I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream...for a free book!!

I am so excited to announce Passages' first ever giveaway!  Yippee!  The book I have chosen is from the godmother of Historical Fiction, Jean Plaidy.  To Hold the Crown was re-released by Three Rivers Press on October 7, 2008.  It is the story of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.

 
From exile and war to love and loss—every dynasty has a beginning.
Henry Tudor was not born to the throne of England. Having come of age in a time of political turmoil and danger, the man who would become Henry VII spent fourteen years in exile in Brittany before returning triumphantly to the Dorset coast with a small army and decisively winning the Battle of Bosworth Field—ending the War of the Roses once and for all and launching the infamous Tudor dynasty.

As Henry’s claim to the throne was tenuous, his marriage to Elizabeth of York, daughter and direct heir of King Edward IV, not only served to unify the warring houses, it also helped Henry secure the throne for himself and for generations to come. And though their union was born from political necessity, it became a wonderful love story that led to seven children and twenty happy years together.
Sweeping and dramatic, To Hold the Crown brings readers inside the genesis of the great Tudor empire: through Henry and Elizabeth’s troubled ascensions to the throne, their marriage and rule, the heartbreak caused by the death of their son Arthur, and, ultimately, to the crowning of their younger son, King Henry VIII.
Here's the 411:  since this is the first I'm going to make it easy also!  All you need to do is post a comment telling me to enter your name.  The deadline will be in one week, on Friday, October 31st at 12:00pm (EST). International entries are also welcome! 
Thank you for entering and good luck!!

105 comments:

  1. I love blog giveaways! I'll have to pass on this one, since I have the book, but it's always cool to have more giveaways in the blogsphere. And I'm going to get the Obama widget in the sidebar!

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  2. Well, I'd like to enter! I've read a couple of Jean Plaidy's works before and I wouldn't mind winning another. =)

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  3. Ohhhh another give away. Maybe if I enter enough of them, I'll win one. :o)

    Rowan

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  4. it sounds like a great read. thank you for the give away!

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  5. I'd like to enter--I really enjoy Jean Plaidy's works and haven't had a chance to get this one yet. :)

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  6. Please enter me in the giveaway. I'm not particularly fond of Henry VII, but have always liked Elizabeth. Perhaps I need to read a book sympathetic to Henry.

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  7. This book sounds great! I would love a chance to read it.

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  8. That sounds really good! I'd love to enter! :) You're so nice.

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  9. Please enter me in the giveaway. This book is on my wish list. Love your blog.

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  10. One day I might win a giveaway!
    Please put me in!

    Pat

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  11. Recently a thirst for knowledge abot Henry VIII was awaken in me....I had no idea it even was there laying in wait! And now I just can't read enough about that time period...the up's and down's, their customs, their rules, etc.
    Please enter me, I'd love to learn more, especially about life before Henry VIII.
    Thank you vey much!

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  12. Please enter me. I would love a chance to win! Thanks!

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  13. Please enter me, thanks!
    Sararush at hotmail dot com

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  14. Please pick me!
    bookingmama(at)comcast(dot)net

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  15. oooh, I just love these historical novels. Enter my name please

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  16. ooh, I love the Tudors! Please enter me

    -Lana

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  17. Please enter me! Jean Plaidy was my introduction to historical fiction when I was about 12 or so. I'd love to read her again!

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  18. My daughter just recently discovered an interest in the Elizabethan era thanks to The Tudors tv show and several recent movies set in that era. She would enjoy this book.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  19. Please enter me. This sounds like a great book! Thanks!

    jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

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  20. Can't resist a Tudor book!

    Please enter me in the draw too!

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  21. I'd love to enter - I read a bunch of Plaidy in high school, and have been contemplating reading through all her books - this would be a great start!

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  22. I've posted at Win a Book. No need to enter the contest.

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  23. Please enter me in the giveaway. I posted about it on my blog in case some of my readers are interested.

    teddyrose.blogspot.com

    I am also holding my first ever giveaway!

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  24. I've never actually read anything by Jean Plaidy although I've been meaning to for a while. So I'd love to have my name in for a chance to win. Thanks!
    tanabata2000 at gmail dot com

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  25. Please add me to your contest. Thanks
    ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the contest! carinthia72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I'd so like to enter this. Pretty please? :-)

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  28. This sounds like a really great book. Please enter me.

    angelleslament @ gmail.com

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  29. Yay for international entries :)

    Please enter me :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  30. Sounds great!
    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  31. This book has been on my TBR list for a long time. I would love to win a copy of my own

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  32. This book looks so good and I love historical fiction dealing with monarchs, so please enter me in your giveaway. I've also left a link of this at my blog, it's under Giveaway List.

