Friday, 17 January 2014

Giveaway #354 : Win 2 signed copies of The Engagements by J Courtney Sullivan - closed - winners Champaklal Lad, Maya Russell


I'm delighted to announce that the blog tour celebrating the paperback release of J Courtney Sullivan's The Engagements is stopping off here at The Madhouse today. The book was published in hardback last summer and you can read my review here to see what I thought. It initially reads like a collection of short stories, focusing on different characters and different time periods, but they soon all become intertwined, offering a fantastic overview of relationships and society throughout the years.



The official blurb says : "1947: Mary Frances Gerety, a young copywriter in an eminent advertising agency, has to convince the world of two things - that marriage means a diamond ring on every woman's finger, and that she is as good at her job as any man. And then, in one moment of brilliant inspiration, Mary Frances writes down four words which will achieve both her aims . . .

Moving from a Harvard swim-meet in 1927 to the three-martini lunches of 1940s advertising, from the back streets of 1980s Boston to an exquisite Parisian music shop in 2003, The Engagements is a novel about love, marriage, commitment and betrayal; it is as sharp, as fiery and as beautiful as the stone we have taken to represent our dreams."





Little Brown (Virago) have kindly offered to send two signed copies of the book to Madhouse Family Reviews readers. Fill in your details in the Rafflecopter widget to be in with a chance of winning.


UK only. Closing date : 31/1/14

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after a week, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners.



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78 comments:

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  3. Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern

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  5. equal rites - Terry pratchett

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  6. A shadow of Light, Shade of Vampire Series book 4 by Bella Forrest

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  8. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

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  9. The edge of reason.I don't get to read as much as I'd like,with small children its hard to get peace to enjoy a book.I love the sound of this book,and if I don't win,I shall have to purchase it!

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  16. A Season to Remember, Sheila O'Flanagan

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  18. the rosie project
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  19. Evening Classes by Maeve Binchy

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    1. Heard the film Twelve Years a Slave had good reviews. S may look out for the book.

      Hopefully lessons will be learnt from History, and individuals empowered to have a quality of life on an equal par with others. As unfortunately there have recently been cases in the media regarding modern day slavery. At least when the Authorities become aware of this :- They can take action to stop it.

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  22. When at the library :- What To Do When You Grumble Too Much. A Kid's Guide To Overcoming Negativity by Dawn Huebner.

    For myself. I believe the last book I read was Lorraine Kelly biography.

    Rachel Craig

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    Rachel Craig

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    City of Bones

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  34. The last book I read was called Skin Trade by Laurell K Hamilton.

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  35. graeme le saux, left field, fantastic read x

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  36. Pam Francis Gregory26 January 2014 at 16:38

    Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

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  37. last book i read was 10 min ago and it was were going on a bear hunt need to read a book every night would be great to read a adults book its been a few mths

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  38. i was re-reading Goodnight mister tom, one of my favorites!

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  39. A Quiet Belief In Angels by R J Ellory

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  40. Never Mind the Botox: Alex by Penny Avis

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  42. I am currently reading Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie x

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  43. Dan Brown's Inferno, it was awesome.

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