Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Daphne! Giveaway

Today would be 102nd birthday of Daphne du Maurier, author of famous Rebecca. I have recently been introduced to this wonderful writer and remain under her spell. To celebrate Daphne's birthday, Danielle from Sourcebooks offered two books to give away to two lucky winners (one each). Here are the books:

Frenchman's Creek : "Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape. But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her pasions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him." You also can read my own review of this novel.

My Cousin Rachel : "One of the world's great storytellers, Daphne du Maurier spins a dark gothic tale of passion and unswerving love that turns to suspicion and fear. Rachel, a woman of exquisite beauty, descends on the great Cornwall estate of Philip Ashley. Despite his aroused suspicions, she soon enchants him. In this tale of good and evil, Philip must decide whether the glorious Rachel, the recent mysterious widow of his beloved cosin, is out to destroy him or is the innocent victim of devious men with a tremendous longing to be loved. His fate and his future lie in the answer to this deadly question."

The Rules:

1. Leave a comment with your email address. Once again I remind you, if you do not leave your email, you will not be entered in the drawing.
2. The giveaway is restricted to U.S. and Canada only this time.

3. It ends May 31st so you have two weeks to enter.


A note to readers from me: I just wanted to tell you that I absolutely love Sourcebooks editions of these two books. I know it is said to not judge the book by its cover but in this instance the covers are great.