Without further ado, the winner of Susan Holloway Scott's The Countess and the King is: Terry! Congratulations, and I'll be in touch to obtain your mailing address.
For a short time this summer, I stopped accepting review copies for the site, since I was overwhelmed with work... plus, when I was offered the opportunity to review Ken Follett's Fall of Giants, I couldn't pass it up. A little daunting, though, to take on a 985-page historical epic - especially when you consider the size of the galley when it showed up in the mail.
|Galley at left, smaller hardcover at right. Talk about a doorstopper!|
My current read is Joan Naper's Beautiful Dreamer, set in Chicago in 1900, and I hope to have a review posted later in the week. Also on deck is my pick for the letter U in the alphabet challenge, as well as Kate Morton's The Distant Hours (another enormous galley, but it can't compare to the Follett).