Monday, March 01, 2010

Giveaway Impatient with Desire by Gabrielle Burton


Hitting bookstores everywhere March 9th 2010
Giveaway Ends March 8th at midnight and I will post the winner on the 9th of March. This is an INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY and it is a HARDBACK copy. Very cool ....I know this is a really good giveaway because even I really want to read this one.

Rules

* For 1 entry leave me a comment with a way to contact you.
* For 2 entries follow my blog. If you already do, thanks, and please let me know in the comments. You're eligible for the extra entry as well.
* For 3 entries blog or tweet this giveaway to spread the word.


"A great adventure.

A haunting tragedy.

An enduring love.

In the spring of 1846, Tamsen Donner, her husband, George, their five daughters, and eighty other pioneers headed to California on the California-Oregon Trail in eager anticipation of new lives out West. Everything that could go wrong did, and an American legend was born.

The Donner Party. We think we know their story--pioneers trapped in the mountains performing an unspeakable act to survive--but we know only that one harrowing part of it. Impatient with Desire brings us answers to the unanswerable question: What really happened in the four months the Donners were trapped in the mountains? And it brings to stunning life a woman--and a love story--behind the myth.

Tamsen Eustis Donner, born in 1801, taught school, wrote poetry, painted, botanized, and was fluent in French. At twenty-three, she sailed alone from Massachusetts to North Carolina when respectable women didn't travel alone. Years after losing her first husband, Tully, she married again for love, this time to George Donner, a prosperous farmer, and in 1846, they set out for California with their five youngest children. Unlike many women who embarked reluctantly on the Oregon Trail, Tamsen was eager to go. Later, trapped in the mountains by early snows, she had plenty of time to contemplate the wisdom of her decision and the cost of her wanderlust.

Historians have long known that Tamsen kept a journal, though it was never found. In Impatient with Desire, Burton draws on years of historical research to vividly imagine this lost journal--and paints a picture of a remarkable heroine in an extraordinary situation. Tamsen's unforgettable journey takes us from the cornfields of Illinois to the dusty Oregon Trail to the freezing Sierra Nevada Mountains, where she was forced to confront an impossible choice.

Impatient with Desire is a passionate, heart-wrenching story of courage, hope, and love in hardship, all told at a breathless pace. Intimate in tone and epic in scope, Impatient with Desire is absolutely hypnotic."

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51 comments:

  1. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I just became a follower of your blog.

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  3. Sounds like a very interesting read. Please enter me + I'm already a follower.

    +2

    ~bella

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  4. Please enter me,
    thank you

    I was already a follower
    +2

    I tweeted
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    +3

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  5. I'm sure this will be a rather difficult book to read, but it sounds interesting, and about an episode I've always heard about w/o really knowing the ins and outs. Please add my name to the drawing.

    I follow through Google Reader.

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  6. Please enter me. I follow through Google Reader as well.

    Shannon
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  7. I would love to win this book.

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  8. I follow

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  9. This sounds like a great book!
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  10. I'm also a follower.
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  11. Please enter me!

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  12. I am a follower.

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  13. I tweeted!

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  14. This sounds like a good read. I'm a follower, thanks for entering me.

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  15. Sorry, I forgot to leave my email
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  16. Thanks for this great giveaway !!!! I would like to enter, I am a follower already, from France...and you can contact me at :
    ninou.menzil@gmail.com
    Friendly greetings; Virginie

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  17. I have always been intrigued by the Donner party story. This sounds like an interesting side story to the real story. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +2 I'm a loyal follower.

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  18. Sounds like a wonderful read! Thank you for the entry!

    I'm already a follower!

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/FctionAddiction

    Wendy
    wendysfictionaddiction(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow your blog on Google Reader!

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  21. I am already a follower through Google Friend connect of your blog.

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  22. I tweeted about this giveaway
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  23. Having visited the winter campsite of the Donner Party, its incredible to me that anyone lived through that winter at all. This book would help me t o understand how survival became key to existence. Please enter me in this giveaway.

    I forgot to add my email

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  24. I follow your blog through google friend connect! Love all the historical fiction reccomendations; it's my favorite genre of reading as well so your site has become my go to spot when I need an idea for a new book to read. :)

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  25. I am a Follower.

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  26. librarypat AT comcast DOT net

    An interesting approach to an often discussed event in the history of westward expansion. If Tamsen's journal did exist, where is it? What a find it would be. This sounds like a most interesting book. I look forward to reading it.

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  27. I like the cover. I think it is one of the better covers that I have seen in a while.

    I am a Follower.

    I only know a little bit about the Donner party but I have alwsys been meaning to learn a bit more.

    I think I would enjoy this book.

    Thanks

    Carol

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  28. I enjoy reading frontier set historical fiction.

    I follow through a feed reader, and have posted over at Historical Tapestry!

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  29. Please count me in for this wonderful book.

    I am a follower.

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  30. I am already a follower.

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  31. I'd love to win this book!

    nicolama at cogeco dot ca

    i'm a follower.

    i tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/lilelizajane/status/9878211977

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  32. This sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'm already a follower.

    Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/lovesbooks81/status/9890916825

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  33. Great giveaway. Please, count me in.
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    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    I am a follower.

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  35. Looks like a great read!!! Count me in please!!!

    I'm an already follower on google friend connect

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  36. I'm a follower, and this book sounds wonderful, not sensationalized! thank you for the contest-

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  37. I would like to be entered into the giveaway.

    I am a follower.

    Thanks,
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  38. hi lizzy! I'm a follower! please enter me! marci....
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  39. Thanks for the give-away! I'm a follower on bloglines.

    Laura

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  40. Please enter me in this contest. I would love to read this book. My friend owns a house on Donner Lake and I have been intersted in the story of the Donner Party for a long time. I am a follower.

    tmrtini at gmail dot com

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  41. I blogged about your contest here.
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  42. Love it! Please count me in. Thank you!

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  43. I follow

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  44. Blogged:
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  45. I love anything to do with the Oregon Trail. My family came over on it in 1847. I've read quite a bit about the Donner party too. Would love to win this one!!

    I'm a follower

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/OregonKimm/status/10129855882


    Thanks for hosting!

    Oregon Kimm
    oregonkimm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Sounds like a great book

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  47. Tweet: http://twitter.com/debthompson/status/10138565012

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  48. This looks great! I hadn't seen it before, but I love American historicals! Thanks for the contest!!

    +1 follower

    +1 tweeted here: http://twitter.com/in_the_hammock/status/10199050735

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  49. I would love to read this.

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  50. Tallying up the winners and contest is now officially closed.

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