Friday, August 28, 2009

Giveaway: The Widow's War by Mary Mackey


How about some American historical fiction, for a change? This new novel, set in Kansas during the Civil War, promises to be exciting! Here's the synopsis from the publisher:

Carrie Vinton, a Kentucky native, finds herself alone and pregnant in Rio de Janeiro after her abolitionist fiancee, Dr. William Saylor, disappears. When Carrie receives word of William’s death from his deceitful stepbrother, Deacon Presgrove, the welfare of her unborn child becomes top priority, and thus, she accepts a marriage proposal from Presgrove for her baby’s sake.

After they return to Kansas , Carrie realizes she’s been tricked by Presgrove and his pro-slavery senator father. William is still alive! Their passionate reunion takes place in the midst of a violent civil war that will soon engulf the entire nation, but as abolitionists and proslavers battle to determine whether the Kansas Territory will enter the Union as a free or slave state, fire and fury sweep across the plains threatening to tear Carrie and William apart again, this time forever.

Attacking Carrie’s home, proslavers kidnap William and Carrie’s newborn child. Desperate to fight for what she believes in, to get her child back safely, and to be reunited with the man she loves, Carrie arms a cavalry unit of African-American soldiers and leads them on a rescue mission into the slave state of Missouri . Will Carrie’s determination and burning love be enough to save the two people she cares most about?

For more information about the author and all of her books, please visit her website. And if you are lucky enough to live in the beautiful San Francisco area, you can go to see her at the following upcoming events:

September 1st: at 7:00 p.m. Mary will be reading at Diesel Books, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland (near the Rockridge BART station) Phone: 510-653-9965. www.dieselbookstore.com.

September 3: Time Tested Books, 7:00 pm, 1114 21st Street, Sacramento. www.timetestedbooks.com

September 11: Mary Mackey will be reading from her new novel "The Widow's War" at Book Passage Bookstore, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera, CA 94925; Phone 415-927-0960. 7:00 p.m.

I have two copies to give away, courtesy of Berkley Books (thanks, Kaitlyn!!) To enter, just leave me a comment here. The winners will be drawn at random and must have a US mailing address. Enter thru midnight eastern on September 12. Below are some ways for you to earn extra entries. Please leave ONE comment for each thing you choose to do. You can combine your comments together if you like but please do not leave multiple comments for the same extra thing (for example, one comment if you fave at Technorati or subscribe via Feedburner, not three). Thank you for visiting and entering!!

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56 comments:

tetewa said...

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carolsnotebook said...

Carrie sounds like a fascinating, strong woman. I'd love to be entered.

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I'm a follower ;)

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Julie said...

I would love to be entered! Sounds like a great read!

I'm also a follower

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I am a follower

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Count me in for 2

Books sounds good.

Beth said...

Would love to be entered. Thanks!
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Jennifer said...

How fun this book sounds. I admit I have not read much American Historical fiction.
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Sandra K321 said...

I would love to read this. I just finished Shades of Grey which takes place during the Civil War and am now reading Stand the Storm. The Widow's War would fit right in.
I already follow your blog via Google.

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Keeling said...

Great giveaway! Can you count me in ?

MUM said...

I've been about to die to read this book. So glad I found a giveaway for it.

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Cherie J said...

This book sounds great! Would love to be included in the drawing.

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Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Nicole said...

I enjoy reading historical fiction.

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Rose Red said...

I am ready for a break from Chick Lit! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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LoveMyCoffee said...

I've had my eye on this book for awhile, I would love to win it!
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heatherzilla said...

Please include me in the giveaway. This sounds like a good book!
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Bridget said...

Just posted about this on Win A Book. no need to enter me.

Paula said...

I love books set during the Civil War. Would love to win.

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
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