2 Book Giveaway: The Book of Fires by Jane Borodale



Penguin Publishing (thanks Yen!) has graciously offered up 2 copies of The Book of Fires by Jane Borodale in celebration of the release on January 21, 2010.

This giveaway is open to US entries ONLY and ends on January 21st.  All you need to do is leave a comment with your email...yep....it's that easy!
SYNOPSIS:  Reminiscent of Year of Wonders, a captivating debut novel of fireworks, fortune, and a young woman's redemption

It is 1752 and seventeen-year-old Agnes Trussel arrives in London pregnant with an unwanted child. Lost and frightened, she finds herself at the home of Mr. J. Blacklock, a brooding fireworks maker who hires Agnes as an apprentice. As she learns to make rockets, portfires, and fiery rain, she slowly gains his trust and joins his quest to make the most spectacular fireworks the world has ever seen.

Jane Borodale offers a masterful portrayal of a relationship as mysterious and tempestuous as any the Brontës conceived. Her portrait of 1750s London is unforgettable, from the grimy streets to the inner workings of a household where little is as it seems. Through it all, the clock is ticking, for Agnes's secret will not stay secret forever.

Deeply atmospheric and intimately told from Agnes's perspective, The Book of Fires will appeal to readers of Geraldine Brooks, Sarah Waters, Sheri Holman, and Michel Faber.

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89 comments:

  1. Interesting Book! :)

    aqua_lily13@hotmail.com

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  2. Wow - this was easy.

    libneas[at]aol[dot]com

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. I am not first! Am I? lol

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  4. Sounds like a great book to me!

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  5. I would LOVE to read this one! It looks fascinating. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  6. I would love to be entered! Thanks!

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    Thanks!

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  8. Sounds like a gread read. Please enter me.
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  9. Sounds super! Please count me in!

    Stephanie

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  10. Sounds fascinating! Please enter my name for a chance at a copy!
    Dianne K. Salerni
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  11. Awesome! This book sounds great. Please enter me :)

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  12. What a fabulous trailer! This books sounds great!

    Thank you for the entry!

    Wendy
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  13. I would love to read this book. Historical fiction is one of my favorites and it fits right in that category. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  14. Well since you are making it so easy, how can I resist.

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  15. This is on my TBR/wishlist. Please count me in!! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  16. I'd like to enter!

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  17. This book sounds really good!
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  18. I'd love to read this! Thanks for the chance to win a copy, Amy!

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  19. Ooooh, how fun. This has certainly not been done before.
    thank you
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  20. This book sounds very interesting - like a mix of The Queen's Dollmaker (in terms of a profession you don't really read about) and The Dark Lantern (in terms of Victorian setting and looking at what goes on behind the scenes). Please enter me for this one. dolleygurl[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  23. I'd love to read this!

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    thank you!

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  24. This sounds fascinating! Loved the trailer!

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  25. Please enter me-I love the cover

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  26. Please include me in your giveaway :) If I win, I'll have it shipped to a friend's addy in the US!
    Many thanks!

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  27. Oh this book sounds so amazing! It kind of reminds me another book, The Firemaster's Mistress. Enter me in the contest please!

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  28. This sounds like a very interesting read. Really enjoyed the trailer.

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  29. This book sounds great. I'm game for anything 18th century. Sign me up!

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    Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  31. This is the first that I have read about this book --- but it looks quite enticing.
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  32. This sounds like a great story!

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  33. I love your giveaways...so simple! I think I'm going to do my next one this way =O)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this....this is exactly the type of thing I study. Good luck to everyone.

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  35. I'd love to enter for this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. I read someone's review of this book last year and wanted to read it. Thanks.
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  37. I'd love to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. This is the second or third blog I've encountered recently about this novel. And, the more I hear about it, the more I want to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  39. Sounds like a good one, thanks for the chance. tokemise@hotmail.com

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  40. Please enter me!

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  41. Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

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  42. Everyone's commenting on how easy it is to enter-- maybe you should hold an arm-wrestling competition for your give-aways?

    Count me in:
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  43. I'm so glad that you said that it is reminiscent of Year of Wonders, because that is one of my all time favorite books! (I am hoping to visit the village of Eyam in April when I go over for our trip to England).

    Thanks for the drawing! Please enter me.

    Heather

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  44. I would like to read this. I have heard really good things abut it. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  45. This one looks good. Please sign me up!

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  46. Please enter me. I loved Year of Wonders, so I should like this one too.

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  47. Please enter me, I'd love to read it :)

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  48. Sounds like an intersting read. Thanks for the chance!

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  49. Amy, this book looks SOOO GOOD! It sounds great to begin with, but comparing it to Year of Wonders (which I loved) is too too exciting!

    Please enter me in the contest!!! Thanks much!!!

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  50. I've been really eager to read this since I first saw it was coming out.

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  51. Thank you - this sounds amazing! Small chance encounters, luck, a strong sense of morality and an unusual profession in a moment in history.

    Great trailer too!

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  52. Very nice book video. This sounds like it will be an interesting step back in time. The History of fireworks alone is interesting. It sounds like an book that captures the atmosphere of the time. I look forward to reading it.
    Best of luck with the release!

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  53. The book sounds rather intriguing and one I think I would enjoy. Thank you for the chance.
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  54. I can't wait to read this book, please enter me.

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  55. Looks interesting! Would love to be entered in this giveaway.

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  56. i want to know who the father is and what happens to the baby. as i know nothing about fire works, that should be fun to learn about as well as she seems to have researched it well. so do make sure i am entered. thank you spvaughanat yahoo.com

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  57. This one sounds very interesting. Love to have it!!

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  58. thanks for the opportunity to win this. jacksond@nhr3.net

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  59. This one sounds intriguing! I'd love to enter the contest!

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    Thanks for hosting the contest!

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  60. This would get me out of the 15 & 16 centuries for a while. I'd love to read it.

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  61. Sounds good, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

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  62. I would love to read this book!
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  63. This sounds so good and a bit different. Thanks for the giveaway.


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  64. I'd love to win this one.

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    BTW, I love your new layout!

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  65. Count me in! Sounds lovely.

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  66. Sounds unique. Sign me up!

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  67. I would love to be entered!!
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  68. This looks good! Thank you for the chance to win it!
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  69. this book looks really interesting!

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    thanks again for offering so many giveaways

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  70. Enter me, please, this looks great! pearcejm@gmail.com

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  71. I'd love a chance! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  72. Sounds like a fascinating story! Please count me in. Thank you!

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  73. Please enter me.
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  74. This book is on my wishlist and I have requested that my library buy it but I would love to own a copy. Please enter me.

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  75. Loved the book trailer...who knew fireworks could be so interesting:}
    I've also posted about all this month's giveaways and added the links to my sidebar...thanks for hosting a great month Amy :}
    Fondly, Roberta
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  76. I'm really interested in reading this book. Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  77. Another great historical fiction book. Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks.

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  78. Thanks for your giveaway!

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  79. This looks like a really good read, please enter me for your giveaway. I'm a new follower.
    Thank you!

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  80. Sounds interesting, please count me in! Thanks.
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  81. Sounds great. Thanks for the possibility.

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  82. Would love to win a copy of this book!
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  83. Please enter me in this giveaway
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    Pam

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  84. Thanks for the opportunity!
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  85. Please enter me in this giveaway!

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  86. Looks good - please count me in!
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  87. I really enjoyed the book trailer and the book itself sounds AMAZING!I really hope I win this one.

    ~Briana
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