Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Win A Signed Copy of The Rose Garden


To celebrate my publication month, I'm giving away 4 signed copies of The Rose Garden's UK/Canadian trade paperback edition.

Anyone can enter for a chance to win, there are no geographical restrictions :-) And I promise you won't end up on a mailing list, or anything. Winners will be chosen at random.

Just leave a comment saying where you'd go, if you could time travel.

You have until the 31st of May, 2011, before the comment thread will close. Good luck!

33 comments:

  1. 18th-century England. I'd love to see my ancestors, where I came from, and see my face in theirs. Also, just love time travel in general. (BTW, Mariana remains a bed-side table book forever!)

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  2. This looks like a newly launched blog. Cheers! Where's the bottle to smash on the bow? :)

    Time travel. This is always a tough question to answer. I can never narrow it down to more than two places/times. I always want to time travel back to the setting of my current novel in progress, which for now is 1787 western North Carolina (as long as I could take a body guard along!). That answer changes every year or so.

    The answer that never changes is... one of those days when Jesus was visiting his friends, Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. I'd hide beneath the window and listen in. Of course, He'd know I was there... but maybe He wouldn't give me away. :)

    I can't wait to read The Rose Garden. It's been far too long since I had a new Susanna Kearsley book to read.

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  3. It's so hard to choose... either Roman Britain, or the beginning of the peopling of the Americas, just so I could know for certain which route was used (once an archaeology student, always an arky student!)

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  4. If I could time travel, I would travel to Fussen, Bavaria in the 1880s.

    I have always felt a fascination and sympathy for King Ludwig II of Bavaria, a mercurial man with a gentle soul, who struggled with his sanity and being misunderstood, and just wanted to live in a fantasy world.

    I always thought I'd love to have worked in his castle Neuschwanstein, and somehow become his friend. I really believe he needed as many as he could find.

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  5. If I were to time travel I would like to be in NYC at the turn of the century. So much change occurred in that time.

    Or maybe Europe in the 19c. I'd like to come from money too…..

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  6. Time travel to any place or time - what a choice. For me it would have to be Scotland but maybe a couple hundred years in the future.

    BTW - The Rose Garden was awesome.

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  7. Time travel makes this harder, hmm.

    I'd want to go back to the Roaring Twenties, just to see, and experience. Bootleggers, pre-stock market crash, Al Capone. The whole shebang. I'd start into Chicago, and then travel!

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  8. I would like to go back before the "white man" pushed out the Native American people and live among them to learn their ways.

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  9. I too would have a hard time choosing...either 1483 England in June or France in 1793...though the latter would be infinitely more dangerous...so many places to go *sigh*

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  10. If I was to time travel, I would follow my family tree and see how we have become who we are today. It would be interesting if you had any royal connection's back in the day. It would be most amazing to learn about your history.

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  11. I would love to travel to the Highland and border lords in the 17 or 1800's. All that beautiful landscape without he distractions of modern society would be beautiful, as would the Scotsmen in full highland kit! I would start reading up on all of the wild plants that have healing properties so I could be useful in my travels, and given the modern medicine I would learn basic first aid technics so to be extra helpful. It would be a wonderful adventure to go back then, too bad time travel is impossible now.

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  12. It's a difficult task to choose where I would go and what time on earth I would be there. But, I figure if I could travel back in time I would choose 18th Century America. More closely, living with the Sioux Nation. I am both Sioux Native and French, so it would be exciting to see how my ancestors made relationships with the French. Thanks :)

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  13. CathieMor89@aol.com
    My father's mother died when he was very young and he never really got to know her. It was very hard on him and I think sometimes it still is. He likes to say that I look like her so I keep her picture up in my room. If I could time travel I think I might go back to meet her. I think that would be nice for both of us.
    I really want to say also that, since reading The Winter Sea, Scotland in the 1700s is looking really good. I've always loved the movie Braveheart (it is also probably my dad's favorite movie) and The Winter Sea solidified the idea for me that Scottish men in old-y times were super manly. I think we need some more of those kind of men in these times. :)

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  14. If I could time travel, I'd probably go back 40 years and visit with my 7 year old self. I'd re-assure my scared and bewildered self that life would be OK, and that wonderful things await. It would have been comforting to know that back then.

