Friday, February 21, 2014

Giveaway: The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh

Thanks to Courtney Landi of  Berkley/NAL, Penguin Group USA, I am giving away one print copy of The Fever Tree.

Book Description:

There is nothing more exciting than a new writer with a genuine voice. I loved it.” —Julian Fellowes, creator ofDownton Abbey

Frances Irvine, left destitute in the wake of her father’s sudden death, has been forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to the Southern Cape of Africa. 1880 South Africa is a country torn apart by greed. In this remote and inhospitable land she becomes entangled with two very different men—one driven by ambition, the other by his ideals. Only when the rumor of an epidemic takes her into the dark heart of the diamond mines does Frances see her road to happiness.
But before she can follow that path, Frances must choose between passion and integrity, between her desire for the man who captured her heart and her duty to the man who saved her from near ruin, a decision that will have devastating consequences.

About Jennifer McVeigh:

Jennifer McVeigh, who has herself traveled to remote areas of Southern and East Africa, also drew on firsthand accounts of life in colonial South Africa, as well as nineteenth century guidebooks and women’s magazines, in order to infuse Frances Irvine’s experiences with arresting verisimilitude.  You can find her on the web at  

This giveaway is open to resident of the U.S. only and ends on March 7, 2014.  Please use Rafflecopter to enter.
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The era and the setting sound captivating. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

I love the period and the time, and I have bumped a lot in this one on other blogs. thanks for the giveaway!

So glad this is making the rounds. It sounds good and kind of Isak Dinesen-y!

Interesting setting

I like the setting of South Africa. I would also like to find out which man Frances will choose. It sounds like a very interesting book. Thanks for having the giveaway.


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I always enjoy reading books set in this time period and I do like the cover art. But, I have felt destitute after losing my parents and so I can sympathize with the character.

The South African location sounds fascinating. Thanks for the giveaway.

The South African location sounds fascinating. Thanks for the giveaway.

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