Monday, April 6, 2009

Giveaway: The Traitor's Wife by Susan Higginbotham

Thanks to the very generous Susan Higginbotham, we have two copies of The Traitor's Wife to giveaway.

When Susan guest posted for us last week, she offered up another alternative watching The Tudors, by suggesting that the Plantagenets would be interesting reads. In order to enter the giveaway, we would like you to tell us what other eras/families etc you like to read about, and yes, you can say the Tudors if you like!

Unfortunately, due to high postage costs, this giveaway is restricted to US/Canada addresses. The winner will be chosen randomly from all entries received by Monday 13 April.

Also, stay tuned as we will have another exciting giveaway this week as well.

Whilst we are not officially part of the blog tour that Susan is participating in to celebrate the Sourcebooks release of The Traitor's Wife, we will definitely be reading along as Susan stops by at the following blogs:

6 April Carla Nayland's Blog
7 April A Reader's Respite
7 April Passages to the Past
7 April Reading Extravaganza
7 April S. Krishna's Books
8 April Historical Novels
10 April The Tome Traveller's Weblog
13 April Jennifer's Random Musings
13 April Medieval Bookworm
13 April Steven Till.com
14 April Peeking Between the Pages
14 April A Girl Walks Into a Bookstore
15 and 16 April Savvy Verse & Wit
16 April Sam's Book Blog
17 and 20 April Diary of An Eccentric
17 April My Friend Amy

56 comments:

  1. I can't think of an era I don't like reading about, although the medieval Plantagenets are not my favorites. Maybe a little William & Mary?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Although I love to read about the Plantagenets and the Wars of the Roses eras, recently I've become more and more interested in pre-conquest Britain.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I mostly read about the Plantagenets and the Tudors... But there's so much out there on those 2 families!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hmmm... I've mostly read Regency and Victorian era fiction. I think I'd enjoy reading about Alfred the Great and the age of Viking attacks - or possibly the pre-history of Stonehenge.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Regency is laways good.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I truly enjoy reading about the Plantagenets (a passion that was started actually when I first read The Traitor's Wife when it first came out a few years ago.) I would love to own my own copy of the Traitor's Wife to reread again since the first time I read it, I got it from the library. I am quite burnt out with the Tudors unless it is a minor character I know nothing about.

    ReplyDelete
  7. No need to enter my name - I've just read this fabulous novel! But, thank you for the mention - I have an interview with Susan posted today! Great giveaway - you're going to have some very excited winners!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I like the Tudors and the Medicis!
    bookingmama(at)comcast(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like the Tudors and the Medicis!
    bookingmama(at)comcast(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  10. Of course I love reading about the Tudors, but I also love reading about the Victorian era.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I just finished reading Lisa See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and I'm hoping to read more about that era in China.

    gypsyrover21@yahoo.ca

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh I'd love to win this! I really love books set during the Victorian era in England. Or really anywhere during that period. What a crazy time in the world. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I don't have an actual favorite, I loved everything that I've read so far. Makes me feel like I'm learning more deeply into the history of the world, even though it's fiction! It would make college classes more interesting though, that's for sure.
    (lpmccann(at)gmail.com)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love to read about the Tudors -

    and I'd love to read this book!

    teabird 17 *at* yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I like to read about King Arthur.

    bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'd like to be included, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm personally just obssessed about the Tudors.

    Kiki
    ParkingGoddessFTW at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I haven't read a lot of historical fiction, but I enjoy reading about the early 20th century.

    ReplyDelete
  19. This looks great! Please enter me!

    BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

    I love reading about the pharaohs in Egypt - Cleopatra, Ramses, and Nefertiti (obviously different time periods!).

    ReplyDelete
  20. Really I like to read books set in any era. Dark Age Celtic, obviously :-), but I love the ancient world as a setting too, as well as the Tudors, Plantagenets, etc.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Sharon Penman's Henry II Trilogy is awesome, I love that series. for some reason I can spell planta genista better then plantagenets.

    ODD
    Please enter me in the drawing, it is still on my wishlist. Thanks!
    Marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'm really glad you said that The Tudors is an acceptable answer, because they really are my favorite historical subjects to read about. But really, anything involving English history, ancient Greece or Rome, or the slavery era all tend to be good reads. I think it's because of the complexity and historical impact involved.

