Apr 22 2013
As you might imagine, we get a number of requests for giveaways here at Dear Author and I’ve been pretty selective at we’ve given away here at Dear Author. But, I figured that it is a way for readers to be alerted about new books and we can’t possibly read all the books out there. Plus, giveaways for you guys seems like a cool thing. I’ve had authors want to give away ereaders and other sundries and to not give you guys access to that seems a little selfish. Anyway, that is my way of explaining that there will be MORE GIVEAWAYS.
Today’s giveaway is a little packaged promoting Bristol House by Beverly Swerling on your blog. It is a Tudor England themed giveaway: a Bristol House gift bag, bar of lavender soap, and candy — and of course, a copy of the book.
In the tradition of Kate Mosse, a swiftly-paced mystery that stretches from modern London to Tudor England
In modern-day London, architectural historian and recovering alcoholic Annie Kendall hopes to turn her life around and restart her career by locating several long-missing pieces of ancient Judaica. Geoff Harris, an investigative reporter, is soon drawn into her quest, both by romantic interest and suspicions about the head of the Shalom Foundation, the organization sponsoring her work. He’s also a dead ringer for the ghost of a monk Annie believes she has seen at the flat she is subletting in Bristol House.
In 1535, Tudor London is a very different city, one in which monks are being executed by Henry VIII and Jews are banished. In this treacherous environment of religious persecution, Dom Justin, a Carthusian monk, and a goldsmith known as the Jew of Holborn must navigate a shadowy world of intrigue involving Thomas Cromwell, Jewish treasure, and sexual secrets. Their struggles shed light on the mysteries Annie and Geoff aim to puzzle out—at their own peril.
This riveting dual-period narrative seamlessly blends a haunting supernatural thriller with vivid historical fiction. Beverly Swerling, widely acclaimed for her City of Dreams series, delivers a bewitching and epic story of a historian and a monk, half a millennium apart, whose destinies are on a collision course.