Book Giveaway: Eloisa James’ Essex Sisters

I love Eloisa James’ books. Her series are intricately woven together so that you’re never entirely sure who’s going to end up with whom by the end, although of course, there’s always (eventually) a happy ending.

The Essex Sisters books by Eloisa JamesUnfortunately for me, I have way too many books for my shelf space, and that’s why I’m giving away this set of four books in the Essex Sisters series.

Much Ado About You introduces the four Essex sisters: Tess, the dutiful oldest; Annabel, the beautiful one; Imogen, the impetuous; and Josie, the practical. Their father has died in a riding accident, and the orphaned sisters travel from Scotland to England to live with a guardian they have never met. Tess believes it’s her responsibility to marry well – and quickly – so that her sisters can make good matches. Her best option is an irredeemable – so says his mother – rake.

In Kiss Me, Annabel, the second sister plans to use her beauty to land a rich Englishman. She’s had quite enough of living in poverty in Scotland. When she sets eyes on the Earl of Ardmore, she thinks she’s found her man – until she learns he is everything that she doesn’t want in a husband. Lucky for love, fate throws them together, in a carriage bound for Scotland.

In search of romance, Imogen has run off with a horse-mad boy and ended up a widow. In The Taming of the Duke, Imogen decides to take a lover, and the man she has her eye on is her drunken guardian’s twin brother. While she flirts with Gabe and scolds Rafe for his debauchery, Rafe pledges to get the irascible Imogen under control.

Youngest sister Josephine is excited about her society debut, until she overhears her nickname in the ton: the Scottish Sausage. Thinking she has nothing to lose, she discards her corset and abandons propriety. All too soon, she learns the danger of notoriety is a marriage of convenience to a man she doesn’t love.

All four of these books will go to one winner. I purchased the books used and have read them once. They’re in good condition, though the spines are creased.

FIRST ENTRY: Comment here with your response to this question: England or Scotland? No one-word answers, please; tell me why you answer the way you do.

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You can earn a maximum of six entries per household. Eligible comments must be made no later than 11:59pm ET on June 18, 2011. Entrants must be 18 or older, with shipping addresses in the United States or military APO/FPO addresses. One winner will be selected by random drawing on June 19 and notified by email. Winner must respond to this email with mailing address within 72 hours or another winner will be selected. Books will be sent media mail.

About Taminar

When I grow up, I want to make movies and write books. Now in my 50s, I wonder if I'll ever really accomplish the dreams of my youth. I have made two short films, one for a college film-making class, the other for an MTV-sponsored contest. I have written short plays that have been produced, and a few short stories and reviews that have been published. I also perform and direct for community theatre. My working life has included stints in local TV news, public relations, retail management and cashier, and for a couple of years, I made the rides go at Walt Disney World. I have two cats and a husband.
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14 Responses to Book Giveaway: Eloisa James’ Essex Sisters

  1. michele adams says:

    I’ve dreamt of going to England since I read my first Jane Austen novel as a kid. It seems so bucolic and the people are so civilized. I haven’t made it yet, but I will someday.

  2. Nicole C. says:

    England for me, definitely! I have always been fascinated with England and would love to go to all of the Tudor related places on vacation!!!

  3. deana c says:

    Scotland because I love the history and all fiction books I have read with Scotland as the setting!

  4. Keisha Talley says:

    I like both England has the ton and nobility and Scottland has the lovely views

  5. Susan C says:

    England for me because I would love to see all the famous landmarks I have read about.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  6. clynsg says:

    England–mainly because of the wide variety of history available for the stories. Not to mention the fact that so much of it is intertwined with Scotland that you can get both countries in the same story!

  7. Melissa M. says:

    Scotland because my husband’s grandpa grew up in Scotland.

  8. Rebecca Peters says:

    Scotland! They have a beautiful country with beautiful views

  9. Ed Nemmers says:

    Scotland; the guys speak sexier there!

  10. April Bever says:

    I would to visit both but would pick Scotland first.

  11. Cindy T. says:

    I do like both. But I would pick Scotland. I love the landscape of Scotland, the history of it and the Scottish accent. Thank you for the chance to win! deedeebamagirl at yahoo dot com

  12. Diane Baum says:

    Scotland-because everyone goes to England, so Scotland seems more mystical

  13. heather c says:

    Scotland. I wouldn’t have said that before a group of bagpipers came into a restaurant and started playing. They were loud! And fabulous! Now I want to go and experience what brought all that about.

  14. Sand says:

    Scotland, the accents are better over there!

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