Friday, September 18, 2009

BBAW Giveaway #4

Is anyone else feeling a little sad that it's the last day of BBAW? It FLEW by - but boy, was it fun. For my last giveaway, I have a 3-book assorted fiction set. Here are the details:

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant

Synopsis from publisher -

By the second half of the sixteenth century, the price of wedding dowries had risen so high that most Italian aristocratic families could afford to marry off only one daughter. The remaining young women were dispatched into convents, and not all of them went willingly. Santa Caterina's new novice sets in motion a chain of events that will shake the convent to its core.

Serafina, a willful, emotional furious girl, has just been ripped from her proposed marriage and sent by her noble family to Santa Caterina. During her first night inside, such is her violent, incandescent rage that the dispensary mistress, Suora Zuana, is sent to her cell to calm her with a draft of herbs. Thus begins a complex relationship of trust and betrayal. And while outside the convent walls the forces of the Counter-Reformation push for ever more repressive changes, Serafina's rebellious spirit challenges not only Zuana but many other nuns who have made peace with the isolated life.

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

Synopsis from publisher -

With the end of summer closing in and a steamy Labor Day weekend looming in the town of Holton Mills, New Hampshire, thirteen-year-old Henry — lonely, friendless, not too good at sports — spends most of his time watching television, reading, and daydreaming about the soft skin and budding bodies of his female classmates. For company Henry has his long-divorced mother, Adele — a onetime dancer whose summer project was to teach him how to foxtrot; his hamster, Joe; and awkward Saturday-night outings to Friendly's with his estranged father and new stepfamily. As much as he tries, Henry knows that even with his jokes and his Husband for a Day coupon, he still can't make his emotionally fragile mother happy. Adele has a secret that makes it hard for her to leave their house, and seems to possess an irreparably broken heart.

But all that changes on the Thursday before Labor Day, when a mysterious bleeding man named Frank approaches Henry and asks for a hand. Over the next five days, Henry will learn some of life's most valuable lessons: how to throw a baseball, the secret to perfect piecrust, the breathless pain of jealousy, the power of betrayal, and the importance of putting others — especially those we love — above ourselves. And the knowledge that real love is worth waiting for.

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

Synopsis from publisher -

Chaos is coming, old son.

With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. As families prepare to head back to the city and children say goodbye to summer, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets buried in the wilderness. No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. How did he make such a spectacular success of his business? What past did he leave behind and why has he buried himself in this tiny village? And why does every lead in the investigation find its way back to him?

As Olivier grows more frantic, a trail of clues and treasures-- from first editions of Charlotte's Web and Jane Eyre to a spider web with the word WOE woven in it--lead the Chief Inspector deep into the woods and across the continent in search of the truth, and finally back to Three Pines as the little village braces for the truth and the final, brutal telling.

All three novels are PAPERBACK ARCS, and each has been gently used (read once). To enter, leave a comment on this post with your CONTACT INFO. International entries are welcome. Entries will be accepted until Friday, September 18, at Midnight CST (YEP, that's tonight!), and winners will be announced on Saturday. Good luck, and happy reading!


Jenera said...

Count me in please :o)

fluffnera AT msn DOT com

Hazra said...

Count me in please.


Diane said...

count me in please:

dd DOT bookgoddess AT gmail DOT com


pixie13 said...

Count me in, too, please. Thanks!


Debbie F said...

Please include me! thanks

dcf_beth at verizon dot net

ibeeeg said...

What a terrific giveaway.
Please enter me.


Kira R. said...

I would like to enter. =)

kirar59 at yahoo dot ca

Amy said...

Please enter me in this contest!

Thank you!

Shawntele said...

What a nice collection of books, please include my entry in your giveaway.

Nikola said...

Awesome, count me in! :)

rhoda said...

Hi More Bookshelves - would love to be a winner for these books.

mar10123 said...

Shoot! I missed this yesterday! Every book sounds intriguing. So, I suppose I will need to add them to The List.