Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Blogiversary Giveaway #4 ~ The House Girl by Tara Conklin.


It's the fourth giveaway of my blogiversary and today I'm giving away a copy of The House Girl by Tara Conklin. I will post this internationally so you can all enter :)



Is it ever too late to right a wrong?

Lynnhurst, Virginia, 1852. Seventeen-year-old Josephine Bell decides to run away from the failing tobacco farm where she is a slave and nurse her ailing mistress, the aspiring artist Lu Anne Bell.

New York City, 2004. Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in an elite law firm, is given a difficult, highly sensitive assignment that could make her career: finding the "perfect plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves.

Is it through her father, the renowned artist Oscar Sparrow, that Lina discovers Josephine Bell and a controversy rocking the art world: are the iconic paintings long ascribed to Lu Anne Bell really the work of her house slave, Josephine? A descendant of Josephine's - if Lina can locate one - would be the perfect face for the reparations lawsuit. While following the runaway house girl's faint trail through old letters and plantation records, Lina finds herself questioning her own family history and the secrets that her father has never revealed: how did Lina's mother die? And why will he never speak to her?

Moving between antebellum Virginia and modern-day New York, this searing, suspenseful, and heartbreaking tale of art and history, love and secrets, explores what it means to repair a wrong and asks whether truth is sometimes more important than justice.



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20 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!
    :D Thanks for the giveaway!

    email: grabs64(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Congrats! & thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Thanks for the opportunity Sophie x

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  4. Happy blogiversary! Thank you for the lovely giveaway x

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  5. Great giveaway, I would love to read this book! Hopefully you'll celebrate many more anniversaries in the future!

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    1. I still need to read my copy of it too! Thank you :)

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  6. LOVE the cover of this one, thanks Soph XX

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    1. Oh I love the cover too - good luck! xx

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  7. Book looks great. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Another fab book and giveaway!! Happy Blogiversary xx

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  9. I haven't read anything by this author so this is a wonderful opportunity for me to do so ... :)

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