French soldier who himself can barely survive the harsh conditions of his forest cabin. But through her clandestine relationship with Deskaheh, an allied Iroquois, Laure finds a sense of the possibilities in this New World.

What happens to a woman who attempts to make her own life choices in such authoritative times?

To enter, leave a comment with your email address.  

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Giveaway ends on July 8th and is open to Canada

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10 thoughts on “2 year Bloggiversary – Giveaway 7

  1. Would love to win this book!!!

  2. Laure’s life sounds so compelling and heart-wrenching. I wonder how much the landscape of Canada will play into her life. Her life sounds far from easy and I hope she’ll face many triumphs. Please count me in.

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. I’d love to read this one. I’m from Canada.

  4. WOO!!!! Laure just seems like an AMAZ-ING female protagonist! I really REALLY want to read this now! Thanks for the great opportunity to win it! 😀

    ~Harpreet
    xoxo

    My Email: hargur55@gmail.com

    My Blog: http://booksforteens6212.blogspot.com

    P.S. I tweeted on Twitter, liked you on Facebook, and posted about this giveaway on Facebook!

    Here’s the links:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Book-Drunkard/122131844497472?sk=wall#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=199025793482207&id=100000471458787

    http://twitter.com/#!/hargur55

  5. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

  6. Yet another great-sounding book! My “to-read” list gets longer & longer daily!! books(at)bookwormfamily(dot)com

  7. I follow you on FB too. books(at)bookwormfamily(dot)com

  8. would love to read this novel…thanks for the chance 🙂

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