Fool for Books Giveaway Hop!

31 Mar

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Bookhounds for hosting the Fool for Books Giveaway Hop. Between April 1st and 7th, bloggers will be giving away books and bookish stuff. To find out more click HERE.

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I am giving away a copy of Elisabeth Gifford‘s novel, The Sea House. To enter, just leave me a comment. Good luck! (You can read my review of this novel HERE.)

seahouse_final_scrReverend Alexander Ferguson, naive and newly-ordained, takes up his new parish, a poor, isolated patch on the Hebridean island of Harris. His time on the island will irrevocably change the course of his life, but the white house on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after Alexander departs. It will be more than a century before the Sea House reluctantly gives up its secrets. Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building and begin to turn it into a home for the family they hope to have. Their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery. The tiny bones of a baby are buried beneath the house; the child’s fragile legs are fused together – a mermaid child. Who buried the bones? And why? Ruth needs to solve the mystery of her new home – but the answers to her questions may lie in her own past.

Based on a real nineteenth-century letter to The Times in which a Scottish clergyman claimed to have seen a mermaid, The Sea House is an epic, sweeping tale of loss and love, hope and redemption, and how we heal ourselves with the stories we tell.

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20 Responses to “Fool for Books Giveaway Hop!”

  1. Sarah Miles March 31, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

    It’s really cool that they played off of an 1800s letter in writing this book! I love how fascinated we are by the idea of mermaids. Although, this sounds a little creepy, finding a body that looks like one buried under your home.

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  2. Anita Yancey April 1, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    This book sounds so good. I love the mystery about the child’s bones, and would enjoy reading it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  3. Haley Scully April 1, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    This sounds like a very interesting book. The mermaid concept is unique, and I like that the mermaid bones create a mystery. I also think it’s great that the book actually has a historical connection. Overall, this seems like a very original and intriguing book, and I can’t wait to read it.

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  4. Nancy April 1, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    Can’t help but be curious about Ruth’s connection to the mystery. Sounds really good.

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  5. ladymagnolia99 April 1, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    This really looks like a very interesting read. I believe I would enjoy this very much. Thanks for your giveaway!!

    Judy Cox

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  6. Melanie Backus April 1, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  7. Kim Hampton April 2, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    Sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. carylkane April 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm #

    I would LOVE to read The Sea House! Thanks for the chance. 🙂

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  9. BookLady April 3, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

    What an intriguing book! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  10. bn100 April 4, 2015 at 11:32 pm #

    this sounds interesting

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  11. Dorothy Teel April 5, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    This sounds like an interesting book and the story behind the baby with the fused legs found at the house years after intrigues me to discover the plotline of the story and further expound on my interests in mermaids.. and mermen.

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  12. lib1lady April 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    Oh, my goodness! I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

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  13. Dena BatchofBooks April 6, 2015 at 6:30 pm #

    Sounds like a great book! I love stories with some background in real history.

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  14. BookAttict April 6, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    The Sea House sounds like a fantastic read!

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  15. sb8857 April 6, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    Wow, what a read, and it’s based on an actual letter! Have to read this.. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  16. Pat Walker Pinkston April 6, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

    This really looks like a very interesting read. Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Emily Endrizzi April 7, 2015 at 7:00 am #

    This book sounds so interesting! I love the cover too! Awesome giveaway!

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  18. Mandy @ Mandy's Books and Beauty April 7, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. CPSmith April 7, 2015 at 9:11 pm #

    Sounds fun

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  20. kulmona April 7, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    What an intriguing premise and gorgeous cover!
    Thanks 🙂

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