Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Anya Seton's Books Giveaway

To celebrate this year's HT Season we are giving away three books by Anya Seton. Leave a comment with your email address below to enter, the winner will be announced on June 29. Contest is open to whereever The Book Depository delivers!




  This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliff, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of his daughter, Jenny, by a secret marriage. Set in the wilds of Northumbria, teeming London, and colonial Virginia - where Jenny eventually settled on the estate of the famous William Byrd of Westover - Jenny's story reveals one young woman's loyalty, passion, and courage as she struggles between living in the Old World and the New.


Celia de Bohun meets Stephen Marsdon. He agrees to be her teacher and as she grows older, they fall in love. History seems poised to repeat itself. Not long after the marriage of Richard Marsdon and his American wife Celia, something seems to go wrong when Celia is forced to look deep into the past that she has a chance to prevent another tragedy.








First published in 1946, The Turquoise was the great historical novelist Anya Seton’s third novel and sold close to a million copies. It is the story of a beautiful, gifted woman who leaves the magic mountains of her native New Mexico for the piratical, opulent, gaslit New York of the 1870s—only to end her search for happiness back in the high, thin air of Santa Fe.

Santa Fe Cameron, named for the place of her birth, was the child of a Spanish mother and a Scotch father and inherited from both a high degree of psychic perceptivity. Natanay, an American Indian, saw this and gave the little orphan a turquoise amulet as a keepsake; this turquoise, the Indian symbol of the spirit, dominates her life.

For Santa Fe Cameron, life is made up of violent contrasts: the rough wagon of the gay young Irish medicine vendor who brings her East and the scented hansom cabs and carriages waiting before her own Fifth Avenue mansion; the glittering world of the Astors and a dreary cell in the Tombs. All the color, excitement, and rich period detail which distinguish Anya Seton’s novels are here, together with one of her most unusual heroines.
Stay tuned tomorrow for another exciting giveaway!

60 comments:

  1. Ooh, I borrowed her book, Katherine from the library a little while ago and LOVED IT! I definitely want to be entered in this contest!
    amberr610[at]gmail[dot]com
    Thanks!

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  2. What a great giveaway! Count me in!

    runaway84(at)gmail.com

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  3. Me too please! =)

    tiredwkids at live dot com

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  4. Count me in!

    roselz18(at)yahoo.com

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  5. fabulous author.
    toss me in the barrel

    janezworld (at) hotmail dot com

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  6. pick me! pick me!
    rockell_lancer at hotmail dot com

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  7. AWESOME giveaway! Thanks so much! I'd love to win anything by Anya Seton.

    tiger_fan_1997(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Please enter me in this giveaway!

    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

    Sarah E

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  9. *blushes* I have not read anything from Anya Seton before and these look SO intriging. Now I'm off to the library website to see what I can find.

    I'd love to be entered tin this giveaway!

    Felicia

    felicialso at gmail dot com

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  10. Oh please count me in!!!!!!!

    fmlj94[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  11. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

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  12. I was a big fan of Anya Seton many years ago and I would like to be entered please.

    momkelly2003@yahoo.com

    Thank you

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  13. Thank you. They look delightful.
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

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  14. Oh I have been looking for some historical authors to get in to and these three books sound amazing, I'll have to add her to the list for when I go to borders. :)

    I would love to be entered. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Lovejessicamarie (@) gmail (.) com

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  15. Throw my name in the hat! I've been wanting to read more Anya Seton!

    srfbluemama[at]gmail[dot]com

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  16. I've read all of these books by Anya SEton. I loved The Turquoise and Devil Water, Green Madness, not so much, but it was interesting. Anyway, throw my name in the hat, too! I'd love to get a copy of Devil Water and reread it. Or The Turquoise. Or whatever.
    Anne G

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  17. Thanks for this giveaway. I'd love to enter. :) I've not read any books by Anya Seton before but would love to start now.

    josettebooks[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  18. What a terrific giveaway. Please enter me.

    jgoffice(at)cox(dot)net

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  19. Anya Seton's Katherine is one of my all-time favorites. This is a wonderful giveaway. Thanks.
    lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. This made me realise that I haven't read Anya Seton since my librarian gave me a 1st edition Winthrop Woman. It was fabulous, took me ages to read because I was scared of ripping the page - I was only 16.

    corazie(at)gmail.com

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  21. I would love to add these books of hers to my bookshelf and thanks to it being open to worldwide entries I actually have a chance that I may be able to.

    What a great feeling even if I don't win.

