Friday, October 1, 2010

October Giveaway: The Passionate Brood by Margaret Campbell Barnes

Happy October everyone! In honor of the release date of Margaret Campbell Barne's classic novel, The Passionate Brood by Sourcebooks, I'm giving away a copy to one lucky winner. Isn't the cover gorgeous?

A Spirited Retelling of King Richard the Lionheart and the Third Crusade

"Margaret Campbell Barnes has been one of the most reliable of England's historical novelists." -Chicago Tribune

In this compelling novel of love, loyalty, and lost chances, Margaret Campbell Barnes gives readers a new perspective on Richard the Lionheart's triumphs and tragedies. Drawing on folklore, Barnes explores what might have happened if King Richard's foster brother were none other than Robin Hood, a legendary figure more vibrant than most in authentic history. Thick as thieves as Richard builds a kingdom and marshals a crusade, the two clash when Robin Hood so provokes the king's white hot temper that Richard banishes him. The Passionate Brood is a tale of a man driven to win back the Holy Land, beset by the guilt of casting out his childhood friend, and shouldering the burden of being the lionhearted leader of the Plantagenets.

Here are the rules for the giveaway. Again this is only for Canadian and American readers! The contest runs from today through Wednesday October 6th.

1.  Just leave your name in the comments to enter.

2. If you are not a follower and become one, you get an extra entry
3. If you tweet about the giveaway, you get an extra entry.


Brishen Maree said...

This looks like an interesting read! I can't wait to try it...

Dea Lea Herrington

Lynn Irwin Stewart said...

I'd love to win this! Thanks!! I'm already a follower!

Stephanie said...

Ooooh I love her books. I've read several and they were all really well done.

Svea ~Muse in the Fog said...

I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!


I tweeted about this:

A follower too!

Linda said...

I'd love to read this book. The idea of a role for Robin Hood is especially appealing. Thanks for the giveaway.

I'm already a follower thru Google Reader.


Amy said...

Ooohhhh... I'd love to win this! Thanks so much! I am already a Follower.

tiger_fan_1997 AT yahoo DOT com

Shannon said...

Thank you for including me. Would love to read this book.

I'm a follower.

tiredwkids at live dot com

Jennifer said...

I'd love to win -

Jennifer said...

I'm a follower

Catherine Knutsson said...

Please enter me!

bachsoprano (AT) gmail (DOT) com

K said...

OOOoooo could I be lucky enough to win this?! I love stories about Robin Hood and about this time period! I've just become a follower on via my Yahoo feed. Thank you for the opportunity!

Nancy said...

I would love to read it enter me please.
nancysoffice at gmail dot com

Seat 3b (Megan) said...

I would love to win this one please enter me in the drawing!!! I tweeted about this too!!!
mneal07 at vt dot edu

Audra said...

This looks like a great book! I'm a follower and I tweeted. Thank you!

thesibylqueen at

Steph said...

Started to follow you - you had me at your blog name. LOve to enter!Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
twitter: @fangswandsfairy

LauraM said...

Pick me! Pick me! I'm a new follower (I check in on my night shifts). I haven't read any of this author's work before.


Melisende said...

Just wondering - is this open to those of us located in the southern hemisphere?? Looks like an interesting read.

Karyn said...

Oooh...this looks good. I'm already a follower and I also tweeted about this @prosodic.