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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Promises
Protected,
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Blue
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
Venom
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head


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Monday, October 8, 2012

Happily Ever After Giveaway Hop!(Open to INT)

  Happily Ever After Giveaway Hop
October 9th to 14th

This hop features fairy tales and books with happy endings.
I LOVE a happy ending and this is what
this giveaway is all about. 
I selected some of my favorite books
with happy endings. 
There will one winner who will choose
one of the paperbacks from the books shown below.
The book will be mailed out from 
The Book Depository.  
Go to the Rafflecopter form for some
easy ways to entry. 
Good luck and thanks for following my blog,twitter, and facebook fan page! Thanks also, to those who don't
go back and delete themselves from the blog or twitter etc. after the giveaway is over! I have heard from other
bloggers that they have seen this happening a lot.
Hopefully we can show a bit more loyalty and support to each other by not doing this.
By Jessica Day George
Blessed—or cursed—with an ability to understand animals, the Lass (as she’s known to her family) has always been an oddball. And when an isbjorn (polar bear) seeks her out, and promises that her family will become rich if only the Lass will accompany him to his castle, she doesn’t hesitate. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle, which is made of ice and inhabited by a silent staff of servents. Only a grueling journey on the backs of the four winds will reveal the truth: the bear is really a prince who’s been enchanted by a troll queen, and the Lass must come up with a way to free him before he’s forced to marry a troll princess.
by Jessica Day George
Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George’s take on the Grimms’ tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.
by Jessica Day George
Hoping to escape the troubles in her kingdom, Princess Poppy reluctantly agrees to take part in a royal exchange program, whereby young princes and princesses travel to each other's countries in the name of better political alliances--and potential marriages. It's got the makings of a fairy tale--until a hapless servant named Eleanor is tricked by a vengeful fairy godmother into competing with Poppy for the eligible prince. Ballgowns, cinders, and enchanted glass slippers fly in this romantic and action-packed happily-ever-after quest from an author with a flair for embroidering tales in her own delightful way.
  Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it.

The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation.

Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest.

But there is a cost.

The Keeper likes to "keep" things.

Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late.
by Gail Carson Levine
At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the "gift" of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction, but not feisty Ella: "Instead of making me docile, Lucinda's curse made a rebel of me. Or perhaps I was that way naturally." When her beloved mother dies, leaving her in the care of a mostly absent and avaricious father, and later, a loathsome stepmother and two treacherous stepsisters, Ella's life and well-being seem to be in grave peril. But her intelligence and saucy nature keep her in good stead as she sets out on a quest for freedom and self-discovery as she tries to track down Lucinda to undo the curse, fending off ogres, befriending elves, and falling in love with a prince along the way. Yes, there is a pumpkin coach, a glass slipper, and a happily ever after, but this is the most remarkable, delightful, and profound version of Cinderella you'll ever read.
by Shannon Hale
 Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life under her aunt's guidance learning to communicate with animals. As she grows up Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but is never comfortable speaking with people, so when her silver-tongued lady-in-waiting leads a mutiny during Ani's journey to be married in a foreign land, Ani is helpless and cannot persuade anyone to assist her.

Becoming a goose girl for the king, Ani eventually uses her own special, nearly magical powers to find her way to her true destiny. Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must find her own unusual talents before she can become queen of the people she has made her own.
 by Shannon Hale
Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.

Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.
  In the little village of Castle Down, in a kingdom plagued by war, lives a peasant girl called Bella. Blessed with a kind family and a loving friend, she manages to create her own small patch of sunlight in a dark and dangerous world. Bella is a blacksmith's daughter; her friend Julian is a prince -- yet neither seems to notice the great gulf that divides his world from hers.

Suddenly Bella's world collapses. First Julian betrays her. Then it is revealed that she is not the peasant she believed herself to be: She is Isabel, the daughter of a knight who abandoned her in infancy. Now he wants her back, so Bella is torn from her beloved foster family and sent to live with her deranged father and his resentful new wife. Soon Bella is caught up in a terrible plot that will change her life -- and the kingdom -- forever. With the help of her godmother and three enchanted gifts, she sets out on a journey in disguise that will lead her to a destiny far greater than any she could have imagined
 

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22 comments:

  1. Great books to choose from, I love fairy tale re-tellings :)

    I'll probably choose one of Jessica Day George's books or maybe Entwined.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. +JMJ+

    Right now, I'm torn between Ella Enchanted (which I've waited too long to read, as it is) and The Goose Girl (which retells one of my favourite faerie tales). Thank you for the chance to win one of them! =)

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  3. I am really interested in the Jessica Day books, but Entwined sounds great too. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  4. I would probably choose Entwined. julierupert@gmail.com

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  5. i would like to discover Shanon hale because i've heard a lot of good thing about this author but i'm not sure yet which one of her books from your propositions

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  6. I would choose Entwined. sounds like such a great book.

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  7. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow!! I really like the sound of the book! xeno_turtle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow, thank you for the giveaway! (=

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  9. I believe I would want Entwined :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  10. Princess of the Midnight Ball

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  11. Entwined.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I'm not sure which I'd choose, they all sound great. Probably go with...Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win Entwined!

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  14. Entwined most probably thanks!!

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  15. Entwined or Ella Enchanted
    Thanks :))

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  16. I think I would pick Sun and Moon and Ice and Snow

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  17. hmm maybe princess of the midnight ball...or entwined...they all sound good!

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  18. I think I would pick the Goose Girl or Princess Academy :)Thank you so much for the chance!
    ~Mippy :)

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