Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Giveaway: Frenchman's Creek or My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

Happy Birthday, Daphne du Maurier!!

DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S LOST CLASSIC; AN ELECTRIFYING TALE OF LOVE AND SCANDAL ON THE HIGH SEAS.

Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape.

But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.

Frenchman's Creek is the breathtaking story of a woman searching for love and adventure who embraces the dangerous life of a fugitive on the seas.



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From the bestselling author of Rebecca, another classic set in beautiful and mysterious Cornwall.

Philip Ashley's older cousin Ambrose, who raised the orphaned Philip as his own son, has died in Rome. Philip, the heir to Ambrose's beautiful English estate, is crushed that the man he loved died far from home. He is also suspicious. While in Italy, Ambrose fell in love with Rachel, a beautiful English and Italian woman. But the final, brief letters Ambrose wrote hinted that his love had turned to paranoia and fear.

Now Rachel has arrived at Philip's newly inherited estate. Could this exquisite woman, who seems to genuinely share Philip's grief at Ambrose's death, really be as cruel as Philip imagined? Or is she the kind, passionate woman whom Ambrose fell for... with a tremendous longing to be loved? Philip struggles to answer this question: Ambrose's estate, and his own future, will be destroyed if his answer is wrong.


To celebrate Daphne du Maurier's birthday today, I have one copy each of Frenchman's Creek and My Cousin Rachel to give away. The books are courtesy of Sourcebooks, who have recently re-released these classic novels. To enter, just leave me a comment here telling me which book you would rather win. Three extra entries for anyone who becomes a follower (or follows already), blogs about this giveaway or tweets it on Twitter. (Please leave a separate comment if you do any of those, to let me know). You can enter until midnight eastern time on May 31. Winners will be drawn at random and will be notified via email. Winners must have a US or Canada mailing address. Best of luck to you and my thanks to Danielle at Sourcebooks for providing the books!!

115 comments:

Sandra said...

I'd love to be entered for My Cousin Rachel please. Thank you.

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Sandra said...

And I have been a follower for some time now. Thanks again.

Molly said...

OH -- I just finished Rebecca last month and absolutely LOVED it.

I would love to be entered to win My Cousin Rachel.

and...I have been a follower for quite some time :)

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Pam said...

I would love to read "My cousin Rachel".

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Pam said...

Follower #1

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nfmgirl said...

I've never read any of her work, so I would love either book. (If I have to choose just one, I choose Frenchman's Creek). Please count me in. Thank you!

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nfmgirl said...

I'm a follower

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Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me for Frenchman's Creek!

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

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eMily said...
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Kaye said...

Fabulous giveaway, Carey. It's hard to choose, but I think I would like to win Frenchman's Creek. Thanks!
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I am a follower

Indigo said...

Please enter me for Frenchman's Creek. Both sound like enchanting reads. Thanks! Indigo

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Indigo said...

I also follow you via Google Reader. Thanks! Indigo

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bermudaonion said...

Please enter me for Frenchman's Creek! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Jessica Kennedy said...

Would love to read these! Love the My Cousin Rachel cover! I want to live in that house!

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Jessica Kennedy said...

I already follow your blog!

Jessica Kennedy said...

I put this contest on my sidebar!

Irene Yeates said...

I have always wanted to read Frenchman's Creek, so I wish to be entered in that giveaway. Thank you!

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Irene Yeates said...

I thought I was a follower; now I definitely am!!

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Becca said...

I would love to win Frenchman's Creek, well I'd love to win either but if you are making me choose...
Thanks
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Becca said...

I'm a follower!

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Becca said...

I blogged about it here:

http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2009/05/daphne-du-maurier-turns-102.html

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bridget3420 said...

My Cousin Rachel would be my first choice.

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bridget3420 said...

I'm already a follower.

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bridget3420 said...

Posting contest on my sidebar

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Mom of 5 Boys said...

Ooh, how to choose?? Ok, I'll say My Cousin Rachel.

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Linda said...

I would love to win Frenchman's Creek. Thanks.

Linda said...

I follow your blog through Google Reader. Thanks again.

MJ said...

I'll choose My Cousin Rachel

I follow.


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gaby317 said...

I have only read Rebecca and it was so good!( "Last night I dreamt that I went to Manderley again...")

I would be happy with either Frenchman's Creek or My Cousin Rachel. Both sound like such fun reads!!

If I really have to choose, pls sign me up for My Cousin Rachel.

Thank you!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

gaby317 said...

+ I'm a follower! Thanks!

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gaby317 said...

This is such a great contest, I've plugged it in my blog! Thanks again!



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Annie said...

I'd be thrilled to win either of these books! My dad would enjoy either one also!


Thanks


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Annie said...

I follow your blog!


Thanks



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Annie said...

Tweeted


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Thanks


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Zibilee said...

I would really love to win Frenchman's Creek.

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Zibilee said...

I am also a follower of this blog.

claire said...

I would love to win Frenchman's Creek. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

claire said...

I follow you through Google Reader. :D

chey said...

Hi,
I'd like to be entered for Frenchman's Creek please.

Marie Burton said...

please enter me for either of these..
LOVE HER
but if I HAVE To pick, I'll say cousin rachel
marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

Marie Burton said...

and ta da.. you've got a new follower..
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mindy said...

they both sound wonderful and i would be happy with either although my first choice would be my cousin rachel thanks for the giveaway

carolasar said...

I would love to read Frenchman's Creek. Thanks for a chance to win a book from such a good author.

