Fall is in the air. Cool weather is around the corner and you know what that means—curling up in comfy chair with a good book.  If you’re like me “good book” is basically a synonym for “historical novel.”  So, in honor of the many lovely hours of autumn reading to come I am participating in the “Partial to the Past Historical Fiction Giveaway Hop,” hosted by Holly of Bippity Boppity Book.

The Hop, dear reader, is your chance to enter not one but TWENTY separate book giveaways.  It’s a historical fiction lover’s dream. All the wonderful bloggers and authors participating in the hop have goodies to share. For example, Holly at Bippity Boppity Book is giving away a 3 book prize pack including Outlaw by Angus Donald, The Eagle and the Raven by Pauline Gedge and the just-released The Second Empress by Michelle Moran.  While Judith Starkston is giving away four copies of her novel, Rubies of the Viper.

I am offering a fantastic threesome of books all by “Book Pregnant” authors and all signed — my own historical debut, The Sister Queens (click on the title for an enticing description of the book), Nancy Bilyeau’s historical thriller The Crown, and Anne Clinard Barnhill’s At the Mercy of the Queen.  To enter use the rafflecopter below then hop on over to other hop-stops (listed below the entry form) and enter to win MORE fantastic books.  Who knows, you could end up with a phenomenal autumn TBR pile for free :)

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63 Responses to “Happy to Be Part of the Historical Fiction Hop!”

  1. I have always loved history and this was a natural follow up

    • Super, don’t forget to use the rafflecopter if you haven’t already. It’s my first time trying it but that’s how I am keeping track of entries.

  2. Wow Sophie, what a great giveaway! Although I already own and read your wonderful book, I would love to add the other two to my collection.

    • Terry — I know both the other authors through a group blog and their books a good reads. Make sure you use the rafflecopter if you haven’t already. I’ve never tried one before but that’s how I am keeping track of entries.

    • I love historical fiction because it allows me to escape to another time and to learn more about life in different eras.

  3. Three fabulous books! What an amazing giveaway package! Sign me up to win…. :-)

  4. I’d love to win a copy of your novel! :) What a great contest.

  5. I don’t know what happened to my previous comment.. :s
    Anyway I love historicals because I travel in other eras and learn about their lives at that time. Sometimes they make me wsih I was born at that time.
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  6. First of all, thanks for the triple treat! What a sweet treat it is!!
    Historical Fiction allows me to learn a little about history without droning on with dates. While I love history, memorizing dates isn’t my forte. I also love making historical connections.

  7. I’ve read all three of the books and I can vouch that they are all great books :)

  8. Thanks for the giveway!

  9. I love reading historical fiction because I love reading books about real people and historic events.

  10. I’m a huge fan of historical fiction because it allows me to get a peek into the past without the drudgery of a history book! Good historical fiction always peaks my natural curiosity and tempts me to further research past events and historical figures. I’m a true fan of the genre and would love to read your work! Thank you for the entry!

  11. Marvelous giveaway! I own (and *loooooved*) all three of these books — the winner will be very very happy, I’m sure. :)

  12. Hi Sophie!! Awesome giveaway…I am not entering as I have all the books but I just wanted to say to your readers that all the books are great historical novels. As is yours Sophie!!!…Good luck to all the entrants!

  13. I am so excited to read all of these books. I love reading historical fiction because I like to pretend to live in different time periods. :)

  14. It is fascinating to read about a different time, to know what people did, how they behaved and how they felt about their passions, emotions, morality. It is same but yet different. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Sounds great! Looking forward to reading some really good historical novels as it gets to be cozy-weather. Also, just bought “The Sister Queens” to keep me company on a lovely boating holiday on the River Cam near Cambridge in early September– it will be lovely to have some leisure and a leisurely pace along the river (putting at 4 mph!) to dive into your book, Sophie!

  16. Thank you for this great giveaway. I enjoy historical fiction. Being French, The Sister Queens intrigued me particularly and The Crown and At the Mercy of the Queen will certainly reinforce my knowledge of the Tudors time.

  17. What a great collection you’re offering! This hop is so exciting. I’m seeing so many books I’ve been wanting to read.

  18. What a fantastic giveaway! And I don’t own any of them, which is odd in itself as I am a historical fiction squirrel, and stockpile stacks of books like hoarding nuts for winter!

  19. Historical Fiction is my favourite to read because it uses history and adds a creative, imaginative edge to it. Also without learning about our history, as the saying goes, we are doomed to repeat it. My favourite historical character is Anne Boleyn. I love learning about her life as well as the whole Tudor dynasty.

  20. I love historical fiction before it gives me a chance to feel what it was like to live in those times.

  21. Great Giveaway!! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

  22. Fantastic giveaway! Thanks for being part of the Hop!

  23. Great giveaway. I love historical fiction because it takes me to another place and time. Plus I can learn something at the same time :)

  24. HF is an educational escape that adds value to reading fiction ~ that extra bit of extravagance and romance from a world of imagination and fantasy so different from our own… thx for the great offers!

  25. I love Historical Fiction because of the setting and time period that it takes place and would love to read those 3 wonderful books.

