July 30, 2010

Review & Giveaway: The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall


Gorgeous Valentina doesn't welcome all of the attention she gets.  Her dream is to help others in nursing, not being handed over in an arranged marriage.

She meets the dashing Jen Friis and her heart immediately belongs to him.  Torn between running away to be with Jen and raise their child that she is carrying and her sister.

Hands down, this is one of the best historical romance books ever written.  I was instantly sucked in and even when I reached the back cover, I still couldn't wrap my head around the fact that the book was over.

Penguin Group (USA)
9780425234235
August 3, 2010
432 pages
$15.00 US

Visit Kate's website and blog.





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Open to residents of the US and Canada
The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.





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90 comments:

  1. +1 What a striking cover! It sounds like a great book.
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  2. +1 Looks like a great historical read.
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  3. +1 Omg gosh, this is not my usual read, but when I saw that cover... it really caught my attention. Then... I read below and it blew me away. I really like the sound of this book!!!
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  4. Oh, I'm a little desperate to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  11. +1. Historical fiction is my all time favorite kind of novel, and I would love to give this book a try!
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  20. What a fabulous cover! I'd love to win!

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  21. +1 for commenting, please enter me. I'd so love to read this!

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  26. +5 I blogged about your contest here.

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  28. 2nd Tweet of the day: Review & Giveaway: The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall: @bridget3420 http://bit.ly/auTXwN #giveaway #contest #win

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  30. Thanks for the chance!

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  31. I'd love to read this one! thanks!!

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  32. This sounds great!

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  33. +1 I'd love to enter!
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  35. Count me in!

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  36. I'd love to win this one as I have already read The Russian Concubine and the Girl from Junchow by KF. They are fantastic!!

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  37. +1 I love historical romanaces and this one is set in Russia!
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  38. I have been wanting to read this book ever since I read about it...please count me in!

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  39. I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. +1 I also entered And One Last Thing

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  43. One of the best ever? Count me in. Looking forward to reading this!

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  44. this author has caught my eye a few times but for some reason i never actually read one of her titles yet.

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  48. Please enter me


    +1 What a striking cover! It sounds like a great book.
    +1 I am a GFC follower of Readaholic

    +1 I entered the Book of Peach giveaway.

    I follow your other blog

    I follow your girl Krista's blog

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in.
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    +1 Entered Forget You giveaway.
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  50. The Jewel of St. Petersburg giveawayhttp://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-jewel-of-st-petersburg.html

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  51. plus 1 I entered the Wet Nurses Tale

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  52. I am a follower. I love historical fiction.

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  53. +1 Please enter me in this giveaway!

    +1 for following this blog

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    +5 tweeted: http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20582059938

    +1 for following your other blog It’s My Life.

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  61. The Jewel of St. Petersburg giveawayhttp://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-jewel-of-st-petersburg.html

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  62. +1 commenting
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  63. I follow your blog..
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  66. I read Kate Furnivall's last three books, and I would love to read this one.

    + I am a Google/email follower

    Thanks!

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  67. +5 2nd tweet of the day:

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  69. +1 - I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the chance!
    +1 - GFC follower of Readaholic
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  70. +1 - Entered the "Wuthering Heights" giveaway

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  84. +1 Wow, this sounds like a fabulous book! My boyfriend's mom is actually named Valentina. My boyfriend's family is all Russian and sometimes I like to imagine I'm a Russian princess. LOL. =] I'd definitely read this, it's interesting! Very beautiful looking too.

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  85. +5 1st tweet of the day:

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  87. +5 2nd tweet of the day:

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  90. I entered Simply from Scratch

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