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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Giveaway Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer

Have you heard of The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer yet?  If you haven't, you must read on - if you have you know what sort of an exciting story I'm talking about.  First of all, isn't this a beautiful cover?  It would draw me in even if I had no idea what it was about.  See below the cover for the blurb:

Before she became the nineteenth century’s heroine, before he had written a word of Madame Bovary, Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert traveled up the Nile at the same time. They never met, but in The Twelve Rooms of the Nile, these two wanderers ignite a friendship marked by intelligence, humor, and ravishing tenderness that will alter both their destinies.
On the surface, Nightingale and Flaubert couldn’t be more different. She is a woman with radical ideas about society and God, naive in the ways of men. He is a notorious womanizer, involved with innumerable prostitutes. But both are at painful crossroads in their lives and burn with unfulfilled ambition. In Enid Shomer’s deft hands, the two unlikely soul mates come together to share their darkest torments and most fervent hopes. Brimming with adventure and the sparkling sensibilities of the two travelers, this mesmerizing debut offers a luminous combination of gorgeous prose and wild imagination, all of it colored by the opulent tapestry of mid-nineteenth century Egypt.

Interested yet?  No?  Try out this excerpt then.  Convinced?  Want to enter to win one of two copies of the book?  Simply fill out the rafflecopter below to enter.  Open to US residents only.  Last day to enter is September 8, 2012.  Good luck everyone!!!

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  1. Thank you! Love the time period and setting in this book.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. Lovely cover!

  3. I can't wait to read this book. It looks very good to me.

  4. Thank you very much...!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Enid Shomer is one of my favorite poets.. can't wait to read this novel.

    1. Very cool! I knew she had written poetry but have not read any of it - I'm not that big into poetry. Hope you like the book!


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