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BBAW: Giveaway #3

September 16, 2009


It’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week and the theme of this year’s event is “Celebrate Books.”  So, in keeping with that theme, I’ll have a giveaway every day this week.  Today’s giveaway is for an ARC of A Separate Country by Robert Hicks.  This book will be released on September 23.  I’m reading it right now and I’m enjoying it so far.  (I received two copies of this, so the winner will get a brand new, unread copy.)  Since I haven’t finished it,  I’m going to rely on the publisher’s synopsis.

A Separate CountrySet in New Orleans in the years after the Civil War, A Separate Country is based on the incredible life of John Bell Hood, arguably one of the most controversial generals of the Confederate Army–and one of its most tragic figures. Robert E. Lee promoted him to major general after the Battle of Antietam. But the Civil War would mark him forever. At Gettysburg, he lost the use of his left arm. At the Battle of Chickamauga, his right leg was amputated. Starting fresh after the war, he married Anna Marie Hennen and fathered 11 children with her, including three sets of twins.

To enter to win an unread ARC of  A Separate Country by Robert Hicks, simply leave a comment on this post.  Contest is open worldwide.  I will use to determine the winner.  Contest ends at midnight EST, Friday September 25, 2009.  Winner will be announced on Saturday, September 26, 2009.

84 Comments leave one →
  1. September 16, 2009 6:14 am

    Hmm, sounds very interesting. While I haven’t read a lot of fiction about the American Civil War (there isn’t too much of that over here in NZ), the few books I have read about it have been really interesting. It’d be even more so to read about a genuine historical figure at the time, even if it does sound like a pretty sad (or tragic, sure) story!

    Anyway, count me in for the contest, please – sounds really interesting. 🙂

  2. September 16, 2009 6:26 am

    I too have this book so I’m not going to enter and take the opportunity away from someone else, but what a lovely giveaway!

  3. September 16, 2009 7:04 am

    i would love to be entered for this book. I love anything set in New Orleans, which ever time period.

    My email is

  4. September 16, 2009 8:15 am

    This sounds so interesting, I am looking forward to your thoughts.
    Please enter me in this great giveaway:
    baileysandbooks (at) gmail (dot) com


  5. September 16, 2009 8:19 am

    I like books set in the Civil War. Please enter me in the drawing.


  6. September 16, 2009 8:31 am

    This book would help me in my American Civil War Challenge. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  7. Beth permalink
    September 16, 2009 9:07 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

  8. Pam R. permalink
    September 16, 2009 9:19 am

    Haven’t read a lot of Civil War fiction but now’s as good a time as any to start!

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  9. Stephanie permalink
    September 16, 2009 9:49 am

    Wow-loss of one arm and one leg but goes on to a family life with wife and eleven kids!!!! I love reading about the Civil War but as a Yankee tend to focus on the North so I would love to read more about this fascinating man.

    stephaniefleischer889 [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. September 16, 2009 10:21 am

    Would love to be entered for the drawing. Sounds like a good read! Can I just say that I love the cover too. 🙂


  11. Julie permalink
    September 16, 2009 10:30 am

    This sounds very interesting! Please enter me I would love a chance to win!


  12. September 16, 2009 10:51 am

    I absolutely love the cover of this one and have been getting more and more into historical fiction. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  13. stacybuckeye permalink
    September 16, 2009 11:35 am

    Please sign me up.
    stacybooks at yahoo

  14. ladytink534 permalink
    September 16, 2009 11:55 am

    It’s been awhile since I’ve read a good story set during the Civil War. Please enter me!

  15. Marie permalink
    September 16, 2009 12:30 pm

    I’ve read really good things about this book, it sounds wonderful.

  16. September 16, 2009 12:41 pm

    I love reading about the Civil War era – fiction and nonfiction. This title had escaped my notice until your post. Please enter me in the drawing – and thanks!

  17. September 16, 2009 12:46 pm

    I love Civil War history! My favorite vacations have involved touring old Civil War battlefields, including Chickamauga and Gettysburg! Please count me in on this giveaway!

  18. September 16, 2009 12:52 pm

    Sounds like a great book! Please include me in the draw.

  19. September 16, 2009 1:16 pm

    No need to enter me, Kathy. I’m dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I’ve got this up at Win a Book for you.

