If you haven’t read a single book by Michelle Moran and you love accessible, fun and entertaining historical novels, you don’t know what you are missing. Now that I’ve said that, lets take a look at her latest offering.
About the Book:
The world knows Madame Tussaud as a wax artist extraordinaire . . . but who was this woman who became one of the most famous sculptresses of all time? In these pages, her tumultuous and amazing story comes to life as only Michelle Moran can tell it. The year is 1788, and a revolution is about to begin.
Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting by working alongside her uncle in their celebrated wax museum, the Salon de Cire. From her popular model of the American Ambassador, Thomas Jefferson, to her tableau of the royal family at dinner, Marie’s museum provides Parisians with the very latest news on fashion, gossip, even politics. Her customers hail from every walk of life, and when word arrives that the royals themselves are coming to see their likenesses, Marie never dreams that the king’s sister will request her presence at Versailles as a royal tutor in wax sculpting. Yet when a letter with a gold seal is delivered to her home, Marie knows she cannot refuse—even if it means time away from her beloved Salon and her increasingly dear friend, Henri Charles.
As Marie becomes acquainted with her pupil, Princess Élisabeth, she is taken to meet both Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI, who introduce her to the glamorous life at court. From lavish parties with more delicacies than she’s ever seen, to rooms filled with candles lit only once before being discarded, Marie steps into to a world entirely different from her home on the Boulevard du Temple, where people are selling their teeth in order to put food on the table.
Meanwhile, many resent the vast separation between rich and poor. In salons and cafés across Paris, people like Camille Desmoulins, Jean-Paul Marat, and Maximilien Robespierre are lashing out against the monarchy. Soon, there’s whispered talk of revolution…Will Marie be able to hold on to both the love of her life and her friendship with the royal family as France approaches civil war? And more importantly, will she be able to fulfill the demands of powerful revolutionaries who ask that she make the death masks of beheaded aristocrats, some of whom she knows?
Spanning five years from the budding revolution to the Reign of Terror, Madame Tussaud brings us into the world of an incredible heroine whose talent for wax modeling saved her life and preserved the faces of a vanished kingdom. (Madame Tussaud releases on February 15th 2011.)
Having read and loved her previous 3 releases, I couldn’t be more excited. So to celebrate the release of this book, Michelle Moran is offering a signed Hardcover copy of Madame Tussaud along with these gorgeous pair of Marie Antoinette cupcake earrings,
all you have to do this
1. Comment on this post with your email id until February 22nd 2011
2. Subscribe (via google reader or any other medium) to my blog for an extra entry (Not necessary)
Oh and it’s INTERNATIONAL.
65 thoughts on “Giveaway: Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran and a pair of Marie Antoinette cupcake earrings”
I haven’t read any of her books yet, but I do have her first two books in my TBR pile. 🙂
This book sounds good too. Please enter me!
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Oooh, oooh, oooh! *hops up and down* I want to enter!
Enter me too and I am a subscriber! And you know I love her too 🙂
And those earrings they are gorgeous.
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I havent heard of the author,but would love to read the book.Do enter me in the contest. Love those earrings too!.
I know her but haven’t read any book from her.
Not a big Egypt fan. But this characters sounds goooooood!
Count me in.
I can’t wait to read this book – I haven’t read anything by Michelle Moran (YET), but I’m fascinated by Madame Tussaud
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Wow, what a great giveaway. I’d love to be entered. savvyverseandwit AT gmail
I have not read other books by this author, but have heard rave reviews of her books. I subscribe in google reader and will put the giveaway in my sidebar for you.
No need to enter me. I’m dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I’ve got this posted at West of Mars Win a Book for you.
Please count me in! I’m a huge fan!
I can’t wait to read this book! I just went out and bought Michele Moran’s previous 3 books to read. The earrings are gorgeous.
Thank you so much for hosting this contest, and good luck to everyone who is entering!!!!!!!!! And for those who don’t win a signed copy, please feel free to request a bookplate here: http://www.michellemoran.com/bookplate-tussaud.html. I really wish that everyone could win, but I hope this is a good second offer!
