Thursday, February 13, 2014

It's all about the love + giveaway

Valentine's Day is just one day away, and what better way to celebrate than with books?  Everything is better when you celebrate with books, especially if the book is beautiful, magical, timeless love story.
If you're a guy, and you just groaned and reached to close this post, please, don't. Even Star Wars is a love story, everything a consequence of Anakin's love for Padme...

My favorite love stories are those that don't only present me with two people in love, but also introduce me to a fascinating time period, a sweeping setting, rich mythology , and yes, a brave heroine and a chivalrous hero that together are much more than they ever were on their own.

One such book is Unraveled, A Tale of True Love, by our own Julie Daines. It was released just a few days ago. I love this book!!!!

The story is about Bronwen, who after an illness that took most of her family, is crippled. One night, she and her mother receive the visit of a mountain witch, who leaves Bronwen a pair of enchanted shoes. When Bronwen puts them on, she's whole again. Thrilled with the possibility of living a normal life, and urged by her mother, Bronwen makes the trip to the King's Court to present herself as it's the custom with girls her age. There, Bronwen will find true friendship, the attention of the King's son, who falls in love with her beauty, and also the attention of the Head of the King's Guard, who knew her first, when she was just Bronwen. Most importantly, Bronwen will learn to love herself as she discovers that sometimes a pair of magic shoes can't solve all of her problems.

Seriously, read this book. It's thoroughly researched,  expertly crafted, and it will sweep you off your feet with its beauty. In celebration of love, I'll be giving away a copy of Unraveled to one lucky person. All you need to do is leave a comment and tell me about your favorite love story, in a book, movie or song.

Spread the word for extra good karma!!! I'll be announcing the winner on my post next week. Good luck and Happy Valentine's Day!!!

13 comments:

Julie Daines said...

Sometimes in life there are good friends, and then there are great friends. Yamile, you are GREAT!

My favorite love story has always been Beauty and the Beast. Any story that follows the beauty and the beast archetype I'm a sucker for.

I find great satisfaction in stories where love is based on inner beauty and not outward appearance.

Tabitha Thompson said...

Julie, I can't wait to read it!

Yamile, while "Pride & Prejudice" is right up there, I've got to go with "Bid Time Return" by Richard Matheson.
(sigh)

byudawn said...

This story sounds fabulous! I can't wait to read it! :)

Scott said...

Julie's book is excellent. Read it and see for yourself!

Jessica Rhoades said...

My favorite love story is pride and prejudice. I'm a sucker for the brooding misunderstood leading man.

Liz Sorenson said...

I loved the Kate Daniels series. It's more action and fantasy than love story, but the love story was just so dang good!

Taffy said...

Lovelovelove Julie's latest book!

Mashua7 said...

I have lots of love stories that I have fallen in love with. Pride and Prejudice is one. I have grown very attached to many of Sarah Eden's books. Another love story that is a little different that I am reading is Les Miserables. Instead of the love of a man and a woman, it is the love that a convict who hates finds through a child and learns what true love is.

byudawn said...

oops! And I forgot to comment that there are so many movies I love, but one of the top is Ever After. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book though!

Yadira said...

I agree Pride and prejudice is one of my favorite love stories! Loved the book and the movie :) would love to read this one!

Verochan1 said...

Would love to read this story!!

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