  20. September 16, 2009 1:22 pm

    Please enter me. I love the cover.


  21. September 16, 2009 1:29 pm

    As a person whose childhood vacations involved visiting nearly every Civil War battlefield, I’d love to read this book!


  22. Rebecca Cox permalink
    September 16, 2009 2:11 pm

    Pam my good friend, You Canadians do need to read more about the War of Northern Aggression. I can say that since my husband is a Yankee and I am a Southerner and we banter about the Civil War all the time. He is a history nut so this entry is for him.

    rebecca dot cox at charter dot net

  23. Dirky permalink
    September 16, 2009 2:18 pm

    I am interested in post-war stories or any military personnel fiction, so you can count me in. Very nice cover, by the way.

  24. September 16, 2009 3:06 pm

    Please enter me in the contest. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

  25. Wanda permalink
    September 16, 2009 3:48 pm

    I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

  26. September 16, 2009 3:50 pm

    I have heard a bit about this book, and think it sounds very interesting. I don’t know much about John Bell Hood, but I think his story sounds inspiring. Please enter me in this giveaway!


  27. Diana permalink
    September 16, 2009 4:16 pm

    Sounds super interesting!

  28. sheere permalink
    September 16, 2009 4:28 pm

    This book sounds interesting, I think it’s the first time I heard about it.

    I’d like to enter the contest.

  29. September 16, 2009 4:56 pm

    It sounds like a great book! Please enter me.

  30. September 16, 2009 5:31 pm

    I’d love to be entered! This sounds terrific.

  31. diana mack permalink
    September 16, 2009 6:04 pm

    would love to read a separate country

    love your post!

  32. September 16, 2009 6:14 pm

    I would love, love to read “A Separate Country” by Robert Hicks. Pleeeeze.

  33. September 16, 2009 6:19 pm

    I’ve actually been thinking that I’m in sore need of a Civil War-involved book… So count me in! ARC’s excite me! (I’ve recieved one in my short little life!)

  34. September 16, 2009 6:32 pm

    I’m a sucker for books set in New Orleans. Please enter me in the contest!

    kitty fischer [at] gmail [dot] com

  35. Mariska permalink
    September 16, 2009 6:50 pm

    I’d Love to learn about Civil war via this book. Since i’m an international reader.

  36. Julie H. permalink
    September 16, 2009 7:07 pm

    Sounds like a good piece of historical fiction. Please count me in! Thanks!

  37. Sue permalink
    September 16, 2009 7:17 pm

    Looks really good! I love historical fiction, but I haven’t really read much from the Civil War. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. September 16, 2009 7:25 pm

    This one definitely appeals to me. Please enter me!

    whitreidsmama at yahoo dot com

  39. September 16, 2009 8:56 pm

    Please enter me in.

  40. September 16, 2009 9:22 pm

    I would love to be entered!

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  41. mindy permalink
    September 16, 2009 9:30 pm

    sounds intriguing thanks

  42. September 16, 2009 10:16 pm

    Oh, oh, oh!! A Civil War book! Please sign me up. 🙂

    bookfoolery at yahoo dot com

  43. September 16, 2009 10:46 pm

    I loved Widow of the South – Hicks is a great storyteller. Please enter me! I have been wondering how the blog talk radio works to hear you and the other panelists tonight but I have been too lazy today to figure it out! Hope it went well.

  44. emily l permalink
    September 16, 2009 11:16 pm

    I would love to read this. 🙂

  45. Tara Hill permalink
    September 17, 2009 12:18 am

    It sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance!

  46. September 17, 2009 12:53 am

    Sounds wonderful – I’d love to win it. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  47. Maxine permalink
    September 17, 2009 4:47 am

    please enter me! it sounds a great book!

  48. September 17, 2009 8:17 am

    Ooh, what an awesome book! Please count me in, I’ve read a lot about it!

  49. SUZANNA permalink
    September 17, 2009 8:37 am

    MY FAVORITE ERA AND GENRE reminds me a bit of North and South -John Jakes or Gone With the Wind -Margaret Mitchell ty for hosting this giveaway Gla

  50. September 17, 2009 9:16 am

    Please enter me. =)

    kylee.journal AT

  51. September 17, 2009 9:17 am

    That’s sounds like a great book! Enterme for the grawings … givingreadingachance AT!

