How the last five days swept by without a single post I have nt the slightest notion. There is so much to share, and so little time!
One big giveaway today: three books in a single haul. This will make a truly sizable dent in my crowded book shelves, as residents of North America enter to win all three volumes of Memory by Linda Wells (read my review of the trilogy here). Just leave a comment with your email address before Christmas. Here are blurbs on the books from Amazon:
Memory Volume One: Lasting Impressions
Memory Volume Two: Trials to Bear
The second volume of the Memory series, Trials to Bear, follows the
newlywed couple Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy as they move beyond the
heady days of courtship (Volume 1, Lasting Impressions). Both of them
are very young, at only eighteen and twenty-four years old, neither is
completely confident in their position and will rely heavily on each
other to grow as one challenge after another comes their way. They will
face the demons and fears of Darcy's past, and provide an example of
love and felicity that influences and ultimately changes everyone who
touches their lives. Elizabeth will grow assured, no longer a shy girl
insecure of her beauty or worth; she will become every day the woman who
will undoubtedly be a force in London society, in whatever capacity she
chooses to excel. The pride that Darcy feels for her will be evident
no matter how it is displayed and he will confidently settle into his
position as the master of Pemberley. The story continues in Volume 3:
How Far We Have Come. These stories contain scenes of a mature nature.
Memory Volume Three: How Far We Have Come
The third volume of the Memory series, How Far We Have Come, finds the
Darcys with a family of their own, fully matured and comfortable with
their positions as the master and mistress of Pemberley. The fears and
demons of Darcy's past have been addressed, and the formidable
Fitzwilliam family has accepted and embraced the unique and exceptional
example of marriage that the Darcys display. Now it is Elizabeth's turn
to finally put to rest the pain of her history, while at the same time
influencing her sisters to grow and become women to be admired as well.
The Darcys often bemuse their friends and family with their approach
to addressing the many facets of their lives, however, all are quick to
admit that they are better for knowing them. The story contains
scenes of a mature nature.
New, these books cost more than $20 a pop, and as they provide over 1600 pages of Elizabeth and Darcy (and pretty much ALL of Elizabeth and Darcy, at that), I have to tout myself on what an awesome present this will make some lucky Janeite. Merry Chrsitmas, indeed!
Be sure to check back for yet more giveaways and enter those that proceed this one:
Giveaways Galore 1:
Sass & Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler
Emma & Knightley: Perfect Happiness in Highbury by Rachel Billington
Giveaways Galore 2:
The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Pattillo
Miss Bennet & Mr. Bingley by Fanella J. Miller
All the winners will be announced December 25th. Good luck!