Monday, December 10, 2012

1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop - December 10 - 17 (CLOSED)

This blog hop is hosted by Amy at Passages to the Past

This is the first time I am participating in a blog hop and I'm quite excited. I love reading historical fiction and have definitely found my niche - I adore anything Tudor related, but I've also become quite enamored with Russian historical fiction, particularly anything to do with Catherine the Great, so my giveaway is for a paperback copy of The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak. 

Besides my giveaway, there are many other blogs participating, each with their own giveaway (see below for list of participating blogs). And there are also some grand prizes: 
  • $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card
  • 4 Prize package(s) of historical novels - to see list of books, click here

Giveaway Information (CLOSED):
I will be giving away one copy of The Winter Palace.

Rules:
  • Open to US only
  • Must include email address to enter 
*Mandatory entry - leave a comment telling me your all-time favorite historical fiction novel. (I'm always looking for reading suggestions!)

*Extra entry - follow my blog and leave a second comment telling me that you do.

GIVEAWAY ENDS 11:59pm EST, DECEMBER 17, 2012.  
The winner will be emailed on December 18th.

Good Luck!!!

To see who else is participating, click here.


78 comments:

  1. My favorite historical fiction book won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1928: Kristin Lavransdattir, a trilogy by Sigrid Undset. Set in medieval Norway, it is a story of love, betrayal and forgiveness that you will never forget.

    Please enter me in your giveaway! Thank you.

    juliannedouglas05 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

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  2. My favorite historical fiction is a manga called Sakuran, which is about a courtesan in 18th century Edo. It was turned into a film, which is supposed to be gorgeous (though I've yet to watch it)

    aircdrewood(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. My latest favorite historical fiction is "Shadow of the Sun" by Merrie P. Wycoff- an exciting and well researched book that takes place in ancient Egyptian times.

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  4. Four Sisters, All Queens by Sherry Jones
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  5. I follow via gfc mamabunny13
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  6. North and South by John Jakes.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  7. I'm enamored of Catherine the Great lately as well. My fave historical fiction? That is a tough question! I really liked Madame Tussaud :)

    Jhartling74@aol.com

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  8. One of favorite historical fiction books is Outlander by Diane Gabladon and The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  9. I am also a gfc follower - griperang

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  10. I think my favorite book so far is The Other Boleyn Girl. So interesting!

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  11. All-time favorite is really a hard decision but the favorites that come immediately to mind are Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, Ken Follet's Pillars of the Earth and MM Kaye's The Far Pavillions and Shadow of the Moon.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

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  12. That is SUCH a hard question for me because historical fiction is my all time favorite genre! So, the historical novel that first got me hooked is The Other Boleyn Girl. Not necessarily my all time favorite but definitely one of the top ones and the one that gave me my addiction :). Thanks for the giveaway!
    candc320@gmail.com

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  13. I am a GFC follower (Colleen Turner).
    candc320@gmail.com

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  14. My all time fav is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas followed closely by Gone with the Wind.
    Thanks for the giveaway
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

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  15. I follow
    thanks
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

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  16. Anything by Kate Furnivall--she writes about Russia
    gardnerad@juno.com

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  17. It is just about impossible to pick a favorite, but I may have to go with Great Maria by Cecelia Holland. And I'm a new follower! I haven't read much about Russia yet and the Winter Palace looks fascinating!
    s.asher135 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I love all historical novels...but I am going to date myself and say Gone With The Wind has always been a favorite..I think it is the only book other than Little Women that I have read more than once!!

    Thank you

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  19. I follow GFC as Celticlady

    momkelly2003 at yahoo dot com

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  20. A favorite historical would be The time in Between. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I think probably my favorite would be Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn. This was the novel that got me hooked on historical fiction and I really love reading novels set in the Roman era.

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  22. I follow via GFC

    Lara Frame

    lafra86 at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Cold Mountain

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I follow by email josiehink122026@gmail.com
    gfc Josie Hink

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  25. North and South
    janetmulford at gmail

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  26. What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite historical fiction -- it's so hard to choose! -- is probably either Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman or Legacy (about Elizabeth I; I don't remember the author's name.

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  27. This is like asking me to name my favorite child. If I have to choose just one I'll say it's Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King. That was hard, LOL! Now my brain is screaming to go back and put something else because there are so many screaming to be first. Penman, Weir, O'brien.....sighhhhh.

    leahweller(at)bellsouth(dot)net

    Thank you so much for the chance in the giveaway.

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  28. So hard to choose! I think I would have to say Cleopatra by Margaret George. Such an astounding book, and my favorite of hers.

    morgan.shores.cohen@gmail.com

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  29. favorite will always been Outlander. :)

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  30. Oh gosh I love Girl with a Pearl Earring , Gone with the Wind and The Other Boleyn Girl :)
    Happy holidays, thank you :)

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  32. GFC follower - Lily B

    lilypondreads at gmail dot com

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  33. My favourite historical fiction novel is Lady of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

    empress_lariel at hotmail dot come

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  34. My all-time favorite historical fiction novel is Mary Stewart's "The Crystal Cave."

    I follow your blog - my e-mail is carlyasilver at gmail dot com.

