Friday, August 15, 2014

Winners and an Historic England Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the last contest. Karen B. of Bloomington, MN will receive Rosie Genova's Murder and Marinara. Maple Mayhem by Jessie Crockett will go to Jess D. from Harrisburg, PA. I'll mail the books today.

This week, I'm giving away two books set in England's past. The first isn't a mystery, although mystery readers will recognize Jacqueline Winspear's name. Winspear is the author of the Maisie Dobbs books. This year, she gives us a novel, The Care and Management of Lies, set just before and during the Great War. The story focuses on three young people, and what they do to survive. Kezia Marchant's friendship with Thea Brissenden suffered when Thea turned to women's suffrage and Kezia planned to marry Thea's brother, Tom, in 1914. Thea's wedding gift to Kezia, a book on household management, is a gift of scorn that Kezia will now be a farm wife. But, when Tom enlists and Thea heads to the battlefields, Kezia's responsibilities become even more serious. Filled with details of everyday life and the tragedy of war, The Care and Management of Lies is a powerful book. I have an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) to give away.

If you would prefer a mystery, you can enter to win Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily mystery, Behind the Shattered Glass. Lady Emily and her husband are at her husband's ancestral estate when a neighbor bursts through the doors and falls down dead. It seems more than a couple people had reason to want the young aristocrat dead. As Lady Emily searches for a killer, the trail takes readers into the gilded world of a British manor house and below stairs, where the servants know all the secrets.

Which book would you like to read? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Lesa.Holstine@gmail.com. Your subject line should read either "Win Management of Lies" or "Win Behind the Shattered Glass." Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please. The contest will end next Thursday, Aug. 21 at 6 PM CT.

2 comments:

Pat said...

Thanks, Lesa!

Liz said...

Just finished The Care and Management of Lies. A little slow starting but rewarding, I thought.