    Thanks

    ~ Popin

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  33. Please enter me! Thanks, thursdayb at gmail dot com.

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  34. a fascinating suject..please enter my name!

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  35. so happy is stumbled on this blog! i love historical fiction and i've been wanting to try one of this author's books. utgal2004 at yahoo dot com

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  36. This book sounds like an interesting read.I am a subscriber.

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  37. I would love to win this book

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

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  38. I can't believe there's a Jean Plaidy book I don't already own, but I don't have this one. She'll always be one of my favorite authors.

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  39. Please enter me - Sue

    farrell@crosslake.net

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  40. Please enter me
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  41. Hi Amy,
    Please enter me into your giveaway ~ this looks like a good read! I just finished Philippa Gregory's The Other Queen, so this one would be a nice follow-up! Thanks!
    Smiles, Bebe :)

    bebespeachesanddreams(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. please enter me in your contest thanks billsgirl51929@yahoo.com

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  43. Plaid is my mom's favorite author;I'd love to win a copy for her.

    legenderry[at]cox[dot]net

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  44. Please enter me.. txfilly. I'd really like to win

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  45. Please enter me, Would love to win this so I can read it
    barbmccrea at hotmail.com

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  46. please enter me mrs.mommyyATgmail.com

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  47. please enter me, would love to read this

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  48. WOW this sounds like a great book. Thanks for a chance to win it!!

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  49. Please enter me!

    Thanks

    Anne

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  50. Please enter my name for the contest. Thanks.

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  51. yes please enter me, sounds like a great read

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  52. Please enter me. This book sounds wonderful. Historical fiction is my favorite genre.

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  53. I have read numerous books and King Henry the VIII, this sounds like such a good one and something I would enjoy, thanks.

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  54. Please enter me in the contest.

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  55. Hi,

    Most blog giveaways tend to be rstricted geographically so it is nice to see one that is open to all. Congrats !

    Please enter me .
    Thank you.

    Carol

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  56. like reading books by Jean Plaidy and this sounds like a good one, thanks

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  57. Great giveaway, and sounds like a great read! Thanks!

    Rockapink [at] aol.com

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  58. Looks like an interesting read. Please sign me up for your contest.

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  59. Please enter my name. Thank you!

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  60. thank you for the give away Please enter me

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  61. This book sounds intriguing. Please enter me and thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  62. Please enter me-I love historical fiction!

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  63. Please enter my name to win. Thank you!

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  64. I love historical fiction, but must admit that most of what I have read does NOT mention Henry and Elizabeth having any form of love match--just being married for 20 years and having 7 children does not mean love--especially in the day of truly political marriages!

    clynsg at yahoo.com

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  65. Enter me please this is my fav genre ty

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  66. I haven't read a Jean Plaidy novel since I was a teen (and that was a very long time ago), however, she was the one who introduced me to historical fiction. I would love a chance to read her newest!

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  67. O please enter me for this book. For a historical fiction lover I am ashamed to say I've never read a Plaidy book. I know!

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  68. Looks great :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  69. Count me in. I love a good read.

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  70. Please enter me-thanks.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  71. I love historical fiction and love blog giveaways too. Please put me in for this one.

    Thanks...

    tskrush@cox.net

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  72. Enter me in the drawing, please! I love giveaways almost as much as historical fiction about royal families!

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  73. Count me for sure!

    dwarzel at hotmail.com

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  74. i want my name to be the winner

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  75. The book sounds so good, I love all of her books. Please add me to the giveaway

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  76. I have been burning through historical fiction recently but have yet to read Jean Plaidys work. I would love to win.

    mistressfaerie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. Please enter me, I love historical fiction!

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  78. Enter me please.

    jwright (at) iowatelecom (dot) net

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  79. Please enter me in your contest! I love anything involving the Tudors!

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  80. Please enter my name in your contest. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  81. Heather's my name, and I'd love to enter. Thanks!

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  82. I am a book fiend! Please enter my name into the giveaway!
    Tricia
    hockeygalnc(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  83. I'm a history major who hopes to one day write historical novels. Please enter me!

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  84. Please enter my name.
    AztecFeller@aol.com

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  85. Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!

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  86. A new Jean Plaidy is a terrific idea. I'd love to be considered for your giveaway.

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  87. I just love these historical novels. Enter my name please

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  88. I discoved Jean Plaidy about a month ago. I have read 5 of her books already.and picked out as many as I can at book stores.I would love this book

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