Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Ten Years, Ten Books, Ten Winners #9

Unbelievable! My ten-book giveaway is down to the next-to-the-last book! I'm happy to report that June has been a very happy month for me. Not only have you all been keeping me tabulating all the entries for the book contests, I actually hit a patch of reading where three of the four mysteries I read I rated an "A+." Add a few more goodies to the mix, and yes indeed, June has been a Very Good Month.

Let's give you the synopsis of the ninth book I'm giving away, especially since I think it's one that may have flown beneath a lot of readers' radar-- Melanie Winawer's The Scribe of Siena.

"Readers of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander and Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring…will be swept away by the spell of medieval Siena” (Library Journal, starred review) in this transporting love story and gripping historical mystery.

Accomplished neurosurgeon Beatrice Trovato knows that her deep empathy for her patients is starting to impede her work. So when her beloved brother passes away, she welcomes the unexpected trip to the Tuscan city of Siena to resolve his estate, even as she wrestles with grief. But as she delves deeper into her brother’s affairs, she discovers intrigue she never imagined—a 700-year-old conspiracy to decimate the city.

As Beatrice explores the evidence further, she uncovers the journal and paintings of the fourteenth-century artist Gabriele Accorsi. But when she finds a startling image of her own face, she is suddenly transported to the year 1347. She awakens in a Siena unfamiliar to her, one that will soon be hit by the Plague.

Yet when Beatrice meets Accorsi, something unexpected happens: she falls in love—not only with Gabriele but also with the beauty and cadence of medieval life. As the Plague and the ruthless hands behind its trajectory threaten not only her survival but also Siena’s very existence, Beatrice must decide in which century she belongs.

The Scribe of Siena is the captivating story of a brilliant woman’s passionate affair with a time and a place that captures her in an impossibly romantic and dangerous trap—testing the strength of fate and the bonds of love."

How can you win an autographed copy of The Scribe of Siena? I thought you'd never ask!

  1. Send an email to me-- kittlingbooks(at)gmail(dot)com
  2. The subject header of the email must read "10 Years, 10 Books, 10 Winners #9"
  3. The body of the email must include your name and mailing address.

That's it!


Your entry must be posted by midnight (Arizona time), Friday, June 29. The winner will be notified and the book mailed later that same day.

Beware! If you don't follow all of the rules, your entry will not be included in the drawing, but there's one thing you don't have to worry about-- as soon as the winner's name has been drawn, all your names and addresses will be destroyed. (Spambots may love me, but I refuse to join their ranks!)


As long as it's before the deadline of the giveaway you can enter the drawing for each and every book, but you will be able to win only one. Ten years, ten books, ten winners. I want to distribute the wealth evenly among you all.

Ready...set...go! Time to fill up my inbox!


  1. OOH- this is new to me. It sounds like another one I must add to the TBR pile!


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