Giveaway: Mistress Shakespeare by Karen Harper





Okay, kiddies....with thanks to Kaitlyn at Penguin Publishing and in honor of the paperback edition of Mistress Shakespeare's upcoming release on January 5, 2010, I am pleased to bring you a new giveaway!

There is 1 copy up for grabs.  This giveaway is for US entries only (sorry to my international readers).

Giveaway ends on January 11, 2010.  Good luck to all!

SYNOPSIS:  As historical records show, Anne Whateley of Temple Grafton was betrothed to William Shakespeare just days before he was forced to wed the pregnant Anne Hathaway. Here, Anne Whateley takes up her pen to tell the intimate story of her daring life with Will. Obliged to acknowledge Will's publicly sanctioned marriage, Anne Whateley nevertheless follows him from rural Stratford-Upon-Avon to teeming London, where they honor their secret union, the coming together of two passionate souls. Persecution and plague, insurrection and inferno, friends and foes all play parts in Anne's lively tale.

Spanning half a century of Elizabethan and Jacobean history, and sweeping from the lowest reaches of society to the royal court, this richly textured novel tells the real story of Shakespeare in love.



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94 comments:

  1. Oh how I'd love to win this one! It looks incredible! Thanks for the opportunity!

    bookingmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I would love to win this book...it looks so good, I can't wait to read it.

    mojo09226(AT)yahoo.com

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  3. This is on my wish list. I'd love to win it!

    jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  4. Woohhoo - please count me in.
    Thanks so very much for the great giveaway! Happy New Year:-)

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  5. Oh please enter me! I have been wanting to read this book since I first saw it several months ago!! Great giveaway!

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  6. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much -

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  7. What a great sounding book. I love historical fiction/romance so this would be a wonderful addition for me. Please count me in the giveaway. Thanks. Have a great New Year.

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  8. This book sounds fantastic! Thank you for the chance to win it!

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  9. This sounds like a wonderful book. Please include me in the giveaway.

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  10. Don't you just love the cover of this book?!? It's been on my wish list for some time; hope I can win a copy.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
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  11. I have this on my TBR list. I'd love to win a copy! Thanks, Amy!

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  12. I'd be interested in this. Add me to the list :)

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  13. I'd love to win a copy of this book! :) The cover is so pretty, and the story sounds wonderful! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

    srfbluemama at gmail dot com

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  14. I would love to win this one!
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

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  15. Please include me in this contest..Thanks Amy!!

    momkelly2003@yahoo.com

    Happy New Year!!

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  16. Looks excellent! I'd like to win.

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  17. Hi Amy! Please enter me for the giveaway, i would love to read this one.

    ~Bella

    nunezbella(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. very interesting spin on Shakesphere a curl up and dig in book enter me please and Happy Holidays to all

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  19. Ooh! This does look like a great book. I have not read much about this subject, but the synopsis really intrigues me and I think it would make a great read. Please enter me in this great giveaway!!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

    Thanks!

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  20. Wow Amy love the new look on your blog page:} Great giveaway and I'll post about it on my blog tonight and post the link as well.

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  21. Love anything to do with Shakespeare!

    heatherstubbs (at) mac (dot) com


    Thanks!

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  22. Yes! Yes! Yes! please!
    Thanks!
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  23. Oooh, sounds fascinating! Please enter me.
    thank you
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

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  24. I really want to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I would be thrilled to win.

    booklogged at gmail dot com

    I see you are reading Alice I Have Been. Hope you are enjoying it. I really liked it.

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  26. I would love to enter: thereadingjourney[at]gmail[dot]com

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  27. This one has been on my wish list for a while. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!
    tweezle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I've had this on my wish list since it first came out in hardcover. I would love to win this one! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  29. Sounds great. Please enter me for a chance to win! Thank you...

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  30. Looks lovely and I would be so happy to be entered! Thank you!

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  31. The synopsis has made me interested in reading about this aspect of Shakespeare's life. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  32. I've passed this one in the bookstore numerous times and always come home wondering why I never purchased it. I'd sure love to win it! Thanks, Amy!

