Sunday, November 24, 2013

Book Blast (Giveaway): Beauty's Daughter and Other Books by Carolyn Meyer

Carolyn Meyer is giving thanks for her readers!

Beauty's Daughter

What is it like to be the daughter of the most beautiful woman in the world?

Hermione knows . . . her mother is Helen of Troy, the famed beauty of Greek myth. Helen is not only beautiful but also impulsive, and when she falls in love with charming Prince Paris, she runs off with him to Troy, abandoning her distraught daughter. Determined to reclaim their enchanting queen, the Greek army sails for Troy. Hermione stows away in one of the thousand ships in the fleet and witnesses the start of the legendary Trojan War.     In the rough Greek encampment outside the walls of Troy, Hermione’s life is far from that of a pampered princess. Meanwhile, her mother basks in luxury in the royal palace inside the city. Hermione desperately wishes for the gods and goddesses to intervene and end the brutal war—and to bring her love. Will she end up with the handsome archer Orestes, or the formidable Pyrrhus, leader of a tribe of fierce warriors? And will she ever forgive her mother for bringing such chaos to her life and the lives of so many others?

The Story of Hermione and Helen of Troy

After years of writing about the young lives of fascinating women of power, from Cleopatra to Victoria, in Beauty's Daughter I've drawn on the myths of ancient Greece to tell the story of what it must have been like to be the daughter of the most beautiful woman in the world.

When Helen leaves her husband and daughter and runs off to Troy with handsome Paris, a thousand Greek ships sail for Troy to bring her back..and her daughter, Hermione, goes with them as a stowaway. Hermione's adventures on the Trojan beaches, her struggle for survival,, and her search for true love of her life drive this story.

About the Author

Carolyn Meyer is the author of more than fifty books for children and young adults, and has no intention of quitting any time soon. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Other Books by Carolyn Meyer

Victoria Rebels

Queen Victoria’s personal journals inform this captivating first-person account of one of history’s most prominent female leaders.

Queen Victoria most certainly left a legacy—under her rule as the longest reigning female monarch in history, the British Empire was greatly expanded and significant industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes occurred within the United Kingdom. To be a young woman in a time when few other females held positions of power was to lead in a remarkable age—and because Queen Victoria kept personal journals, this historical novel from award-winning author Carolyn Meyer shares authentic emotional insight along with accurate information, weaving a true story of intrigue and romance.

Cleopatra Confesses

It is the first century B.C. Cleopatra, the third of the pharaoh's six children, is the one that her father has chosen to be the next queen of Egypt. But when King Ptolemy is forced into exile, Cleopatra is left alone to fend for herself in a palace rife with intrigue and murder. Smart, courageous, ambitious and sensuously beautiful, she possesses the charm to cause two of history's most famous leaders to fall in love with her. But as her cruel sisters plot to steal the throne, Cleopatra realizes there is only one person on whom she can rely--herself.

In Cleopatra Confesses, award winning author Carolyn Meyer writes the story of the teenage girl who would become Egypt's most unforgettable queen, from her early years to her her ultimate destiny.

The Wild Queen

Mary Stuart was just five years old when she was sent to France to be raised alongside her future husband. But when the frail young king dies, eighteen-year-old Mary is stripped of her title as Queen of France and set adrift in the harsh world, alone. Determined to reign over what is rightfully hers, Mary returns to Scotland. Hoping that a husband will help her secure the coveted English throne, she marries again, but the love and security she longs for elude her. Instead, the fiery young queen finds herself embroiled in a murder scandal that could cost her the crown. And her attempts to bargain with her formidable “sister queen,” Elizabeth I of England, could cost her her very life.


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  1. Ever since I heard about Beauty's Daughter I've been eying it hungrily. But now that I've seen all the author's other books, it seems like my TBR has gotten that much bigger!

    1. Girl, her books are so good! I've been reading her since I was a kid, and I haven't read one yet that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. :-)

  2. I am most thankful this year is almost over! I am most thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ.
    I think Victoria's Rebels looks very good

  3. I had an obsession with a few of her books when I was younger! Among them, Beware, Princess Elizabeth and Mary, Bloody Mary were my favorites. It'd be so interesting to revisit her now!

  4. I'm grateful for the health and happiness of my friends and family. All the books sound fantastic -- especially The Wild Queen.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  5. Hey i just love to read all these books....thanks for this post.

  6. I am thankful to have a family that loves me.

    I want to read Victoria Rebels!

  7. I'm most thankful for my family and friends, and of course, books!

    I would probably read "The Wild Queen." I loved Mary, Bloody Mary, and Beware, Princess Elizabeth, and I'm glad that she has more books for me to read!


  8. I am thankful for my family. The one I want to read the most is The Wild Queen.

  9. Your blog is amazing! :) I am most thankful this year for...well, everything. It's been an amazing year & I am glad for the ups, downs & sideways. :) I can't wait to get my hands on Beauty's Daughter! Thank you for the giveaway! xx

  10. I am most thankful for my health. I would like to read *Cleopatra Confesses*.


You are going to put words in my box?! *squeezes you* Now I shall stalk YOUR blog!