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How I Married A Marquess by Anna HarringtonHow I Married A Marquess by Anna Harrington


Thanks to Michelle Cashman of Forever & Forever Yours, I am giving away one print copy of How I Married A Marquess by Anna Harrington

Description of How I Married A Marquess by Anna Harrington


A SHOCKING DECEPTION . . .
Josephine Carlisle, adopted daughter of a baron, is officially on the shelf. But the silly, marriage-minded misses in the ton can have their frilly dresses and their seasons in London, for all she cares. Josie has her freedom and her family . . . until an encounter with a dark, devilishly handsome stranger leaves her utterly breathless at a house party. His wicked charm intrigues her, but that’s where it ends. For Josie has a little secret . . . 

. . . LEADS TO AN EXQUISITE SEDUCTION
Espionage was Thomas Matteson, Marquess of Chesney’s game-until a tragic accident cost him his career. Now to salvage his reputation and return to the life he loves, the marquess must find the criminal who’s been robbing London’s rich and powerful. He’s no fool-he knows Josie, with her wild chestnut hair and rapier-sharp wit, is hiding something and he won’t rest until he unravels her mysteries, one by one. But he never expected to be the one under arrest-body and soul . . .

About Anna Harrington


How I Married A Marquess by Anna Harrington

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Anna Harrington is an English professor in Chattanooga, Tennessee and a lover of all things chocolate and coffee. She’s a member of RWA and when she’s not hard at work writing her next book or planning her next series, she’s watching BBC and piloting her own aircrafts. 

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Secrets of My Life: Vintner, Prisoner, Soldier, Spy by Peter M. F. SichelSecrets of My Life: Vintner, Prisoner, Soldier, Spy by Peter M. F. Sichel


Thanks to Heidi Harmon of Bohlsen Group, I am giving away one print copy of Secrets of My Life by Peter M. F. Sichel

Description of My Life by Peter M. F. Sichel


Peter M. F. Sichel, a fourth-generation wine merchant, found the path he was destined to walk interrupted by the Nazis while growing up as a Jew in Germany. He moved to France in 1939 but was imprisoned as an enemy alien at the outbreak of World War II. When he was released, he hid in the Pyrenees before reaching the United States in 1941. 

After joining the Army, he served with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, sending spies into Germany, before becoming a senior official with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served in key positions in Berlin, Hong Kong, and Washington. 

In this memoir–which needed to be cleared by the CIA–he describes how the Nazis took over Germany, the odd attitude of German Jews to being Jewish, the fault lines in U.S. intelligence during the Cold War, and the life lessons he learned in the wine business. 

Praise for My Life by Peter M. F. Sichel


“Peter Sichel was a true insider during the heyday of the CIA during the late 1940s and 1950s. From Berlin to Hong Kong, he served in a global secret war that was, by turns, gallant, necessary, dangerous, and wrongheaded. … His memoir is clear-eyed, charming, and fascinating.” 
Evan Thomas, author of The Very Best Men: The Daring Early Years of the CIA 

“Peter Sichel is an iconic figure in the history of wine. With his European upbringing and early years in the CIA, his story is both fascinating and compelling. His success with Blue Nun is nothing short of classic marketing.”-Marvin R. Shanken, Editor & Publisher, Wine Spectator 

About Peter M. F. SichelSecrets of My Life: Vintner, Prisoner, Soldier, Spy by Peter M. F. Sichel


Peter M. F. Sichel was educated in Germany and England and fled France in 1941 to end up in the United States. He spent seventeen years with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services and the Central Intelligence Agency in some of the top hot spots of the Cold War before joining his family wine business.

Before publishing “The Secrets of My Life: Vintner, Prisoner, Soldier, Spy”, Sichel wrote a basic guide to wines on the American market in 1975 called, “Which Wine”. He currently resides in New York City with his wife, Stella.

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Excellent Lombards by Jane HamiltonExcellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton


Thanks to Jordan Rubinstein of  Grand Central Publishing, I am giving away one print copy of  The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

Description of  Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

From the internationally bestselling author of The Book of Ruthand A Map of the World, a heartfelt coming-of-age story that Karen Joy Fowler calls “a timeless classic…a book you will read and reread.”

Mary Frances “Frankie” Lombard is fiercely in love with her family’s sprawling apple orchard and the tangled web of family members who inhabit it. Content to spend her days planning capers with her brother William, competing with her brainy cousin Amanda, and expertly tending the orchard with her father, Frankie desires nothing more than for the rhythm of life to continue undisturbed. But she cannot help being haunted by the historical fact that some family members end up staying on the farm and others must leave.

Change is inevitable, and threats of urbanization, disinheritance, and college applications shake the foundation of Frankie’s roots. As Frankie is forced to shed her childhood fantasies and face the possibility of losing the idyllic future she had envisioned for her family, she must decide whether loving something means clinging tightly or letting go. 

Praise for Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton


“A book with so much grace, wit, and resonance — this is one you’ll read and reread.  I surely did.  I laughed, I cried, I pondered, I mourned.  I took these characters deeply into my heart.  Hamilton at her amazing best.  A timeless classic, in its first appearance.”  — Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

 THE EXCELLENT LOMBARDS is everything you could ask for in a coming-of-age novel—funny, insightful, observant, saturated with hope and melancholy. Jane Hamilton’s novel about a young girl’s life on an apple orchard is full of oddball characters and tender scenes that will linger in your memory.— Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Leftovers

About Jane Hamilton


Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton

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Jane Hamilton lives, works, and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Wisconsin.  Her novels have won numerous awards, including the PEN Hemingway Award, and The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World were both chosen as Oprah Book Club picks and made into movies.  For more information about the author, visit her website at www.janehamiltonbooks.com

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