Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Giveaway: The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

Hey everyone, today I have a copy of The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin up for grabs! This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents and the giveaway will end July 31st at 12:00 a.m. Below I have listed some information about the book and please feel free to sign up in the comments section below.

Daisy Goodwin has managed to write the ultimate summer read—THE AMERICAN HEIRESS (St. Martin’s Press; June 2011) will appeal to both fans of Downton Abbey and The Real Housewives of New York. Imagine a world where every word, glance and wardrobe choice will be scrutinized. Where domineering women care more about their reputations than their families’ happiness. Where money can buy you a spouse, status… almost anything but love and respect. It’s Dynasty meets the Gilded Age.

Written by one of the biggest television producers in England (as well as the most recent chair of England’s Orange Prize judging committee and the editor of the critically-acclaimed poetry anthology, “101 Poem That Could Save Your Life”), THE AMERICAN HEIRESS channels Goodwin’s fascination with the excesses of the Gilded Age into a deliciously insightful and brilliantly entertaining novel about American money, the British aristocracy and the uncomfortable, often unhappy union between the two.

Witty, moving, and irresistibly entertaining, THE AMERICAN HEIRESS marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who provides a sly spin on the works of Edith Wharton and Henry James. 
On July 10th, THE AMERICAN HEIRESS will debut on The New York Times Bestseller List.

Book Synopsis:
It is 1893, in Newport, Rhode Island, and no detail of Cora Cash’s lavish masquerade ball has been left to chance. Beautiful, spirited, and the richest heiress of her generation, Cora is the closest thing that American society has to a princess. Her debut is the carefully orchestrated prelude to a campaign in which her mother will whisk her to Europe, where Mrs. Cash wants to acquire the one thing that money can’t buy for her daughter in the States: a title.

Be careful what you wish for. Cora makes a dazzling impression on English society—followed by a brilliant match—but finds that the chill in the air of magnificent ancestral homes comes from more than the lack of central heating. As she gradually learns that old-world aristocrats are governed by obscure codes of conduct and loyalty that can betray even the most charming, accomplished outsider, Cora must grow from a spoiled young rich girl into a woman of substance.

Giveaway GuidelinesOpen to both Canada & US and ends July 31st at 12:00 a.m.
-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. This definitely sounds like one I would love! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! herbookself at gmail dot com

  2. I really want to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway and I'm a GFC follower.


  3. Thanks for this contest, Taylor. I'd definitely like to read this one.


  4. My book club was just talking about adding this to our TBR list! We just finished Dead End Gene Pool and wanted to read more about American heiresses. Pefect timing!

    I am a GFC Follower

  5. This sounds like a great summer read. Looks like Cora is about to discover the upside and downside of being an elite American and with that comes the inevitable deception and trust issues.

    +1 New GFC follower

  6. Just signed up to be a new follower. This sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for hosting!


  7. This book sounds great! I tweeted @teralynpilgrim and my email is dragonflame720 at yahoo dot com.

  8. Really excited to read this book soon! Just signed up to be a new follower.


  9. I'm a follower. This book looks really good! lifeisshort.readfast at gmail dot com

  10. I am very interested in this one. I want to learn what the drawbacks were to be in high society. In the same time period, Indianapolis had its own high society people who were posted in the blue book. My grandmother was listed so I want to learn more about this interesting social phenomenon.

    GFC folllower
    +1 I tweeted this giveaway on Twitter (at)Carolee888.

    http://t.co/52JRF4I Giveaway of 'The American Heiress'

    +1 I posted it on Facebok:


  11. Please enter me in the draw!

    I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. +1 for tweeting:


    My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. +1 for sharing on Facebook


    My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Oh, this one is on my Goodreads wishlist.
    I'm also a new follower!

    readingwritinglife (at) gmail (dot) com.

  15. Posted on Twitter

  16. new GC follower!
    My email: jeskimo [dot] kimono [at]gmail [dot] com

  17. This book has been getting great reviews. I'd really like to get a chance to win this before I buy it or borrow it. Thanks for the giveaway and best wishes.


  18. This sounds terrific. It's been on my list for awhile now. Thanks for offering it as a giveaway!

    I follow in google reader.


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  19. I keep hearing such good things about this book! I would love the opportunity to win a copy!
    I am a GFC follower (Colleen Turner).

  20. Oooh, this has been on my reading list for awhile! Thanks for the chance! Courtney sidhekist(at)gmail(dot)com