Pope Joan by Donna Woolfork Cross Giveway!

I recently started an amazing book called Pope Joan by Donna Woolfork Cross. I am still reading it and Pope Joanhope 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.

redcarpetUpdate July 28:  My review of Pope Joan

53 thoughts on “Pope Joan by Donna Woolfork Cross Giveway!

  1. i would love to have a copy of pope joan. i read it years ago and thought it amazing…unfortunately i lent my copy and it never returned home.
    spvaughan yahoo

  2. I would want it signed “Don’t forget that the book is ALWAYS better than the movie”

    This has been on my list to read and I can’t wait to watch the movie! In my area we usually do not get films like this. So I usually wait until it comes out on DVD. LOL

  3. I just called Barnes and Noble in Carbondale, IL and they do have the book in stock!!!! Will she be doing book signings at The Barnes and Nobles?

  4. #2
    I just called Barnes and Noble in Carbondale, IL and they do have the book in stock!!!!

    Will she be doing book signings at The Barnes and Nobles?

  5. Count me in please-I would pass this one along to my niece when I am done-I love being able to share books with her.

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

  6. tweeted: cococroissantsGiveaway for Pope Joan bookjourney.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/pope-joan-by-donna-woolfork-cross-giveway

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

  7. I just read your review and loved it!!! I also tweeted about this for you 🙂

    I can’t decide on a inscription so a mere Dear Bella, from Donna would be so wonderful.

    Oh, and Indigo Saskatoon has 7 copies in stock 🙂 🙂

  8. I would LOVE this book!

    As for an inscription, I would like it to be personally to me (obviously) but about the “royalty ” that we have in common as well…(I’m a princess…she’s a pope…get it…LOL I DO!)

    I called our local Barnes and Noble and spoke to Lisa…she wasn’t too friendly (sounded rushed) but yes, it is in stock!

    Thank you for hosting this! And best of luck with your sales Donna!

    xoxo Amy (park-avenue princess)

  9. Hi I would love this book. I’d like it inscribed:
    For Marion
    An avid reader
    “Then the date and the author’s signature”

    Thanks. MarionG polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail dot com

  10. “For all the women we have yet to recover from history… — Donna Woolfork Cross”

    thank you!


  11. i’ve got a call into my local Borders (Atlanta). they have a great line-up of authors… and Ms. Woolfork Cross should be added to their invite list! How great would that be? Come on down to the south!


  12. After reading your interview with Donna I would love to win a signed copy of Pope Joan. I’d like it inscribed: To Cheya, an unreasonable person.

    booklogged AT gmail DOT com

  13. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
    It can be inscribed: “To Wanda”
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. I would want it transcribed to my 73 year old father with “You are never too old to write that book!”

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