Win a signed copy of The Tudor Throne by Brandy Purdy or Mary & Elizabeth by Emily Purdy!

Thanks to the graciousness of author Brandy Purdy (or as she is known in the UK, Emily Purdy), Passages to the Past has one signed copy of The Tudor Throne (US edition) and one signed copy of Mary & Elizabeth (UK edition) available to give away!  The only difference between the two editions are the title and cover art.

ABOUT THE TUDOR THRONE (US EDITION)

SYNOPSIS

Bound by blood, torn by devotion...

In the wake of King Henry VIII's death, England's throne is left in a precarious state-as is the peculiar relationship between his two daughters. Mary, the elder, once treasured, had been declared a bastard in favor of her flame-haired half-sister, Elizabeth, born of the doomed Anne Boleyn. Yet the bond between the sisters was palpable from the start. Now reinstated, Mary eventually assumes her place as queen. But as Mary's religious zeal evolves into a reign of terror, young Elizabeth gains the people's favor. Gripped by a tormenting paranoia, Mary is soon convinced that her beloved Elizabeth is in fact her worst enemy. And the virginal Elizabeth, whose true love is her country, must defy her tyrannical sister to make way for a new era...

A brilliant portrait of the rule of "Bloody Mary" and her intricate relationship with Elizabeth I, the adored "Virgin Queen," here is a riveting tale of one family's sordid and extraordinary chapter in the pages of history.

ABOUT MARY & ELIZABETH (UK EDITION) 

SYNOPSIS

Two Sisters, United by Blood, divided by the Crown. 

They shared childhood memories and one grand ambition. Mary was England's precious jewel, the surviving child of the tumultuous relationship between Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. However, when Henry fell passionately in love with the dark-eyed Anne Boleyn, he cast his wife and daughter aside. 

Henry and Anne's union divides the country, and with the birth of Elizabeth, Mary becomes a pariah, stripped of all royal privileges. Yet, there is something enchanting about Elizabeth, and Mary soon grows to love her like a sister. 

But every rose has its thorn, and following Anne Boleyn's execution, a rift begins to grow between the sisters. Mary assumes her place as queen, her reign of terror turning the people's love to hate. Elizabeth, whose true love is her country, must defy her tyrannical sister to make way for a new era... 

Mary and Elizabeth is a rip-roaring story of a love, power, and rivalry that will delight fans of The Tudors.

For more information, please visit Brandy Purdy's WEBSITE.


GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

- To enter, please leave a comment below and include your email address (only comments with email addresses will be entered in the giveaway).
- Giveaway is open to US ONLY.
- For +5 additional entries become a follower of Passages to the Past. If you are already a follower you will automatically receive the bonus entries. 
- For +3 additional entries join the Passages to the Past FB Page.
- For +1 additional entry each, please help spread the word by blogging, posting on sidebar, tweeting or posting this giveaway on Facebook.  You can use the SHARE buttons below.
- Giveaway ends on September 16th.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
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44 comments:

  1. I loved this book. I had never read a book that explored the sisters' relationship.

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  2. I would love to have these! More to add to my Elizabeth collection.

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  3. Hi Amy! I would love to be entered in the giveaway!

    I'm already a follower.
    I'm already a member of the facebook page.
    I tweeted.
    I posted on facebook.

    Thank so much! :)
    Beth
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  4. The Tudor Reign is my favorite period in history-- i love to read about the strong ladies who became Queens
    audie@wickerness.com

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  5. Sign me up! I've had my eye on this one for a while.

    Thanks!
    Amy
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  6. Here's my comment! Thanks for having the drawing.

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  7. What a great giveaway! This book looks fantastic!


    Robin D
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  8. I've read several novels set in the Tudor era, but not one that explores the relationship between these two sisters. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I'm already a Google follower.

    lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I adore anything to do with the Tudor. .. Would be delighted to read this book.

    Lougrahamii(@)hotmail (dot) com

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  10. I would love to read it. It sounds like it will be really good.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  11. I'm a follower and a fan on FB- thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

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  12. I'm already a follower.
    I'm already a member of the facebook page.
    I tweeted.
    I would love to read about Brandy Purdys version of Elizabeth and Mary.I have great sympathy for them both.

    annfesATyahooDOTcom

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  13. This sounds so good, and I just love signed editions!!!! Either way I will be reading this book but it would be awesome to have a signed copy. I have always thought that the relationship between Mary and Elizabeth was so sad as they could really have used each others support but ended up being pitted against each other as rivals in so many ways. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +5. I am a GFC follower (Colleen Turner).
    +3. I am a Facebook folloer (Colleen Turner).
    +1. I shared on Facebook and GoogleBuzz.

    Thanks!
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  14. Two of my favorite women in the time of the Tudors. Such different women but of them were very strong. I love the synopsis and would love to win and read it! Thanks you the giveaway.
    Connie Fischer
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    +1 - Will post on FB

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  15. I am a follower. :)

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. Looks like a great read. I am getting ready to move to the UK too, so its particularity interesting to me
    I follow on FB, google reader, email and gfc
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  18. +1 I love reading about Tudor era.
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  19. I'd love a copy! acbarnhill@yahoo.com
    I'm already those othere things! AT least I think I am--as far as i can figure--techno-challenged :)I can't figure out how to do any but anonymous but this is Anne Barnhill!

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  20. I would love a copy of this book it looks really good.
    I am new to this site and am loving all of the wonderful recommendations that I am getting from it.
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    thanks,

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  21. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  22. I would love to win this!

    +5 Follower of PTTP
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    Thanks!
    Emilee

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  24. i would love to enter! this is a story i haven't read about before. thanks!

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  25. This sounds like such an interesting book!

    I also follow this blog on Google.

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  26. Great giveaway! I love the Tutors
    +5 for being a follower
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  27. Would love to read this one.

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    I'm a follower

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  28. I have been wanting to read this for a while!

    I am a GFC follower and a member of the facebook page.

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  29. I've always wondered about the relationship between the sisters especially with the age difference, the loss of their mothers, etc. I would love to win this one!

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  30. looks fascinating

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  31. I would love to be entered. I follow! +5
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  32. so luving the uk cover !!
    blstef1 at mts dot net
    many thanks for this generosity =)
    sounds like a FaB read ~

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  33. sorry i've missed the em w/ my comment blstef1 at mts dot net
    as a gfc fllwr

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    I'd love to read this! Good review -
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  35. Sounds like a very interesting book. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  36. I would love to win the Tudor Book. I am fascinated with this period in history and even doing some research.
    Please sign me up.
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  37. I love this kind of books!
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  38. Anything about Elizabeth...just can't get enough! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Old GFC follower
    member of your FB page-Michelle Stockard Miller

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  39. Wow...happy to be back in the blogging world! Went home to NH to visit with my mum for a week with NO internet...lol Would love to read either one of these books. Thanks for the giveaway, fondly, Roberta
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  40. Yes I'm a follower +5
    Also PtoP Facebook fan +3
    Shared on facebook +1
    Shared on twitter +1
    Posted to my blog sidebar +1

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    Roberta
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  41. I never get tired of reading about the Tudors...this looks great!
    +5 GFC follower: Michele
    +3 Facebook follower: Michele Caldwell Lawrence
    +1 tweeted: https://twitter.com/rlawrence110/status/114532822638800896
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  42. I would love to read this! I'm an old gfc follower.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  43. I live the Tudors kristin@moundsok.com

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