Follower Appreciation Giveaway: The Loves of Charles II by Jean Plaidy

Hello all of my fabulous followers!  Welcome to the first Follower Appreciation Giveaway!!  I have some of the most amazing followers and I wanted to find a way to show you my appreciation and what better way to do than with a free book!

For those of you who don't know, Passages to the Past has an Amazon store and whenever a book is purchased through one of the links on PTTP, I get a percentage which I will be using towards giveaways. 

The first book up for grabs is The Loves of Charles II by Jean Plaidy!  This was my first Jean Plaidy read and the book where my love of Charles II and his infamous mistresses was born and I think it's one every lover of historical fiction should read!

SYNOPSIS

From princesses to country girls to actresses…the loves of Charles II come to life.

Ten years after Charles I was deposed and executed, his son, Charles II, regains the throne after many years in exile. Charles is determined not only to restore the monarchy but also to revive a society that has suffered under many years of Puritan rule, when everything from theater to Christmas festivals was illegal. As king, Charles II throws himself into the gaiety of court life, becoming a patron of the arts and a consummate lover of women. He first secures a strong dynastic alliance by marrying Catherine of Braganza, a shy, plain Portuguese princess who falls in love with her handsome husband and brings him great wealth, but can never give him the son he longs for. For many years, his “untitled queen” is a bold and sensual older woman—Barbara, Countess of Castlemaine—whose husband is routinely paid to look the other way. But when the politically ambitious Lady Castlemaine becomes too powerful, she is replaced by Louise de K√©roualle, a baby-faced French noblewoman who may have been sent to Charles’s court as a spy. His other great love, and Louise’s rival, is Nell Gwyn, a stage actress who rises from the streets of London to become the king’s favorite and a hero of the working class.

Court intrigue and affairs of the heart weave together in this unforgettable page-turner.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:

- To enter, please leave a comment below and include your email address.
- Giveaway is open to US and Canada entries ONLY.
- For +1 additional entry each, please help spread the word by blogging, posting on sidebar, tweeting or posting on Facebook.  You can use the SHARE buttons below and please include the info in the comment section below.
- Giveaway ends on February 9th.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

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71 comments:

  1. Such a sweet giveaway, Amy! In both thought and content :) Of course, I hope you know how much you are appreciated in return!!!

    I would love to be entered for a chance to win... I have been wanting to read this particular novel for a while.

    muse_in_the_fog@hotmail.com

    Thank you!

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  2. Ooh, I completely forgot to mention I added it to my sidebar! Sorry =o)

    http://muse-in-the-fog.blogspot.com/

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  3. This sounds like a wonderful read! I really enjoy your blog and appreciate all that you put into it!

    Thank you for the entry!

    Wendy
    wendysfictionaddiction at gmail dot com

    Tweeted! @FctionAddiction

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  4. what a great chance to win this book. Thanks

    rosepedal60@gmail.com

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  5. awesome giveaway!!! I'm trying to get the Plaidy books. They're hard to find here in Canada.

    Thanks for the giveaway. I retweeted your tweet (via @sensitivemuse)

    sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

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  6. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!!!

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

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  7. I haven't read this one but found a copy of another one at a resale store the other day for 25 cents!!! and it is an old printing YEAH~Bren

    wiebers1989 at bellsouth dot net

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  8. I would love to read this. Thanks.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. This book looks like a great read!!
    I will definitely post this to twitter!

    kimbers10[at]yahoo.com

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  10. What a nice and thoughtful way to start off the year, what a wonderful gesture!

    DaSwee94(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. No need to enter me, Amy, as I already have (and enjoyed) this novel. Just wanted to say that I'm a long time follower, and I appreciate that you appreciate ME! Thanks for your great blog! :)

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  12. You are awesome. You have the best giveaways! Thank you!

    Amanda
    libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

    Tweeting at vegasbookgirl
    Facebook sharing too

    Thanks!

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  13. Ooo, I'd love to win this! I tweeted about it as @Sheltiemama, too.

    cruzed at knoxnews dot com

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  14. This would be my first Plaidy too. Thank you for including me in the giveaway.

    tiredwkids at live dot com

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  15. Aw, Amy, you're so sweet! I definitely have a goal of eventually reading all of Plaidy's books...she was such a machine, she has so many!

    My email is amberr610[at]gmail[dot]com and I tweeted! http://twitter.com/aLmYbNeNr/statuses/31191257216712704

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  16. This book sounds like an intesting read.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam
    pk4290(at)comcast(dotnet

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  17. You are so sweet! Thanks so much for such an awesome giveaway, and know that we love you, too!

    I would love to add this book to my growing Charles II collection!

    Thanks!
    tiger_fan_1997 AT yahoo DOT com

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  18. Jean Plaidy always gives us a book with excellent detail and interestingly written characters. Charles II is a most interesting historical figure. I have wanted to find out more about him for some time. For someone not raised in Britain, it is often difficult to keep the monarchs and their reigns straight. I'd love to read this book.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

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  19. I shared it on Facebook as Patricia Barraclough.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

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  20. I tweeted this giveaway at 2:08 AM Jan. 29 as pbbearclaw.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

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  21. So sweet of you!Thank you for the opportunity!

    janine@landailyn.com

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  22. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I have found so many great books from your reviews.