    (I think you know my e-mail by now)

    :)

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  33. PS. I love your new look!! Very regal in plum...and fashion forward for the season, I might add! Your background color matches my manicure at the moment, hehe :)

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  34. I would also love to be entered to win this book!

    hlcraig84(at)yahoo (dot)com

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  35. This one looks great! Count me in!
    Thanks Amy! Hope you're well!
    Kirsten

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  36. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  37. I would love to have a chance at winning the book! Thanks!

    gorterr77@hotmail.com

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  38. This one sounds awesome!! Please enter me for this one.

    I am a follower.

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  39. I'm looking to read more historical fiction in the new year and this one sounds exciting!!

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  40. This is very Mrs Claus like of you! Hooray!
    waztootie@googlemail.com
    I'm in France but am entering for my Mom in The US:)

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  41. OH! Please enter me...I've been wanting to read this. I love the cover. I have a print of this painting hung on my wall.

    Thanks =O)

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  42. This would be a great one to win. New author to me. :)

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  43. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

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  44. Please enter me for this one and thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Sounds like a fascinating book. Would love to win it. Will certainly be looking for it to read.
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  46. I'd love to win this! I'm a follower, and my email is mclean416@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  47. Great Giveaway Amy:} Posted your link on my facebook page.
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  48. Woo Hoo...now I've added your contest link to my sidebar on my blog: http://con-tain-it.typepad.com/

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  49. Looks like a great book to begin on a cold winter morning in front of the fireplace b4 anyone else is awake. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks

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  50. This one sounds really good! I'd love to win. Thanks and Happy New Year! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  51. Enter me... and Happy New Year.

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  52. This story sounds very tempting. Please enter me!

    OregonKimm

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  53. I really want to read this one. Thanks.
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  54. Looks like a fabulous read! I'm happy to enter! info@vanithasankaran.com

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  55. This book looks super good, count me in!

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  56. Please include me in your giveaway

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  57. I'd love to win this!
    My email is: maxinita@gmail.com
    Enjoying your blog!

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  58. Sounds great! An interesting twist on Shakespeare "the man". Please count me in. Thank you!

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  59. Sounds like a sparkling read! I'd love to have it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. Count me in.

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  61. Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

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  62. This looks like a fantastic read. Please put my name in the hat!!

    Judy (magnolias_1@msn.com)

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  63. I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

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  64. Oooh, sign me up. This sounds like a fun read.

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  65. This looks like a great read! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  66. This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  67. Please enter me!

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  68. This books sounds wonderful! What a gorgeous cover as well!

    Thank you for the entry!

    Wendy
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  69. Do sign me up please.

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  70. This looks fascinating. I'd love to read it.
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  71. Please count me in. This looks very interesting.

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  72. It sounds so fascinating! Please enter me into your giveaway!

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  73. I'd love a chance to win!

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    (Lovely blog btw!)

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  74. This sounds fun! Thank you for the entry

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  75. the reviews of this one have been intriguing. please add me to the mix. spvaughan at yahoo com

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  76. I have heard about this one from some friends. We can't wait to get our hands on it. Thanks for hosting!!!

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  77. I have wanted to read this one forever just because of the cover. I love Waterhouse paintings! Please enter me in this giveaway :)

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  78. love to win-sounds like a great book.

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  79. would love to win this one...libbysutherland forty-six at gmaildotcom

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  80. This book sounds so good! I'd love to enter! Thanks for hosting the contest!

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  81. I've been wanting to read this one and I like Karen Harper. Thanks!

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  82. Sounds good! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks

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  83. I would love to be entered!!
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  84. This book has been on my to-read list for a while - would love to win a copy!

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  85. This looks so good! I would love a chance to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  86. This sounds wonderful! Count me in, please. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  87. This book will be on my reading list.

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  88. I would love to read this!
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  89. Would be great to read this. Thanks

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  90. I'd love to read this book - please count me in! I just finished reading an historical novel this morning & realized how much I enjoyed reading that type of book.

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  91. Would love to win and read this book!

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  92. I just came across your blog and this book sounds great. If it's still available I'd love to enter the drawing. Historical fiction is my favorite genre.

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