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  15. I'd love to travel to turn of the century Paris. To see all those artists and writers - I'd be in heaven!

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  16. Ireland, 1870, to see what it was like when my great-grandparents left there to come to Canada.

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  17. Right now I would love to go back to Montreal in 1967. I'd spend my summer soaking up the best World Expo ever, and the optimism that was Canada on its hundredth birthday...

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  18. I love your books. If I could travel in time, I would go back to being 17 and tell myself to have more fun. :) I was way too serious and life is too short for that.

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  19. Perhaps, the late 1600's in Russia during the reign of Tsarevna Sophia Romanova. Her thirst for advanced education, seemingly boundless energy and ambition to become ruler of her domain was and is inspirational. She was far ahead of her time and fascinating (at least to me). That she was banished to a convent is sad, too bad the "boys" couldn't play nice....

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  20. had choice the 20s with the flapper girls but id loveto go to ireland midevil times

    congrats on ur next release


    mortalsinn@yahoo

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  21. I loved Shadowy Horses. It is such a fun story and the descriptions of the dig site and the location as well as the characters are spot on. I don't even remember where I got it since I can't seem to find your books at any local stores. Probably got it at a Library Book Sale.

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  22. I'd love to travel to any period where I could ride horseback through the hills of Scotland, then retire to the solar of a beautiful castle. Of course, there's a big, beautiful Scotsman woven into this story!

    I travel each time I begin a new book. Whether it's a year ago or a thousand years ago, I'm there. Thanks for allowing me to travel with you!

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  23. India, in the 1920s or so, when it was still a colony - just to see what it was like, that world M.M. Kaye describes so well in her autobiography.

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  24. If I could travel back to any time it would be anytime in the late 1600's in Scotland.
    I always felt like a part of me belonged there, that I was born in the wrong time and lived in the wrong country.
    I know it was a lot harder living back then and it wasnt always fun and romance like books make it seem but its
    something I would like to have experienced!
    I went to Scotland a few years ago on a school trip and it was the most amazing experience, it made me feel even more
    that a part of me was missing.
    It turns out that I do have distant family there! I'm hoping to go back and bring my daughter there one day so she can see why it is
    I love that country so much!

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  25. I would DEFINITELY time travel to Scotland. I've been their twice and fell head over heals in love with everything...except maybe the weather. The people are exceptional, the castles, the history, the lore, the beauty - I'd move there in a heartbeat.

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  26. I'd probably travel back in time to the late 1800's in New York. I have a lot of family history there and it'd be cool to see the beginnings of things. I wouldn't stay though...I'm far to used to things like running water, indoor restrooms and TV.

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway! I like historical fiction and I'm also interested in books by Susannas; that's my first name and it's not terribly common.
    I'm not sure when I'd time travel back to - either the colonial Carolina backcountry, or some utopian society from the late 18th century to the early 20th, or Victorian times...or maybe I'd pick some historical mystery so I could solve it, like what happened to the Lost Colony or something.

    susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

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  28. Just finished The Winter Sea. Love love love!

    I would travel in time to the late 1700s, and would eavesdrop on the Constitutional Convention and the early discussions surrounding the founding of the United States.

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway!!! I loved Marianne, and look forward to reading more of your work.

    If I could time travel I would be in a dilema to chose a time to travel to first! Though I guess I would choose Tudor England. I have read a lot about those times, and it would be a good starting point to see if what we THINK we know about the way people lived, is actually close to the truth!

    AManda

    nellista at yahoo dot com dot au

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  30. Georgian England, I would love to see Jane Austen's world for myself.

    leo[at]developments(dot)co(dot)nz

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  31. hmmm, if I could time travel, I'd follow my family tree back to England and Scotland. I'd love to visit the 17th and 18th centuries and really experience how they lived (although I would really miss showers and bathrooms, lol). I would also love to be in the United States during the American Revolution. To be a fly on the wall to experience the great speeches and events of the day would just be a wonderful experience.

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  32. If I could time travel I'd love to go to 15th century England. And possible 12th century too, I'm not too picky :D

    crimson_haze(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. I'd want to go to New York during the roaring 20's! My grandmother was a flapper and I always wished I could party with her!

    RobinKayewritesi (at) gmail (dot) com

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