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Kindle Fire HD GA-Book Review-Dance for a Dead Princess–Deborah Hawkins-Ends 9/27

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

This is a fictional novel based around the death of Princess Diana with an intriguing what if scenario. It is also part mystery, part contemporary romance, set in a sometimes historical or sometimes a contemporary setting! It is the story of two people who have to overcome their pasts to truly appreciate their present and each other.

Did I like this book—you bet I did-even though I had to sit and read it at my computer! The twists and turns kept me interested and entranced as the past was revealed as well as the present! Anyone who appreciates a good Historical or Contemporary Romance with a mysterious plot will certainly want to read this book!



About the Book: (from PUYB)

Wall Street Attorney Taylor Collins, has something Nicholas Carey, the 18th Duke of Burnham, has been searching for since the death of the Princess of Wales: the videotape Diana made in January 1997 before her death in August, naming her assassins. Determined to avenge Diana’s death by exposing her killers, Nicholas lures Taylor to England with his promise to sell his ancestral home, Burnham Abbey, to one of her clients, a boarding school for American girls. But Nicholas, who has dated American actresses since the death of his beloved wife, ten years earlier and who has vowed never to fall in love again, is immediately overwhelmed with feelings for Taylor at their first meeting. Taylor, unaware that Diana’s tape is in the estate of Mari, her long-time friend and client, and nursing her hurt over her broken engagement to a fellow attorney in her firm, brands Nicholas supremely spoiled and selfish and is in a hurry to finish the sale of the Abbey and return to New York. But while working in the Abbey’s library, Taylor uncovers the Tudor-era love story of Thomas, the first duke and founder of the Carey family. As she reads Thomas’s agonizing struggle to save the love of his life and the mother of his child, she begins to see Nicholas in a new light as he battles to save his sixteen-year-old ward Lucy, who is desperately unhappy and addicted to cocaine. But just as Taylor’s own feelings for Nicholas become clear and at the moment she realizes she is in possession of Diana’s voice from the grave, she is confronted with evidence Nicholas may be responsible for a double murder. When Nicholas is arrested and taken to Wandsworth Prison, Taylor sets out to learn the truth once and for all about Nicholas Carey and the death of the Princess of Wales.

This book can be purchased at Amazon


About the Author: (from her author page)


Deborah grew up in the South, wrote her first novel at the of age thirteen, and has been writing ever since. In graduate school, she studied Irish Literature and came to believe all Irishmen and Southerners are born storytellers. In addition to writing, she loves music and plays the clarinet. Now that her children are grown, she devotes her time to law, music, writing, and her two Golden Retrievers, Melody and Rhythm. She was thrilled when her first published novel, Dance For a Dead Princess, received a favorable Kirkus review at http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/deborah-hawkins/dance-for-a-dead-princess.
Deborah taught college English and worked as a technical editor before going to law school. She worked for several large East Cost firms before coming to California in the mid-1980's where she developed a solo practice as an appellate attorney while raising her three children as a single parent. She is admitted to the bar in two states and the District of Columbia, is a certified appellate specialist, and has a Master of Laws in addition to a Masters in English. She believes that even a legal case always begins with a story.


Now for the giveaway

Pump Up Your Book and Deborah Hawkins are teaming up to give you a chance to win a new Kindle Fire HD!

This promotion will run from July 1 - September 27. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on September 28, 2013. Keep an eye out for all the other bloggers participating in this giveaway. The List can be found here

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37 comments :

Autumn Banks said...

Sounds like a great book! I'll have to check it out soon! Thanks for the heads up!

My Journey With Candida said...

Reading historical romances many times teaches me much about history. I really like that it was based on Princess Diana.

Heidi Bee said...

This sounds like a book for me! I also entered!!

Pam said...

Sounds like a good book. I am a sucker for romance novels.

Lexie Lane said...

Sounds like a great book! I'm actually gonna enter this one!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

You keep reviewing some amazing books thank you! Yet another one to add to the list :) x

HorsingAround InLA said...

Sounds like a great book with an awesome giveaway!!! :)

Cindy Batchelor said...

This book sounds fab! Thank you so much for the wonderful contest!

Passport To Frugal said...

I will look into this one a bit closer. I enjoy reading historical books.
Reading a complete book via the computer is often times inconvenient. Kudos to you for doing so.

Ashley said...

What an interesting title for a book, sounds like a good read!

Kelly R said...

This sounds like a great book. I will had it to my TBR list.

Corinne Schmitt said...

This book sounds interesting! Adding it to my reading list. Thanks for the review.

Cyndie said...

I like the premise of this book.

Nicole A. said...

I wouldn't be able to read a book on the computer.

Smash Bravo said...

sounds really good, mysteries are my thing. I will come back to enter the giveaway!

Pam said...

Thanks for this info. Always look for interesting reads. Good luck to everyone that entered the contest.

Alaina Bullock said...

This sounds like a very interesting book! Adding it to my "Must Read" list!

Becca said...

Awesome!

Patricia Woolverton said...

Thanks for the chance.

Savingwith Saveone said...

I like stories with plot twists that keep you guessing. Also what an awesome giveaway too for a Kindle!

Hobbies on a Budget said...

I can remember the night she died. I thought for several years that we might actually discover that her death had been a hoax. What a great story line for a book. A What if?

Karen Dawkins said...

With the new royal baby's arrival, this book couldn't launch at a better time. All things royal, fiction or otherwise, should be in high demand. Great review.

becca said...

this book sounds wonderful and crossing fingers i win i have enter about 30 of these kind of contest in hopes of winning a kindle fire

April M. said...

i love Princess D, i want to read this!. I joined.:)

Chubskulit Rose said...

This is my type of books to read. I just got done with one and loved it.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Oh my!
This books seems to have it all
Romance
Mystery
Travel
Conspiracy theory
Triumphs
Tribulations
Thanks for the review
Definitively in my list

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Good luck to the giveaway participants! This book sounds promising. :)

nova hedges said...

Thank you for the insights. What I like about fiction novels is you can make those impossible things possible just by writing them and all those imagination works.

Healy Harpster said...

This is something different that I am sure will interest my sister. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

Anne said...

Not a fiction reader but if I was I would be ALL over this!

Kelly R said...

This sounds like an awesome book.

Eva Millien said...

Thanks so much for sharing your review and the awesome giveaway. Sounds like a good book to read. evamillien at gmail dot com

Jovon Tucker said...

Loved the review! Thanks! It sounds great!

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

mrsjtucker2012[at]gmail[dot]com

Agen Ace Maxs said...

Great contest
Count me in.
Good luck everyone.

xoxo
Ace Maxs

Nikki Lynn Hanna said...

thanks for the giveaway

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terri said...

sounds like my kinda book, ty

zellybear223 said...

This sounds like a really good book! something that could keep my attention! I may have to look into it!

 
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