Historical Holiday Blog Hop & Giveaway

If you check out my blog with any regularity, you'll see that historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. I love me some armchair time travel. One of my all-time favorite blogs in the history of ever, Passages to the Past, is hosting the Historical Holiday Blog Hop, from December 10 through 17, and I'm delighted to participate.

This is my third year as a book blogger and my most fun so far. I'm grateful to all of you who read and visit and comment and I hope to express that gratitude via some (I think) awesome giveaways.

There are five giveaways below -- two for individual books, three for book packs. All five giveaways are open to US and international readers. So go nuts!

Fires of London
I was smitten by Fires of London from the first page and I think more people need to read this seedy, sexy, sad novel of WWII. The giveaway is for an e-book, purchased by me and gifted to you!

Earlier this year I read and adored Oleanna, a novel set in early 20th century Norway. The author, Julie K. Rose, has generously offered a reader here a copy of Oleanna.

Book Pack 1: Only in America
I'm giving away two gently read historical novels set in the U.S.: DeAnna Cameron's Dancing at the Chance and Jennifer Chiaverini's Sonoma Rose.

Book Pack 2: European Education
I'm giving away three gently read historical novels set somewhere in Europe: Jennie Fields' The Age of Desire, Philippa Gregory's The Kingmaker's Daughter, and David John's Flight From Berlin.

Book Pack 3: Unlikely Ladies
(Yes, I'm stretching now for catchy names.) I'm giving away two gently read historical novels featuring women. (And clearly, I'm stretching now for themes, too!) Karen Harper's Mistress of Mourning and Mingmei Yip's Skeleton Women.

TO ENTER: Fill out this form (it will automatically open in a separate window/tab). Select the book(s) you wish to enter. Open to US and international readers, ends 12/17.  

Be sure to check out the other blogs on the tour!


  1. Yes, I've gone nuts and put my name down for them all - they all sound wonderful!

    1. I'm so glad! These were all such great reads -- I'm glad to put them into other hands!

  2. Such a lot of books! Great idea and very festive :)

  3. What a great idea and I like the catchy names.

    1. Aww, thanks Serena -- I sweated them a little! ;)

  4. This is just the most awesome contest, Audra! Thanks for giving us all a chance to win! Hope that your holiday preparations are going well!

  5. Wow - you're really giving Santa some competition here! Awesome and generous giveaways! And thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I'm now following you and hope to have many wonderful book recommendations. Happy blog hopping!

  6. My heart lies with Book Pack #2. :) Thank you for the chance in the giveaway.

  7. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway, Audra. I'd love to read Oleanna.

  8. Awesome giveaway Audra. I remember reading about Oleanna when you reviewed it. I best be off to enter for that one. Lol.

  9. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I really loved Oleanna too!

  10. thanks for the giveaway!
    go hop to see mine, i'm actually #23 on the list:

  11. This sounds great would love to win ; )


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