Ooh, enter me please! I love Revolutionary France and have had Moran on my watch list for a while!
I would love to be entered as this book sounds fabulous and I am a big fan of historical fiction. Also I am a follower!
Great giveaway! I’d love to be entered.
Please count me in. Thanks.
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Oh, fantastic. I keep meaning to read this author but still have not. Count me in!
Thanks for making this giveaway international I’d love to win!
Please enter me! I love Michelle Moran and I’m very eagerly awaiting her newest book =D
I love her books and I can’t wait to read this one! Thank you for the giveaway!
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Wow, this book sounds REALLY interesting!! I’d love to win it! e-mail (dr…ch..@gmail)
Please enter me I would absolutely love to read this book!!!
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Sounds like an enchanting read! Michelle Moran is definitely on my radar.
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This sounds like an entertaining read!
Sounds like a great book!
I didn’t realize that she knew the Royal Family before the Revolution and was familiar with the court. The name is familiar, but not her history. She certainly met and knew many important people. How awful to have to do the “death masks” of people you knew and liked. That whole time period in France was so terrible. It is hard to imagine the uncertainty and fear the people lived in.
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I’d love to enter!
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Historical fiction is my favorite genre. Plse enter me to win.
Great contest…would love to read this book. Enter me please.
Oh, my goodness! I haven’t read any of Michelle Moran’s books, but her book about Cleopatra (Cleopatra’s Daughter?) has been recommended. I would love to win Madame Tussaud … and the earrings!
I’m already a subscriber, via Google Reader.
Please enter me in your contest. Thank you.
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Enter me in your contest please.
I’m already a subscriber to your blog thru Google Reader.
Please enter me, of course I am going to buy this book if I don’t win it. It seems like a fantastic read and a historical novel (just what I love).
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I loved Cleopatra’s Daughter and I must have this book too.
I now follow you
This looks great and I love the earrings!
What a fun giveaway!
I can’t wait to read this book about the fascinating life of Madame Tussaud.
Great! Another book for my TBR pile! Thank you very much for this giveaway
I adore these earrings! And I would love to read the book as well! Great giveaway…thanks so much.
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Oui, Oui! This book sounds like a great literary escape! Earrings would be icing on the (cup)cake!
What a fabulous giveaway! I’m a follower on google.
I would love to read this book. I’ve read two of the three books she has already released. I love her writing.
I’ve been waiting to read this book, so I’ll take my chance here. Thanks!
This sounds good! Haven’t read much about Madame Tussaud but loved Moran’s previous books.
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I have read a couple of Michelle’s books and loved them – thsi one sounds equally good! Please enter me!
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I haven’t read any of her books, but they are all on my wishlist for the year. Pls enter me!
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Oh, it sounds like such an interesting book. What a wonderful giveaway! 😀
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And I subscribe to your feed 🙂
Thanks so much for the contest!! the book sounds so great!!
Have read all three of her books and loved them all! Can’t wait to read Madame Tussaud!
Please count me in.. I am a huge fan of her books 🙂 WOuld love to read this one !!
Ooh, would definitely like to be included in this. 😀 Have had Michelle Moran’s books on my wishlist forever and have always wanted to read something of hers. 😀
You’re on my Google Reader already. 🙂
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Those of you who have not yet read any of Michelle Moran’s books are really missing out. I read all three of them last year and they were among my favorites for the year. Moran is definitely one of my favorite authors of Historical Fiction! I’m really excited about this giveaway – and the earrings are so neat! :]
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I cannot wait to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway.
I am dying to get my hands on this book. Thanks a lot for the giveaway!
Would love to read this!
Can’t wait for this novel!
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Count me in! I just devoured the first 3 releases, and am hungry for more!! 🙂
I would love to receive this fabulous giveaway! Please enter me!
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Great give away! I would love the opportunity to read this book!
This is such a wonderful giveaway! Count me in!
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This book looks great!
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