Tuesday, 2 September 2008

In the Shadow of Lions by Ginger Garrett & Giveaway

A bitter and prideful woman is facing imminent death when she is visited by the Scribe and is plunged into the turbulent and violent world of Henry VIII, his court, his advisors and his women.

Anne Boleyn is determined not to meet the fate of her sister by becoming King Henry's mistress, despite his persistent attempts to woo her. Remaining pure and faithful to God's call on her life she is strengthened by what she reads in the very first English translation of the Bible.

A woman of the night, Rose hopes for transformation of her heart, soul and mind when she is taken in by the devout Thomas More, a man searching for redemption in unimaginable ways, yet showing her a compassion she has never known.

As these two women try to find their way in a cruel and unforgiving world, the men in their lives wield power and influence without restraint.

Ginger Garrett's expertise in recreating the stories of women who changed the world is on full show in this epic tale of love, faith, fear and persecution. With impeccable research, Ginger provides an alternative view of Anne Boleyn as a woman keeping her promise to God in refusing Henry's advances as he sought desperately to father a son. In The Shadow of Lions reveals the terrible lengths many church leaders went to in order to prevent the Bible from being accessible to the people and is a heart rending and often difficult story to read. While not overly graphic, the violence meted out to those who opposed the dominance of the organised church, is a tragic reminder of the sacrifice others made so we can enjoy the privilege of owning a Bible. The numerous transitions between scenes of the Scribe, Anne and Rose requires that your mind be fully engaged in this complex story but the reward to staying focused is great. Immerse yourself in the beginnings of the Reformation and see God's hand at work in history.


Thanks to Glass Road PR, I have a copy of Ginger's novel to give away.

To enter, post a comment before midnight Sunday 7th September, 2008, with contact details and tell me which historical female figure most fascinates you.


Rebekah (the_littleminx) said...

This sounds good. Please enter me.

littleminx at cox dot net

P.S. As far as historical female figures go, I've always been facinated by Joan of Arc.

Naomi said...

This book has such a different take on it compared to the movie. I am intrigued. I think I like this take a lot better.

My fave historical character would be Beatrix Potter. But that is only because I recently saw that movie and was so inspired by all she gave and did.

Jewelz said...

Funnily enough, I'd have to say Anne Boleyn. I'm not quite sure why, but I'm really intrigued by her, and I love to read anything about her.
I also happen to be intrigued by Henry VIII's 6 wives :P

This sounds like a really, really good book!
Please enter me :)
joyfuljewelz (at) gmail.com

Mary S said...

This sound like a really great book! please enter me! I'm in need of a new book to read!

Ruby (Mouth) said...

Mine would have to be Mary Queen of Scotts. She was truly a woman before her time and she acted against much adversity. Please enter me into this great contest.

windycindy said...

"Joan of Arc!" A lady way ahead of her time and willing to sacrifice her life for her beliefs. Please enter my name in your book drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

This sounds SO good! Hmm, this is a tricky question :), I think Amy Carmicheal fascinates me the most.

ad said...

I love reading about this era so please put my name in too and I love Beatrix Potter plus the lake District.

jaana said...

I'd love to win this book! The historical figure that most fascinates me is Eve of the bible!

Jen said...

I would have to say Mary Queen of Scots as she was crowned so young and all that went along with that.

Tracy said...

I loved Ginger's 'Dark Hour'. Her writing was fantastic, so I'm sure I'd enjoy this one too!

As for fascinating historical female figures...golly, you pick hard questions! I think Mary the mother of Jesus.

ambeen said...

I'd love to be entered!

theravenousreader (at) hotmail (dot) com

I lean toward famous female authors as my favorite historical figures. Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, etc.

dallenco said...

I'd love to enter.


Smilingsal said...

Ah, the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I grabs my interest. She was strong, yet needy.


Enchanted Etymologist said...

Hmm...there are so many strong women characters in History, but I'd have to say Aethelflead Lady of the Mercians. Please enter me.

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