Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Last Waltz Book Giveaway...

The heroine of The Last Waltz, Amalia Faulhaber, comes onstage as an innocent socialite with a strong personality in the nervous splendor of the last days of the Hapsburg Empire. It is the “Golden Age” of music, art, fashion, cuisine, and drama.

Amidst the sparkle and neuroses of Vienna, Amalia has been educated in the fine art of flirtation by her aristocratic grandmother and in matters of conscience by her socialist uncle. She shapes and is shaped by her relationships with the men in her life—a Prussian soldier, a Polish doctor, and an Austrian baron—always remaining faithful to her own growing ideals. The story of Austria’s descent into fascism is counterbalanced by the developing love that she feels for her husband with whom she has a “marriage of convenience.” As flawed characters are transformed, the theme of the piece emerges as the redemptive power of love.

The book is a virtual journey into the events before, during, and after World War I. An understanding of this period is critical for us to comprehend why democracy failed in Germany and Austria. This understanding lays the foundation for a true perspective of present domestic politics and international relations with the Western and Eastern European Countries. I really enjoyed this book!

Thanks to G.G. Vandagriff I get to give away one copy of this book!

To win...
Follow my blog 1 entry
Leave a comment 1 entry
Blog about the giveaway and leave me a link 3 entries
(please leave a comment for each entry)


This giveaway will end Tues. July 21st! Good Luck :)

71 comments:

Neas Nuttiness said...

Please count me in on this one.
Thank you!

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I'm a follower - thanks.
(And I think that my husband would enjoy this book, too.)

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Ann said...

I follow!

Ann said...

Count me in :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Please count my in, Sweets! Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

I'm a follower, too!:) Lori

gigi said...

I want this one please!

gigi said...

Following.

Matt Gladden said...

im in im a follower

Pam said...

This sounds like a very interesting story and the cover is gorgeous!

I'm a follower.

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Pam said...

Maybe that should've been separate- I'm a follower too.

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Gamila said...

Count me in on this drawing! Looks awesome!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

both my dh and i want to read this book, so will you include me

HODGEPODGESPV said...

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Miss Daisy said...

I"m a follower AND I'm leaving a comment. Looks like a fun read and it definitely got my interest piqued beings I lived in Austria for 1 1/2 years.

Nicole said...

I follow your blog.

Upper West Side Writer said...

Please enter me; this book sounds great!

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Upper West Side Writer said...

I follow your blog via Blogger, too; thank you!

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Gretchen's gang said...

I have heard this is a great book I have a friend reading it now....maybe if I have a copy it could be our next book club read. :)
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Alexis AKA MOM said...

Hey sweets, looks like a good read. I'm a follower ;)

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Sign me up please :) Entry #2

The Gosfam said...

ooo it sounds interesting, count me in!!

The Gosfam said...

I follow

Linna said...

I want to read it. Please enter me. :D
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I'm already a follower.
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Debbie said...

I hadn't heard of this one but it sounds great.
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Debbie said...

I'm a follower.

Kaye said...

Oh, the cover on this one is gorgeous! Throw my name in the hat please.

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Kaye said...

I'm a follower


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Kami said...

Count me in!

Kami said...

I follow!

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I'm posting on my blog. #1

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#2!

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wildflower00 said...

sounds great! I need another good summer read
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wendy said...

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BUSY BEE said...

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BUSY BEE said...

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Belinda said...

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Nickolay said...

I am a follower. Nickolay. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

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texasheartland said...

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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Miranda said...

looks like a great read

Deedles said...

Would love to add this to my collection.

Madeleine said...

looks like a book I'd like to read


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MoziEsmé said...

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MoziEsmé said...

And I'm a follower...

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Belinda M said...

I follow

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HODGEPODGESPV said...

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

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Marie said...

I would love to read this!

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This one sounds awesome! Count me in!

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I follow!

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LittleEagle said...

I would like to win this book. Thank you.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I've been wanting to read this book.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I'm a follower

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Danyelle Ferguson said...

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Danyelle Ferguson said...

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Emilie said...

following!

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Emilie said...

This sounds like a great book--I love reading about this stuff! Thanks for the chance :)

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Sandra K321 said...

I love historical fiction so this sounds like a book I would enjoy.

Sandra K321 said...

I am now following your blog via Google.

alexandrea said...

About the only way I can learn history if there's an interesting female character involved! Thank you for the giveaway!

Sharon said...

Sound like a great read, thanks for the giveaway

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