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The Children’s Book Review's 10th Anniversary Giveaway! #TCBRturns10

The Children’s Book Review's 10th Anniversary Giveaway!
Enter for a chance to win a special prize pack that will help a lucky reader create a fun kids reading nook—including a framed TCBR original print created by children’s author & illustrator Alexandra MacVean.
One (1) winner receives:
A framed and matted TCBR original “Growing Readers” print. Frame size: 12.25 X 12.25

A Black Stripe Teepee from Crate and Kids

A copy of 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up, autographed by Bianca Schulze

A $20 Target gift card
Value: $291.95
Giveaway begins March 30, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends April 30, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.
Giveaway open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.
Prizes provided by The Children’s Book Review
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TCBR Original “Growing Readers Print Alexandra MacVean …

Giveaway: The Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George

Thanks to Berkley & NAL, Penguin Random House, I have a paperback copy to give away to a lucky reader. And you're in for a treat! I've read and enjoyed The Confessions of Young Nero and now you can too! To enter, you must be at least 13 years of age. You must also have a U.S. mailing address. Please read our entire giveaway policy before entering.
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Behind each Roman Emperor’s climb to power lie the grand ambitions and chilling machinations of those closest to him. And none match the spectacularly theatrical and fraught sequences that carried a sixteen-year-old boy from the periphery of the royal family directly into the palace and then placed him on its throne.
New York Timesbestselling author Margaret George has brought history to vivid life with her critically-acclaimed biographical novels of historical figures including Helen of Troy, Mary Magdalene, Cleopatra, Mary Queen of Scots, and Henry VIII. Now, she casts her eye to the last member of Julius C…

Death of an Unsung Hero is now available!

Death of an Unsung Hero by Tessa Arlen in the fourth book in Lady Monfort Mystery series and is in stores now. I'm so excited to read this book that I wanted to share this with you in case you haven't had the pleasure of reading this series. This series is fantastic whether you love mysteries or not. 

Booklist recently called DEATH OF AN UNSUNG HERO “a winning historical mystery” and Publishers Weekly claims “The surprising solution will reward careful readers. The way Arlen integrates the traumas of WWI into a golden age whodunit plot will please Charles Todd fans.”

The horrific tragedies taking place in the trenches of World War I drive many injured soldiers to the auxiliary hospitals in rural England. While most are there to recuperate, one officer is in even more danger away from the battlefield. Author Tessa Arlen returns us to the universe of Lady Montfort and her pragmatic housekeeper Mrs. Jackson in DEATH OF AN UNSUNG HERO with more secrets, intrigue, and charming descr…

Review: A Different Kind of Evil

A Different Kind of Evil by Andrew Wilson
Two months after the events of A Talent for Murder, during which Agatha Christie “disappeared,” the famed mystery writer’s remarkable talent for detection has captured the attention of British Special Agent Davison.

Now, at his behest, she is traveling to the beautiful Canary Islands to investigate the strange and gruesome death of Douglas Greene, an agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service. As she embarks on a glamorous cruise ship to her destination, she suddenly hears a scream. Rushing over to the stern of the liner, she witnesses a woman fling herself over the side of the ship to her death.

After this shocking experience, she makes it to the Grand Hotel in a lush valley on the islands. There, she meets a diverse and fascinating cast of characters, including two men who are suspected to be involved in the murder of Douglas Greene: an occultist similar to Aleister Crowley; and the secretary to a prominent scholar, who may also be a C…

Lady Helena Investigates Blog Tour and Giveaway

Lady Helena Investigates by Jane Steen Publication Date: March 14, 2018 Aspidistra Press eBook; 359 Pages ASIN: B079SMGC7S Series: Scott-De Quincy Mysteries, Book One Genre: Historical Mystery

A reluctant lady sleuth finds she’s investigating her own family.

Step into Lady Helena Whitcombe’s world with the first novel in a series that will blend family saga and mystery-driven action with a slow-burn romance in seven unputdownable investigations.

1881, Sussex. Lady Helena Scott-De Quincy’s marriage to Sir Justin Whitcombe, three years before, gave new purpose to a life almost destroyed by the death of Lady Helena’s first love. After all, shouldn’t the preoccupations of a wife and hostess be sufficient to fulfill any aristocratic female’s dreams? Such a shame their union wasn’t blessed by children . . . but Lady Helena is content with her quiet country life until Sir Justin is found dead in the river overlooked by their grand baroque mansion.

The intrusion of attractive, mysterious Fre…

Giveaway: The Child by Fiona Barton

*A TIME “Top 10” Summer Thriller*
“It's one part can’t look, two parts can't look away.”TheSkimm
“This being a Barton thriller, there’s more to pretty much everything than meets the eye.”—Boston Globe
“A slow-burn portrait of loss and survival.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A novel that is both fast-paced and thought-provoking, it keeps the reader guessing right to the end. THE CHILD truly is the best of both worlds.”USA Today
“Satisfying…. Long after their secrets are revealed, the author’s compassion for her wounded characters lingers.”—People
“Ultimately, Barton tells the child’s story as only she can—brilliantly.”—Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
“Multiple narratives mean non-stop action in THE CHILD. . . . the spliced action-narration is an excellent way of reminding you that no crime affects just one person.”—
As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves at…

Review: A Talent for Murder

A Talent For Murder (Agatha Christie #1) by Andrew Wilson Simon and Schuster | January 2, 2018 | 9781501145070 Amazon

"I wouldn’t scream if I were you. Unless you want the whole world to learn about your husband and his mistress.” Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, is boarding a train, preoccupied with the devastating knowledge that her husband is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a terrifying sequence of events—for her rescuer is no guardian angel, rather he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind.

“You, Mrs. Christie, are going to commit a murder. But, before then, you are going to disappear.”
Writing about murder is a far cry from committing a crime, and Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her expertise and knowledge about …