1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop, hosted by Passages to the Past!


Welcome to the 1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop, hosted by Passages to the Past!

What better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving away Historical Fiction goodness?!  

The Historical Holiday Blog Hop will run from December 10 - 17 and in addition to the grand prizes listed below, there are over 30 blogs that will be running their own amazing giveaways, so be sure to see the linky list at the bottom of this post to see who is participating!  

I would like to thank the authors (and one publisher) who so graciously and generously contributed a book (or four) to the grand prizes.  I can't tell you how appreciative I am for the fantastic response to the blog hop - you are all so amazing!

Follow the hop on Twitter: #HistoricalHolidayBlogHop

Here are the prizes that are up for grabs on Passages to the Past.  Good luck to all who enter!

Grand Prizes (Open to US only)

$25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card (sponsored by Amy)

Prize Package #1 

The Sumerton Women by D.L. Bogdan (PB) 
The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick (PB w/Signed Bookplate) 
What You Long For by Anne Clinard Barnhill (PB) 
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig (Signed PB) 
Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell (PB) 
Selene of Alexandria by Faith L. Justice (eBook, author will send) 
A Dance of Manners: A Regency Anthology by Susan Flanders, Kristi Ahlers, Gerri Bowen, Cynthia Breeding and Erin E.M. Hatton (PB) 
By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan (PB) 
The King's Daughter by Barbara Kyle (PB) 
The Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell (PB) 
Four Sisters, All Queens by Sherry Jones (PB) 
The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh (ARC, sponsored by Penguin Publishing) 
The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry (PB) 
I, Jane by Diane Haeger (PB)
Cascade by Maryanne O'Hara (Signed HC) 
Illuminations by Mary Sharratt (HC) 
The King's Agent by Donna Russo Morin (Signed PB)
The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen (Audiobook)  

Prize Package #2 

The Master of Verona by David Blixt (HC) 
The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick (PB w/Signed Bookplate) 
At the Mercy of the Queen by Anne Clinard Barnhill (PB) 
The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith (Signed PB) 
Oleanna by Julie K. Rose (PB) 
The Sumerton Women by D.L. Bogdan (PB)
Rebel Puritan by JoAnn Butler (Signed PB) 
The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen (Audiobook) 
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchahan (ARC, sponsored by Penguin Publishing) 
The King's Concubine by Anne O'Brien (PB) 
The September Queen by Gillian Bagwell (PB) 
The Secret Keeper by Sandra Byrd (PB w/Tower of London Tea Sachets) 
Selene of Alexandria by Faith L. Justice (PB) 
The Virgin Queen's Daughter by Ella March Chase (PB) 
The Sign of the Weeping Virgin by Alana White (HC) 
The Queen's Mistake by Diane Haeger (PB) 
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig (Signed HC) 
The Secret of the Glass by Donna Russo Morin (Signed PB)

Prize Package #3 

The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose (HC) 
Sea Witch by Helen Hollick (PB w/Signed Bookplate) 
The Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland (Signed PB) 
Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell (Audiobook) 
Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth (PB) 
A Thing Done by Tinney S. Heath (PB) 
The Sumerton Women by D.L. Bogdan (PB) 
By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan (PB) 
Royal Romances by Leslie Carroll (PB) 
The Rose of York: Love & War (Book 1, War of the Roses trilogy) by Sandra Worth (PB) 
The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman (Signed PB) 
Above All Things by Tanis Rideout (ARC, sponsored by Penguin Publishing) 
Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri (ARC, sponsored by Penguin Publishing) 
Three Maids for a Crown by Ella March Chase (PB) 
The Queen's Rival by Diane Haeger (PB) 
The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau (Signed PB) 
The Courtier's Secret by Donna Russo Morin (Signed PB)

Prize Package #4 

A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick (PB, US Edition) 
Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell (PB) 
The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner (PB, UK Edition) 
The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell (PB) 
The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift (PB, UK Edition) 
Before Versailles by Karleen Koen (PB) 
The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton (PB w/Theodora Bookmark)
The Forgotten Queen by D.L. Bogdan (ARC)
The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot (PB) 
Movement of Stars by Amy Brill (ARC, sponsored by Penguin Publishing) 
Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn (PB)
Second Lisa by Veronica Knox (eBook) 
To Serve a King by Donna Russo Morin (Signed PB)
Into the Path of Gods (Book 1, Macsen's Treasure Series) by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (PB) 
In the Shadow of Dragons (Book 2, Macsen's Treasure Series) by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (PB) 
The Anvil Stone (Book 3, Macsen's Treasure Series) by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (HC) 
A Land Beyond Ravens (Book 4, Macsen's Treasure Series) by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (HC)

