Sunday, December 12, 2010

21 Day Blogoversary & Birthday Bash;
Day 12
Belladonna by Mary Finn

Sunday, December 12, 2010
 Welcome to Day 12 of my 21 Day Blogoversary & Birthday Bash


When Thomas Rose first spots the girl hidden by the roadside, she looks as drab as a lark, with only her red kerchief giving her away. But French Hélène, who goes by "Ling," is no ordinary bird. Tiny Ling enchants Thomas with her wild spirit and tales of a circus where she danced atop her beloved horse, Belladonna. But the horse has been sold, and Ling must fetch her back. Now Thomas’s life as a clever but unschooled wheelwright’s son is about to change. Their search leads to painter George Stubbs, who euthanizes ailing animals in order to study their anatomy. Stubbs draws eerie horses that stride as if they could move out of the paper world into the real one - but he assures his young friends that their horse is safe at a nearby estate. As Ling and Thomas devise a risky plan to recover Belladonna, Stubbs hires Thomas as an apprentice, teaching him to read and write as well. In this fascinating story, Mary Finn incorporates a real eighteenth-century artist into a beautifully imagined tale of adventure and young romance.

To enter this contest fill out this form. Giveaway open Internationally and ends Dec. 26 2011.

For a list of all 21 books being given away and to enter days 1-10 check out  this post. But hurry as some giveaways will end this week.

21 comments:

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Thanks for the contest! This looks interesting.

cc932005 at hotmail dot com

Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

Great-sounding book! I'd love to enter the giveaway, but I think you may have forgotten to link the form. Or I am a bit silly, that's always an option.:)

A Canadian Girl said...

Psst, you forgot to put the link for the form up :P

Melissa said...

No form up, but that's one heck of a giveaway, Jan!

iswimforoceans at gmail dot com

Lexie said...

Thanks for the all the great giveaways! Sorry, the form wasn't working.
lexie.bookbug(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Jan von Harz said...
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Jan von Harz said...

The form is up and working now really sorry I spaced out when I put it up

Carol said...

Thanks for the contest! This book sounds amazing ^^

Kelly aka yllektra(I Work For Books) said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

This looks so good and the model on the cover, really reminds me of the one on Brightly Woven's cover :P
http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/6580510-brightly-woven

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I love the sound of this one. Putting it on my Christmas wishlist as a backup if I don't win a copy.

danya said...

Haven't heard of this one before but very nice cover (reminds me a bit of Brightly Woven!) Also the premise sounds really different too.

GABY said...

First time I see this book, but sounds good.

Aleksandra said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Pisinat said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've never heard about this book before, I'm happy to discover it :)

Lauren M said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Is it just me, or is that the same photo used on the cover of Brightly Woven (by Alex Bracken)? *double-take*

Aleetha said...

Thanks a lot for the giveaway.

Ling? Chinese girl?

tanya904 said...

Thanks for the giveaway

Stephanie said...

Wow, this sound great. And it doesn't come out till June 2011! Wow, I'd love to read a book so much earlier than everyone else!

thebookwurrm said...

I know, I'd like to feel extra special by getting a chance to read this before others too, hehe. Thanks for hosting this.

thebookfairyhaven said...

Awesome contest yet again. I love the sound of this book and would so love to read this!

Elise said...

What a great cover on this one! Thanks!

 
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