    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love reading about the Medieval times, everything from Bede to St. Augustine to fiction like Ellis Peters. I enjoy the historical info on your blog, and I know I'd enjoy the book. Please enter me in the drawing as well!
    Matthewdotashe@yahoodotcom

    ReplyDelete
  24. I also love reading about the 1920s and the extravagance of that decade.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love the cover! Please count m

    mj.coward{at}gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love historical books. The Tudor dynasty is of course one of my favorites. I mean who cannot love all those political roller coaster. I also love reading about the medieval times and the times of cleopatra.

    Sue
    okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love reading about William and Mary...Mary has always been close to my heart!
    Thanks so much!
    Darby
    darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love reading about all these dynasties--I also like reading about Italian dynasties as well!

    Thanks :)
    emvark at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'm dying to read this book...please sign me up!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I am not surprised by the popularity of the Tudors. They are quite interesting and intriguing!! I prefer that era myself. I also love Victorian England Historical Fiction too!

    I am not too picky of reading subjects. I guess.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I like reading about the Tudors!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I love all things Russian, and love reading about the Romanov's.

    ReplyDelete
  33. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love reading historical fiction so it is hard to choose just one family that I enjoy. I just finished Shanghai Girls by Lisa See so I am going to say that her historical novels are among my favorites.
    joannelong74@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. DEFINITELY the Julio-Claudian family (Rome).

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I enjoy anything having to do with Versailles... from the Sun King to Marie Antoinette.

    lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Well, I am currently in the middle of Sharon Penman's The Devil's Brood, which I never thought I'd be reading! It's a fascinating story, and Ms.Penman characterizes all of the participants very, very well. My favorite historical period is medieval, but I'll read about almost any historical period, as long as it's well-written and engaging, and doesn't "mess" too much with what is known(or what I know about it).
    Anne G

    ReplyDelete
  38. Right now, I'm particularly drawn to the 1920s and the 1930s, but normally I'm interested the Renaissance period whether its in England, Italy, or elsewhere. I'd really love to read The Traitor's Wife - I'm a big fan of Marlowe's Edward II and I'd love a different take on the story.

    ReplyDelete
  39. The Victorian era is a favorite of mine and also anything historical about the royals.
    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I have always been very interested in Henry and all his wives, however, after discovering I am (a 1630's new Englander), related to Edward I through his daughter Elizabeth who married a de Bohun and on back, I have really started to delve into their History as well as those of Henry I, Henry II and William the Conqueror. So, I would say that is a time frame I would really like to know more about.

    ReplyDelete
  41. It's definitely the Tudors. There is something fascinating about a man who had six wives and killed 2 of them. Anything from that time period is always fun to read about.

    ~ Popin
    proudbookworm[@]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  42. I am really interested in this era as there are does not seem to be as many books about this era in British history in comparison with the Tudor era. Looking forward to reading this book and thanks for the opportunity to win it!

    Andrea

    ReplyDelete
  43. I love reading anything historical. I suppose I'm really into reading about Nicholas II and Russia. Thank you for the contest!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I like reading about the Tudors the most. However, I have enjoyed reading about the Russian Tsars & their families as well.

    Please count me in - Thanks!
    Cheryl
    megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I like anything having to do with royalty from ancient history to modern day tales, but have a special fondness for stories about English and Russian royalty.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  46. I actually like the pioneering days of the 1700s and 1800s.

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  47. I didn't leave an e-mail address! Andrea Zs e-mail address is zsigandr@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. The time of the Tudors. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  49. I enjoy historical fiction and really like the Tudors

    ReplyDelete
  50. I love the Tudor era. Henry and his wives, and the rest of the family members.

    ReplyDelete
  51. I enjoy reading about the victorian period.
    I would love a chance to win this book! Thanks for offering the giveaway=)

    ReplyDelete
  52. The time of the Tudors is of interest to me but I've read soem books about others during that period so I'd be interested in reading more about other people from that period :)

    ReplyDelete
  53. I don't really have a favorite, I love Historical fiction in general and read pretty much anything that fits in that category! Thanks for the giveaway, this sounds like a great book!

    mattandjen[at]gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Entries are now closed! I will be announcing a winner very shortly!

    ReplyDelete