Exciting New Giveaway: Alice, I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin




Thanks to the genorosity of Random House, I have 1 copy of the FABULOUS new book Alice, I Have Been by the talented Melanie Benjamin up for grabs! 

I can not begin to tell you how much I LOVED and ADORED this novel!  There is not one thing I would change about it.  My review will be a part of Melanie's book tour and will be posted on the 19th, so stay tuned!

Giveaway is open to US and Canada entries only and ends on January 29th.


SYNOPSIS:  Few works of literature are as universally beloved as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Now, in this spellbinding historical novel, we meet the young girl whose bright spirit sent her on an unforgettable trip down the rabbit hole–and the grown woman whose story is no less enthralling.

But oh my dear, I am tired of being Alice in Wonderland. Does it sound ungrateful

Alice Liddell Hargreaves’s life has been a richly woven tapestry: As a young woman, wife, mother, and widow, she’s experienced intense passion, great privilege, and greater tragedy. But as she nears her eighty-first birthday, she knows that, to the world around her, she is and will always be only “Alice.” Her life was permanently dog-eared at one fateful moment in her tenth year–the golden summer day she urged a grown-up friend to write down one of his fanciful stories.

That story, a wild tale of rabbits, queens, and a precocious young child, becomes a sensation the world over. Its author, a shy, stuttering Oxford professor, does more than immortalize Alice–he changes her life forever. But even he cannot stop time, as much as he might like to. And as Alice’s childhood slips away, a peacetime of glittering balls and royal romances gives way to the urgent tide of war.

For Alice, the stakes could not be higher, for she is the mother of three grown sons, soldiers all. Yet even as she stands to lose everything she treasures, one part of her will always be the determined, undaunted Alice of the story, who discovered that life beyond the rabbit hole was an astonishing journey.

A love story and a literary mystery, Alice I Have Been brilliantly blends fact and fiction to capture the passionate spirit of a woman who was truly worthy of her fictional alter ego, in a world as captivating as the Wonderland only she could inspire.

GOOD LUCK!





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101 comments:

  1. Oh yay, What a great giveaway!
    Please enter me :)

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  2. I would love to win this, Amy! Please enter me.
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    Thanks for the chance.

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  3. Yes, yes, yes! Please enter me! This sounds wonderful; I remember seeing all the photos of the original Alice at the Morgan Library some years ago.

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  4. I would like to enter as well. Thanks for hosting the contest!

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  5. A friend of mine raves about this; I've wanted to read it ever since she told me about it.
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  6. Please enter me also Amy!!

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  9. It sounds so intriguing but I know I won't win since I just won but I'll enter anyway...
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  10. What a great premise - I want to read this! Thanks as always -

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  11. This book is on top of my Wish List for this year. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  13. Please count me in. I almost bought this book the other day. It looks so good. But I promised myself not to buy any more books until I read all the ones on my TBR pile. Thanks for the chance to win this.

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  23. 3 thumbs up! Drat! I only have 2:)
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  24. O please o please o please! I just read the books in The Looking Glass Wars trilogy and then read the two original Lewis Carrol stories. So I NEED to read this one! I know it's random so I'll stop begging :)

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  30. Oh, Amy, please randomly pick my number!!! hahaha

    I really want to read this book, can you tell?

    Thanks for the terrific giveaway!

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  31. I would love to win this book!
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  32. Wow! Interesting book!

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  33. Wow Amy so many great books this month...I've posted about them all today and have linked them on my sidebar as well...cool beans:}
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  43. This sounds like a touching story of a woman of strength who lives a rich life. I didn't realize the story of Alice in Wonderland was patterned after a real person. Will be interesting to see how this effected her life.
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  53. I'm hearing such raves for this book! Would love to read it!

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  55. Hi...I'm a new follower and delighted to find your blog. I love historical fiction and would love to be entered in your giveaway for this book. Thank you!

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  63. This book sounds fabulous. I am very much intrigued and would love to read it.
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  64. This book sounds totally awesome.

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  65. Oh please enter me I really want to read this book I love alice in wonder land. shes just a great character.
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  66. This sounds like a really good book. I love the character of Alice and all the different interpretations. juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  67. This sounds wonderful. I recently saw a film about Alice. Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  68. I would love to win this book. My book club is reading Alice in Wonderland this month.

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  70. This sounds like a great book and I'd love a chance to win it.
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  71. This sounds like a great book - and the timing with the Alice movie w/Johnny Depp is excellent as well!

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  72. I didn't realize until I had read another review that Alice was based on a real girl. I would love to read this book.
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  78. I love everything to do with Alice in Wonderland. The Disney version was a favorite when I was a child...still is, actually!

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  81. I'd love to win; this book is very high on my wishlist.

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  82. I've always been crazy about Wonderland. There isn't any book I've read quite so many times besides it. I'd love a chance to read this!

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  87. This book is on my TBR/wishlist. Would love to win it! Will read it, regardless. Thank you.



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  88. since you gave it such a great review, you better enter me!

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  89. Oh no! I can't remember if I requested to be entered or not.

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  90. This is a must have at the top of my wishlist. Please enter me and Thank You.
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  91. I'm thrilled the reviews are so positive, because it sounded like such a great premise. Put my name in please. I would love to read it.

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  92. Oops! Forgot to post my email with my last comment!

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  93. please enter me, milady1066@yahoo.com.
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  94. If it's still OK to enter the drawing, I'd love to win this one. Thanks so much!

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  99. Absolutely love this!!

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