    Thank you so much.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  22. I would love to be entered in this giveaway! Thanks for hosting it!!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

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  23. I was assigned Katherine as one of my summer reading books as a high school freshman over 20 years ago. Been hooked on medieval fiction (and no-fiction for that matter) ever since!

    amy (dot) hummel (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. Thanks for the opportunity, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

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  25. Please enter me too! I have read Katherine more times than is acceptable!!

    linds42@gmail.com

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  26. I've read all three of these books and I can tell you that they are fabulous. Particularly Green Darkness.

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  27. Please count me in:

    ladygisburn[at]googlemail[dot]com

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  28. Green Darkness is one of my favorite books. I am glad you are honoring Anya Seton. I would love to win a book.
    Janie
    janiemom@bellsouth.net

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  29. Trying my luck...

    carla_enke@hotmail.com

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  30. Oh these look so good. I'd love to enter.

    lisa.2713 at gmail dot com

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  31. I've been an Anya Seton fan for years! Please enter me :)

    nurseexec(dot)lb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I've been meaning to read Anya Seton for ages, and haven't got round to it. Please enter me - hganshorn[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  33. I have one book by Seton (Avalon) and ever since I've been hearing about how great her books are from all the hist fic blogs, I've wanted to get more. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    miller4plusmore(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  34. I read Katherine last year and LOVED it - I'd love the chance to read more of Seton's books. Please enter me and thanks for hosting!

    SleepyAE (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. Wonderful books!!!

    cheriemd at shaw dot ca

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  36. I would love to win these books so please count me in! Katherine was one of my mother's favourite novels and I still have the 1956 edition which I also read when young. A great way to absorb the history of the period and find out about the royal line of England. Sadly I don't have any of Anya Seton's other novels but also remember reading Foxfire. An author to read and re-read.

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  37. I love love *love* Anya Seton!! Avalon might be my favorite. Anyway, I own none of these, so I'd love to be entered in the drawing!

    Audra, thesibylqueen at gmail.com

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  38. Would love to read more of her books. Please count me in.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  39. Count me in! :)

    ashleerae@gmail.com

    Great contest!

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  40. I love Anya Seton's novel. I so glad they're being reissued in shiny, brand new covers. Most of them were impossible to find in mint condition.

    Anya Seton sparked my love of historical fiction with "Devil Water", in Reader's Digest form. I am trying to collect all the reiussed novels when finance permits.

    I found "Katherine" in the gift shop of Westminister Abbey. She is one of those authors who grab you by the scruff and yank you back centuries!

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  41. Oh, I'd love to win and my address is annfes@yahoo.com

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  42. OMG! I am SO happy to find this! Anya Seton is my favorite historical fiction writer. (BTW...this blog is AMAZING!)

    kzupancic[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  43. I would love to win these books. Especially The Turquoise looks amazing.

    Thank you!
    nycbookgirl at gmail dot com

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  44. An amazing giveaway opportunity, thanks! I keep reading great reviews of Seton's novel "Katheryn", and really hope to get to it soon.

    ~Bella
    nunezbella at hotmail dotcom

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  45. Thanks for a great review!

    LauraKeyes[at]pecschools[dot]com

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  46. My copy of KATHERINE is held together with a rubber band. I'll never give it up. But there's always room for more Seton on my bookshelves. Thanks so much for the chance to win these titles! This is going to be a fun month.

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  47. Oops! email is geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

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  48. Thanks for the great giveaway and the spotlight. reader047 at gmail dot com

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  49. I love love love Anya Seton! What a great giveaway!

    kiwilini[at]aol[dot]com

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  50. I've heard of Ana Seton in a few blogs. I would love to own it.

    nancysoffice at gmail dot com

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  51. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  52. I would absolutely love to enter..is this still open? Many thank you's!
    Ti
    eternaisbliss@aol.com

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  53. These books look great, I would really love to get them... I live in Normandy, I hope this is not too far and too late to enter?

    Sonia
    soniaandree@yahoo.co.uk

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  54. I'd love to read them, thanks for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  55. Ooh, I've always wanted to read her books but I never have :(

    heyitstara@yahoo.ca

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  56. Thanks for doing this . . .

    vickie [dot] everhart [at] gmail [dot] com

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  57. My favourite book is The Hearth and the Eagle, I cried buckets at the end of it, followed next by Kathrine. Please putmy name in the hat.

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  58. Hi, my loved Anya Seton books are falling apart and I would love to read some more. They are so full of life. Anna
    annalist@internode.on.net

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