Thursday, August 27, 2009

Friday Fan Question & giveaway

Question: What is the newest thing added to our website?

a. new layout
b. magazine and newspaper reviews
c. Plaidy quotes
d. mini-bio
e. all of the above

You don't have to answer correctly to enter the draw (but you should!!) I know many of you already have this one, as it's listed on so many of your lists on the Challenge page. But, I'm sure there are some out there who need this one...

The Reluctant Queen

"In 1470, a reluctant Lady Anne Neville is betrothed by her father, the politically ambitious Earl of Warwick, to Edward, Prince of Wales. A gentle yet fiercely intelligent woman, Anne has already given her heart to the prince’s younger brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester.

Unable to oppose her father’s will, she finds herself in line for the throne of England—an obligation that she does not want. Yet fate intervenes when Edward is killed at the Battle of Tewkesbury. Anne suddenly finds herself free to marry the man she loves—and who loves her in return.

The ceremony is held at Westminster Abbey, and the duke and duchess make a happy home atMiddleham Castle, where both spent much of their childhood. Their life is idyllic, until the reigning king dies and a whirlwind of dynastic maneuvering leads to his children being declared illegitimate. Richard inherits the throne as King Richard III, and Anne is crowned queen consort, a destiny she thought she had successfully avoided. Her husband’s reign lasts two years, two months, and two days—and in that short time Anne witnesses the true toll that wearing the crown takes on Richard, the last king from the House of York."

Giveaway ends September 4, 2009 and is open to everyone!


  1. I am going to say the new layout. I'm pretty sure I remember the bio and quotes, but I'm not sure about the reviews tho. I would like to enter this challenge - I haven't read this book and I really don't know much about that time in history - yet.

  2. I just discovered this website yesterday, so I'm sure I won't get this question correct. But I'm going to guess c. Plaidy quotes. :)

  3. A new layout AGAIN.. LOL
    It looks great, an I just noticed the Newspaper blurbs.
    I LOVE brown.. and I love Green .. (can you tell from my own blog?) So I give you a thumbs up on the new look.
    And yes I do have The Reluctant Queen, though it's a yucky old Large Print EXLibrary copy so I would love to win this one. I do not look forward to having to read the extra large print on my copy, large print is do-able, but this is incredibly annoying extra large print.

  4. I would say "all of the above".
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Just discovered this great blog today and became a follower! I was going to guess e. all of the above but it looks like the right answer might be a. new layout.

    Love the photo at the top, she's lovely!

    Anyway, I'd love to win this, I'm trying to collect all her books!

  6. I love the new layout so I'm gonna go with quotes :) I'm always willing to read books with Rickhard III in it so I'd love win this.


  7. So I think it's the new layout. And I don't remember you doing newspaper/magazine reviews before. Keep up the good bloggy work!

    nycbookgirl at gmail dot com

  8. I literally just discovered your wonderful site, so I cannot answer the question. I am looking forward to reading this novel and keeping my fingers crossed!

  9. I just discovered your blog's beautiful. I'll be a frequent visitor.

    karen k