Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Giveaway - Sisters of Treason - Elizabeth Fremantle

Calling all historical fiction fans! I've got a great giveaway for you today. Elizabeth Fremantle's newest book - Sisters of Treason.

From the publisher, Simon and Schuster:

"From the author of Queen’s Gambit, which People magazine called, “A must-read for Philippa Gregory fans,” a gripping historical novel about two sisters who tread as dangerously close to the crown as their tragic sister, Lady Jane Grey, executed after just nine days on the throne.

Early in Mary Tudor’s turbulent reign, Lady Catherine and Lady Mary Grey are reeling after the brutal execution of their elder seventeen-year-old sister, Lady Jane Grey, and the succession is by no means stable. In Sisters of Treason, Elizabeth Fremantle brings these young women to life in a spellbinding Tudor tale of love and politics.

Neither sister is well suited to a dangerous life at court. Flirtatious Lady Catherine, thought to be the true heir, cannot control her compulsion to love and be loved. Her sister, clever Lady Mary, has a crooked spine and a tiny stature in an age when physical perfection equates to goodness—and both girls have inherited the Tudor blood that is more curse than blessing. For either girl to marry without royal permission would be a potentially fatal political act. It is the royal portrait painter, Levina Teerlinc, who helps the girls survive these troubled times. She becomes their mentor and confidante, but when the Queen’s sister, the hot-headed Elizabeth, inherits the crown, life at court becomes increasingly treacherous for the surviving Grey sisters. Ultimately each young woman must decide how far she will go to defy her Queen, risk her life, and find the safety and love she longs for.

From “a brilliant new player in the court of royal fiction,” (People) Sisters of Treason brings to vivid life the perilous and romantic lives of two little known young women who played a major role in the complex politics of their day."

"Elizabeth Fremantle is the author of Queen's Gambit and has contributed to Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair and The Sunday Times among other publications. She lives in London, England." Read an excerpt of Sisters of Treason.

Sound like a book you'd like to own? I have one copy to giveaway. Open to continental US only, no PO boxes please. Simply leave a comment to be entered. Ends August 9/14.

12 comments:

Steve Rios said...

After reading the authors first book Queens Gambit I can't wait to read the follow up.

JJT said...

I thought the Queen's Gambit was great! Can't wait to read the next one.

traveler said...

I would enjoy this novel. Queen's Gambit was captivating. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

A fascinating book. I read The Queen's Gambit. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Yvonne said...

Love books set during this time. Please throw my name in the hat.

Tracey said...

This definitely sounds like my cup of tea! I'd love to be considered for the giveaway.

Katherine Ivan said...

I'm a Philippa Gregory fan and would love to try Ms. Fremantle's work!

Jennifer Huelsebusch said...

I loved Queen's Gambit and look forward to reading this one! Jhuelsebusch@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

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Maureen said...

It looks like a story I would enjoy.
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Carl Scott said...

The Tudor court is a source of endless fascination from every point of view. I'd be very pleased to win a copy of Sisters of Treason, thanks for the chance. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

Amanda Warren said...

I would love to have a copy of this book!