Book at the Door Giveaway with Maranto Photography

I’ve got a book, would you like it?

This month I’m giving away a paper back copy of a book that’s been gently loved by others. I’m sure it must have been loved by others because not only was it written by my favorite historical fiction author but, of all her books, this one is my favorite.

Now, because I love to read the first page of a book over the back cover or any other available excerpts and reviews, I’d like to tell you the first line of this one. In fact that’s all I’m going to tell you, but I’ve got help.

This month Amy Maranto of Maranto Photography has worked her photo magic to help me share the first line of this book.

“My father is Sir Richard Woodville, Baron Rivers, an English nobleman, a landholder, and a supporter of the true Kings of England, the Lancastrian line.” (Author name has been smudged to preserve the fun!)

Unfortunately I have a little problem. She worked her magic more than once…

“My father is Sir Richard Woodville, Baron Rivers, an English nobleman, a landholder, and a supporter of the true Kings of England, the Lancastrian line.” (Author name has been smudged to preserve the fun!)

…and neither of us could decide which photo should go to the winner of the giveaway. That’s right, if your name is drawn you will not only get the book mailed to your door but one of these haunting pictures as well.Book at the Door

All you need to do is leave a comment below, tell me the name of the book we are giving away this month (Go ahead Google it!)  or which of the photos is your favorite and you are automatically entered.

But before you leave that comment, make sure you visit Amy’s online haunts and check out her other beautiful photos! You can find her on her blog Photography Journal Blog  ( where she shares photos she’s taken, often with before and after editing pictures and a discussion of where her editing process took her. And, being that it’s photography we are talking about, you probably also want to find her on Instagram ( ).  If those aren’t your social media haunts of choice, she is on Twitter, or Flicker and certainly check out her portfolio on Picfair (  where you can purchase her images!

Leave a comment below, you’ve nothing to lose and a great book and photo to gain!

Giveaway is open worldwide through March 21st.

The winner will have the honor of receiving Amy Maranto’s photo in the mail as well as the book.

Artists of all kinds (Yes, you photographers and you who says you can’t draw and you who just wants to practice hand lettering and you who is selling paintings online and…all of you!) if you are interested in providing a small piece of work that includes a first sentence, I would love to hear from you!  

Authors, have I read your book and tagged it as a recommended read? Would you like to donate a hard copy? Let me know! 

19 comments on “Book at the Door Giveaway with Maranto Photography

  1. rarasaur says:

    It’s Amy! I love her work.
    As to the book…. the white queen. 🙂

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  3. Hi Jessie, this looks great, my reblog doesn’t look as snappy, but I gave it a try 🙂

  4. barbtaub says:

    Who wouldn’t love Phillipa Gregory, and The White Queen Is one of my favourites too! Not entering contest (because I already have the book, and I live too far away) but great post and lovely photos.

    • Jessie says:

      I already have the book too, I didn’t want to part with my own copy I had to go out and get another to giveaway! 😉 And just so you know far away mailings are fine, I learn something new at the post office every time I send to a new country. One day a postal workers and I bonded over a book to India and brand new customs forms. Good times! 😀

  5. Rosie Amber says:

    I just LOVE those photos, well done. Not read any Phillipa Gregory books yet.

  6. Wendy Welch says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Captured such emotion in these incredible photos. Would choose the first photo as the writing shows up very nicely on the photo compared to the second one but both are absolutely gorgeous. Also sounds like an incredible book to read. Both of you must keep up the great work ! Lots of love.

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  8. The first photo grabbed my attention a little bit more than the second, but I do love them both. Maranto Photography brought me to your great blog! What great ideas you have 😍 Would love to send you a copy of our book to read, review and give away on your blog if you like?

  9. The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory!

  10. Jessie says:

    Thanks everyone who played- winner to be announced soon!

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