Saturday, January 25, 2014

2014 Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop ~ Love an Aussie Author


To celebrate Australia Day (26th Jan) Oi Oi Oi! and my birthday this week I'm participating in the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by Shelleyrae @ BOOK'D OUT

Australian literature is a treasure-trove of class; inspiring authors, stories to make your heart race or stop or break, novels to make you laugh, cry, swoon, scream and beg for more. 

PS. If you just can't get enough of our Australian authors click on the road sign on the left hand side bar of my blog (hard to miss) and you can browse the Australian author titles I've read. 

So to share my Love an Aussie Author love I'm offering giveaways for books from these wonderful Australian authors ~

THE WILD GIRL by Kate Forsyth
 International Giveaway
(you must be in Book Depository delivery area) 

Synopsis: Dortchen Wild fell in love with Wilhelm Grimm the first time she saw him.

Growing up in the small German kingdom of Hessen-Cassel in early Nineteenth century, Dortchen Wild is irresistibly drawn to the boy next door, the young and handsome fairy tale scholar Wilhelm Grimm. 

It is a time of War, tyranny and terror. Napoleon Bonaparte wants to conquer all of Europe, and Hessen-Cassel is one of the first kingdoms to fall. Forced to live under oppressive French rule, the Grimm brothers decide to save old tales that had once been told by the firesides of houses grand and small all over the land.

Dortchen knows many beautiful old stories, such as 'Hansel and Gretel', 'The Frog King' and 'Six Swans'. As she tells them to Wilhelm, their love blossoms. Yet the Grimm family is desperately poor, and Dortchen's father has other plans for his daughter. Marriage is an impossible dream.

Dortchen can only hope that happy endings are not just the stuff of fairy tales. 


This was a 2013 favourite, see my review ~ "haunting, breathtaking, evocative ... The Wild Girl is a gift of storytelling about storytelling." 

Connect with Kate:


THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty 
International Giveaway
(you must be in Book Depository delivery area) 

Synopsis: From the author of the critically acclaimed What Alice Forgot comes a breakout new novel about the secrets husbands and wives keep from each other.

"My Darling Cecilia
If you're reading this, then I've died . . ."

Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something so terrible it would destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others too. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive . . .

Cecilia Fitzpatrick achieved it all - she's an incredibly successful business woman, a pillar of her small community and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as orderly and spotless as her home. But that letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia - or each other - but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's devastating secret.


The Husband's Secret was another 2013 favourite ...  See my review "Funny, poignant, shocking, heartbreaking"

Connect with Liane Moriarty




ENTRY DETAILS:
Just leave a comment telling me which book you'd like to win or throw your hat in the ring for both! 

EXTRA ENTRIES:
+2 tweet giveaway and leave a link
+2 comment on the reviews (links above) and let me know

Entries close midnight 28th January and winners will be announced on my blog. Good luck everyone. 

Don't forget to check out the other participants on the hop and enter their fabulous giveaways via Book'd Out.



56 comments:

  1. Hey Sheree, love to receive either of these books, put me down for both please. Happy Australia Day!!!

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  2. Both of those sound fabulous! Please put me down for either!

    Happy Australia Day!

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  3. The Wild Girl please. Read and loved the Husband's Secret. That was an amazing book. Happy Australian Day.

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  4. I'd like to get The Husband's Secret, thanks for the chance to win it.

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  5. I haven't read either of these two books, but have wanted to for awhile. So either one would be great. Thanks for the opportunity :)

    I also commented on both your reviews.

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  6. I also tweeted a link to this post: https://twitter.com/carlrscott/status/426950869028839424 Happy Australia Day!!

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  7. I can't decide which book I'd like more so I'll leave it up to you. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Thanks for being part of the blog hope.

    I have The Wild Girl already on my TBR pile, so I'd like to read Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret. (I enjoyed her Hypnotist's Love Story).

    (I'll also tweet this link.)

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  10. I would love to win any of these books or both. I tweeted this giveaway: https://twitter.com/missy2146/status/426996998265249794

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  11. Have read and loved The Wild Girl. Luckily I really want to read a The Husbands Secret. Happy Australia Day! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/divainpyjamas/status/427013151771488256
    The Wild Girl looks incredible! Loved the review.