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  35. It's so difficult to choose! I think my absolute favorite is "Trinity" by Leon Uris. However, "The Sunne In Splendor" by Sharon Kay Penman is a close second.
    a1stitcher@hotmail.com

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  36. All-time, I'll have to go with The Count of Monte Cristo. One of the first ones I ever read, it made a big impression on me way back then. Thanks.

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  37. ...and my email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx, thought I forgot didn't you? ;^)

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  38. So glad to find you -- this is a great perk of the blog hop! One of my all-time favs is The Witch of Blackbird Pond -- a YA classic -- but it might be tied with Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy -- amazing books -- and a trilogy back before trilogies became hot! ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

    audra - unabridgedchick at gmail.com

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  39. My favorite historical changes all the time it seems, but I always tend to go back to Jennifer Donnelly's "A Northern Light." Not as popular as Revolution, but I adore it to this day!
    LizSF72 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. I think my favorite Historical Fiction book is Gone with the Wind. It was the book that started my passion with historicals when I was 12.

    tmrtini at gmail dot com

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  42. I follow by GFC

    tmrtini at gmail dot com

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  43. Outlander (series) all the way!

    nisethusfarATyaooDOTcom

    I am a follower

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  44. Anything about King Richard III..one of the best The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman

    Lynda716@roadrunner.com

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  45. Memoirs of a geisha

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  46. So hard to choose just one favorite...but I'll go with The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis.
    thewellreadredhead at gmail dot com

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  47. I also follow via GFC! Kelly TheWellReadRedhead

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  48. My recent favorite is The Second Empress by Michelle Moran. vera@luxuryreading.com

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  49. I follow via GFC vera@luxuryreading.com

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  50. My all-time FAVORITE historical fiction book is "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. AMAHHH--- ZZZIIINNNGGGG!!!

    mestith@gmail.com

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  51. I am also a follower of your blog via email.

    mestith@gmail.com

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  52. Thanks for the giveaway!
    My favorite HF of all time? too tough question. I can say that this year my 2 favorites are so far Bring Up The Bodies, you know by whom, and The Secret Keeper, by Kate Morton - 2 HF have been released this year with that same title.
    I follow you your blog - RSS feed.
    and be sure to hop to see what book I offer:
    http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/12/10/1st-historical-holiday-blog-hop/
    Emma
    ehc16e at yahoo dot com

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  53. Ashes In The Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough are some of my Favorites

    brbalways(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  54. I've been wanting to read this for a while, and would absolutely love to win a copy.

    shoshanahinla(at)gmail(dot)com

    As for my all time favorite, it has to be the Betsy-Tacy series. Yes, it is a children's (or young adult) series, but I still love rereading them.

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  55. I loved Drood. It was long but I thought the story was great.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. My favorite historical fiction book is The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I would love to win this book!

    charmingchelseys@gmail.com

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  57. I am a new GFC follower as well!

    Chelsey@charmingchelseys@gmail.com

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  58. My favorite historic fiction is any of the biographical fictions by Irving Stone (The President's Lady, Those Who Love, etc.)
    annefitza at yahoo.com

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  59. have also signed up to follow you
    annefitza at yahoo.com

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  60. My favorite would probably be Splendor in the Sun by Sharon Penman...it introduced me to the genre

    shermie40 at yahoo dot com

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  61. My favorite is Pope Joan by Donna Cross. It's what got me into the genre!

    teralynpilgrim at yahoo.com

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  62. There are so many awesome hist Fic novels.. but as far as my favorite right now still at the top is When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman. Always my go to favorite for those interested in the medieval era.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    MarieBurton2004 at yahoo dot com

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  63. +1 New Follower, as well!
    Look forward to your posts.

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  64. I really loved Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman, and The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Also Rivals In the Tudor Court by D.L. Bogdan.

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    1. My email addy is kimberlyhathorn@bellsouth.net

      I'd love to enter the giveaway--thanks!

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  65. I'm a follower at GFC. Thanks!

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  66. Outlander by Diane Gabladon!

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

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  67. GFC: Jennifer Haile

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

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  68. One of my favorite historical fiction novels is actually an entire series by Philippa Gregory (and it's not her royalty books!). Wideacre is disturbing, compelling, and won't leave you for a while.

    GFC Follower
    ashley.l.mikowski@gmail.com

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  69. How can I choose just one? One of my favorites is The Song of Troy by Colleen McCullough. Ms McCullough rarely disappoints. I like to read about ancient times and late antiquity, but have been branching out lately to American expansion and non-fiction. Read an excellent biography of Catherine the Great and would like to check out the novel. Thanks for the giveaway! flj52452 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  71. I love the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. Also enjoy the Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons.

    slkenn79(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. So hard to pick just 1 all-time favorite! King Hereafter by Dorothy Dunnett... or the Sarantine Mosiac by Guy Gavriel Kay.

    Thanks for the chance to win. nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

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  73. I have enjoyed a great many historical novels. I have to go back to the first one I read as an assignment in American History in high school, LYDIA BAILEY by Kenneth Roberts. It was fascinating and opened a world to me. I really need to reread it and see if it has the same impact.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

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  74. I am a GFC Follower, librarypat.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

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