Win a Signed Advance Copy of The Flower Reader


I’ve just received books—beautiful books! Look at the lovely embossing and rich brushed-gold metallic ink! I am just thrilled with them.

I’m also thrilled with my collection of the most breathtaking custom-made bookmarks, created by flower artist Lesley Hegewald of Butterfly Garden Creations. Each bookmark is unique, made from real pressed flowers and leaves, signed and numbered; what makes each one even more unusual is that I’ll include a note identifying the flowers used (thanks to Lesley’s care in keeping track) and giving their meanings in Rinette Leslie’s lush world of floromancy. On the back, the book cover art and information, of course, plus a few delicate strewn petals.

I’m giving away a signed advance copy of The Flower Reader this week, with one of these gorgeous bookmarks tucked inside. Comment below to enter! Tweet the link or post to Facebook or other social media and get your name entered again for each time you share! (Just tell me what you’ve done—I’m on the honor system.) Giveaway is open internationally—everyone is welcome. The contest will close at midnight Friday night, March 16th, and I’ll announce the winner on Saturday morning, March 17th.

Remember, if this is your first time commenting here, or if you’re commenting from a different address, your comment will be held for approval—I’m sorry it has to be that way but you would not believe some of the spam that turns up. Your comment will not be lost, I promise, and I’ll add it just as soon as ever I can.


  • Cyndy Aleo

    Those book marks are GORGEOUS E!! And you know me… I’ll pimp for you all day. 🙂 Posted to Twitter and FB. 🙂

    • elizabeth

      LOL Cyndy! Thank you–you’re the greatest. The bookmarks are just beautiful–no photo can do them justice. And the book’s pretty snazzy, too. 🙂

  • Jerelyn

    I have been looking forward to this book since I read The Second Duchess. I would be pleased to have a chance to win a copy thank-you. I will also share on face book.

  • Coleen Scott

    A fellow author tweeted me this link. I’m not one for period pieces, but the first chapter gripped me. Perhaps it’s time for me to start reading a new genre!

    Love that you’ve made the giveaway available worldwide. 🙂

  • Misfit

    I’m in, thank you. Shared on FB.

  • Brenna

    Gorgeous. Just gorgeous! Cannot wait to read this one; I’m almost positive it will be my favorite for 2012!

  • Kim

    Oh, so much beauty!! Would love this to go with the awesome Second Duchess!!!

  • Allison Macias

    I want the book so bad, along with those gorgeous bookmarks! How wonderful are those!!

  • Jane Steen

    I love these chances to discover a new-to-me writer! Thanks for a great contest.

  • Jemidar

    Thanks for making this international Elizabeth. Would love a signed copy and one of those gorgeous bookmarks. Will share on Goodreads :-).

  • Sara Giacalone

    Wow, this book looks simply stunning! Can’t wait to read it.

  • Colleen Turner

    I LOVED His Last Duchess and have been biting at the bit for this new book! Thanks for the giveaway, those bookmarks are as beautiful as the cover of the book!

  • Terry Martini

    The book cover and bookmarks are beautiful! I have been so looking forward to reading this one since I read The Second Duchess. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Sarah

    I really enjoy historical fiction so its great to find a new author to read. The bookmarks just gorgeous.

  • Faith

    Looks gorgeous, Elizabeth! I’d love a chance to win. Also posted to FB.

  • Kendra

    Wow your book cover is beautiful and the book marks go with it so well…just lovely.

  • Orsolya Dunai

    Awesome giveaway! Beautiful book marks! 🙂

  • Stacey

    I am very excited for the release of The Flower Reader and would love to win a signed copy and boomark!

    I will share on Goodreads, Twitter, and Facebook! 🙂

  • Rochelle Mayer

    Have not read one of your books, but the first chapter has me excited about reading it. Love the cover and the bookmarks look great. Shared on FB and can’t wait to see who wins!

  • Jessica B.

    The Flower Reader is already on my wishlist, but the gorgeous bookmarks tip the scale. I would love to be entered! I have tweeted the link to this contest.

  • elizabeth

    Thank you all so much, everyone who commented yesterday! I love all your notes and I’m keeping careful track of all your extra social networking entries. 🙂

  • clayre lisanti

    i love books, and flowers, and bookmarks, and spring is here and i need something new to read outside in the garden, with a nice cuppa tea

  • Amanda

    The bookmarks are beautiful! I’d love to be in with a chance to win a copy of your book!

  • sylvia faye

    I just found you from another blog announcing your new book with a brief review.
    Beautiful cover and a bookmark is soooooo welcome.
    Flowers are God’s most special gift and since flowers had so much to do with society at one time…ie. each flower sent it’s own message…so when given a nosegay the receipient received a message.
    Reading is my hobby, my most precious pastime.

    Mary, Queen of Scots, has been so misrepresented in far too many of the books that abound about her life…it would be refreshing to have the One True Faith shown in it’s proper light in her life. Elizabeth was the usurper and gets all the glory…..she has much to answer for, n’est-ce pas?

    Thank you for this truly desirous giveaway and I would feel most blessed by receiving a signed copy.

    This is a special year for me…my 80th birthday in the fall and our 60th wedding anniversary in September……we are blessed.

    ~Sylvia Faye

    Yes it is my first visit…..

  • Anne

    Please count me in for a chance to win “The Flower Reader”. I really enjoyed “The Second Duchess”. Book cover and bookmark are gorgeous.

  • Tina Moss

    The bookmarks are just beautiful!

  • Timothy

    Sooo gorgeous, Elizabeth! Who could ever stack your books any other way but face out? 🙂

  • Liz Michalski

    That cover and those bookmarks are like a shot of spring — living in New England I need them both right now! I’ll definitely mention them on FB, too!

  • Juliet Shore

    Beautifully written, well researched books……and just in time for spring: flowers!

  • Danielle DeVor

    Both the books and the bookmarks look beautiful!

  • Lisa Brackmann

    Oh, WOW, I’d already seen the cover image, and it’s even prettier in its final version. And those bookmarks are just gorgeous! Congratulations on a beautiful job all around!

  • Blake

    I can’t believe it’s been a year since I read The Second Duchess (such a divine read). I’m anxiously awaiting The Flower Reader. Should I receive an ARC, the bookmark will be a lovely bonus.

  • Deborah

    Of course I will tweet and FB post. It would be my pleasure for what I know will be a wonderful book, based on how much I loved Second Duchess. But would love a signed copy and pretty bookmark too! 🙂

    Gorgeous cover, a perfect complement to Second Duchess.

  • Sherri W.

    The bookmarks are beautiful and I’d love the chance to win a copy of The Flower Reader!

  • Jill Lynn A

    Wishing you much success with The Flower Reader, Elizabeth!

  • Sia McKye

    Can’t wait to read this one Elizabeth! Cover is beautiful and what a great idea with the flower bookmarks.


  • Kat Sheridan

    OMG, what stunning bookmarks and the cover is gorgeous! I simply can not WAIT to read this book!

  • Kat Sheridan

    Also, I happily shared this on Facebook. I hate the competition for the free book but I think soooo many people would love to read this!

  • Olivia Cunning

    What lovely bookmarks! And you know I’d love to get my hands on an advanced copy of that book. I’ll tweet this for you, too. Congrats on the book. I’ve heard nothing but praise for your writing.

  • Judi Fennell

    Can’t wait to read the book, Elizabeth! Congrats! And the bookmarks are lovely!