Wednesday, December 1, 2010

GIVEAWAY: On the First Day of Christmas...

My True Love Gave to Me...
... A Partridge in a Pear Tree

and I'm giving away...

     Raised in rural Norfolk, Ellen Gowan’s childhood was poor but blessed with affection. Resilience, spirit, and one great talent will eventually carry her far from such humble beginnings. In time, she will become the witty, celebrated, and very beautiful Madame Ellen, dressmaker to the nobility of England, the Great Six Hundred.
     Yet Ellen has secrets. At fifteen she falls for Raoul de Valentin, the dangerous descendant of French aristocrats. Raoul marries Ellen for her brilliance as a designer but abandons his wife when she becomes pregnant. Determined that she and her daughter will survive, Ellen begins her long climb to success. Toiling first in a clothing sweat shop, she later opens her own salon in fashionable Berkeley Square though she tells the world – and her daughter - she’s a widow. One single dress, a ballgown created for the enigmatic Countess of Hawksmoor, the leader of London society, transforms Ellen’s fortunes, and as the years pass, business thrives. But then Raoul de Valentin returns and threatens to destroy all that Ellen has achieved.

The Dressmaker by Posie Graeme-Evans
Historical Fiction, Paperback, 439 Pages
Published October 2010 by Atria/Simon & Schuster

So here's the deal: To celebrate the spirit of the season and my first blogoversary, I'm hosting twelve days of giveaways! Everyday from December 1st through the 12th I'm featuring a different giveaway. Then on the 13th I'll select a name at random from all of the entries received for the grand prize: a Kobo e-reader!

Want to win The Dressmaker? You have 24 hours to enter. Simply leave a comment with an email address before 7a.m. EST tomorrow. Every entry counts toward the grand prize and you can enter everyday! Want more chances to win the e-reader?

               Follow me = 1 extra entry
               Follow me on facebook = 1 extra entry
               Post this giveaway on your blog = 2 extra entries

Please list your entries earned when you leave a comment, and if you've posted about the Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway, please leave a link to your blog. My apologies to my international friends, but this giveaway is open only to U.S. residents.

This Giveaway is closed and the winner has been selected.
But don't worry, you can still enter today's giveaway!


  1. I've read and enjoyed other books by Posie Graeme-Evans. Would love to win this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am a follower


  2. This one is definitely on my wishlist! Thanks for the chance to win! I follow via GFC as jewelknits!


  3. Okay-- I'm following your blog and I'm following on FaceBook under my real name (Robert Lee Jackson). I need to set up a Facebook account under my pseudonym!

    Found you thru the Tuesday Teaser.
    I didn't follow the exact rules but I have a reason
    here's my teaser:
    Tossing It Out


  4. I'd like to be entered for this book, but not the ereader. Thanks, Jenny! This is beyond generous of you.

  5. Amazing giveaway! I read all three of Graeme-Evans' previous books but not this one! I'm a follower.

    unabridgedchick at

  6. Great giveaway! I am an old follower!

    Kelsey O.
    kopsahl48 AT gmail DOT com

  7. Great giveaway, I would love to read this book!!!I am a GFC follower

    myra0502 at yahoo dot com

  8. Would love to win this one!

    I'm an old follower :)

    HPelkey1982 at


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