The time has come...I have two Advanced Reader's Copies of Edenbrooke that I'm excited to give away! But first, a little musing on my part. Like all books that I read, I play them out like movies in my head. Here's my cast for the players in this Regency romance:
1) Helen Mirren as Grandmother 2) Jonny Lee Miller as Phillip Wyndham 3) Timothy Spall as Mr. Whittles 4) Emma Watson as Marianne Daventry 5) Zoe Boyle as Cecily Daventry 6) Olivia Williams as Lady Caroline 7) Charlie Hunnam as Mr. Beaufort 8) Tom Hardy as William Wyndham 9) Kate Beckinsale as Rachel Wyndham 10) Carey Mulligan as Grace Fairhurst 11) Alessandro Nivola as Mr. Kellet 12) Rooney Mara as Louisa Wyndham 13) Julian Sands as Mr. Daventry
Easy on the eyes, aren't they?
I enjoyed Julie's book so much that I had a hard time putting it down. My favorite part was this precarious moment shared between Marianne and Phillip in the library:
I felt trapped in his gaze. I was suddenly overcome with the sensation that if I looked deeply enough into Phillip's eyes I would find a beautiful, important secret. I drew in a breath, and as I did I leaned closer. The sensation grew stronger, convincing me that it was only the distance between us that was keeping me from uncovering the truth. If I leaned toward him, something would happen. I was sure of it. But if I leaned away, nothing would happen. So I stayed perfectly still, balanced between something and nothing, not knowing which way I wanted to fall.
Not since Lucy and George from A Room With a View have I been so anxious for a couple to fall in love! I know you will enjoy this novel as much as I did.
To win one of the two ARCs of Edenbrooke, like my facebook page and leave a comment there by Saturday, March 17th. Two winners will be chosen at random and notified next Monday, March 19th, 2012. Good luck!