It’s The “We’re Moving” Giveaway!

First, I need to apologize for the severe lack of blogging that occurred in August.  There have been some big changes happening here in the Ryder household.  Some of you may have already heard the news, but in case you haven’t……I’m moving! Well, staffer Todd and I are moving!  Todd got a great job offer in our home state of New Jersey, so it’s off we go.  As packing for the move has begun Todd and I have started sorting through all our belongings and deciding on what won’t be making it to NJ with us.  While packing our many books away (I think the final tally was 25 boxes) we came across a number of them that we’d like to give away.  (Giveaway instructions below the list)

  1. Wideacre (Wideacre Trilogy #1) by Philippa Gregory – Paperback
  2. The Favored Child (Wideacre Trilogy #2) b Philippa Gregory – Paperback
  3. The Complete Joy of Homebrewing by Charlie Papazian – Paperback
  4. Murder Most Austen (Elizabeth Parker Mystery #4) by Tracy Kiely – Hardcover
  5. The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview – Paperback
  6. Earth in the Balance by Al Gore – Paperback
  7. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen – Paperback
  8. Boardwalk Empire by Nelson Johnson – Paperback
  9. Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange – Paperback
  10. Expectations of Happiness by Rebecca Ann Collins – Paperback
  11. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe – Hardcover
  12. The Darcys & The Bingleys (Pride and Prejudice Continues #1) by Marsha Altman – Paperback


Twelve lucky winners will have the opportunity to win their choice of one of the above twelve books!  For your chance to win simply leave a comment below.  Comments will be accepted through midnight of Monday, September 9, 2013.  Winners will be picked at random and announced on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.  Open to US residents only.  Good luck!

#69 A Guest Review of Expectations of Happiness by Rebecca Ann Collins

For those of you that enjoy Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, may I please direct you to my latest guest review on the Austenprose blog?   Critically acclaimed author Rebecca Ann Collins brings her wealth of the knowledge of the Victorian era to life in her newest novel Expectations of Happiness.

Picking up seven years after the events of  S&S, we find a happily married Edward and Elinor, a sad and bored Marianne Brandon (formerly Dashwood), a traveling Colonel Brandon, and an educated Margaret Dashwood.  We are thrust into the lives of the characters just as Willoughby seems to rear his ugly head.  With Colonel Brandon away, will he try to get close to Marianne again, or will Marianne reflect on her youth and realize how badly he used her?

For a direct link to my review click here

This is my second completed review for the Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Challenge

This is my thirtieth completed review for the Historical Fiction Challenge