Monday, October 13, 2014

Giveaway: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth

Bitter Greens - Kate Forsyth

Giveaway for Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth. We have one copy for a US address.

You can read my review for the fabulous Bitter Greens by linking on the book’s title.

Here’s the publisher’s description for the book:

The first known version of the Rapunzel fairy tale was ‘Petrosinella’ (‘Little Parsley’), by the Italian writer Giambattista Basile. Sixty-four years later, in 1698, it was retold under the name ‘Persinette’ by the French writer Charlotte-Rose de la Force, written while she was locked away in a nunnery as punishment for her scandalous life. Kate Forsyth’s spellbinding rendition, BITTER GREENS, pays long-overdue homage to this familiar fairy tale, masterfully uniting the true life story of de la Force with “palace intrigue, dark magic, romance, and lush, evocative descriptions,” thus rescuing de la Force from obscurity, illuminating the fairy tale and returning it to its original power.

Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King,
Louis XIV, after a series of scandalous love affairs. She is comforted by an old nun, Soeur
Seraphina, who tells her the tale of a young girl who, a hundred years earlier, is sold by her
parents for a handful of bitter greens…

After stealing from the garden of the courtesan Selena Leonelli, Alessandro is threatened with having both hands cut off, unless he and his wife give away their little girl, Margherita…
Selena is the famous red-haired muse of the artist Tiziano, first painted by him in 1512. Selena is at the center of Renaissance life in Venice, a world of beauty and danger, seduction and betrayal, love and superstition…

Locked away in a tower, Margherita sings in the hope that someone will hear her. One day, a young man does.

September 23, 2014 | Thomas Dunne Books for St. Martin’s Press | Hardcover | 496 pages

HFVBT - Bitter Greens Tour

This giveaway is part of a virtual tour. You can link to our host’s website and the book’s tour page by clicking on the above badge which will give you more links to other reviews and more for the book.

Kate Forsyth

KATE FORSYTH is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than twenty books, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both children and adults, including The Heart of Stars, The Forbidden Land, The Pool of Two Moons, and The Witches of Eileanan. She is the only author to win five Aurealis Awards in a single year and was recently voted one of Australia’s Favourite 25 Novelists. Her books have been published in 17 countries. She recently earned a doctorate in fairytale retellings at the University of Technology in Sydney. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Sounds like a great read and what a pretty cover!

Unknown said...

Hi Melissa -
Yep I loved to book. I gave it a rare 4.5 star. Highly recommended! My review is linked at the top of this post.

Regardless if you win this contest for the book you should seek it out at a local library or purchase it at an independent book store. You will love it.

Good luck!

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