Friday, July 23, 2010

Giveaway - The Blind Contessa's New Machine

The Blind Contessa's New Machine: A NovelThe Blind Contessa's New Machine: A Novel
Author: Carey Wallace
Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date:  July 8, 2010

Donated by:  The Penguin Group

An iridescent jewel of a novel that proves love is the mother of invention

In the early 1800s, a young Italian contessa, Carolina Fantoni, realizes she is going blind shortly before she marries the town's most sought-after bachelor. Her parents don't believe her, nor does her fiancé. The only one who understands is the eccentric local inventor and her longtime companion, Turri. When her eyesight dims forever, Carolina can no longer see her beloved lake or the rich hues of her own dresses. But as darkness erases her world, she discovers one place she can still see-in her dreams. Carolina creates a vivid dreaming life, in which she can not only see, but also fly, exploring lands she had never known.

Desperate to communicate with Carolina, Turri invents a peculiar machine for her: the world's first typewriter. His gift ignites a passionate love affair that will change both of their lives forever.

Based on the true story of a nineteenth-century inventor and his innovative contraption, The Blind Contessa's New Machine is an enchanting confection of love and the triumph of the imagination.

Thanks to the publisher, The Penguin Group,  I have two (2) copies of this book to give away!

Want to double your chances of winning?  Head on over to Jen's blog at Crazy-For-Books and enter her giveaway!  She is also giving away 2 copies of this book! 

ATTENTION BOOK BLOGGERS!  Do you want to make sure you get to read this book?  Head on over to Crazy Book Tours and join the book tour! 

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2. This contest is open to residents of USA & Canada only!

3. You MUST complete the form below - do not leave information in the comments - it will not count!

4. The contest will end on August 6, 2010 at 11:59PM EST; 2 winners will be selected and contacted thereafter.

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6. Book will be shipped directly from the Publisher. 


Anonymous said...

I like reading historic novels.

Ekta said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

librarypat said...

Inventions are developed for many good reasons. Love is probably the best.
Thanks for the giveaway. It sounds like it will be a good book.

angie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!