LuAnn said...

I'd love to win a copy of Frenchman's Creek!

liane66 said...

My couin Rachel.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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scottsgal said...

I'd love to read Frenchman's Creek

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scottsgal said...

I've also been a follower and enjoy your blog

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BUSY BEE said...

If I had to choose just one to win I would have to say: My Cousin Rachel. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Alicia said...

I'd be happy with either one, but since I have to choose, I'd say my cousin rachel

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

Pissenlit said...

Throw me in for Frenchman's Creek, please and thank you!

Valorie said...

I'd like to read My Cousin Rachel.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Valorie said...

I am a follower.

Valorie
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Valorie said...

Blogged:
http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/05/11/book-giveaways-0511-0517/

Valorie
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Belinda M said...

I would love a copy of my cousin rachel

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I follow

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guru said...

I would love to win either book. Thanks,

susan said...

I would love to win Frenchman's Creek looks like a good read.

Vera said...

I'd love to read My Cousin Rachel

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Nickolay said...

I think I would like Frenchman's Creek

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Pam said...

Rebecca is one of my top 10 favorite books of all time!!! I LOVED that book. I must admit I've never read anything else by Daphne du Maurier so would be happy with either book. If I was "forced" to pick (oh please don't make me do it) I'd pick My Cousin Rachel. Thanks so much!!

petite said...

Frencham's Creek would be lovely. Thanks for the great giveaway. Daphne Du Maurier's writing is always special. bencanada1(at)yahoo(dot)com

principessa said...

These books are both wonderful choices. Thanks for this special giveaway.
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Tiffany819 said...

I would love to win either one! Thank you

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Tiffany819 said...

I follow your blog

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jemscout425 said...

french mens creek please
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heatherzilla said...

Please enter me for the Frenchman's Creek Giveaway. Thanks!

ferriz said...

I would love to win either book, pref my cousin rachel.


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ferriz said...

I follow!


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Cheryl S. said...

I'd enjoy either book, but if I have to choose one it would be "My Cousin Rachel".

Thanks,
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alexandrea said...

I was just saying I can't believe I liked Rebecca so much but never looked for other books she had written!
If I had to choose I'd say My cousin Rachel

Carlene said...

I have not read either book so I would love to be included in both drawings.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Carlene said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Cinnamon said...

Tough choice, but I think Frenchman's Creek. I already follow and have a link to this from my blog: http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.com

Cinnamon said...

Sorry - ajourneyofbooks-at-gmail-dot-com

Teddy Rose said...

No need to enter me, it will be posted on my next Giveaways Galore this weekend.

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have either one.

Thanks,

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nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-05-15-09.html

Marie Burton said...

I am back to say this is being blogged on the Sunday Salon post at The Burton ReviewThanks!
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My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

I would love a copy of the Frenchman's Creek. I love sea adventures.

Please enter me.

Dottie :)
gymmom_027@yahoo.com

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

I'm a follower, love your blog!

Dottie :)
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auntrene said...

I would love to be entered for My Cousin Rachel. Both books sound good, Thanks!

Teddy sent me..

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FOKXXY said...

I would like to read Frenchman's Creek please.

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Chris said...

I would love to win either, but if I had to choose - it would be Frenchman's Creek.

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Sarah Z said...

Either book would be fine for me since I haven't read either one!
Thanks
Sarah
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Amanda said...

Oh I'd love to win My Cousin Rachel since I haven't rad that one yet. I also follow your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

wendy said...

I am choosing Frenchmans Creek.

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Wanda said...

I would love Frenchman's Creek!

Cookie said...

I would love to read My Cousin Rachel!

Sylvia

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Cookie said...

I am a follower!

Sylvia

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Marie said...

Honestly, I would read either one and enjoy it greatly :-)

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Marie said...

I am a follower.

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Jennifer said...

I would love to be entered for Frenchman's Creek, thanks for the giveaway!

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Karin said...

Frenchman's Creek--

thanks--

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ellie said...

What a great giveaway. It would be fabuous to read Frenchman's Creek. Love all of DuMaurier's books. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Mary
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I love Daphne du Maurier! Please enter me :)

LoveMyCoffee said...

I'd love to be entered for My Cousin Rachel please.
I'm subscribe by RSS.
Thank you.

Beverly said...

I would like to be entered fo Frenchman's Creek

Thank you

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Meredith said...

I'd love to win Frenchman's Creek. I read it years ago and it never left me. In fact, we went to England one year and I made a dinner reservation in Helford just so I could walk around the place where the book was set.

Neas Nuttiness said...

My Cousin Rachel, please.
Thanks

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I became a follower. Thanks

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Rebecca Cox said...

I would love to win these books. I follow you on twitter and I tweeted at ccqdesigns about your blog. rebecca.cox@charter.net

Alexa said...

I'd love to win My Cousin Rachel.

I'm a follower.

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Bcteagirl said...

I would love to read Frenchman's Creak... the description you gave interests me!

Bcteagirl said...

Also, I am a follower!

Caffey said...

Wow, I've never read her books and so would love to! I'm now following your blog too and thrilled to. I'd love to be in for either of them!

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Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I would love to win either one!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I also follow!

Pam said...

I'd be happy with either but I'd probably rather have "My Cousin Rachel". Sounds like an interesting book so please enter me. Thanks so much!!
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Carolsue said...

I'd like My Cousin Rachel, please.
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throuthehaze said...

If I have to choose I would go with Frenchmans Creek

throuthehaze said...

i follow

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