I recently started an amazing book called Pope Joan by Donna Woolfork Cross. I am still reading it and hope to finish it today and have my review posted, but this I felt couldn’t wait!
The author, Donna Woolfolk Cross and I have been emailing back and forth and we have been discussing the movie coming out this fall based on this book. What? You didn’t know? Yes, this fall the movie is going to be out in theaters. See trailer here
Chatting with Donna, who is just a delightful person, she has offered my readers a signed copy of Pope Joan autographed and inscribed just to you! I am very excited about this giveaway and want to get started on it right away!
Book sales on this book over the next 3 weeks will determine in part how widely the movie will open in the U.S. So from our little corners of the world I would love to see if we could help out.
Here are the ways you can earn entries for this giveaway:
1 entry for leaving your comment here of how (if you were the winner) you would want the book signed and inscribed.
2 extra entries for blogging or twittering about this giveaway and leaving the link here in a separate comment.
Earn 2 extra entries by calling the biggest name bookstore in your area and seeing if they have Pope Joan in stock. If not, they should! With this link here they can download posters about the book and the red carpet giveaway. (On a separate comment post what store you called)
5 extra entries if you go out and purchase the book either at a local book store or online and let me know where you did. (If you have book clubs or reading groups that purchase the book, let me know and earn the points for how many books total were purchased) * this entry as well need to be on a separate comment.
And don’t forget that your receipt for the purchase of this book can by mailed for a chance to go to the premier of the movie with Donna Woolfolk Cross! More information here on this.
For every 25 comments I will add to this giveaway so please share this with your friends and other book lovers.
For a thousand years her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die–Pope Joan, the ninth-century woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to become the only female ever to sit on the throne of St. Peter. Now in this riveting novel, Donna Woolfolk Cross paints a sweeping portrait of an unforgettable heroine who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept.
Brilliant and talented, young Joan rebels against medieval social strictures forbidding women to learn. When her brother is brutally killed during a Viking attack, Joan takes up his cloak–and his identity–and enters the monastery of Fulda. As Brother John Anglicus, Joan distinguishes herself as a great scholar and healer. Eventually, she is drawn to Rome, where she becomes enmeshed in a dangerous web of love, passion, and politics. Triumphing over appalling odds, she finally attains the highest office in Christendom–wielding a power greater than any woman before or since. But such power always comes at a price . . .
I hope you all go and pick up your copy of Pope Joan and enjoy a great read! As we are a part of the reading community, I would love to see what we can do!
This giveaway will end August 15.
Update July 28: My review of Pope Joan