    Jules
    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

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  23. I would love to read it, it sounds really good.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  24. Thanks for all of your time and effort that you put into your blog. It is a great resource about historical fiction. Everytime I visit, I always find more books to add to my wishlist! I would love to read this Plaidy. I have not read the Stuart saga yet.

    tmrtini at gmail dot com

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  25. I love reading about history. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  26. This looks great; my TBR pile is too large though, so I will not enter the giveaway, thanks!

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  27. Thanks for the generous giveaway. I appreciate it!

    brnterri at gmail dot com

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  28. You are a complete sweetheart! I want to give others a chance to win, since I won books from you recently :)
    XOXO

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  29. I would love to be entered! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

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  30. What a great giveaway! I haven't read this one but I love the author.

    I am a long time follower.

    I tweeted:

    Carolee888 is my Twitter name.
    http://www.passagestothepast.com/2011/01/follower-appreciation-giveaway-loves-of.html? Giveaway of 'The loves of Charles II'
    less than 10 seconds ago via web

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  31. Looks great, I'd love to enter!

    chelseadinsmore(at)gmail(dot)com

    and I tweeted about it at Doh_Rae_Me

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  32. Why youa re so sweet my dear! Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    jennygirl73[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. Following you is a pleasure - I find some of the greatest books here.

    As for the Plaidy..want want want! I adore Plaidy :)

    martinack_75 AT hotmail DOT com

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  34. Sounds so good!!

    kfehnel at gmail dot com

    +1 http://twitter.com/#!/BooksALoveStory

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  35. I love Jean Plaidy and I love your website
    bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. What a great idea! This sounds like a great book as well so I would to win it :).
    Candc320@gmail.com

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  37. Thank you for the giveaway! I enjoy your website a lot. I've not read this book but it looks great.
    marcie.turner@yahoo.com

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  38. Great giveaway! This book sounds great! I recently read a review of a book that was about Nell, and it sounded good also!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  39. Looks like an interesting read! THANKS for the giveaway.



    taffy(dot)lovell@gmail.com

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  40. Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

    +1 tweeted here:

    http://twitter.com/in_the_hammock/status/31547234067681280

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  41. Amy, I love your site. Not only do I find great book recommendations, but your layout is lovely to look at. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

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  42. What a great choice for your giveaway. I've lots of novels in which Charles II plays a role, but never a book actually about HIM. Thanks for the opportunity.
    lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I've heard lots of good things about this author, but I've yet to read any of her work. Maybe this will be my first.

    justpeachy36@yahoo.com

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  44. I love your blog! We appreciate you!

    Please enter me in the giveaway!

    allisonmharper@hotmail.com

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  45. I would love to have a chance at this book Amy. Thanks!

    gorterr77@hotmail.com

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  46. I would love to learn more abour Charles II

    clenna at aol dot com

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  47. I would love to win this. Thank you
    I shared it on:
    facebook
    twitter
    google buzzzzzzzzz
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

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  48. You always host the best givewaways, this book sounds very good.

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  49. I would love to read this book. I love Jean Plaidy books!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I am so glad I found this website! It gives me so many ideas of books I want to read. I'd love to win a copy of a Jean Plaidy book. I've never read her.

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  51. Thanks for such a great giveaway Amy! I'd definitely love to win this one.

    jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

    I also tweeted about your giveaway:
    http://twitter.com/#!/crazylilcuban/status/32017582500347904

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  52. I've read Jean Plaidy and enjoyed her book. Please enter me for this one! mljcwsu at yahoo dot com

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  53. Thanks for this great giveaway!
    I love Jean's books and Victoria's, too!
    Please enter me:)
    Charlotte Kay
    charsaltz at yahoo dot com

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway!
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. so enjoy your blog! Count me in please
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. I haven't read too many Plaidy novels yet so I'd love a chance to win this one!

    bj19662001@yahoo.ca

    Thanks Amy!

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  57. What an intriguing time in history with lots of plots! I would so love to read this book and am crossing my fingers in hopes of being a winner.

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  58. I'd love to read this! It sounds really good! Thank you for the giveaway!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  59. tweet
    http://twitter.com/CarolAnnM/status/33634757208178688
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  60. Laina1312@gmail.com

    +1 http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-5th-2011.html

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  61. How sweet of you to share your proceeds with your followers...this is the best of the best for giveaways. I feel bad that I've never read Jean Plaidy before and I really need to get my act together and catch up with the rest of the historical reading world. I do love the tours that Jean has on her site and would love to do one of them someday...a girl can dream....right? I thought that I had already left a comment on this post but didn't see one so I'm leaving one now ;) I'm off to add it to my sidebar and spread some blog love. Thanks Amy!

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  62. I've tweeted the giveaway and shared it on facebook...luv those buttons ;P
    Roberta
    rlphilbr13@aol.com

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  63. Have added this giveaway link on my sidebar...yeah ;)
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

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  64. Hey I am a loyal follower! Pls enter me.
    Marci
    Radtek71@gmail.com

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  65. Jean Plaidy is the first author of historical fiction that I read & she hooked me for life!
    Thanks for the giveaway~
    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

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  66. Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds like a VERY interesting read. Count me in!

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  67. Tweeted giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/MamaHendo3/status/35185948849344512

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  68. Posted giveaway on FB: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=187071851323116&id=1336711064

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  69. Fantastic contest! Please enter me.
    Laura
    laura.leahj@ gmail dot com

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  70. Plaidy! One of my alltime favorites!aprilannbloom@yahoo.com

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  71. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mary_reiss@hotmail.com

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