Win a copy of THE WHITE PEARL by Kate Furnivall!

Hello to all of you lovely readers!  Have I got an exciting new giveaway for you!  Thanks to Berkley Trade Publishing, Passages to the Past has one copy of the newest novel from Kate Furnivall, THE WHITE PEARL, up for grabs! 

Being a huge fan of Ms Furnivall, I jumped at the chance to review THE WHITE PEARL, and I am LOVING it!  It is just as good as I had hoped!


Publication Date:  March 6, 2012 | Berkley Trade | 448p


National bestselling author of The Russian Concubine, Kate Furnivall spins a tale of war, desperation, and the discovery of love off the coast of Malaya.

Malaya, 1941. Connie Thornton plays her role as a dutiful wife and mother without complaint. She is among the fortunate after all-the British rubber plantation owners reaping the benefits of the colonial life. But Connie feels as though she is oppressed, crippled by boredom, sweltering heat, a loveless marriage. . .

Then, in December, the Japanese invade. Connie and her family flee, sailing south on their yacht toward Singapore, where the British are certain to stand firm against the Japanese. En route, in the company of friends, they learn that Singapore is already under siege. Tensions mount, tempers flare, and the yacht's inhabitants are driven by fear.

Increasingly desperate and short of food, they are taken over by a pirate craft and its Malayan crew making their perilous way from island to island. When a fighter plane crashes into the sea, they rescue its Japanese pilot. For Connie, that's when everything changes. In the suffocating confines of the boat with her life upended, Connie discovers a new kind of freedom and a new, dangerous, exhilarating love.

For more information on Kate Furnivall and her novels, please visit her 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 to US and Canada ONLY.
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- +1 additional entry each, please help spread the word by blogging, posting on sidebar, tweeting or posting this giveaway on Facebook or Google+.  You can use the SHARE buttons below.
- Giveaway ends on March 19th.

Good luck to you all!


  1. What a great giveaway! Please enter me!
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  2. There are just SO many good books to read and so little time. *sigh*

    +5 additional entries become a follower of Passages to the Past. You know I am a loyal follower.

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  3. This looks fantastic! Please enter me, as well.

  4. I haven't read anything by this author yet but I have heard her books are really good. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +5. GFC follower (Colleen Turner).
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    Thanks Amy!

  5. Oooohh! This one looks FABULOUS! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. Book sounds great, and what a beautiful cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

    +5 longtime follower

  7. What a wonderful giveaway. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Having previously traveled in this part of the world I know I would find the historical perspective very interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.
    - +5 additional entries for already being a follower of Passages to the Past, by email.
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    Thanks again!

  9. i would love to read a new HF author - especially one whom you have raved so much about!

    thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    +5 Follower

  10. Sounds fantastic, Amy!!


  11. Please enter me! I love the cover and it sounds so interesting, thanks!

    libraryofmyown at gmail dot com

    I follow your blog, your Facebook page, your Twitter feed, and I posted this on Facebook and on Twitter.


  12. This books sounds so exciting, I would really love to read it. I love historial fiction and don't know anything about the Japanese invasion of that place and what it was like to live through it.

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  13. Can't wait to read this.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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  14. Kate Furnivale is one of my favorite authors. I've read everything she has written so far.

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  15. This looks absolutely fascinating. Added it to my TBR and WL.


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  18. Once again you have the "bestest" giveaway. My Dad was stuck in southeast Asia at the outbreak of WW2 as a child. Luckily he and my grandparents escaped the Japanese so when I read about this book I was very interested in it. I wonder how much this story matches what my father's situation. Of course he didn't face pirates...
    Please enter me. Thanks.


  19. I would love to read this book. The setting and time period appeals to me. I hope you're enjoying it!

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  20. Beautiful cover on this one! It's a book I'm dying to read, and one I just heard about. Hope I win a copy from Passages! Kate Furnivall is a wonderful writer.

    PS: I follow you in all the following ways! :]

  21. Rena,

    I loved The Russian Concubine and Jewel of St. Petersburg. Please count me in.

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  22. ooooo - I love all her books! Please put me in for this contest!!
    Thanks so much!

    +5 long time follower
    +3 follower on facebook

  23. I haven't read any of her novels but this one seems like a good place to start. I'm a follower.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

  24. I have not read one of her novels yet, but they are all on my TBR list. Would love to start with this one.

    I follow Passages to the Past by email and GFC.

    I follow on facebook and twitter (@makeminemartini)

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  25. thank you for this giveaway!!! hope to win it!!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  26. I'd love to win a copy, and I'm a follower

  27. Please enter me - this sounds like a great read! Thanks,
    Jo Ann (at) rebelpuritan (dot) com

  28. This sounds like a good historical read. Thanks for the giveaay

  29. I'm a follower- thanks for the giveaway!


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  31. I'm so excited to get my hands on this book!
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  32. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance. =O)

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