October 16, 2012

Jewel of Persia Giveaway

Jewel of Persia front.jpgBefore the book Jewel of Persia was even published, I wanted to read it.  That might sound fairly normal if I had ever read even one of Roseanna White's books before, but I had not.

Why was I so interested?  Somehow I learned about the book Roseanna was writing, called Jewel of Persia.  Since it was set around Esther (though not a main character in the story) from the Bible I was intrigued, though I am not typically a huge fan of biblical fiction.  Then I began reading Roseanna's blog.  She shared much of her writing experience and research on her blog, and I was just amazed at how well researched this book would be upon publication.  (It was published in 2010.)   

Curious why Roseanna still loves this book?  She wrote about it today on her blog with another GIVEAWAY!   You can also explore her Companion Guide and Discussion Questions.  The Companion Guide is especially helpful for the reader to distinguish fact from fiction in this book of biblical fiction.  

Last year when Carrie asked me if I would be interested in choosing a title for the Reading to Know Book Club, I said yes.  Eventually, I chose Jewel of Persia since I had not yet read it, and really wanted to, for the reasons stated above.  (Since then I have read two of Roseanna's books- Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland and A Stray Drop of Blood.  Linked to reviews.  I've also gotten to know Roseanna, too!  It is fun having author friends!)

I am anticipating reading Jewel of Persia next month for the Reading to Know Book Club.  Want to read along?  

GIVEAWAY!  Giveaway is now closed.  The winner is #2, Miller Moments!  Congratulations!
I'm excited to say that Roseanna White and WhiteFire Publishing are giving a reader a copy of Jewel of Persia!  
To enter, please leave a comment below.   Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you!  (You do not have to read with the book club to enter, but it would be fun if you did!)
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This giveaway is open to US residents through October 23rd.  Winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be contacted by email.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Another Chance to Win!!
Enter to win one of TWO digital copies of Jewel of Persia this week at Roseanna's blog!  Roseanna is excited that we chose JoP for the book club and she's giving away two digital copies at her blog.  Go there to enter for those!  It is a totally separate giveaway!  Thanks so much, Roseanna! 

~ Annette {This Simple Mom}

19 comments:

  1. I would definitely like to win (for an upcoming bookclub read)! :D

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  2. I'd love to be entered; thanks for hosting this giveaway. ^_^

    sapphirefeltner (at) optimum (dot) net

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  3. Please enter me. Thanks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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  4. I signed up to follow through feedburner. (boos mum)

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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  5. I would like to win this book! shondaet at gmail dot com

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  6. I would love to have this for the Group read over at Reading to Know. I am not buying any books so this would let me join in on the read! Thanks for the opportunity

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  7. I have published a post telling others about this great giveaway!

    http://imaloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/jewel-of-persia-giveaway/

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  8. She is such an amazing writer! Her books are excellent.

    Please enter me!
    ks4readin@yahoo.com

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  9. I would love to win a copy! It's been on my to-read list for awhile but I haven't gotten hold of a copy. Thanks for the chance to win!

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