Last month we told you about a contest to bring New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley to your hometown. (click here to read post) Sourcebooks has announced the ten finalists in the Send Susanna Kearsley to MY Hometown contest and voting is now open to choose the three towns that will host Susanna on her tour. The top ten towns are:
Top Ten Towns
Bookworks – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Murder by the Book – Houston, Texas
The Vero Beach Book Center – Vero Beach, Florida
The King’s English Bookshop – Salt Lake City, Utah
The Poisoned Pen – Scottsdale, Arizona
The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library – Valley Stream, Long Island, New York
The Central Rappahannock Regional Library – Fredericksburg, Virginia
Wichita Falls Public Library – Wichita Falls, Texas
Quail Ridge Books & Music – Raleigh, North Carolina
Book Passage – San Francisco, California
Vote for your favorite here: http://books.sourcebooks.com/
firebird/ (voting closes March 18th)
Haven't read Susanna Kearsley's wonderful books yet? Here's some info about the author and her upcoming release.
Susanna Kearsley is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose books have won numerous awards. She's a RT Reviewers Choice winner for Best Historical Fiction and Best Historical Fantasy/Paranormal, a RITA finalist and a finalist for the UK's Romantic Novel of the Year. Her writing has been compared to Diana Gabaldon, Daphne Du Maurier and Mary Stewart. You can find more information about Susanna and her books at her website.
Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes sees images; glimpses of those who have owned it before. It’s never been a gift she wants, and she keeps it a secret from most people, including her practical boss Sebastian, one of London’s premier dealers in Russian art.
But when a woman offers Sebastian a small wooden carving for sale, claiming it belonged to Russia’s Empress Catherine, it’s a problem. There’s no proof. Sebastian believes that the plain carving—known as “The Firebird”—is worthless. But Nicola’s held it, and she knows the woman is telling the truth, and is in desperate need of the money the sale of the heirloom could bring.
Compelled to help, Nicola turns to a man she once left, and still loves: Rob McMorran, whose own psychic gifts are far greater than hers. With Rob to help her “see” the past, she follows a young girl named Anna from Scotland to Belgium and on into Russia. There, in St. Petersburg—the once-glittering capital of Peter the Great’s Russia—Nicola and Rob unearth a tale of love and sacrifice, of courage and redemption…an old story that seems personal and small, perhaps, against the greater backdrops of the Jacobite and Russian courts, but one that will forever change their lives.