October 3, 2008

Deanna Raybourn Book Giveaway

This is an odd little book.  Why is it odd you may be asking.  Well it just doesn't fit neatly into any one category.  At B&N it can be found in general fiction.  The back cover says historical thriller.  She won a RITA this year for the fist novel in the series 'Silent in the Grave' for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements.  It is historical...there is a romantic element - unrequited...and I wouldn't so much as call it a thriller as a mystery. 

The jury is still out for me on the main character Julia (she is just not that interesting to me).  Brisbane I love.  The secondary main characters that are reoccurring are great.  I don't know...it's just....I like it.  I loved the first.  And I'm going to read the third, just because I have to know if Julia grows as a character and find out what Brisbane is getting up to.  This gets 3 stars.

And it can be yours.  All you need to do is leave a comment.  And tell me who your favorite hero in a novel is of all time.  On Monday I'll make a random pick.  And if you win you can read it and judge for yourself!  Cheers!

P.S. if you want to know a bit more about Deanna Raybourn you can click on her name and it will take you to her blog.  She is interesting.


ga.farmwoman said...

The Deanna Raybourn book looks interesting.
Thanks for stopping by my site.

Some of my favorite books are by James Herriot the English author whose real name was James Alfred Wight.
He was a vet in the 1940's. I just loved reading his stories and how he wouldn't give up when others did. How he learned through trial and error.
Stories of how he met his wife and she worked with him. Stories of them raising their children.

Now.. where did I put his books. I need to read them again.

Have a good weekend.

Yan said...

Hmmm I probably would have to say Artemis Fowl. I love the series and a 10 year old genius against the fairy with the help of his butler may sound like a complete crack-job XD but it's a terrific series!

Would love to add to add the book to my library!


blueviolet said...

I have to admit that there is not one character that has stood out in my mind over time at all. Is that bad? I feel ripped off. I'd still like to read the book though!