I have an awesome giveaway for you today! It's an historical fiction mystery courtesy of Viking Publishing. In addition to the book giveaway, I’m able to share with you a beautiful online book club kit that you’re welcome to download and share. This giveaway is sponsored by Viking Publishing so per their requirements, the giveaway is open for US and Canada only. Viking Publishing will mail the book directly to the winner.
The giveaway will be open until June 11th at midnight EST. Good luck!
Synopsis: A mysterious portrait ignites an antiquarian bookseller’s search through time and the works of Shakespeare for his lost love
Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman’s Tale is a former bookseller’s sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature’s most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.S. Byatt's Possession.
Hay-on-Wye, 1995. Peter Byerly isn’t sure what drew him into this particular bookshop. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amanda, had left him shattered. The young antiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amanda tumbles out of its pages. Of course, it isn’t really her. The watercolor is clearly Victorian. Yet the resemblance is uncanny, and Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture’s origins.
As he follows the trail back first to the Victorian era and then to Shakespeare’s time, Peter communes with Amanda’s spirit, learns the truth about his own past, and discovers a book that might definitively prove Shakespeare was, indeed, the author of all his plays.
About the Author
CHARLIE LOVETT is a writer, teacher, and playwright whose plays for children have been seen in over 3000 productions worldwide. He served for more than a decade as Writer-in-Residence at Summit School in Winston-Salem, NC. He is a former antiquarian bookseller, and he has collected rare books and other materials related to Lewis Carroll for more than 25 years. He and his wife, Janice, split their time between Winston-Salem and Kingham, Oxfordshire.
Shelf Addiction Giveaway TERMS & CONDITIONS
-You MUST be at least 18 years old to enter.
-This giveaway is US and Canada ONLY.
-The winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the contact form.
-All entries will be verified.
-The winner will have 2 business days to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen.
DISCLOSURE: This giveaway is sponsored by Viking Publishing.