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Tuesday, July 7

Win a New Book: Syrie James's The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte

Update: Contest Closed. Inquiring readers.

How fabulous! Avon books is donating a copy of Syrie James's fabulous new book, The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte to the lucky winner of our drawing on Tuesday, July 14th. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post. We will draw the winner on July 14th at midnight.

Only those who live in the Continental USA and Canada are eligible to win the book. Leave a comment or observation about The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte in the post below or in this post for a chance to win the book! Deadline to leave a comment is July 14th.

47 comments:

J.J. said...

Ohh!!!!!! How awesome!!!!!! I would love it!!!!!!

Annell said...

I've been waiting for Syrie James to write another book! Count me in!

Sandra Leigh said...

Yes, please. I would love to win this book.

Charleybrown said...

I thoroughly enjoyed The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen and am looking forward to this one!

Ruth said...

Oh, I would love to win a copy of this book - I read the excerpt on Syrie's website and was absolutely hooked! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

Mary Louise said...

Syrie -- I would love a copy of the book! And I am very interested in how you prepare yourself to "become" the characters. Do you have a special room with period furnishings? Dress like the character? Put on special music?Use a quill pen? Tell!

Darlene said...

Please add my name to the draw! I was on holiday in London this May and stopped by The British Library to view a letter written by Charlotte to the professor but it was not being displayed at the moment, sigh. Oh well, there's always a next time.

Mer said...

I'd love to read this, being both an Austen & Bronte lover. For Ms. James: How did you overcome the intimidation at writing two highly iconic literary figures? Was it difficult not to deify these characters--people, really--as you wrote?

Emma said...

I would love this book! It sounds so interesting and I look forward to reading it! :) Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Deleilan said...

Having just started "The Brontës' Web of Childhood", I find myself captivated by Charlotte and her siblings' imagination. I'm dying to find out how Ms. James conveys Charlotte's inner life!

Trai said...

I'd love to read this! For Ms. James: Besides Charlotte, which of the Bronte sisters is the most interesting to you-- Emily or Anne?

pgpalettepirate said...

It is always to good to read something about a Bronte sister!

Elizabeth said...

Love the Bronte sisters and would enjoy reading this book!

Shell said...

I love to win your book, Syrie. I am currently in my second read of Jane Eyre. I'm falling in love with the book all over again. It makes me more than ever curious about Charlotte.

mjmbecky said...

I'll be teaching Bronte this fall (at least I think so...still putting curriculum together), so this seems like a fun little book to go along! :) Thanks for the great offer.

irielle said...

Ooh, I would love to win this! I'm looking forward to reading it either way!

Lucy said...

CB is one of my ultimate favorites. I named my most important cat in honor of her, a beautiful Abyssinian.
I would love to win!

Ann said...

Having just ordered 'Charlotte Bronte's Sampler' to stitch, I think it would be lovely to read this book as I'm stitching the sampler.

Carolyn NC said...

I'd love a chance to win this book! Thanks.

Sheila DeChantal said...

This would be so wonderful! I just finished Jane Eyre by her. I think the Bronte's are fascinating....

valerie said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! I'd love a chance to win this book.

holly said...

This book sounds so exciting!
I have yet to read a book from this author but I adore all things Bronte and
I would love the chance to win a copy!

Lynn said...

How fun and what a great bunch of prizes...I think it would take a ton of work to channel Charlotte Bronte...not the easiest character to assimilate so applause to you Syrie...how did you do it ???

What a clever idea for a book that must be read for sure ! Count me in too !

The Cottage Comtesse said...

I just found your site and am enjoying looking things over. I, too, would love to have this book, so enter me in your drawing, please!

Meredith said...

I absolutely loved Syrie James' first book on Jane Austen, it is definitely one of my all time favorite books. How I wished that the story was true! I have had her second book on my wishlist ever since I finished the first one and I cannot wait to read it. I love reading/watching anything by, on, or about Jane Austen and the Brontes. I am very curious to learn more about Charlotte Bronte since I have not read a biography on her, although I have seen this DVD called Bronte Country that discusses about the Brontes life, books, and homes. Jane Eyre is a very special book for me because it was my first classic and made me fall in love reading classics. I can't wait to see how Syrie James used it in her novel!

Ashley said...

I love the Brontes! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

Aranel said...

Thank you! I would love to win this book.

Nan Lorain said...

A dear friend is a Bronte scholar...this book would give me more to converse with her about!

Kerrie said...

Oh dear, I've found another blog I *must* follow! And a contest too, lovely! Perhaps if I win the book I'll take a break from blog reading and transfer my attention to it's pages. :-)

Lizzy said...

Oh, how lovely! Please enter me in the drawing!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me for the drawing, and thank you

weepforwonder said...

Having found my way to this blog from Bronteblog, I am very excited to see this book featured here! The more I learn about it, the more anxious I am to read it. Ms. James seems to have done some thorough research and put a lot of heart into her book. I would love to win it!

Ana T. said...

I really enjoyed Syrie James book about Jane Austen and I can't wait to see if this one is as good. Thanks for the opportunity!

fdk said...

because I can never ever ever read enough about the Brontes.

M-A said...

Such fun! My list of summer books to read keeps growing and growing. Thank you for this opportunity!

Alex said...

This seems just the kind of book I would like to read. Thanks for organizing the giveaway!:)

A. Hiscock said...

I'm slipping in under the wire! I love Charlotte Bronte, and I'm looking forward to seeing how Syrie portrays her in this book.

Dana Huff said...

I just read the interview at Jane Austen's World. I'm really impressed with the amount of research Syrie James did to capture Charlotte Bronte's voice. I would love to read the book.

MARIA GRAZIA said...

I love Charlotte Bronte. I'm reading her SHIRLEY at the moment and I hope to post about it soon. I actuaaly don't hope to win, I've never won anything in my life! Anyhow I think I'll read this book as soon as I can get it.

writemeg said...

Sooo glad I just saw a tweet about this! I loved Syrie James's The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen and would love to read this one, too. Thanks for the chance!

Meg
writing.meg [at] gmail.com

Christine said...

I've never read books by Syrie James but would like to and have enjoyed books by Miss Bronte.

Chantel said...

What an interesting title -- Please enter me in the contest! Thank you.

Mrs. White said...

I've never even heard of such a book. It looks wonderful!

Blessings
Mrs. White

Laura's Reviews said...

I love Charlotte Bronte and would really love to read her "secret diary." I was just thinking the other day how much I enjoy all of the Jane Austen afliated books there are these days and wishing there were more such books for the Bronte sisters.

Please enter me in this wonderfu contest. My email is laarlt78 at hotmail dot com

Vickie said...

Please enter me in your contest!!! This sounds like fun!!

FitToSeeJane said...

Enter me too! How fun!

Rini said...

a simple blog, but i like it.