Monday, October 29, 2012

Flight of Fancy by Laurie Alice Eakes and giveaway, ends November 5 noon

Oh, so few books keep you truly guessing until the very last page, and give up their secrets grudgingly one titillating hint at a time. But Laurie Alice Eakes has mastered both intrigue and suspense, dramatic and expertly timed to sweep you to the very heights of anticipation and passion in this thrilling Regency romance.

Cassandra Bainbridge is enamored with learning Greek and physics as much as she is enamored with the man she used to know as Geoffrey Giles, the second son of Lord Whittaker. But when Geoffrey inherits the estate unexpectedly, Cassandra's dreams of aeronautic pioneering come under jeopardy since she must assume an uncomfortable societal role as the wife of an Earl. Soon, not just her dreams are threatened, but her very life, as accidents and intrigue surround both her and Whittaker.

Set in the backdrop of the Luddite rebellion, as well as the advent of ballooning science, this beautiful and stirring story shimmers with details of a rich history. Each page delivers compelling scenes with characters as fascinating and accessible as the best of Masterpiece Theater, or even Downton Abbey. Themes of seeking forgiveness abound--forgiveness from God, from one another, from an unforgiving society, and even from oneself. Flight of Fancy is a rare story that explores the healing grace of God on scars both internal and external, and the difference between love and lust, all done in a beautifully redemptive and uplifting way. I was left with the renewed conviction that there is no past too corrupted for the Lord to make clean, nor any earnest soul too rebellious for God to restore.

If I read this book over and over the rest of my life, I would still be catching the nuance and layers this master storyteller has woven into this superb novel. If ever there was a story that begs for the big screen, it is this. You will not want to miss one savory moment of Flight of Fancy. It will truly take you up from mundane reality and sweep you away!

Enter for a chance to win my gently used copy of this charming romance by leaving a comment with your email addy. Winner will be drawn by random.org on Monday Nov 5th at noon. Extra entries for sharing this on twitter and facebook, as well as for following this blog.


71 comments:

  1. This looks like a wonderful book to read and the cover is beautiful.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Thank you, Ruby! Nice to have you here to break the ice. :) Good luck!

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  2. I am a follower.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  3. I keep seeing this one around and would like to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Hugs :O)

    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

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    1. Oh, it's a good one, Diane! Hope you win! :D Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Just found this blog...love it...trying to subscribe via E mail, but it won't click! Also, what is the name of YOUR book....I can't find you on Amazon.
    Please enter me for this book...sounds great.
    Thanks! And thanks for the FAF blog!
    Jackie Smith
    jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

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    1. Hi, Jackie
      thanks so much for coming by and for the follow. I'll credit you for it--it might be stuck. :)

      I've written two books and as yet am prepublished. I just won a big writing contest in September, so I am hoping it helps garner attention from the writing gods and goddesses. :) How about you? Do you write?

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  5. Ooops, I did get the subscribe request sent in.
    And just realized you are not published yet....blessings on your writing!!!
    Jackie Smith

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  6. A great review, Kathleen, i am a new follower, and shared on twitter and facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Hey, Marianne

      So nice to have you here! Thanks so much for helping to spread the word. I have you down for all four entries, then. Great!

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  7. Thanks for the book review, I agree with the others, what a beautiful cover! And from your review it sounds like a good read...

    Patty
    pattymh20009at)yahoo(dot)com

    I follow via e-mail

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    1. Awesome, Patty. Thanks for following. I hope you get to read it--it is a page turner!

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  8. Great review! I've enjoyed Laurie's Midwives series and have Flight of Fancy on my WL. Would love to win your copy! :-)

    Stephanie
    mybabyblessings AT gmail DOT com

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  9. (Just saw your header -- are you in Elmira?! Small world! I'm in Owego!)

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    1. Yes, I am near ELmira in a tiny town called Breesport. Outside of Horseheads. I know Owego. We were just at the Iron Kettle Farm last weekend in Candor. Small world! Thanks so much for coming by!

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  10. This sounds like a great read and I'd love to win a copy!

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. This sounds like an intriguing read! Thank you for the review!

    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Okay, great, Samantha. I have you down for two entries. :)Good luck!

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  12. I am a follower, also :)

    samanthaakuiper(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Flight of Fancy sounds terrific. I recently read an excerpt and was drawn right into the story. Please add me to the drawing.
    I'm a follower via e-mail.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Merry! I have you down for two entries then. Good luck!

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  14. I love Laurie Alice's books! This one sounds wonderful. If Canadians are allowed in the drawing, please put my name in!

    Cheers,
    Sue
    sbmason at sympatico dot ca

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  15. Thanks, Sue! Sure, I'll add you. Good luck!

