This is an unusual circumstance because I haven't read the novel myself (yet), but it's described as "for fans of Downton Abbey and My Last Duchess." It tells the story of Esme Reddaway, whose life spans most of the 20th century, as she tries to uncover secrets dating from the WWI years. The plot deals with sibling rivalry, revenge, a failed love affair, and a neglected English house called Rosindell. Some of you may recognize the cover, too. More on Goodreads here.
Obviously, this is all very trendy, but Judith Lennox has been writing this type of multi-generational English saga for decades, long before the Crawleys were even a whisper of an idea.
Here's the story: I've been reading and enjoying her novels for a long time, so when I learned she had a new one out, I pounced right on Amazon and ordered a copy from a UK bookseller. Three weeks and $18 or so later, a brand spanking new trade paperback arrived in the mail.
Then, two days after that, I was out in Columbus, Ohio, for the semiannual meeting of the Great Lakes Historical Novel Society chapter and stopped by a Half Price Books store. And, wouldn't you know it, sitting in the clearance section was a spotless hardcover copy of the same book, priced at $2. It appears to be unread. What were the chances? Anyway, this is the copy I'm giving away. I bought it because it was a rare find in these parts, and because I knew one of you would be able to give it a good home.
Since it's not available for sale in the US and it's a large and heavy book (and with apologies to everyone else), I'm limiting this giveaway to readers in the United States. One entry per person, please. The deadline will be Friday, May 9th. Good luck!
5/10/14: This giveaway is over. Congratulations to Lauralee of History from a Woman's Perspective. Thanks for your interest!