Monday, May 19, 2008

The Blood of Flowers Giveaway

Summary: Both a sweeping love story and a luminous portrait of a city, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is the mesmerizing historical novel of an ill-fated young woman whose gift as a rug designer transforms her life. Illuminated with glorious detail of persian rug-making, and brilliantly bringing to life the sights sounds and life of 17th-century Isfahan, THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS has captured readers' imaginations everywhere as a timeless tale of one woman's struggle to live a life of her choosing. -- hatchette book group usa

Last summer, I read THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS by Anita Amirrezvani; and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I realize that historical fiction books are really big right now; and I guess it's because there are so many readers like me out there who like to read about exotic, far away lands. I liked reading about 17th century Persia and learing how rugs were made; however, the actual story of the girl trying to survive while staying true to herself is what I enjoyed the most.
It's been almost a year since I've read this book (so I don't feel like I can write a decent review;) however, I do remember how beautifully it was written. The descriptions of the characters and places in the novel were very vivid and seemed very real to me. At the time I read this book, I actually thought this book could be a potential book club selection for my group (once it came out in paperback.)

Good news -- THE BLOOD OF FLOWERS is now available in paperback, and it includes a very interesting author's notes section, an author interview as well as a reader's guide. Seeing the new cover, which is beautiful by the way, and reading the author interview have brought back to me how much I liked this book.

Even better news -- I have a copy to give away to one lucky reader! Just leave a comment on this post before May 23rd at 11:59 EST and you will be entered to win. If you would like to double your chances, you can blog about this giveaway and leave the link in the comments section. This contest is open to US and Canadian citizens only.

31 comments:

Eva said...

I'd love to be in the giveaway. This one sounds really good. :)

ravenousreader said...

I'm on a reading mission to read more about the middle east...this sounds like it would fit nicely! Please do enter me in the giveaway.

And thanks for visiting my Sunday Salon post at Bookstack :)

Heather Johnson said...

Since I've already read this, don't worry about entering me in the contest. But I will post about the contest for you!

Prisca said...

This has been on my 'to read' list for ages! I'm so glad you've written about it. I look forward to reading it. :)

dolls123 said...

I'd love to read this book

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heatherlo said...

This book looks great, and the cover is so pretty too! :) I'd love to win, thanks!

Mom of 5 Boys said...

Ooh, this one looks good. I'm adding it to my Shelfari wishlist. And while I'm here commenting, I just want to say thanks for the great reviews. I have your blog on my igoogle home page, and I have put several books on my wishlist after reading your reviews!

heather (errantdreams) said...

Please don't enter me in the contest (too swamped!); I just wanted to say that this looks really neat and I posted a link on my reviews blog so hopefully some more folks will find their way here.

TheElementary said...

This looks like a great book- I looked it up and Amazon, they have the first pages available for reading. Count me into this generous contest!

Vader's Mom said...

I would love to be entered. This book sounds great.

Thanks!

tracy said...

Tossing my hat in the ring. I love your website:) I will post about your giveaway and make sure and Come check out my giveaway too!I'm doing a pay it forward for two ARC books. thanks tracy

ihchicky said...

This looks like a great book. Please enter me in your giveaway! thanks.

Karin said...

Enter me please! Thank you.

devourerofbooks said...

I've been hearing fantastic things about this book and I would love to read it. I'm excited to check out your blog, as well.

Stephanie said...

I just saw this in the bookstore last night, so please count my name in the drawing!

Nicole said...

I just looked at this book at the bookstore yesterday and considered buying it. Maybe I'll win it now!

Becca said...

I'd love to be a part of the giveaway. This book sounds really interesting. Thanks for posting about it.

Becca said...

P.S. I sent your book out yesterday! I meant to send you an email but I totally forgot until just now.

Kathleen said...

Hi, I'd love to win this. I also posted about it on my blog.
http://kbookreviews.wordpress.com/2008/05/21/two-book-contests/

planetbooks said...

Please put my name in the hat for "The Blood Flowers Giveaway"!! Thank You!!
~K

Amy said...

Hello! Please enter me to win your book!

trish said...

I thought I'd entered, but I guess not. Please enter me! :D

SOFTIE100 said...

WHAT A WONDERFUL BOOK IT SEEMS, WOULD LOVE IT.

Mary_Freebies said...

Sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading. Please enter me. :)

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Cheryl said...

I have heard great things bout this book and would love to be entered. Thanks

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Cheryl

kamewh said...

Looks like a great book- would love to win!

Kari said...

Thanks! The book looks really good!

Toystory said...

Thank you. -- Love to read this.

lauraknight said...

I am a new reader to your blog having just found you about 2 weeks ago. Plase enter me in your contest.

Thanks!!

Kat Bryan said...

I've always loved Oriental rugs and admired all the work that goes into them. I would love to read this story. Thanks for having the contest.

rohit said...

Must be an enjoyable read The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.