Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Review & Giveaway: A Constant Heart by Siri Mitchell


Siri Mitchell has written five novels, two of which (Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door) were named Christy Award Finalists. A graduate from the University of Washington with a business degree, she has worked in many levels of government and lived on three continents. She currently resides in the Washington DC metro area. Visit www.sirimitchell.com

Born with the face of an angel, Marget Barnardsen is blessed. Her father is a knight, and now she is to be married to the Earl of Lytham. Her destiny is guaranteed ... at least, it would seem so. But when her introduction to court goes awry and Queen Elizabeth despises her, Marget fears she's lost her husband forever. Desperate to win him back, she'll do whatever it takes to discover how she failed and capture again the love of a man bound to the queen.

A Constant Heart-my review:

This book took longer to get through than most, but that was a good thing. The historical detail and language was so authentic I couldn't blow through the book. This is one of those books, like a sublime, delicacy-laden meal, that you just want to take your time and savor it.

A couple of minor plot threads felt like they got left dangling...so I'm hoping there is a sequel that will bring closure to those. Can't say what they are because I don't want to ruin the story for you, but I'll say one word and leave it at that: Baby.

This cover is absolutely gorgeous and I'm really, really hoping the sister gets her own story. And I know how I think the hero could be...but again, I can't give it away.

GO GET THIS BOOK!

You will feel transported right into Queen Elizabeth's regent court. I learned several things through this book about England history that I otherwise might not have known. Hint: poisonous makeup.

One thing I loved through that is that the book never felt like a history lesson. The author did a wonderful job of embedding the facts nicely into the story so nothing seemed forced.

Highly recommended!

LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK. IF YOU DON'T WIN, THIS BOOK WOULD BE WORTH YOUR MONEY. BE SURE TO LEAVE A VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU SHOULD YOU WIN. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS MIDNIGHT DEC 22. THAT'S ONLY 5 DAYS AWAY, SO ENTER NOW! :-) BEST OF LUCK.

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Cheryl Wyatt

10 comments:

lynnrush said...

HI. I'd love to be entered in the drawing for this book. I have heard a lot of buzz about it. sheriboeyink[at]cox[dot]net

vince said...

Hi Cheryl:

Is it just me or have book covers improved greatly in the last year? I’ve never seen so many beautiful book covers. Were you referring to Belladonna? Can you tell the time period by the dress on the cover? I think I can. Wonderful job. Interesting time period, too.

Thanks,

Vince

Vmres at swbell dot net

Karin said...

Would love to be entered in the giveaway---Thanks!

Avily Jerome said...

Howdy!

I'd love to win this book! I've heard about it before, and it sounds fascinating.

I've learned far more about history from reading historical fiction than I ever did in school! Looking forward to it, and thanks for the contest!

avilyjerome[at]hotmail[dot]com

Lee said...

This sounds like a fascinating read. Thanks for the chance to win! albroom@bellsouth.net

Pammer said...

This book sound fantastic! Enter me in the drawing.
pamngreg at sbcglobal dot net

Great review. I even like your "voice" in the reviews. LOL.

Hugs,
Pammer

Pamela J said...

I don't usually fly through a book, I enjoy reading it carefully to get all the details so it sounds like this book is designed especially for me.
I once read a book that didn't have all the ends tied up so since I knew the author, I wrote and asked her. She had an answer and then for me it all did tie together after all. Perhaps Siri would be another one with the answers you are wondering about.
Pam Williams
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

I love to win this book!
I have seen it around a lot of blogs lately!

rebornbutterfly {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

cpullum said...

Wow looks good count me in!
Merry Christmas!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Congrats to Karin who won this book on the drawing!

Thanks everyone else for entering. Stay tuned for more giveaways.

Warmly,

Cheryl