Monday, October 1, 2012

{Giveaway} The Burning of Isobel Key by Jen McConnel

Genre: Contemporary, New Adult
Publisher: BrightFish Press
ISBN: 978-0615684680
Number of pages: 290
Word Count: 64k
Cover Artist: Heidi Sutherlin

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The Burning of Isobel Key

Book Description: 
When Lou travels to Scotland, she's a mess. She is twenty-six, unemployed, and unsure of herself. It doesn't help that she's traveling with Tammy, her best friend, who is everything Lou is not.

At first, the trip pushes Lou towards the brink of depression, but then she meets Brian, a handsome local tour guide. When Brian tells the tourists about the countless witches burned in Scotland, Lou starts to listen. And when she discovers information about Isobel Key, one of the victims of the seventeenth century, Lou finds renewed purpose.

She sets out to learn the truth of the condemned witch, but she isn't prepared for the knowledge that waits for her. Lou must face her demons if she has any hope of righting the wrongs of the past.

Meet the Author: 
Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child.  Since then, her words have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Sagewoman, PanGaia, and The Storyteller (where she won the people’s choice 3rd place award for her poem, “Luna”).
She is also an active reviewer for Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), and proud member of SCBWI, NCWN, and SCWW.  She lives in North Carolina, where she teaches writing at a community college.

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  1. DonnaMonday, October 1, 2012 at 12:08:00 PM EDT

    I really love the cover and the title is pretty attention grabbing too. I enjoy books set in Scotland, but I don't think I've ever read one about witch burnings in 17th century Scotland. I think this would be something I'd enjoy. Does this go into much detail about the time period and Isobel Key or does it focus more on the romance between Lou and Brian?

    1. Stuffed ShelvesMonday, October 1, 2012 at 12:14:00 PM EDT

      It has a lot of history in the book, but it's main focus is on the romance.

    2. AnonymousMonday, October 1, 2012 at 2:02:00 PM EDT

      I'm glad you like the title, Donna! And the cover art is all thanks to the AMAZING Heidi Sutherlin: she's a rock star! :)

  • JenMonday, October 1, 2012 at 1:59:00 PM EDT

    Thanks for helping me celebrate my big day! :)

  • [email protected] Talk Books!Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 4:43:00 AM EDT

    The book sounds so interesting. I haven't read anything like this before.

  • ThePixieSprinklesWednesday, October 3, 2012 at 4:46:00 AM EDT

    Thank you for the review! Definitely going on my TBR list! Thank you for the chance to win! =)

  • magic5905Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 1:15:00 PM EDT

    Book looks good, will be adding to my tbr list.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com


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