Monday, June 29, 2009

THE DEVLIN DIARY Blog Tour


THE DEVLIN DIARY
by Christi Phillips
BLOG TOUR
and GIVEAWAY


TOUR BUS LEAVING NOW!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

From the acclaimed author of The Rossetti Letter comes a dazzling novel of intrigue, passion, and royal secrets that shifts tantalizingly between Restoration-era London and present-day Cambridge.

London, 1672. The past twelve years have brought momentous changes: the restoration of the monarchy, a devastating plague and fire. Yet the city remains a teeming, thriving metropolis, energized by the lusty decadence of Charles II's court and burgeoning scientific inquiry. Although women enjoy greater freedom, they are not allowed to practice medicine, a restriction that physician Hannah Devlin evades by treating patients that most other doctors shun: the city's poor.

But Hannah has a special knowledge that Secretary of State Lord Arlington desperately needs. At the king's Machiavellian court, Hannah attracts the attention of two men, charming courtier Ralph Montagu and anatomist Dr. Edward Strathern, as well as the attention of the powerful College of Physicians, which views her work as criminal. When two influential courtiers are found brutally murdered, their bodies inscribed with arcane symbols, Hannah is drawn into a dangerous investigation by Dr. Strathern, who believes the murders conceal a far-reaching conspiracy that may include Hannah's late father and the king himself.

Cambridge, 2008. Teaching history at Trinity College is Claire Donovan's dream come true -- until one of her colleagues is found dead on the banks of the River Cam. The only key to the professor's unsolved murder is a seventeenthcentury diary kept by his last research subject, Hannah Devlin, physician to the king's mistress. With help from the eclectic collections of Cambridge's renowned libraries, Claire and historian Andrew Kent follow the clues Devlin left behind, uncovering secrets of London's dark past and Cambridge's equally murky present, and discovering that events of three hundred years ago may still have consequences today....

A suspenseful and richly satisfying tale brimming with sharply observed historical detail, The Devlin Diary brings past and present to vivid life. With wit and grace, Christi Phillips holds readers spellbound with an extraordinary novel of secrets, obsession, and the haunting power of the past.

THIS BLOG TOUR WILL HAVE MANY
INTERESTING THINGS TO EXPLORE AT THE
DIFFERENT SITES. SOME PEOPLE WILL HAVE
GAMES AND INTERVIEWS AND ALL KINDS OF
THINGS HAVING TO DO WITH THE BOOK,

THE DEVLIN DIARY!

TRY AND VISIT AS MANY SITES AS YOU CAN
BUT DON'T FORGET TO COME BACK TO
BOOKIN' WITH BINGO AS I WILL HAVE
THREE ADVANCED COPIES TO GIVE AWAY!

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED JULY 3!

TOMORROW I WILL BE POSTING A PERSONAL
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR,
CHRISTI PHILLIPS AND IN THERE WILL
BE A SECOND ENTRY INTO MY GIVEAWAY!

TOMORROW I WILL ALSO ANNOUNCE THE
DATE I WILL POST MY OWN REVIEW OF
THE DEVLIN DIARY AND YOU WILL FIND
A THIRD CHANCE TO ENTER THERE!

HERE ARE MY SIMPLE RULES:
---U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
---NO P.O. BOXES, PLEASE
---YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS MUST BE IN
YOUR COMMENT SO I KNOW HOW
TO FIND YOU WHEN YOU WIN!

FOR TODAY'S ENTRY
---JUST TELL ME ONE THING YOU LEARNED
FROM THE VIDEO OR DESCRIPTION ABOUT
THIS BOOK THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN IT.
BE SURE AND PUT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN IT.
---THAT'S IT! JUST ONE COMMENT TODAY BUT COME BACK TOMORROW TO EARN A SECOND ENTRY!
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY TRAVELS!
CLICK ON THE BUS TO SEE
ALL THE SITES YOU CAN VISIT
FOR THIS TOUR

27 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Secrets and obsessions? You've got my attention. Please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Tea said...

I really, really want to win "Devlin Diaries." I enjoyed the video. Thank you for having it here. I gained a lot of information about Cambridge and its importance to British History. I also heard the author talk about Trinity and St. John's. I think the investigation and the murder are really going to make this Historical Fiction a page turner.

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Sheila DeChantal said...

The murders with the symbols on them.... reminds me of Davinchi Code and Angels and Demons, two books I enjoyed.

Count me in and I will be back! :)

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LoveMyCoffee said...

Murder and mayhem always a good read. Criminal to practice medicine...hmmm

Please enter me

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holdenj said...

It looks like a great book. I am always interested in those period detail from 1672--it's so long ago and when you try to place it in history...post Pilgrims, pre-Revolution, it really blows my mind. I think it's intriguing that Hannah is practicing medicine in that time.

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gaby317 said...

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I love mysteries that originate in the past and require research into conspiracies set in the past. This sounds fascinating.

pls count me in

gaby

Searcher said...

Murder, secrets, clues .... sign me up to win please...


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throuthehaze said...

i like that history is tied into the present
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Sue said...

This looks so good. Thanks for sharing! I'm hooked with the cover.

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Barb said...

I love the fact that she wants to keep the past alive. History has been a passion of mine since a small child. Then add mystery to it, you can only create a great story/

I would love to win this book.
Please enter me.

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HODGEPODGESPV said...

i love books that have 2 stories in one that are linked. i also like books where women of the past are shown as bright as men! also i am in love with english history and the author seems to have done a good job of reseaching, so i get that to boot! history, mystery, you have to let me have a chance to win this book!! spvaughan yahoo com

Irene Yeates said...

That was a real teaser. I was not aware that female physicians existed in the 1600's! Need to read this book. Would be nice to win this book. Count me in!

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Laura said...

I would love to have a copy of this book. It takes place in London and I love all things London. I also really like this author.
Laura
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HODGEPODGESPV said...

don't you just love it when people love the job they do and that it makes them happy? i like that she writes to find out who the character is.

Lisanne624 said...

I enjoyed reading the author's comments about reading and writing everything you can, and not being too concerned with either praise or criticism. Very important! I also enjoyed her interview, especially how she told a tiny fib about where the murder in her book would take place!

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holdenj said...

I am a Spellman series fan as well as Christi! I want to read the Devlin Diary even more now!

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks.

traveler said...

Devlin Diary is so enticing. A historical mystery is definitely a unique and captivating book. The setting and the eras appeal to me.Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Kat Bryan said...

I would like to read this because I like mysteries and I also like strong female characters.

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Kat Bryan said...

From the author's interview, I learned I'm already following her advice....read, read, read.

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A Reader said...

I learned that her next novel will be set in 17th century France & is entirely set in the past.

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A Reader said...

I'm an Anglophile & would enjoy reading about London in the 1600 hundreds.

Beth said...

I like fact that it is suspensful and has historical details.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Pam said...

I like that your review piques my interest without revealing too many plot details. I'd hate to figure out the mystery before even cracking open the book!

melacan at hotmail dot com

holdenj said...

Well, I liked your review and the hints you gave to the fact a mystery comes to light. And you did it without comparing it to another one of those literary puzzle novels, The Da Vinci Code. Win or not, it's been added to my TBR list!

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!

amanda said...

I really enjoy history based mysteries, especially british history.

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amanda said...

I learned that the books the author read as a child influence her the most.

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Bingo said...

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