Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Wow! I am speechless! 100 followers? I am deeply honoured to have reached this number. I never expected much, as I'm the sort of person who likes not to expect too much.;) But you surprised me in such a great way. I would like to thank you by hosting a giveaway and because I am truly grateful to you all, I will make this an international giveaway.
Because, of all the genres, my favourite genre is still the historical novel, I decided to gift you with a historical novel. After some deliberation, I chose the novel I, Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis. I, personally, love to read the what-of stories behind paintings and other objects, and this novel offers you just that in a blend of facts and fiction.
I, MONA LISA takes place in Florence in 1478. The handsome Giuliano de’ Medici is brutally assassinated in Florence’s magnificent Duomo. The shock of the murder ripples throughout the great city, from the most artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, to a wealthy wool merchant and his extraordinarily beautiful daughter, Madonna Lisa.
More than a decade later, Florence falls under the dark spell of the preacher Savonarola, a fanatic who burns paintings and books as easily as he sends men to their deaths. Lisa, now grown into an alluring young woman, captures the heart of Giuliano’s newphew and namesake. But when her love Giuliano meets a tragic end, Lisa must gather all her courage and cunning to untangle a sinister web of illicit love, treachery, and dangerous secrets that threaten her life.
Set against the drama of fifteenth-century Florence, I, MONA LISA is painted in many layers of fact and fiction, with each intricately drawn twist told through the captivating voice of the Mona Lisa herself.”
HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: It's very simple. Just post a comment about why you love to read and leave your e-mail. You have to be a follower of this blog to be able to participate in this giveaway. I will choose the winner using Random.org, BUT you will have even more chance to win this novel if you post about it on your blog, twitter, etc. If you do so, please leave a link to this post in your comment.
The giveaway will end September 7 2010 at midnight your time.
Posted by Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read at 8/25/2010