Kinx's Book Nook: Historical Holiday Blog

Monday, December 10, 2012

Historical Holiday Blog

Welcome to the sign up post for the 1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop at Passages to the Past!

The winter holidays are my favorite time of year and what better way to celebrate than by hosting a blog hop! Blog hops are great ways to find new and awesome blogs, meet fellow bloggers, build your readership and give away fabulous prizes!  

My giveaway is a book from one of my favorite historical authors, Philippa Gregory. Enter below and win a hardback copy of The Red Queen!

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory (The Cousin's War #2)

The second book in Philippa's stunning new trilogy, The Cousins War, brings to life the story of Margaret Beaufort, a shadowy and mysterious character in the first book of the series - The White Queen - but who now takes centre stage in the bitter struggle of The War of the Roses. The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England. Through collaboration with the dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret agrees a betrothal between Henry and Elizabeth's daughter, thereby uniting the families and resolving the Cousins War once and for all by founding of the Tudor dynasty.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Besides my giveaway, there will some Grand Prize winners at Passages to the Past. Here are the prizes!

Grand Prizes (Open to US only)

$25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card (sponsored by Amy) 

Prize Package #1 

The Sumerton Women by D.L. Bogdan (PB) 
The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick (PB w/Signed Bookplate) 
What You Long For by Anne Clinard Barnhill (PB) 
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig (Signed PB) 
Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell (PB) 
Selene of Alexandria by Faith L. Justice (eBook, author will send) 
A Dance of Manners: A Regency Anthology by Susan Flanders, Kristi Ahlers, Gerri Bowen, Cynthia Breeding and Erin E.M. Hatton (PB) 
By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan (PB) 
The King's Daughter by Barbara Kyle (PB) 
The Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell (PB) 
Four Sisters, All Queens by Sherry Jones (PB) 
The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh (ARC, sponsored by Penguin Publishing) 
The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry (PB) 
I, Jane by Diane Haeger (PB) 
Cascade by Maryanne O'Hara (Signed HC) 
Illuminations by Mary Sharratt (HC) 

Prize Package #2 

The Master of Verona by David Blixt (HC) 
The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick (PB w/Signed Bookplate) 
At the Mercy of the Queen by Anne Clinard Barnhill (PB) 
The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith (Signed PB) 
Oleanna by Julie K. Rose (PB) 
The Sumerton Women by D.L. Bogdan (PB) 
Rebel Puritan by JoAnn Butler (Signed PB) 
The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen (Audiobook) 
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchahan (ARC, sponsored by Penguin Publishing) 
The King's Concubine by Anne O'Brien (PB) 
The September Queen by Gillian Bagwell (PB) 
The Secret Keeper by Sandra Byrd (PB w/Tower of London Tea Sachets) 
Selene of Alexandria by Faith L. Justice (PB) 
The Virgin Queen's Daughter by Ella March Chase (PB) 
The Sign of the Weeping Virgin by Alana White (PB) 
The Queen's Mistake by Diane Haeger (PB) 
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig (Signed HC) 

Prize Package #3 

The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose (HC) 
Sea Witch by Helen Hollick (PB w/Signed Bookplate) 
The Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland (Signed PB) 
Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell (Audiobook) 
Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth (PB) 
A Thing Done by Tinney S. Heath (PB) 
The Sumerton Women by D.L. Bogdan (PB)  
By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan (PB) 
Royal Romances by Leslie Carroll (PB) 
The Rose of York: Love & War (Book 1, War of the Roses trilogy) by Sandra Worth (PB) 
The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman (Signed PB) 
Above All Things by Tanis Rideout (ARC, sponsored by Penguin Publishing) 
Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri (ARC, sponsored by Penguin Publishing) 
Three Maids for a Crown by Ella March Chase (PB) 
The Queen's Rival by Diane Haeger (PB) 
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau (Signed PB) 

Prize Package #4 

A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick (PB, US Edition) 
Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell (PB) 
The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner (PB, UK Edition) 
The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell (PB) 
The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift (PB, UK Edition) 
Before Versailles by Karleen Koen (PB) 
The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton (PB w/Theodora Bookmark)
The Forgotten Queen by D.L. Bogdan (ARC) 
The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot (PB) 
Movement of Stars by Amy Brill (ARC, sponsored by Penguin Publishing) 
Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn (PB)
Second Lisa by Veronica Knox (eBook) 
Into the Path of Gods (Book 1, Macsen's Treasure Series) by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (PB) 
In the Shadow of Dragons (Book 2, Macsen's Treasure Series) by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (PB) 
The Anvil Stone (Book 3, Macsen's Treasure Series) by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (HC) 
A Land Beyond Ravens (Book 4, Macsen's Treasure Series) by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (HC) 

Please check the other amazing bloggers who also participating in this Blog Hop:


  1. Diana Gabaldon's one of my favorites (so is Ken Follett, Kate Morton, MM Kaye, Sandra Worth, etc., etc). Too hard for me to pick one. Thanks for the giveaway.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

  2. So many favorites, but Diana Gabaldon is awesome, followed by Elizabeth Chadwick. Thank you for the giveaway!

    joannemccabe9 (at) cox (dot) net

  3. Many favorites, Jennifer Donnelly, Philippa Gregory. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Philippa Gregory is hands down my favorite Historical Fiction author, and I have yet to read this one. thanks for the chance!

  5. I love the books by Elizabeth Chadwick. Thank you

  6. I've been wanting to read The Cousin's War series! So many favorite novelists... I particularly love Margaret George, Kate Morton and Diana Gabaldon.

  7. Oh my! I could go on and on here with favorite HF authors. To name a few... Chadwick, Weir, Gregory, Gabaldon,Susan Fraser King, Christy English, O'brien.... just to name a few. :)

    I got really excited when I saw your giveaway. The Lady Of The Rivers was one of the best books that I read this year. I started with #3 in the series but I do believe they can be read as stand-alones. Thank you so much for the chance in this giveaway!

  8. My favorite HF author.... that's a tough one, because there are so many great writers, but probably Sarah Jio or Sharon Kay Penman.

  9. My favorite historical fiction author is Diana Gabaldon. And my favorite historical fiction book is "Outlander."

  10. My favorite author is Elizabeth Peters.

  11. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!
    I love love love Phillipa Gregory - and Alison Weir - and Diana Gabaldon - and...well, I just love a lot of HF authors! :)
    Beth :)

  12. Michelle Moran is one of my favorites :)

  13. Diana Gabaldon!!!!

  14. One of my favorites is Deanna Raybourn

  15. This may take some way back, but Euginia Price *smiles*

  16. Dorothy Dunnett is great. I also enjoy Guy Gavriel Kay even tho he strays into fantasy. Ken Follett rocks. So many great HF authors out there.

  17. haven't read much historical so don't have a fav, Happy holidays and thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com


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