Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Giveaway: Frenchman's Creek

Summary: DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S LOST CLASSIC; AN ELECTRIFYING TALE OF LOVE AND SCANDAL ON THE HIGH SEAS.

Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape.

But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.

Frenchman's Creek is the breathtaking story of a woman searching for love and adventure who embraces the dangerous life of a fugitive on the seas. -- Sourcebooks Landmark

Last month, I read and reviewed FRENCHMAN'S CREEK by Daphne du Maurier. I had never read a book by Ms. du Maurier before, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it! I highly recommend FRENCHMAN'S CREEK; and it is available for purchase at all major chain bookstores, Amazon.com and through Sourcebooks.

As a new fan of du Maurier's, I was excited to learn that today would have been her 102nd birthday. To celebrate Ms. du Maurier's 102nd birthday, Sourcebooks has a surprise for one lucky reader -- a copy of FRENCHMAN'S CREEK!

To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment with your e-mail address telling if you've ever read any of Ms. du Maurer's books. To double or even triple your chances, you can blog and/or tweet about this contest with a link back to this post. This contest is open until May 27th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will announce the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck!

69 comments:

Susan said...

I've never read du Maurier, but I've been hearing a lot about Rebecca. I've never heard of this book, but would love to give it a try. Thanks for the giveaway!

bermudaonion said...

I've never read any du Maurier because I always equate her with "girly" historical fiction for some reason. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

nfmgirl said...
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nfmgirl said...

I haven't had the opportunity to read her work yet. I've just recently learned of her and this book. I'd love a shot. Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Amanda said...

What a great giveaway! I've read Rebecca and Frenchman's Creek. I read Frenchman's Creek after watching the movie back in high school. I loved it. Thanks!

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I've never read any of her books, but this one sounds really good!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

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traveler said...

I have read all of Daphne Du Maurier's novels which I adore. She is my favorite author and when I disocvered her books I was enthralled. What a pleasure it would be to have a copy of this cherished book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Indigo said...

I would love to be entered in this drawing. I haven't yet had a chance to read any of Daphne Du Maurier's books. Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

ravensquietscreams@gmail.com

carolsnotebook said...

I have read a couple of her books, but it was a while ago and I don't remember which ones or any of the details. I'd love to be entered.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Have never read any of her books.
mel at skbphoto.com

Kristina said...

I've never read her books, but I have Rebecca on my shelf at home, just trying to get the courage to read it =)
luckistarr4 AT gmail DOT com

Jo-Jo said...

I haven't read any of her books yet, so I would love to win this one!
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Jessica said...

I read Rebecca in September and LOVED it. I'd love to win and read Frenchman's Creek.

bridget3420 said...

I've never read any of her books but I would like to.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

carolsnotebook said...

I included this in a blog post.
http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/giveaways-in-blogland-3/

carolsntoebook at yahoo dot com

bridget3420 said...

Posted contest on my sidebar

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

gaby317 said...

Both my mother and I really loved Rebecca and I'd love this book!

I haven't read anything else by du Maurier, but after reading more about her, I intend to. Thanks for doing this contest.

I was quite excited and blogged about it here:

http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

thanks!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I would love to read this book! Thanks for the review.

momof5boys at gmail dot com

anne said...

I have read du Maurier and appreciate her writing greatly.Unforgettable novels. Thanks for this giveaway. bencanada1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary said...

I would love this to be the first book by DdM I read!

meah56 AT gmail DOT com

Nicola said...

I must admit I have never read any du Maurier books but I want to very badly. I have seen the movies for Rebecca and Jamaica Inn. The very old b/w ones. Email is in my profile.

claire said...

I would love love love to win a du Maurier. I've Rebecca on my TBR and have read the first few pages only, it sounds soo wonderful. The only reason I haven't read it yet is because I'm waiting for a better copy to read than what I have right now. I know it's a silly reason. :D
dreamsongpoem at gmail dot com

Wanda said...

I have not yet read any Daphne du Maurier books, although I truly have been meaning to. I would love to win this book.

Wanda said...

I just posted a comment but accidentally used a non-working link. Please ignore that comment and use this one. What I had posted was:
I have not yet read any Daphne du Maurier books, although I truly have been meaning to. I would love to win this book.

Belinda M said...

I have not read Du Mauriers books but would love to. please entere me in the giveaway

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Pissenlit said...

I've never read anything by Daphne du Maurier however, Frenchman's Creek sounds great!

un_pissenlit (at) hotmail (dot) com

Valorie said...

I've never read any of her books... in fact, this is my first time hearing about her. But I am definitely interested.

Blogged:
http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/05/11/book-giveaways-0511-0517/

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

Dawn M. said...

