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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fair Finds

There are SO MANY books out there. So many I want to read, and so many I've never even heard of. Every time I'm at the library, I check out more than I can possibly read before my time is up. (My apologies, Bella Vista Library. Yes, I still have those books.)

At writer's conferences, I buy huge amounts of books. Not only to support my fellow authors, but to see what they've written!

I've been lucky at bookstores moving locations or going out of business to score massive amounts of books for mere dollars each.

And of course, every time I see a good deal on Amazon, I load up my Kindle.

Occasionally someone will recommend a book to me, and it will get added to my "I'm interested" list. But it usually takes several recommendations before the book actually ends up in my possession.

Well, I have two purposes to this blog post: First, to introduce you to a great book that fell into my possession, and second, to give you the first recommendation you need to purchase this book.

The book is Fairchild by Jaima Fixsen.

This is one of those books that I started out completely not knowing what to expect. Well, here's what I got: A Jane Austen-esque book with vibrant, vivid writing, multi-faceted characters, intriguing plot, and a realistic resolution.

Written in the style of  Regency novels, so many of today's conventions don't apply to the book. From the very beginning I was hooked. It's a story to feast upon and enjoy the plot while relishing the fine writing. 

Very, very rarely does a debut novel impress me so much. I'd rather not give away much of the plot, but it is, of course, a historical romance. Lovers without a hope must find a way to ignore conventions and be together while still finding an honorable place in society. 

If you like this genre, you will like the book. Get it and see.

Still not convinced? I'll give away one Kindle copy of the book to one lucky commenter. Give away runs through Friday, March 29, so comment away! And those comments DO double count toward this give away and the one I'm doing for my book launch!

Here are some more blogs you can comment on for more chances to win! C.K. Bryant, Taffy's Writings, and Lydia Kang


Elisa said...

I'd give it a read. Maybe I'll win. :)

Aaron and Emily said...

So I actually want your list of must-reads.

Jaima said...

I'm so happy you liked the book Tamara. It's a great feeling to hear your book has been a satisfying read. Thanks :)
And I want to see your list must reads too.

Hillary Sperry said...

This sounds good! I think that Regency style is on the upswing.

Next big thing?

stephanie said...

This book looks great! I love Jane Austen-esque books. And a fresh take? I'm hooked!

Rebecca Talley said...

Sounds like a great book.

Tamara Heiner said...

Jennifer Shirk posted a list of my top 10 here, if interested! http://jennifershirk.blogspot.com/2013/03/inevitable.html

Stacy J. Coles said...

Great recommendation! I would love to read this book. (So would my daughter).

Lisa Swinton said...

I'm late for the giveaway but it sounds good! Lisa

Tamara Heiner said...

You're close enough, Lisa, we'll still count you!

Tamara Heiner said...

And the winner is Aaron and Emily!

Jaima said...

Congratulations Emily! I'm sending your ebook today. If anyone is interested in taking a peek, the first three chapters of Fairchild are posted on my blog, jfixsen.blogspot.ca, or you can download a free sample from Amazon's kindle store or the Apple iBookstore.
Thanks for your interest everyone!

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