Monday, January 13, 2014

Giveaway: Colin Falconer's Isabella: Braveheart of France!

It's that time again! Flashlight Commentary and Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours are pleased to offer fans of historic fiction a chance to win a free digital edition of Colin Falconer's Isabella: Braveheart of France!  

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She was taught to obey. Now she has learned to rebel. Isabella is just twelve years old when she marries Edward II of England. For the young princess it is love at first sight – but Edward has a terrible secret that threatens to tear their marriage – and England apart. Who is Piers Gaveston – and why is his presence in the king’s court about to plunge England into civil war? The young queen believes in the love songs of the troubadours and her own exalted destiny – but she finds reality very different. As she grows to a woman in the deadly maelstrom of Edward’s court, she must decide between her husband, her children, even her life – and one breath-taking gamble that will change the course of history. Does she submit to a lifetime of solitude and a spiritual death – or seize her destiny and take the throne of England for herself? This is the story of Isabella, the only woman ever to invade England – and win.

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About the Author: Born in London, Colin first trialed as a professional football player in England, and was eventually brought to Australia. He went to Sydney and worked in TV and radio and freelanced for many of Australia’s leading newspapers and magazines. He has published over twenty novels and his work has so far been translated into 23 languages. He travels regularly to research his novels and his quest for authenticity has led him to run with the bulls in Pamplona, pursue tornadoes across Oklahoma and black witches across Mexico, go cage shark diving in South Africa and get tear gassed in a riot in La Paz. His most recent novels are Silk Road, set in the 13th century, and Stigmata, set against the backdrop of the Albigensian Crusade in Southern France in 1209. He currently lives in Barcelona. For more information please visit Colin Falconer’s blog. You can also find him on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

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“What an intriguing story! … I’m enchanted indeed! Loved it!” – Montreal Times

“Author Colin Falconer has brought Isabelle’s story to life … wonderful descriptive and succinct prose graces each page of this biographical novel.” – Great Historicals

“Isabella: Braveheart of France is a gripping read … this is phenomenal historical fiction that is highly recommended.” – Crystal Book Reviews

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Still not Sure? Check out what fellow readers are saying about Colin Falconer's Isabella: Braveheart of France!

Monday, January 6
Review at Seaside Book Corner
Tuesday, January 7
Review & Giveaway at Luxury Reading
Wednesday, January 8
Review at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, January 9
Review at Kinx’s Book Nook
Friday, January 10
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages
Monday, January 13
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, January 14
Review at Griperang’s Bookmarks
Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary
Wednesday, January 15
Review at Ageless Pages Review
Thursday, January 16
Review at Dee’s Reads
Friday, January 17
Review at Just One More Chapter
Monday, January 20
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick
Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, January 21
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Wednesday, January 22
Review at The Bookworm
Thursday, January 23
Review & Giveaway at Words & Peace
Friday, January 24
Review at The Most Happy Reader
Monday, January 27
Review at Carpe Librum
Review & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books
Tuesday, January 28
Review at Reading the Ages
Wednesday, January 29
Review at Book Drunkard
Review at WTF Are You Reading?
Friday, January 31
Review at Turning the Pages
Monday, February 3
Review at Book Lovers Paradise
Tuesday, February 4
Review at Historical Fiction Notebook
Wednesday, February 5
Review at Book of Secrets
Thursday, February 6
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
Friday, February 7
Review at Found Between the Covers

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In accordance with the promotional guidelines set forth by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours, this giveaway is open internationally.


KAS said...

I just discovered this blog and this novel -- two amazing finds I mean to read further! Thanks for featuring this great contest. Best wishes--Kara

Marsha Lambert said...

This book sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Shannon Leigh said...

This one sounds Wonderous!!! I think it is a MUST read! Thanks for the contest! Shannon

Amy C said...

This sounds so fascinating. Isabella is an interesting person too

Mystica said...

The story sounds so very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway as well.