I've never even heard of her so she's totally new to me. Frenchman's Creek sounds good though and I'd love to read it. :0)

Thanks!
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Becca said...

I have read several du Maurier books, Rebecca, Jamaica Inn and The Scapegoat and I've liked them all so I would love to read this one too. I blogged about it here:

http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2009/05/daphne-du-maurier-turns-102.html

thanks
rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

Rachel said...

I've never read her books but this one sounds good! Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

Vera said...

I've never read any of her books, so I'm hoping to win!

vvperesk@gmail.com

principessa said...

I enjoy all of Daphne Du Maurier's wonderful novels. Thanks for this chance. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cheryl S. said...

I've never read anything written by Daphne du Maurier. This book looks like a good place to start,

Please count me in - Thanks!
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

♔ jessica.marie said...

I haven't gotten to read anything by her yet, so thank you for the opportunity! :D

lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

nightdweller20 said...

I haven't read anything by du Maurier, nor had I heard of her until the announcement of her birthday. But I think the book will be a very great read. I like how the cover looks all mysterious :)

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

Carlene said...

I have never read any of Daphne Du Maurier's book. So please include me in your drawing.
Thanks
Carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Marie Burton said...

Hello, and please enter me :)
I have "Rebecca" that I bought from a book club when I was in College. It was awesome, I have it in mind to read it again someday.
Thanks for the giveaway!
marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

Jo-Jo said...

I'm back to let you know that I blogged about your contest here.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I've never read du Maurier, but I do have Rebecca in my TBR. Thanks for the great giveaway!

nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-05-15-09.html

Wendy said...

I read Rebecca years ago! Would love to win this one :)

wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

Chris said...

Sadly, I have not read any of Ms. du Maurer's books. Maybe I'll get the chance now!

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sue W. said...

I have never read any of her books and only recently found out she was English not French as I always thought. Live and learn. I would love to win this book. Thank you for the giveaway.
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Kelly said...

I would love to be considered for a chance to recieve a copy of this book.
Thanks, Kelly

Sue W. said...

I blogged this giveaway at:
http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Irene Yeates said...

I read Rebecca years ago, and re-read it about five years ago. I would love to read Frenchman's Creek. Please enter my name. Thank you.


cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

scottsgal said...

I've never read anything by her but this sounds wonderful

thanks for the giveaway
msboatgal at aol.com

Marie said...

I have never read anything by du Maurier but I've been told she is wonderful!

marielay@gmail.com

northernmama-northerngirl said...

I have read a couple of her novels and enjoy her work. Please sign me up:)
northern_mama@yahoo.ca

Amber said...

I listened to Rebecca on audio and enjoyed it. I'd love a chance to win this one.

amber at amberstults.com

Aspen said...

I've never read one of her books yet, but this looks really good.
lovinfitch@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Mary
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

I've been a long-time fan of Daphne du Maurier and read Rebecca years ago, also she writes some excellent shorter novelettes that I luckily have in some of my anthology collections! If you've never read her works, you need to!

Pam said...

I read Rebecca in high school and still consider it one of my top 10 books of all time. If this one's as good there'll be some lucky winners!!

pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Please enter me, I haven't read any of du Maurier books either, but I'd love to give them a try.

Dottie :)

gymmom_027@yahoo.com

Jenny Girl said...

I read Rebecca in high school. It's been so long I really should re-read it again. I even have the old movie on my Tivo. Want to reread the book first.

Jennygirl73(at)gmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

Please enter me to win this book. I would love to try a new author!
Debbie
dcf_beth at verizon.net

Gwendolyn B. said...

I read REBECCA many years ago. Looking forward to reading more of her work now. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of FRENCHMAN'S CREEK.

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

I Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/1894747556

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Lisa said...

Absolutely love "Rebecca"! Please enter me in the drawing for "Frenchman's Creek." I'm planning to hit the classics over the summer; this would be a good addition to my list!

Misusedinnocence said...

I haven't yet But I would like too! :)

misusedinnocence@aol.com

Carolsue said...

I read Rebecca a LONG time ago!
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quelleheure4 said...

I have never read du Maurier yet. It's so nice to hear how much you enjoyed it!
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quelleheure4 said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1934540752

Chris said...

I've read a few of her books and several of her short stories, but not this one.

Love to win this!

Ally in WA said...

She was my favorite author when I was a teenager. I have read this one many years ago and would love to give it another reading now that I am grown-up.

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

esther said...

I haven't read any of her books.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

Our book group has read Rebecca and The Glass Blowers. We are huge du Maurier fans. I have My Cousin Rachel on my TBR stack...I need to add Frenchman's Creek too!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
I will be posting a link about the giveaway on my blog!

Jen said...

Loved Rebecca. Sure I would love this book too.