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Historical Novel Lovers Dream Giveaway - The Book Was Better

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Historical Novel Lovers Dream Giveaway - The Book Was Better

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Historical Novel Lovers Dream Giveaway - The Book Was Better

Hollywood can't resist historical fiction books.

Looking back with fresh eyes on the past, diving into a world that once was, exploring the magic of bygone eras...

If you're here, it's because you prefer life sophisticated, cerebral, well thought-out, and a little mysterious. You enjoy books that cast the world around in fresh light and authors that get details correct. And we're about to hook you up with a whole prize pack with $300 worth of must-haves for anyone who loves historical novels.

Check out what's in the grand prize package:

The Books

We've put together a set of historical fiction you'd die to have on your shelves:


All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr

The beloved, "incandescent...luminous" (Oprah Daily) instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. 

Atonement - Ian McEwan

On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives—together with her precocious literary gifts—brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows that crime’s repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.

Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, Inman, a Confederate soldier, decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and to Ada, the woman he loved there years before. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, Ada is trying to revive her father's derelict farm and learn to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away. 

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke

In London in 1806, a dangerous battle begins between two rival magicians - the scholarly Gilbert Norrell, intent on reviving a centuries old tradition of magic, and the young and reckless Jonathan Strange - and their dark arts are unleashed into the politics of the Napoleonic wars.

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

In "Memoirs of a Geisha," we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction - at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful - and completely unforgettable.

Poldark - Winston Graham

Ross Poldark returns to Cornwall from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his family and his beloved Elizabeth. But instead, he discovers that his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth, having believed Ross dead, is now engaged to his cousin. Ross must start over, building a completely new path for his life, one that takes him in exciting and unexpected directions....

The Girl with the Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier

Girl with a Pearl Earring centers on Vermeer's prosperous Delft household during the 1660s. When Griet, the novel's quietly perceptive heroine, is hired as a servant, turmoil follows. First, the 16-year-old narrator becomes increasingly intimate with her master. Then Vermeer employs her as his assistant—and ultimately has Griet sit for him as a model.

The Light Between Oceans - M.L. Stedman

M. L. Stedman's mesmerizing, beautifully written debut novel seduces us into accommodating Isabel's decision to keep this "gift from God." And we are swept into a story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another's tragic loss.

The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says good-bye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Water for Elephants - Sarah Gruen

When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her.



But we didn't stop there. We're also throwing in a bushel of items that take your reading experience and ambience to new heights.


Retro Typewriter Keyboard - USB/Bluetooth

This fully functional USB keyboard has all the modern bells and whistles while maintaining the classic aesthetic that have inspired writers through the centuries. Switch lights at will. Adjust volume and brightness with metal knobs. Compatible with mobile phone, laptop, desktop, tablet, Android, Windows, iOS, MacOS. You name it.

Ultra Soft Boho Throw Blanket

Warm up with this vintage designed throw, perfect for cuddling up with your next book. 

Paddywax Scented Candle

Light this candle from Paddywax's library collection for an incredible bookish scent inspired by the style of history's most celebrated authors .

Good luck! We hope you're the fortunate winner.


This giveaway is hosted by Eburnean Books in partnership with a group of authors. By entering the giveaway, you agree that these authors may contact you by email with promotional material regarding other books they've written or similar to the historical fiction or fantasy genre.

These authors include:


Kenneth A. Baldwin

Marlene F. Cheng

Lauren Lee Merewether

Marina Pacheco

Suzanne Kelman

The Death By Footnote Historical Fiction Podcast

Vanessa Lind


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