Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Giveaway - The Bookman's Tale - Charlie Lovett

Thanks to the great folks at Viking Books, I've got a wonderful giveaway to offer you today! Charlie Lovett's newest novel - The Bookman's Tale will release on May 28th!

From the publisher:

"A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller’s search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love.
Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman’s Tale is a former bookseller’s sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature’s most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.S. Byatt's Possession.

Hay-on-Wye, 1995. Peter Byerly isn’t sure what drew him into this particular bookshop. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amanda, had left him shattered. The young antiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amanda tumbles out of its pages. Of course, it isn’t really her. The watercolor is clearly Victorian. Yet the resemblance is uncanny, and Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture’s origins.

As he follows the trail back first to the Victorian era and then to Shakespeare’s time, Peter communes with Amanda’s spirit, learns the truth about his own past, and discovers a book that might definitively prove Shakespeare was, indeed, the author of all his plays."

Sound like something you'd like to read? Simply leave a comment to be entered. Winner will be randomly chosen on June 1/13. Open to US only, no po boxes please.


Linda said...

Oh, wow! This book sounds fascinating. While hoping to win it, I'm adding it to my wish list right now. Thanks for the giveaway.

petite said...

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traveler said...

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Liz V. said...

So interesting. Please enter my name.

holdenj said...

Sounds like Peter is going to take an interesting path in this story. It looks like something I'd really like to read. Thanks for the info and chance to win.

pattygrig said...

Sounds like a great book. Loved the review. Count me in on the giveaway.

Sandra said...

This sounds like a great book for the long hot summer ahead and the cover is just beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

Carl Scott said...

Actually this does sound like a book that I'd enjoy very much. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

Martha Lawson said...

This book sounds awesome! I'd love to be entered to win it. Thanksfor the chance.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Gina D said...

I love books where the story involves a book, where mysteries have to be solved using the book, etc. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for posting and sharing!

GinaD (funmail07 at gmail dot com)

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a great mystery. I would love to read it to find out who the woman is in the watercolor picture that looks like his dead wife. This would be a very interesting read. Thanks for having this giveaway.


Julie said...

This definitely sounds like something I would like to read! Thanks for the giveaway!

julie dot sherritt at gmail dot com

thelitbitch.com said...

This sounds like a book that I would really enjoy. I'm in! Thanks for the giveaway cheers!

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