  52. Deedles permalink
    September 17, 2009 9:21 am

    This sounds like an interesting read. Please enter my name in the draw.

  53. Sandra K321 permalink
    September 17, 2009 10:43 am

    I would love to read this book. I love to read books set during this period. I am currently reading Stand the Storm and recently finished Shades of Grey.

  54. September 17, 2009 11:31 am

    Please count me in. Thanks!

  55. Emma permalink
    September 17, 2009 11:44 am

    A Separate Country by Robert sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

  56. emily l permalink
    September 17, 2009 11:45 am

    I would absolutely love to read this.

  57. Lindsay permalink
    September 17, 2009 2:08 pm

    I would LOVE to win this!!
    Thankyou!! :D:D:D


  58. Tiffany S. permalink
    September 17, 2009 6:35 pm

    I would love a chance to win! Thank you!

  59. Carol M permalink
    September 17, 2009 7:47 pm

    I always enjoy reading anything about the Civil War and the people that were in it. This sounds good!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  60. Glenn permalink
    September 18, 2009 7:34 am

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  61. September 18, 2009 8:45 am

    i forgot to enter this giveaway LOL

    you know i adore/follow your blog 🙂

    dd DOT bookgoddess AT gmail DOT com

  62. September 18, 2009 1:18 pm

    Yes I’m very interested in this ” historical” story of the United States. I would love to read it. Count me in. polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail *dot* com

  63. Beth C permalink
    September 18, 2009 2:56 pm

    I like to read about the Civil War era – count me in

  64. September 18, 2009 5:48 pm

    Sounds intriguing! I’d love to be entered. Thanks!

    toadacious1 at yahoo dot com

  65. September 19, 2009 4:11 am

    Sounds really great! Please enter me!

    x0xx Amy *Park-Avenue Princess*


  66. September 19, 2009 7:24 am

    This book sounds very interesting! Plus, I love the cover. Thank you for opening this giveaway to international readers!


  67. karen k permalink
    September 19, 2009 12:42 pm

    sounds fabulous….please count me in.

    karen k

  68. September 19, 2009 7:34 pm

    This book sounds awesome! I would love to read it! One thing though…11 children!!! Holy cow! lol Now that must have been one patient woman :))

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    imsosweepy { at } gmail { dot } com

  69. Cynthia V permalink
    September 19, 2009 11:59 pm

    Count me in for this one. Thanks for the wonderful giveaways.


  70. Alicia permalink
    September 20, 2009 2:08 am

    I would love to read this.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  71. September 20, 2009 6:07 am

    I haven’t read much Civil War fiction but this does sound interesting, and I love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    tanabata2000 at gmail dot com

  72. Nicole C. permalink
    September 20, 2009 8:14 am

    I would love to read this book!! It sounds like a great book!!

  73. September 20, 2009 4:35 pm

    I keep seeing this one. I would love to try it.

  74. Lisa Garrett permalink
    September 21, 2009 6:23 pm

    This one sounds good. Please enter me.

  75. September 21, 2009 6:30 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaways! This book sounds interesting, and historical fiction is some of my favorite stuff. I’m definitely adding your blog to my reader. 🙂

  76. Mia J. permalink
    September 21, 2009 11:58 pm

    This sounds like a very interesting book. Please enter me.

  77. andrea permalink
    September 22, 2009 2:30 am

    I keep finding about really interesting books in the giveaways! thanks for the contest 🙂

    adbcoz (at)gmail(dot) com

  78. CherylS22 permalink
    September 22, 2009 10:52 pm

    I love to read historical fiction – please count me in! Thanks.

  79. September 23, 2009 9:10 am

    II have seen this book on several giveaways but this is the only one which is international!

    Please count me in.



  80. September 24, 2009 4:22 pm

    I love historical fiction, so I know I would enjoy this book.

  81. Anita Yancey permalink
    September 24, 2009 7:18 pm

    This book sounds so good. I would love to read it. Please enter me. Thanks!


  82. September 25, 2009 4:30 pm

    this one sounds great. Adding it to my never ending list of books I’d love to read!

  83. September 25, 2009 5:09 pm

    I would love to read this book- thanks for the chance to win!

    ejxd95 at gmail dot com

  84. Nancye Davis permalink
    September 25, 2009 7:42 pm

    This looks like a very good book! Please enter me in this giveaway.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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