Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau (CLOSED)

Last April, I read The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau for a blog tour when it was first released in hard cover, and I really enjoyed it! You can find my thoughts on the book here. Today the book is being released in paperback with a new cover.

In THE CHALICE, Bilyeau returns to the story of Joanna Stafford, a young aristocratic nun whose cloistered way of life came crashing down when King Henry VIII ordered the dissolution of the monasteries.  Joanna has already felt the wrath of the royal court, despaired as a prisoner in the Tower of London, and narrowly escaped death while at the mercy of the most powerful men of the era.  Yet, with England in the midst of bloody power struggles between crown and cross, she leaves her quiet country life and is drawn into a shadowy international plot targeting the King himself.

As those around her face imprisonment and worse, Joanna soon realizes her part is more crucial than she had ever imagined.  She must make a choice between those she cares for most and her role in a prophecy foretold by three different seers, each more omniscient than the last.  Repelled by violence, Joanna tries desperately to seize a future with a man who loves her.  But she cannot escape the spreading darkness and, to defend the future of Christendom, agrees to serve the Holy Roman Emperor by leaving England and all she holds dear to seek the final, sinister piece of deadly prophecy—and the meaning of the chalice that lays at its center.

Is it Joanna’s destiny to save the kingdom and her beloved faith—or to destroy them both?  This fast-paced historical thriller not only tells an epic story of a young woman fighting against the most powerful men of her time, but also takes a provocative look at the religious conflicts of the Reformation and those who would use violence as a means to an end. 

Books in this series:
  1. The Crown
  2. The Chalice

By Nancy Bilyeau
Touchstone Books
March 18, 2014 || $16.00 || Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-4767-0866-9

Thanks to Courtney at Touchstone Publicity, I have one copy of The Chalice to give away to my readers.
To enter…

  • Leave a comment below & be sure to include your email address.
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  • I will contact winner at the conclusion of the giveaway & they will have 2 days to respond or I will pick a new winner.
This giveaway is open to US/CAN residents only and ends March 25th. 

Good luck!



  1. I haven't read The Crown yet, but this looks like a great series. Thanks for the chance to win! Mcstone84 at gmail dot com

  2. I read The Crown and this historical would be captivating. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. A fascinating giveaway which interests me greatly. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. So nice to see that this book has arrived in paperback. I bet that means a third book is on its way. Thanks. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  5. I tweeted a link to this post: https://twitter.com/carlrscott/status/446078386624933888 Thanks again.

  6. I have this one on my wish list!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  7. I am certainly intrigued! I would love to read this book. Thank you for the opportunity to be a winner.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  8. Thanks for this opportunity -- please count me in. --Kara

    shamy at post dot harvard dot edu

  9. Thank you for the giveaway. This book is on my TBR Goodreads list. I shared on Facebook at
    and tweeted 5:40 PM - 23 Mar 2014 · Details@DeniseDuvall2.


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