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  16. Thanks for the interview. I would like to enter for this book. I am a follower, but don't see a share to put on my FB. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  17. Kathleen, your review was great! I am so anxious to read the book. I am a follower.
    may_dayzee AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Thanks, Kay. I appreciate the follow. Laurie Alice's writing is amazing. You're going to love it. Good luck!

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  18. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for having the giveaway.

    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. hi, Rose
      thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. If you love history and the romance of Regency England, you are going to love this. Good luck!

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  19. I loved that book the minute I saw the cover. Waiting for a paperback. I love it when the mystery goes until the end of the book. It's so much more fun that way.
    godblessamerica.jan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hey, Jan--so happy you came by. It's a lovely cover, isn't it? It just hints of the adventure inside. Hope you get to read it!
      Kathy

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  20. I've been wanting to read this one for awhile! Thanks for the chance to win!
    GFC Follower: Abbi Hart
    Email: gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Abbi
      So nice to see another fan of Laurie Alice. Best of luck to you, and blessings!
      Kathy

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  21. would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Karen. Good luck! :)

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  22. Wow! Fantastic review. I knew I wanted to read this one but now I am really looking forward to digging into this story.

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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    1. Oh, yeah, Anne. You'll be glad you spent the time. Laurie Alice is such a great writer and historian. Good luck!

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  23. I love gently, read books!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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    1. LOL, Melody. Glad to hear it. :) This one, you'll love especially.

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  24. would love to read this! mommy2seth AT gmail DOT com

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    1. I hope you get a chance to do that, Sara. Thanks for visiting the blog. Good luck on the drawing!

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  25. What a beautiful cover. I would love to read this book and thank you for the opportunity!

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

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    1. Thanks, Jo--I hope you get the opportunity to read it. Laurie Alice Eakes is one of my favorite historical writers.

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  26. This sounds like a great book, thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  27. I shared on FB:
    http://www.facebook.com/wendy.newcomb.92

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/WendyNewcomb/status/264011590960021505

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks,Wendy! I appreciate you spreading the word. Looks like you have all four entries. Blessings!
      Kathy

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  29. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

    I bloggged - http://griperangsbookmarks.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

    facebook - https://www.facebook.com/angela.holland.359/posts/488713074494756

    twitter - https://twitter.com/griperang/status/264063151694303232

    Thank you - griperang at emabrqmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Angela
      Thanks for helping to spread the word! I have you down for four entries. Good luck!

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  30. Love to win...I have shared on facebook and twitter...babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Thanks, Lucy! I have you down for three entries, then. :)

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  31. No need to enter me to the drawing since I'm reading this great novel right now! Just wanted to say I agree-this is a great read, which is no surprise coming from Laurie Alice Eakes! Her book Lady in the Mist was the first I'd read from her, and I knew right then I would read everything she's ever written, or will write in the future. :) I will share this on FB for fun.

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    1. Thanks Jocelyn. :) Love of LAE's wrting--yet one more thing we have in common!

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  32. wow loved the interview this book sounds wonderful

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    1. Thanks, Pat. It is a great read. Good luck on winning it!

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  33. i am a follower, tweeted and sharing on facebook. Can you guess i'd love to win this novel? Thanks for a great interview and awesome chance to win.

    marianneDOTwanhamATgmailDOTcom

    http://www.reviewingnovelsonline.blogspot.ca

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    1. Marianne, you rox! I got you for all four entries. Thanks for spreading the word.

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  34. Would love to win this book! It sounds like a great one! makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

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  35. We have Laurie's books in my church library. I'm looking forward to reading this book and adding it to our collection.
    Thanks!
    Janet Estridge
    von1janet@gmail.com

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    1. thank you, Janet! I hope you get a chance to read her work. She'll be your new fave! :) That's so cool that you would share it with your church library. Hope you win!

      Kathy

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  36. Can't wait to read this one!

    I also became a follower of your blog!

    marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Marissa! I hope you enjoy the blog, and good luck on the giveaway.

      Kathy

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  37. I would love to win. It sounds like a great book.

    deamundy AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Thanks Deanna. It is a memorable story and a very entertaining read. Good luck!

      Kathy

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  38. I heard this book was great! I love the unique focus on ballooning. I shared on twitter and facebook and I'm already a google follower.

    shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for coming over, Veronica! It is a very good read, and I learned so much about aeronautics history. Thank you so much for spreading the word. Looks like you have all four entries!

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  39. Wow, great review! Thanks for sharing it! Love the book cover!

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Jes
      I agree, it is a lovely cover. I visited the Smithsonian last winter and saw one of the original French balloons, and it looked quite a bit like one of the ones depicted on the cover.
      Good luck!

      Kathy

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  40. And the winner of the book this week is Deanna! I will email you shortly to get your snail mail. Congratulations!

    Thank you everybody for coming by this week. Tomorrow we start a new giveaway! Hope to see you all back here.

    Blessings,
    Kathy

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