September 15, 2009

Review & giveaway: The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel by Maureen Lindley

An eight year old princess has witnessed her father's passionate tryst with a fourteen year old servant.  When the truth becomes known about what Eastern Jewel has seen, she is moved to a new home in Japan and acquires a new family. Eastern Jewel is a free spirit who cannot be contained. Her rebellious nature is not deterred even when it becomes time for Mongolia to become a submissive house wife. This is when the real adventure begins.

Talk about not being able to put a book down!  I was so captivated by this book that I'm at a loss for words on how to describe it.

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
September 2009
304 pages

Purchase any of Maureen's books here and receive 100 entries (per book bought) into your choice of one of my Readaholic giveaways.

Kristina over at bloomsbury usa has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US & Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The books will be mailed out by the publisher


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Winners will be chosen Sept. 23rd and notified via email.


  1. Please count me in, I would love a chance at winning this one. Thanks so much.

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  3. Looks like I'm #1...

    +1 This looks fascinating! I would love to read it.

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  4. +1 This book sounds mysterious. I love the cover art.
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  5. Please enter me.
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  6. I would love a chance to read this book!

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  7. Wow. This sounds really good. Plus I really like stories based in Asian culture. :)

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    Thanks for this contest!

  8. I would love to be entered.


  9. I would love to win and read The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel.


  10. Count me in. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  11. Please enter me, this sounds like a wonderful read!

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  12. This book sounds very interesting! I would love to enter!

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

  14. I am a follower of your blog.

  15. I would love to read this book!
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  16. I'd love to be entered.

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  17. This sounds great, please enter me.

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  18. this sounds intriguing thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

  19. +1 for commenting -- I would love to read this!

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  20. Looks like a great read. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

  21. Would love a chance to read this book... It's normally a great sign when the reviewer is speachless for good reasons... weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

  22. Thanks so much for the giveaway -- I have read some really good reviews for this book!

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  23. Please enter me as well, as this book looks fantastic!

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    ~ Popin

  24. Sounds like a very interesting book. Please count me in. Thanks!

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  25. Sounds great! Count me in.

  26. This looks great! Please enter me!

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  27. I'm a Blogger follower.

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
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