Giveaway: the Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley.

the midnight roseSpanning four generations, The Midnight Rose sweeps from the glittering palaces of the great maharajas of India to the majestic stately homes of England, following the extraordinary life of a girl, Anahita Chavan, from 1911 to the present day . . . In the heyday of the British Raj, eleven-year-old Anahita, from a noble but impoverished family, forms a lifelong friendship with the headstrong Princess Indira, the privileged daughter of rich Indian royalty. Becoming the princess’s official companion, Anahita accompanies her friend to England just before the outbreak of the Great War. There, she meets the young Donald Astbury – reluctant heir to the magnificent, remote Astbury Estate – and his scheming mother. Eighty years later, Rebecca Bradley, a young American film star, has the world at her feet. But when her turbulent relationship with her equally famous boyfriend takes an unexpected turn, she’s relieved that her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, will take her away from the glare of publicity to the wilds of Dartmoor in England. Shortly after filming begins at the now-crumbling Astbury Hall, Ari Malik, Anahita’s great-grandson, arrives unexpectedly, on a quest for his family’s past. What he and Rebecca discover begins to unravel the dark secrets that haunt the Astbury dynasty . . .

As I stated in my review of the Midnight Rose last week, I was accidentally send two copies of this.

So what else to do but a giveaway?

I’m going to make this very simple.

Mandatory entry is a comment – telling me which period in history you’d like to know more about/time travel to/ have lived in.
Extra completly optional entries (but you must leave a separate comment for each one you do for it to count!)

  • for linking up in the #read52 linkies (new one coming very soon).
  • Tweet “I’ve entered to win a copy of the Midnight Rose with @liveotherwise and you can too: “
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Enjoy. I’ve got several more giveaways coming over the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled!

Terms and conditions. Giveaway is open until midnight 23rd January. As I’m posting it, UK addressses only I’m afraid. If you don’t respond to email notifying you of a win within 30 days, I’ll draw another winner, using a random draw plugin.
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  1. Paul Moffat says:

    I’d have loved to travel to a time where money didn’t exist and it was all about survival and community spirit

  2. Hannah Oneill says:

    Tudor times

  3. Francesca Tuck says:

    I would love to know more about why Stonehenge was built and how.

  4. I’d like to go back to the time of George 111 because it’s a period of time where I know little about what was happening to people in England. The history of that perios seems to emphasis wars – what happened at home?

  5. Sarah Rees says:

    I would love to have seen the nazca lines being created in Peru and find out about the mysteries behind them.

  6. I love to travel back in time to see the beginnings of Stonehenge to find out what it truly was built for

  7. Tammy Tudor says:

    I would have loved to live through the 1920s, the attitude of people and the fashion!

  8. Angela Wilcox says:

    I would love to have seen what it was like in Victorian Times

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  10. Angela Wilcox says:

    Signed up to receive your blog by email

  11. Angela Wilcox says:

    liked your facebook page

  12. I’ve thought about it, and I wouldn’t want to time travel to any other time, I’m happy where I am right now! However, I think I’d like to learn more about the Tudors – I know a lot about the Victorians through books etc, but not much about the Tudors.

    I follow by email too already 🙂

  13. 1800s…would love to meet my own Mr Darcey and dance the night away in such gorgeous dresses!

  14. Laura Asplin says:

    Victorian times

  15. Clint Howat says:

    I would have loved to live through the 1920s, the attitude of people.

  16. Ruth Harwood says:

    I’m studying Greek and Roman Myth at the moment for my History BA and I’d love to go back to the time when Augustus was ‘Caesar’

  17. Jean Vaughan says:

    Would loved to have been part of the Roaring Twenties- all that freedom coming in for women, the fashions, speaking out for Women’s rights- would loved to have been part of it all.


    l’m fascinated by the origins of mankind and would love to witness man’s early life as cave dwellers and nomadic hunters


    and have liked your facebook page

  21. Emma Wolski says:

    I would have loved to have lived in Tudor Times – fascinates me and I would have loved to have had a tudor house – beautiful! I guess I would have had to have had some money mind!

  22. Laura Pritchard says:

    I’d have loved to have lived in the decadent court of Henry VIII….but only if I kept my head!

  23. Hayley Todd says:

    I would love to travel back to the age of chivalry and Arthur’s court to join the Knights of the Round Table!

  24. Hayley Todd says:

    I have tweeted about this fab competition as @solarsangel

  25. Hayley Todd says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email x

  26. Hayley Todd says:

    I like your facebook page x

  27. David Jackson says:

    the era between jack the ripper and the 1st world war

  28. Audrey Rosenbaum says:

    I would love to know more about the Spanish Civil War – I am always on the lookout for books covering this period!

  29. Jennifer Rhymer says:

    I would love to time travel to the Victorian times to wear those gorgeous corsets & dresses but I’d love to come back today as it’s not the era I’d like to bring up my children 🙂

  30. Jennifer Rhymer says:

    Following you on Twitter @jrhymer75

    URL to my tweet 🙂

  31. Jennifer Rhymer says:

    signed to your blog by email using

  32. Jennifer Rhymer says:

    Liked your facebook page. My facebook name is Jennifer Rhymer

  33. Ann MacLean Fleming says:

    1800s or early 1900s

  34. Ann MacLean Fleming says:
  35. Ann MacLean Fleming says:

    subscribed to your blog via email

  36. Ann MacLean Fleming says:

    liked your facebook page

  37. Maureen Millward says:

    I’d like the 1920s with the charleston and the fashions and bobbed curly hair!

  38. Chris Millward says:

    If I had lived in WWII I’d like to think I could have saved some lives.

  39. I’d love to travel to the future when space travel is more common (if that ever happens of course).

  40. Jacqueline Fawcett says:

    It would have to be the 1920’s, specifically America for me!
    The Great Gatsby comes to mind, amazing fashion, decadence & non stop fun! 🙂

  41. 1960s. Fab music and fashion!

  42. jodie harvey says:


  43. jodie harvey says:

    tweeted and following @jodieh1131

  44. jodie harvey says:

    liked on fb – jodie harvey

  45. jodie harvey says:

    shared on google+ – jodie harvey /jodie1131

  46. jodie harvey says:

    subscribed via email x

  47. Elizabeth Gurney says:

    I’d love to go to the 1920s – so much style and glamour!

  48. Elizabeth Gurney says:

    I’ve liked on facebook

  49. Elizabeth Gurney says:

    I’ve tweeted the message on twitter (@BGCat14)

  50. Sarah Parker says:

    I would love to learn more about the american indians 🙂

  51. Sarah Parker says:

    I have tweeted 🙂 – @snarepuss

  52. Sarah Parker says:

    I have liked on fb – sarah catherine parker

  53. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    i would like to travel back in time to the time of the pharoahs in egypt. that time period fascinates me but i dont know much about it.

  54. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    i tweeted; @yoeydabvis

  55. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    i subscribed to your blog email

  56. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    i liked your facebook page

  57. YOLANDA DAVIS says:

    shared on google+

  58. Angela Kelly says:

    I’d have loved to have lived in the 1950s for the fashion.

  59. Miss Scarlett says:

    I would love to have experienced life as a Victorian Lady.

  60. Miss Scarlett says:

    I’ve like your facebook page

  61. Miss Scarlett says:

    I’ve tweeted as @scarletcreation

  62. Miss Scarlett says:

    I shared on google+ 🙂

  63. aaron milne says:

    1920’s Extravagance

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