Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Giveaway Day 4: Great Historical Fiction

Today I'm bringing you two books and authors who are perfect for those who love historical novels that are rich with layers and detail. Both of these ladies are uber-talented and you should add their books to your TBR piles.

 Tamera Alexander's To Whisper Her Name is a sweeping tale set in antebellum Nashville. A USAToday bestseller, here's more: Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a man shot as a traitor to the South, is shunned by proper society and gratefully accepts an invitation from "Aunt" Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade
Plantation. Expecting to be the Harding's head housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned when she learns the real reason Elizabeth's husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming. Not finding the safe haven she expects, Olivia is caught off guard by her feelings for Ridley Adam Cooper, a Southern man who seems anything but a Southern gentleman.

Branded a traitor by some, Ridley Cooper, a Southern son who chose to fight for the Union, is a man desperate to end the war still raging inside him. Determined to learn "the gift" that Belle Meade's head horse trainer and former slave, Bob Green, possesses, Ridley harbors secrets that threaten both their lives.

 No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig is a gripping story of discovery and suspense. Lured by a handful of scribbled words across a faded letter, Cara Hamilton sets off from 1896 Ireland on a quest to find the brother she'd thought dead. Her search lands her in America, amidst a houseful of strangers and one man who claims to be a friend--Rourke Walsh. Despite her brother's warning, Cara decides to trust Rourke and reveals the truth about her purpose in America. But he is not who he claims to be, and as rumors begin to circulate about an underground group of dangerous revolutionaries, Cara's desperation grows. Her questions lead her ever closer to her brother, but they also bring her closer to destruction as Rourke's true intentions come to light.

 For an opportunity on this package, just follow the directions in the rafflecopter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway

41 comments:

karenk said...

i think parents should be excellent role models for thier children...in all aspects of life

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

pol said...

I like to read historical romance and these two authors are some of my fav ones, would love to be in your drawing, thanks for sharing

Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

Julia said...

I think spending more quality time with your kids instead of just quantity.

Patty said...

It's hard to say, plus I'm not a parent, so I don't think any advice from me carries much weight! But I think we all know families who appear to be great and one of the kids just somehow turns out 'bad'. Or at least very different from the brothers and sisters.

Patty

Maaike Louter said...

Show love and respect! And thank you for the giveaway...

Connie said...

A strong faith in God and an even stronger witness. Children of all ages "do as they see"!!

marjilaine.com said...

My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with my family. But a close second was the amazingly blessed inspirational musical we had this weekend. Got to be in it with my girls. Special and moving at the same time!

Joan Crothers said...

These two books sound very interesting. Thank you for the chance to win.

Pam K. said...

My favorite part of Christmas is the music that tells of Christ's birth and that He is our savior.

I've read To Whisper Her Name and loved it. No Safe Harbor looks like a great book as well.
Thanks for the giveaways.

Kara said...

Thanks soooo much for the giveaway, Cara, such great books!
My favorite part of Christmas is being with my family, it's what I treasure most when celebrating Christ :) Merry Christmas!
Kara

Emily Thurgood said...

Both of these books look amazing! I love Tamera Alexander already, and I love to be introduced to new authors. Great giveaway! :)

Judy said...

My favorite part of Christmas is the Christmas Eve service. There is no greater feeling than the peace that comes over me!

Blessings!
Judy

Joan Litton said...

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It's such a blessed time to be with our families and to give and share from the heart. And, we can literally sing and shout about the birth of Jesus, our Savior.

Thank you for your giveaway, Cara. Both books sound fantastic. Merry Christmas to you and yours! :)

RW1010 said...

My favorite part of Christmas is Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, then my second favorite is watching the childrens faces on Christmas morning!
Merry Christmas!
Robin in NC

Cyndi said...

My favorite part of Christmas? Advent is a special part of Christmas for us because it was during one of our readings 20 years ago that my son became a Christian. :-)

Cyndi
gracelib (at) bellsouth (dot) net

Wendy Newcomb said...

My favorite is when the family is all together enjoying each other and laughing about the fun times in the past.

wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

Jasmine A. said...

I have been really wanting to read No Safe Harbor, thanks for the chance!
montanamade(@)gmail(.com)

chaplaindebbie said...

Hmmm....I would have to say that my favorite part of Christmas is the good feeling in the air. People just seem to be a bit nicer around this time of year. I know it won't last, so I enjoy it while I can...
debsbunch5@jesusanswers.com

Angela Holland said...

My favorite part of Christmas is the excitment for the season. As well as all the Christmas lights.

Kd Brown said...

I love the lights and the music of Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I love almost everything about Christmas!! It's one of the best times of the year!

- Kayleigh from BC

bn100 said...

I like the decorations.

Cara Putman said...

I love reading all your comments. Thanks so much for coming by and playing along! My favorite part of Christmas is buying gifts for others.

BeckBeck said...

Watching my kids open their gifts!

NatureFairy said...

My favorite part of Christmas is being able to spend time with my family.

Joy said...

I love everything about Christmas!

Marissa said...

Christmas is my favorite holiday so it's hard to pick one thing. It's Jesus' birthday so that's a good reason! :)

Jasmine A. said...

Spending time with family!

Brittney D. said...

I just love Christmas in general! I love buying gifts for others, and seeing their faces when they open them. I love the decorations, and listening to Christmas music, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be being surrounded by family.

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

My favorite part of Christmas is a tradition we started years ago...quite by accident! We weren't going to be able to go home for Christmas, so my sister sent me a box of presents for my kids. Thinking the gifts inside would be wrapped, I opened the box in front of them. Well, once they saw what was inside, there was no sense keeping the gifts until Christmas. We let them have them, and they ended up enjoying that one gift from that one special person all day. My daughter got a sweater, which she wore as we went Christmas shopping. My son got a movie. Later that night, we all sat down and watched it together. So began a fun Christmas tradition of opening one present a day for the week leading up to Christmas. It prolongs the fun and excitement of gift giving, and eliminates the crazy rush of opening presents and then quickly tossing them aside for the next package. My kids love it, and so do I! :-)

Beth said...

My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with my family and having time off from work to do so!

Beth

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite part of Christmas is watching my grandchildren open their gifts on Christmas. They are just 2 and 6, and I love seeing them so excited. Thanks for having this giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Hannah said...

My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with family... and eating all of the homemade sweets! :)

Veronica Sternberg said...

Watching all the Christmas movies with my mom!

Jes said...

My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with family and friends celebrating Christ together, sharing meals, singing carols, playing games!

Jes
jswaks at gmail dot com

Betty said...

My favorite part of Christmas is spending time with my family and actually having time to curl up to a good book.... I can't wait to finish "Shadow of the Sun" by Merrie P. Wycoff, a fantastic historical fiction. I am looking for more reads as well, both of these books look fabulous!

apple blossom said...

time spent with family

Merry said...

My favorite part is making special memories with my family.

Sarah said...

My favorite part is being with my family.

Rose McCauley said...

Not sure which question to answer here, so I will say all families need to treat family members and others with love and respect. And my new fave Christmas tradition is reading Christmas books the month of December!

Jasmine A. said...

Winner yet?

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