Tabby and I would like to give one of our followers a Christmas present--an early copy of The Secrets of Lizzie Borden it may not arrive in time for Christmas but you will have it before its official release date of January 26, 2016. To enter please leave a comment, and make sure to include your contact information. US residents only please, I'm sorry I cannot ship internationally. Tabby will choose a winner on 12/20. Earn extra entries for sharing this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, etc. or if you are a book blogger and plan to review.
From the back cover:
In her enthralling, richly imagined new novel, Brandy Purdy, author of The Ripper’s Wife, creates a compelling portrait of the real, complex woman behind an unthinkable crime. Lizzie Borden should be one of the most fortunate young women in Fall River, Massachusetts. Her wealthy father could easily afford to provide his daughters with fashionable clothes, travel, and a rich, cultured life. Instead, haunted by the ghost of childhood poverty, he forces Lizzie and her sister, Emma, to live frugally, denying them the simplest modern conveniences. Suitors and socializing are discouraged, as her father views all gentleman callers as fortune hunters. Lonely and deeply unhappy, Lizzie stifles her frustration, dreaming of the freedom that will come with her eventual inheritance. But soon, even that chance of future independence seems about to be ripped away. And on a stifling August day in 1892, Lizzie’s long-simmering anger finally explodes… Vividly written and thought-provoking, The Secrets of Lizzie Borden explores the fascinating events behind a crime that continues to grip the public imagination—a story of how thwarted desires and desperate rage could turn a dutiful daughter into a notorious killer.