  26. I love feeling transported to another time and place!

  27. I love historical fiction because it’s a fun, easy way to learn about famous people from different times and places! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!

  28. I love his fic cos I always had. When I was 6 I used to fall asleep listening to Greek myths and I devoured mythology while still in elementary school. History was my best subject when we started that. i loved anything old

  29. My love for history is the reason behind my love for hist fic. I love reading about other eras!

  30. I love good HF because it is far removed from modern day mores and conventions yet still hits home.

  31. I’m really glad this is happening and I’m really hopefull I’ll be a lucky winner! Even if I’m not, I applaude the iniciative! :)

  32. Readinh historical novels is like school on your own time, on your own mind and with your own heart. It’s a time travel experience and gets you so involved with times and lives you might know and will discover. It’s a real treat!

  33. I love history in general and used to read alot more histororical non-fiction but have begun recently to really enjoy historical fiction.

  34. Historical fiction is a really fun way to learn history! I really enjoy the genre.

  35. I enjoy reading the occasional historical novel, although I wouldn’t call it my preferred read. I do enjoy when the setting for a story is historically accurate and I can learn something from that as well.

  36. I am so excited about these giveaway! What a wonderful gift many will receive! :)

  37. I like to read historical fiction because it helps me to learn about another era. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. I love learning about another era, especially the clothes, manners and food that was eaten during these early years

  39. I love learning about another era, especially the clothes, manners and food that was eaten during these early years.

  40. Hi!

    so far no, it’s not my favorite reads but i admit that i’m completetly new to it. I will read several in september for a challenge i will discover this subgenre so this blog hop is a wonderful opportunity for me

    thank you a lot for opening your giveaway to international

  41. The blog hop is proving to be a real delight for me as I’m working my way through not just the reviews of the books on offer but other books on the blogs. I’ve never come across book blogs before. My live of historical fiction stems from a trip to Greece and a suitcase of books and has grown since discovering goodreads.

  42. I am an investigator and I like fitting the pieces together. Any good historical fiction is a calculated effort to write in the missing pieces – people’s motivations, their private lives. Historical fiction often offers a strong, plausible version and why things happened the way they did.

    Besides that, I am just a nosy person and historical fiction is just a way to root through a person’s past.

  43. I’m an information monger so I love to find out new information about past times while still being entertained. I especially like WWII fiction.

  44. I like history especially older history as I also do genealogy so older times are good to read about
    I love to read

  45. I love history….

  46. I like historical fiction because I do feel that I learn a bit from such books, either historically, politically, or socially. I don’t think I would understand as much of English or American or French history if i did not read historical fiction.

  47. I LOVE reading historical fiction because I find them more entertaining than non-fiction. I often learn about historical events that I would not have otherwise learned. For example, just finished “Kincaid and the Legal Massacre” by Curtis D. Carney and was really taken back that I had no idea that there was an issue during the turn of the century with people slaughtering seals for their furs. I was able to learn about the historical events that took place during that time, and about the wonderful people who put their lives at risk to save them. I almost always prefer to read historical fiction over any other genre.
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  48. Historical fiction is almost always my preferred read…I like the accurate historical touches along with the taste of fantasy…it makes me ponder, “what if”…long after I have finished a particular book..

  49. I’ve always loved History, so historical fiction, naturally, has always been my preferred genre.

    Thanks for the giveaway, all three books seem very interesting !

  50. I’m a history buff–in fact, I began with the Middle Ages! So, naturally I enjoy historical fiction, mysteries and romances. I have actually read none of the books that you are offering, but I would love to (and plan to anyway). Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ms. Perinot, what will your future books be about?
    Kim

    • Kim, The novel I am working on right now resolves around the mother-daughter relationship (perhaps even a bit more difficult than the bond between sisters) and is set in the 16th century :) Thanks for asking.

  51. I like history.

  52. I always loved history and archaeology, along with reading, so historical fiction is a great blending of a good story, and learning some historical tidbits at the same time

  53. I love to read historical fiction, because i like history and like reading about the past and pretending even for a moment that I can be a part of that long-lost world

  54. History, as taught as a subject in school, is very dry and boring. However, when you combine history and a gloriously interesting story, then you have something to get my attention and I will also retain the historical facts. I’ve always said that if history classes allowed students to read, report on and discuss a historical fiction novel that goes along with the time period being studied in class, there would be lots of interest and students passing the class with flying colors!

  55. I love historical fiction because I learn from it, and it is a way of traveling for me. It is based on real people and real places. I love my own family history, so I guess that is an extension of that. I learn about the culture and history of the world and at the very places my ancestors lived. That is exciting for me.

  56. I like historical fiction because the story is usually really intense and intriguing and have great characters.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. I love the way the past influences the present. It can also inform, entertain and intrigue, and often encourages me to read more about the subjects of the books.

  58. Drumroll please. . . The winner of the drawing for my three-book prize package is Rosanne Lortz Spears!

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the hop! I enjoyed reading all the comments and also the general pro-historical-fiction excitement that the 20-blog event generated and I hope you did too!

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