Giveaway Sponsors (Alpha by First Name | Click on name to visit their website) 

Alana White
Anne Clinard Barnhill 
Anne Easter Smith 
Anne O'Brien 
Barbara Kyle
C.W. Gortner 
Cathy Marie Buchanan 
D.L. Bogdan 
David Blixt
Deborah Swift
Diane Haeger
Donna Russo Morin 
Ella March Chase 
Ellen Marie Wiseman 
Elizabeth Chadwick
Faith L. Justice
Gillian Bagwell 
Helen Hollick 
Jo Ann Butler 
Julie K. Rose 
Karleen Koen 
Kate Quinn 
Kathleen Cunningham Guler
Lauren Willig
Leslie Carroll 
Mary Sharratt 
Maryanne O'Hara 
Mitchell James Kaplan 
MJ Rose 
Nancy Bilyeau 
Penguin Publishing 
Rebecca Rasmussen
Robin Maxwell
Sandra Byrd 
Sandra Gulland 
Sandra Worth 
Sherry Jones 
Sophie Perinot 
Stephanie Cowell 
Stephanie Thornton 
Susan Coventry
Susan Mianulli 
Tinney S. Heath
Veronica Knox

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For blogs that are particpating in the blog hop:  Please make sure to enter the URL to your giveaway in the linky list.  You will also need to enter in the geographic restrictions for your giveaway (ex. US, US/CAN or INT) after your blog name.  If you forgot, just leave a comment here or email me at passagestothepast@gmail.com and I will add it for you.

Click HERE to see the guidelines/rules.

Here are the blogs that are participating in the blog hop - make sure you check out their giveaways!  


  1. The grand prizes are amazing! Thanks for hosting this event, Amy. :)

  2. This looks like such fun! Wish my blog was up already so I could have hopped in!

  3. Who could possibly resist such great prizes and historical fiction blog hops? I'm in!

  4. AMAZING!! You're the best -- thanks to all the wonderful authors who offered their books -- awesome!

  5. This is a wonderful blog hop! I absolutely LOVE Historical Romances. The prizes are fantastic!

    Thank you :)
    Julie K

  6. You rock Amy! This is the best blog hop I have seen yet! Thanks for doing it :).

  7. What an exciting hop. It's so great to see so many HF fans and so many awesome books!

  8. congrats on such a huge hop, lots of fun =)

  9. Amy, you had a wonderful idea, and thanks to all the authors who contributed. Happy Holidays to all of you!

  10. Wow...some very interesting packages...thank you Amy .
    Happy Holidays!!

  11. I'm simply amazed at all the great books up for grabs. What a wonderful bunch of authors and what a wonderful YOU for hosting this! Thank you so much for the chance. :)

  12. Great giveaway thank you! Happy holidays!

  13. Nice packages. Happy Holidays!

  14. Wow! I had to wipe the drool off when I saw the prize packs.

    Thanks for organizing the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

  15. I too can't stop drooling -- thanks for hosting this hop and to the authors for ponying up such amazing prizes!

  16. Incredible list of books in these packages. Definitely going to make someone merry this Christmas!

  17. Wow! Wow! Wow!
    And did I say:
    There is really an amazing amount of wonderful stuff here.
    This must have taken a ton of time and energy on your part.
    Thanks so much for hosting.
    This is my first blog hop experience -- you're setting the bar high! :) -Beth :)

  18. Thanks for this giveaway, crossing my fingers I get one of the prizes!

  19. Wow, all such fabulous prizes! Thank you for the chance to win!


  20. Beautiful giveaway!! SO hopng that I am picked for some of the marvelous prizes.

    Thank you for getting this all together an the wonderful books offered.

    Merry CHRISTMAS!!

  21. Looks wonderful all of it...thanks for the chance to win.
    Marilyn (ewatvess@yahoo.com) U.S.

  22. Talk about a Christmas wish list!!! (That's what the prize listings look like to me)


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