Monday, January 21, 2019

Celebrating 8 years Stuck In Books, Day 21 Giveaway




Hard to believe it's been 8 years

STUCK IN BOOKS!

And we celebrate around here with Giveaways!

Day 21

Two Historical books



Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale: across hot, windswept sands teeming with creatures of fire, and rivers where the mythical marid sleep; past ruins of once-magnificent human metropolises, and mountains where the circling hawks are not what they seem, lies Daevabad, the legendary city of brass, a city to which Nahri is irrevocably bound.

In that city, behind gilded brass walls laced with enchantments, behind the six gates of the six djinn tribes, old resentments are simmering. And when Nahri decides to enter this world, she learns that true power is fierce and brutal. That magic cannot shield her from the dangerous web of court politics. That even the cleverest of schemes can have deadly consequences.

After all, there is a reason they say be careful what you wish for...





From the bestselling author of The Tuscan Child comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman’s love and sacrifice during the First World War.

As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage.

When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a “land girl,” tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It’s here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily’s lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified—and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow.

As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster, but may open a path to her destiny.





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30 comments:

  1. I love any kind of historical fiction. These sound like great reads. Thanks for the chance.

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  2. I occasionally read historical books.

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  3. "Do you read historical books?" Yes, I do read historical books!

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  4. Yes! I love them, currently reading The Alice Network by Kate Quinn and it's sooo good! Thank you

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  5. Congratulations on 8 years! I really enjoy reading historical fiction, I like learning about the past and I always learn something new.

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  6. I read a lot of historical books -- mostly fiction.

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  7. No I don't read historical books. They remind me too much of being in school, lol

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  8. I love historical books! They are always interesting!

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  9. Renee Collins (google account)January 21, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Yes! yes! Yes! My love of physical books go back to the day I was five years old and got my own library card. The library was a place of wonder. You could learn about anything, and read....who cares that in the 50s to 70s, one was supposed to be quiet in a library. I could have lived forever among those books and admittedly hoped I would get locked in overnight and just read forever. Now I admittedly have both ebooks and physical books. I faced the realities of the day...that ebook and libraries are the most affordable ways to acquire books. Physical space is an issue now that we’re retired and live in a smaller space. Sigh.

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  10. I didn't used to read historical books until very recently. Now that seems like all I've been reading and I love it! And city of brass sounds so good!

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  11. Yes, I read historical books sometimes.

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  12. It's been a whole since I've read historical books but I do like them :):)

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  13. Historical fiction is one of my faves and I love reading about history period.

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  14. I've read some historical books before. I even have some in my TBR pile.

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  15. Yes. Reading historical fiction allows us to be moved by what happened. Even after we know the facts, we continue to search for sense and meaning.

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  16. Yes, I really enjoy historical fiction and mysteries.

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  17. yep, I certainly enjoy my historical fiction. I'm currently revisiting Outlander but I also enjoy stuff by Ken Follet and Philippa Gregory.

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  18. Historical anything is in my top five favorite reading genres.

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  19. I love those. Takes us back to a beautiful time in history.

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