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  13. Happy Australia Day :D
    I'd love to read The Wild girl
    I ad commented on both, was 2nd at both

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  14. I'd love to win either :)
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/greengp01/status/427023842792325120
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Both books sound wonderful thank you. My first choice would be THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty.

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  16. So hard to choose - would be thrilled to have either but will go with Husband's Secret.
    I tweeted https://twitter.com/lobroo/status/427026417423896576

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  17. I'd be happy to win either of these books! Thanks for the chance. :)

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  18. I would really love to win The Wild Girl. Thanks so much for the giveaway. I commented on both reviews and I tweeted.
    https://twitter.com/RochelleSharpe/status/427031329713049600

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  19. I haven't read either but I'd love to read The Husband's Secret.

    Thanks!

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  20. I'd like to get The Husband's Secret, thanks for the chance.
    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/TopsyTurvy_Ash/status/427036370301755392
    Hope the giveaway is INT!
    blackcapballistics AT gmail DOT com

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  21. Please enter me for The Wild Girl. And thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Ohhhh I am throwing my name in the hat for The Husband's Secret! Sounds good!!

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  23. Love the sound of both - but the Kate Forsyth one really sounds great (not that I would say no to either!)

    Tweet link: https://twitter.com/areadersheaven/status/427064188159000576

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  24. Hi, I'd love to win The Husband's Secrety by Liane Moriarty, thanks for the opportunity, and Happy Australia Day!

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  25. I would enjoy The Wild Girl. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I'd love to read The Wild Girl. Thanks and Happy Australia Day!

    lafra86 at gmail dot com

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  27. My plan was to get to The Husband's Secret, but it hasn't happened yet. Happy Australia Day!

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  28. Hi Please put me in for both books .

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  29. I would love to go in the running for both books. Thank You and Happy Australia Day!!

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  30. I am interested in The Husband's Secret.

    I tweeted - https://twitter.com/greenurlifenow/status/427304752162951168


    Bonnie

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  31. Count me in for both please! That would be awesome..

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  32. The Husband's Secret.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. Both of these sound appealing but I think my pick this time would be The Wild Girl.

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  34. I've read your reviews and left comments.

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  35. A great post. Happy Australia Day. Cheers, Noelle.

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  36. I couldn't possibly choose between these two books. I have tweeted, too.

    https://twitter.com/seahorsewings/status/427430853233238016

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  37. I would like to win any of these books!! Thanks!! :)
    tweet - https://twitter.com/Jujnovic/status/427440580537237506

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  38. Two great looking books. Happy Australia Day holiday!

    https://twitter.com/ElenisKafe/status/427460216523718656

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  39. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win The Wild Girl. I hope you had a great Australia Day!

    My tweet: https://twitter.com/Leeswammes/status/427534763239305216

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  40. I'd love to read The Wild Girl (already read and loved Husband's Secret). Happy Days to you :)

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  41. Can't decide... consider me for either one :)

    Thanks!

    jaimelovesstuff at yahoo.com

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  42. Tweet :)
    https://twitter.com/JaneLovesStuff/status/427630984385683457

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  43. I'd love to win a copy of The Wild Girl, thank you!

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  44. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/piecesofwhimsy/status/427652195043913728

    :)

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  45. Def Kate's book for me plz =) and thx for the generosity in opening to int'l!

    https://twitter.com/_eHope/status/427674327362723840 tweeted @_eHope +2

    commented +2 and +2

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  46. Love the sound of both these books, however I would opt for The Husband's Secret first up if I was fortunate to have the choice. Thanks for a fab give way. :-)

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  47. Would looooove to have THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarty <3 thanks for this awesome giveaway! :D
    Email: krizia_kmga06(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/ebookbliss/status/427790761132695552
    Email: krizia_kmga06(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. I would love to win The Wild Girl. Thank you very much for the giveaway! :)

    +2: tweeted: https://twitter.com/MiltiadouK/status/427799980980449280

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  50. i would like to read THE WILD GIRL
    tweeted https://twitter.com/dionisia2012/status/427819606984503296
    thanks!!

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  51. Either of these books works with me :).
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    maki(dot)ward(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I'd love to win either - The Wild Girl would be my first choice if I have to choose! Thanks for the chance.

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  53. I hope you had a wonderful Australia Day/Birthday celebration weekend. I've not read either of these titles but I've had my eye on The Husband's Secret.

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  54. GIVEAWAY CLOSED ... stay tuned for winners :)

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