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August 23, 2011

Today's Featured Title and Contest August 23, 2011
This Special Newsletter spotlights a book coming out this fall. Read more about it, and enter our Fall Preview Daily Contest to win a copy! Some days we may feature multiple titles, and some days may even have special bonus prizes. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!
Today's Featured Book and Contest: THE MAID: A Novel of Joan of Arc, by Kimberly Cutter

It is the 15th century, and the tumultuous Hundred Years’ War rages on. France is under siege, English soldiers tear through the countryside destroying all who cross their path, and Charles VII, the uncrowned king, has neither the strength nor the will to rally his army. And in the quiet of her parents’ garden in Domrémy, a peasant girl sees a spangle of light and hears a powerful voice speak her name. Jehanne.

The story of Jehanne d’Arc, the visionary and saint who believed she had been chosen by God, who led an army and saved her country, has captivated our imagination for centuries. But the story of Jehanne --- the girl --- whose sister was murdered by the English, who sought an escape from a violent father and a forced marriage, who taught herself to ride and fight, and who somehow found the courage and tenacity to persuade first one, then two, then thousands to follow her, is at once thrilling, unexpected and heartbreaking. Rich with unspoken love and battlefield valor, THE MAID is a novel about the power and uncertainty of faith, and the exhilarating and devastating consequences of fame.

THE MAID will be in stores on October 18th.

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