Monday, July 25, 2011

Giveaway for Susan Page Davis' Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island


Two great giveaways on my blog right now. Be sure to leave a post to be entered to win Susan's new release, Love Finds YOu in Prince Edward Island. And there is still time to enter Connie Stevens' contest for her historical, Scars of Mercy. Go to the July 11th post (after you leave a comment here) and leave a comment there, also. I've extended the contest to August 1st because I made a mistake on the end date! So one blog and two chances to win books. Check at the bottom to see how to double your chances. Thanks for stopping by. 
 
HI! I’m happy to be here with you on Debbie’s blog. We’re giving away a copy of my book, Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island. Send a comment with your e-mail address below to enter the drawing. And do come visit me on my website at www.susanpagedavis.com . I give away books there at the end of each month.

In this story, Prince Edward Island pulls out all the stops to prepare for the visit of Prince Albert Edward (Queen Victoria’s son, later King Edward VII) in 1860. Molly Orland, a farmer’s daughter, is hired as a housemaid at the governor’s mansion, where the prince and his entourage will stay. Peter Stark is sent ahead of the royal party to ensure the arrangements are in order. Though Peter and Molly are attracted to each other, there seems to be no future for them, since Peter must soon leave with his master, the Earl of Washburn, and Molly will lose her job if discovered to be engaging in a flirtation with one of the visitors. However, Molly’s family harbors a secret that connects her family to Washburn’s. Can she and Peter overcome the past and set right a 60-year-old wrong?

Writing this book was a joy. The editor and I had talked several times about working together, but up to that point a story line hadn’t clicked for both of us. When Summerside Press decided to cross the border into Canada with the Love Finds You line, Rachel Meisel asked if I’d like to write a story set in PEI. I lived in Maine then, and was within five or six hours’ drive of the island. I jumped at the chance, we worked out the story line, and I went to PEI to do research.

While researching the book, I spent  a week on the island and visited as many historic sites as I could. (Of course, I also visited Green Gables, just for fun.) I also spent time at the archives in Charlottetown, and at Province House (known as “the Colonial Building” in my story’s day). It was a wonderful experience, and I loved seeing some of the actual rooms the prince saw in 1860 and reading newspaper accounts about his visit. I also used many Websites and books. One very helpful volume has the daunting title of Royal Spectacle: The 1860 Visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada and the United States. 

My next book, releasing in September, is called Captive Trail, which is a new venture with a new publisher for me. Moody Publishing has contracted a six-book series, Texas Trails, written by me and two of my favorite authors, Vickie McDonough and Darlene Franklin. The books all feature members of the (fictional) Morgan family, in different decades. Darlene’s Lone Star Trail will release first, then my Captive Trail in September, followed by Vickie’s The Long Trail Home in November. Next spring you’ll see Darlene’s A Ranger’s Trail, my Cowgirl Trail, and Vickie’s End of the Trail.

Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island!


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16 comments:

  1. What a great setting. I loved Anne Shirley, and I would love to revisit her beautiful time and place with new characters. Looks like a great read.

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  2. Sounds so cool and the cover is gorgeous! I'm a follower by feedburner!

    Please enter me!

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

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  3. This sounds like a great book. I would love to read this. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. I follow via feedburner.

    agent_beckster(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  5. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for this giveaway. I'm a follower of feedburner.

    judyjohn2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. I LOVE the cover of this one! Please enter me. :) Oh, and I follow thru feedburner.

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  7. Please enter me... I want this book so bad!!!

    I am following through Feedburner too.

    srstormo at yahoo dot com

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  8. I love "Love Finds You" stories and would love to win Susan's book. I visited PEI 3 yrs ago and loved it. I also visited Green Gables and bought a book.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

    I also follow via Feedburner.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Great to see you all here. I have never heard anyone who has been to PEI say they didn't love it. It's a gorgeous place. Of course I have never seen it in winter when the water under that 8-mile bridge freezes...but I would go back any time I had a chance.

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  10. My sister-in-law just returned from PEI and she so enjoyed it. Enter me in the contest. I subscribe through Feedburner.

    teshaw at sbcglobal dot net

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  11. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy!
    I follow through Feedburner.
    Thanks.
    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  12. Ever since I posted your book cover on your site and learned this book would soon release in the LFY line, I've been anxiously awaiting its release. Great to see you here one Debbie's blog. And lucky you living so close to PEI at the time, being able to visit and do on-site research.

    Of course, the cover is gorgeous. The LFY line does amazing work on their covers. With my daughter named after Queen Victoria (and my father named after her son), I'd love to read this story featuring the prince. I'm a sucker for historicals, and the setting can't be any better. :)

    I also follow this blog.

    tiff [at] amberstockton [dot] com.

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  13. Thanks, Tammie, Pam, and Tiff. Writing the book and doing the on-site research was wonderful. Tiff is my webmeister, keeping my site up to date, and she does a great job over at www.susanpagedavis.com.

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  14. I just love Prince Edward Island when I visited it many years ago. What a great setting for a book.

    Lauralee

    blissful63(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I enjoy the Love Finds Me books and this sounds great.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. Please enter me. This book sounds very good. I am also a follower through feedburner.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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