Saturday, June 18, 2011

3 Book Giveaway: Bride Flight by Marieke Van Der Pol

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday morning! Today I have a special treat for you! I'm giving away three copies of Bride Flight, which has also been made into a motion picture! Below is information about both the book and the film. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading feel free to sign up for the giveaway by following the giveaway guidelines listed below.

Book Synopsis:
Based on a true story, this evocative period piece is filled with chance meetings, pioneering women, and sparkling romance.

It is 1953, and the last great transcontinental air race from London to Christchurch is about to begin; but even before the plane has left the runway, it has already become famous as the "bride flight." Of its 60 emigrating passengers, many are brides-to-be flying out to join their fiancés on the other side of the world. Among them are Ada, Marjorie, and Esther, each of them with their own reasons for wanting to leave behind the hardships of post-war life at home and their own pasts. During the trip they meet Frank, a charismatic bachelor, who will come to have a dramatic influence on their lives and who exerts a continued hold over each of the women as they follow their very different paths in New Zealand. It is only when they meet again, years later, at Frank's funeral, that the three women—now "brides in black"—get to hear each others stories for the first time and realize just how closely their lives have been bound together by what happened on the bride flight.

About the Film:



Only love and regret last forever

“Fascinating, beautifully acted and magnificently photographed.” -- Rex Reed, NY Observer

BRIDE FLIGHT is a lavish romantic drama inspired by the true story of the 1953 KLM flight that won the “Last Great Air Race” from London to Christchurch. The flight was dubbed “Bride Flight” by the international press, because of its special passengers -- young women with wedding dresses in their suitcases, traveling to join their fiancés who had already emigrated to New Zealand. 

Leaving behind the gloom and scarcity of post-WWII Europe, shy but sensual farm girl Ada, dogmatic Marjorie, and Jewish fashion designer Esther are filled with hope for a future of love and freedom. Each takes a very different journey in their strange new land, but together with handsome bachelor Frank, their paths continue to cross with chance meetings resulting in adultery, betrayal and near tragedy leading up to a reunion fifty years later. 

Honored with Audience Awards at film festivals across the country, BRIDE FLIGHT evokes a time of slim choices and desperate optimism, with sweeping views of the New Zealand countryside, stunning period dresses, and the faint smell of Pinot Noir from the thriving vineyard Frank establishes in New Zealand. (A Music Box Films release.)

Directed by Ben Sombogaart. Stars Waldemar Torenstra, Karina Smulders, Anna Drijver, Elise Schaap, Rutger Hauer, Pleuni Touw.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and it's open until July 2nd.

Giveaway Guidelines:  
-You must be a Follower of this blog through the GFC follower in order to be entered into this giveaway.
-Please leave your name and email address in order for me to contact you if you are the winner. If an email is not listed then unfortunately you will not be entered.
+1 extra entry for being a new follower of this blog. 
+1 extra entry each time you post this giveaway on twitter, facebook and/or on your blog somewhere. To count please leave a link in the comment section.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Alexis V.

  2. Sounds wonderful, please enter me!

    ruthellenanderson (at) gmail (dot) com


  3. Great giveaway!

    Jennifer O.


  4. This sounds like an interesting book. I like history and I'm especially interested in WWII era history.
    Found you on network your blog. Here's some reviews I have of that time period.

  5. That sounds like a really good book! I just read a historical romance and now I want to read more because it was so good! I'm a new follower now :) My email is! Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Jessica ( Peace Love Books )

  6. You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with the Best Books Blog Award for all the hard work you do!

    I invite you to follow me since we have a lot in common, but no pressure. I’m not giving you the award just so you will follow me. You really do deserve it!
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  7. This one sounds really good. I'd love to win it.

    I follow

    2 Kids and Tired Books

  8. I would love to win this book. It sounds classic.
    I already follow on GFC and twitter (@SoftFuzzySweatr)


  9. I would love to win!

    I'm a NEW GFC follower