Thursday, April 03, 2008

Thursday's Book

One of my favorite historical regency period writers is Julia Quinn. She's written some of the most delightful books of that period. I like her so much I have TWO copies of Brighter Than the Sun.

So Brighter Than the Sun is Thursday's book to be added to the Great Book Give-Away. If you know Julia's work, you know that all her books have a certain sparkle. And Brighter Than the Sun is certainly no exception.

You know that as soon as Charles Wycombe, Earl of Billington, falls out of a tree at Ellie Lyndon's feet! But like all Julia's books, it isn't just a romp. The relationship between Charles and Ellie might start out with a "cute meet," but coming to terms with what is really required of them as a couple once they marry is much more complex.

I hope whoever wins enjoys it as much as I did.

By the way, Gunnar thinks this Great Book Give-Away is a fantastic idea because he gets treats for everyone who enters. I'm surprised he's not out on the highways and byways telling people to come sign up.

Oh, and Kate tells me that One-Night Love-Child has made it into the shops in UK now. (Did you notice the British version has an extra hyphen?)

So if you have been waiting for Flynn and Sara and you live on the other side of the pond, check your local stockists.

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11 Comments:

Blogger Christa said...

well of course Flynn and Sara deserve that little extra

03 April, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

You might be right, Christa. Although I think it just has to do with a difference in grammatical usage!

03 April, 2008  
Blogger Nancy said...

I love Julia Quinn! You have some wonderful books you are giving away.

03 April, 2008  
Blogger Annie West said...

Hi Anne,

So glad to hear Flynn and Sara have made it onto British bookshelves. They'll be downunder soon, then. Yay! Seems like only last week you were pulling them into shape. Amazing that the book's here already.

Love your book giveaway. What a tremendous idea. And such books! Fingers crossed...

Annie

03 April, 2008  
Blogger lidia said...

Anne,
I love Julia's books. I used to read many historicals, but now I pick them up here and there -- especially if written by favorite authors. Julia's books fit that category.

04 April, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Annie, it doesn't feel like 'just yesterday' to me! But that's the way it is with books, isn't it? You get totally immersed in them -- and then they disappear from the vicinity for the better part of a year, and you forget all about them. And suddenly, they're back! With covers! And sales! Pretty cool. I hope you enjoy it when it makes it down under!

Lidia, I don't read a lot of historicals, except regencies, and some of my faves (like Amanda Quick and Loretta Chase). But like you, I always go out of my way to find Julia's books.

04 April, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Nancy, I know they are great books. I just wish I had room on my shelves for them all. But I'm also glad to be able to pass them on to people I hope will enjoy them. Maybe, if someone hasn't read a particular author, and they get one of these books, they will discover another must-read writer. That's good for everyone!

04 April, 2008  
Blogger lidia said...

Anne,
Your reading tastes are very similar to mine. My favorite all time book is "Lord of Scoundrels" by Loretta Chase. Sebastian -- is definitely a "historical alpha male."

04 April, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Lidia, Loretta's Sebastian is a spectacular hero. One reason I've been reluctant to write my own Sebastian! No one could be better than hers. I just console myself by telling myself my Seb is just totally different.

It's odd about Lord of Scoundrels because I had the book for several years (literally) in my TBR pile and it kept getting passed over. And then one day I began to read it, and I was simply blown away. Loved it. Brilliant book. Great characters. Moving. Heart-wrenching. Funny. Just a pure delight.

04 April, 2008  
Blogger peggy said...

i love julia quinn.

06 April, 2008  
Blogger Anne McAllister said...

Me, too, Peggy! I love her sense of humor. And her characters are always people I want to know better.

06 April, 2008  

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