From our friend, Linda Weaver Clarke:
Two Historical Fiction Book Giveaways this week!
Book Give-Away March 25 April 1: To win the award winning novel, Melinda and the Wild West, leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. U.S. and Canada. To enter the contest, visit Authors Book Corner here.
In 1896 Melinda Gamblea very elegant, naﶥ young woman from Bostondecides to give up her life of monotonous comfort for the turbulent uncertainty of the still untamed Wild West. Driven by her intense desire to make a difference in the world, Melinda takes a job as a schoolteacher in the small town of Paris, Idaho, where she comes face-to-face with a notorious bank robber, a vicious grizzly bear, and a terrible blizzard that leaves her clinging to her life. But its a rugged rancher who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least preparedlove. Awards: Finalist for Reviewers Choice Award 2007
Book Give-Away March 28 April 4: To win Birkebeiner, leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. International. To win a book, leave a comment at http://lindaweaverclarke.blogspot.com/
Norway, 1203. A mothers compulsion to protect her children is timeless and primal. War is insidious and ageless. Birkebeiner is a story of both. Two years after her son Hakons birth, Inga, wife of the Birkebeiner leader, King Hakon, realizes that the Crozier army will overrun her home, the fortress of Lillehammer. Inga is certain the Croziers will kill her child because he is the prince who may ascend the throne and unite the country. To save little Hakon, King Hakon asks his two best warriors to flee with his son for the safety of Nidaros (present-day Trondheim). Its a long and dangerous journey on skis through two treacherous winter valleys and over a 7,000-foot snow-blown mountain. Willing to risk everything for her son, Inga insists on going with them. For eight harrowing, exhausting days, theyre pursued by a cadre of enemy soldiers bent on killing her child. Magnus, the Croziers military leader whom the church and the bishop call King -- and who has lost his own wife and two-year-old son -- must lead the chase.