Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter Giveaway! Books and Chocolate

Happy Easter everyone!  

 I don't think many of us will be spending Easter without our coats and scarves this year,  here in Lincolnshire the sun is shining but it's still really cold.  It is lovely to see the sun though - at long last.  The clocks go forward early tomorrow morning and British Sumertime will begin - here's hoping that we do get some nice weather this year.

Over the past few months I've been honoured to have been able to read some of Pan Macmillan's new releases, before their official publication dates.  Two of my very favourites have been The View on The Way Down by Rebecca Wait and The Promise by Ann Weisgarber.   These are both wonderfully written, quite stunning novels - very different in style, but the impact that they both have had on me has been huge.  I am positive that these two books will be on my Top Ten Reads for many many years.

I'm really delighted to be able to offer beautiful hardback copies of these two fabulous novels as prizes on the blog today, and as it's Easter, I'm going to send the lucky winner some scrumptious chocolate too.

Both of these books are published by imprints of Pan Macmillan; The Promise is from Mantle and The View On The Way Down is from Picador.

Here's a little more information about both the of the books

The View On The Way Down by Rebecca Wait.

This novel will open your eyes and break your heart.
It is the story of Emma’s two brothers – the one who died five years ago and the one who left home on the day of the funeral and has not returned since.
It is the story of her parents – who have been keeping the truth from Emma, and each other.
It is a story you will want to talk about, and one you will never forget.
Publication Date: 11 April 2013
I reviewed The View On The Way Down back in December 2012 -  you can read my thoughts here 

The Promise by Ann Weisgarber

From the author of The Personal History of Rachel Dupree, 
shortlisted for the Orange Award for New 
Writers and longlisted for the Orange Prize. 
The Promise is a heart-breaking story of love, loss and buried secrets, 
which confirms Weisgarber as one 
of the most compelling literary voices writing today.
Publication Date: 11 March 2013 
I reviewed The Promise in January 2013 - read what I thought here 

The giveaway prizes are:  A hardback copy of The Promise,  a hardback copy of The View On The Way Down and some chocolate goodies.   To enter the competition, please use the Rafflecopter form below, entries will be accepted until the closing date of 7 April 2013.

Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Great competition! Thank you for the chance to enter and Happy Easter :)

    1. hiAnne I would love to enter but don't know what I'm doing wrong marie

  2. Happy Easter to you too Jane. Good luck!

  3. What a lovely giveaway,thank you :)

  4. What a yummy competition Anne Happy Easter xx

  5. I've read both of these wonderful books, as you well know Anne. It's a marvellous and very generous giveaway - whoever wins either of these two books will be a very lucky person, not to mention the scrumptious chocolate winner!

    Have a wonderful Easter break with your family and friends,

    Joan xxx

  6. Happy Easter Anne both these books sound great reads thanks for offering them as a prize, Jan x

  7. I would love to read both of these books, hope I've pressed the right buttons to enter as I've not done this before! Happy Easter xx

  8. Sounds like an awesome giveaway to me. Have a happy Easter.

  9. Fab competition Anne, who could resist not only books but chocolate also!


  10. Thanks for a great competition! What more could you ask for books and chocolate :)

  11. The View On The Way Down is quite an depressing novel, I generally don't like reading such novels. That's not my cup of tea.
    I love to read about spirituality and reality about life.

    Henry Jordan
    The Equation game

  12. Hi Henry, welcome to my blog and thanks for your comment.

    I'd say that The View on The Way Down was about mental health and depression, but I certainly did not find it in any way depressing. I thought it was a beautifully written story that sadly, was very real too. Mental Health and depression affects so many people in reality.

  13. Thanks for the giveaway! As a chocoholic I couldn't resist and a hardback keeper copy of a wonderful book is always special. :)