Giveaway: Impatient with Desire by Gabrielle Burton

Thanks to the generosity of author Gabrielle Burton, I have 1 hardcover copy of her novel, Impatient with Desire, up for grabs!  Thank you Gabrielle!


Giveaway 411:

Open to US and International entries
Only one entry per person
Ends on April 14th

SYNOPSIS:  In the spring of 1846, Tamsen Donner, her husband, George, their five daughters, and eighty other pioneers headed to California on the California-Oregon Trail in eager anticipation of new lives out West. Everything that could go wrong did, and an American legend was born.

The Donner Party. We think we know their story--pioneers trapped in the mountains performing an unspeakable act to survive--but we know only that one harrowing part of it. Impatient with Desire brings us answers to the unanswerable question: What really happened in the four months the Donners were trapped in the mountains? And it brings to stunning life a woman--and a love story--behind the myth.

Tamsen Eustis Donner, born in 1801, taught school, wrote poetry, painted, botanized, and was fluent in French. At twenty-three, she sailed alone from Massachusetts to North Carolina when respectable women didn't travel alone. Years after losing her first husband, Tully, she married again for love, this time to George Donner, a prosperous farmer, and in 1846, they set out for California with their five youngest children. Unlike many women who embarked reluctantly on the Oregon Trail, Tamsen was eager to go. Later, trapped in the mountains by early snows, she had plenty of time to contemplate the wisdom of her decision and the cost of her wanderlust.

Historians have long known that Tamsen kept a journal, though it was never found. In Impatient with Desire, Burton draws on years of historical research to vividly imagine this lost journal--and paints a picture of a remarkable heroine in an extraordinary situation. Tamsen's unforgettable journey takes us from the cornfields of Illinois to the dusty Oregon Trail to the freezing Sierra Nevada Mountains, where she was forced to confront an impossible choice.

Impatient with Desire is a passionate, heart-wrenching story of courage, hope, and love in hardship, all told at a breathless pace. Intimate in tone and epic in scope, Impatient with Desire is absolutely hypnotic.

GOOD LUCK!

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42 comments:

  1. This book sounds really good! Please enter me.
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  2. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Wow, I never knew all that about Tamsen Donner. Very interesting. I love historical fiction, especially the kind where a woman is the protagonist. Would love to win this.

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  4. Woot! I'm entering

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  5. Sounds interesting, count me in!

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  6. I have read wonderful reviews about this book.

    Please enter me to win.

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  7. Thank you for the giveaway! Please enter me. =)

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  8. I am so excited about this book! I am thrilled that you will be hosting this great giveaway, and I'd love to be entered!

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  9. What a great sounding book. I'd love to win it.

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  10. Sounds really interesting! Please enter me in the contest! Thanks!

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  11. I came across the post in my Google Reader and read the post name as "Impotent with Desire".

    I though to myself,"that is a weird title".

    Well it is 11:15 pm here at the moment and I should be asleep. Either thats the reason or I was having a Freudian episode !

    Nayway I would love to have a copy of the book. Tried on another blog but didn't get lucky.

    YAWN - Thanks

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  12. Ooh, lovely giveaway. Please enter me! THanks.

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  15. Please count me in, thanks!
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  18. Please enter me for this one. It sounds like a fascinating read.

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  19. Would love to be entered!

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  20. I've always heard about the Donner Party, and the tragedy, but never read anything. I'd love to know more about this historical event. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. Ooohhh, sounds interesting! Thanks!

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  22. Happy April Amy! My time sure does fly...so much to read and so little time :D I've posted the links to your April giveaways on my sidebar...have to share the love! Hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family this weekend, fondly, Roberta
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  23. This sounds like a fascinating book. When we lived in Wyoming my children were able to walk on (in the ruts) of the Oregon Trail. Please enter me.
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  24. Put my name in the hat!

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  25. I'd love to enter for this one Amy. Thanks!

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  26. I having been wanting to read more about American history. This sounds good.
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  27. Sounds like a great read. Please enter me.

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  28. Many thanks for the giveaway. Kindly enter me :)

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  30. Sounds great! Please count me in. Thank you!

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  31. Please enter me in this giveaway. Being an Aussie I hadn't heard of this story but it sounds fascinating. Thanks for the chance.
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  32. this sounds really good, please enter me, thanks :)
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  34. Beautiful cover, too. Please enter me.

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  35. I would love to have this...thank you.--Julie

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  36. Sign me up--sounds fascinating!
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  37. Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  38. this book sounds great! thanks for the chance to read it :)

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