Monday, June 2, 2008

Francey by Martin Dubow (and a contest!!)

Francey and Rick St. Martin are the ultimate father-daughter duo. In fact they are more like best friends than anything. Francey is a bubbly, smart, and very mature sixth grader who is definitely wise beyond her years. Rick is a world renowned architect and would do anything for his daughter. When Lord Crimson, a rich and sorrow filled member of English royalty asks Rick to attempt a task no one else has been able to accomplish Rick wonders if it is possible. He wants Rick to build him a manor that perfectly imitates a seventeenth century manor that has appeared in many recurring dreams. About the same time as Rick is asked to take on this arduous task Francey starts to have horrific nightmares that act more like memories. In these nightmares Francey takes on the persona of Susan Sebastian, a seventeenth century noble lady who was in love with a commoner. Susan’s lover, Edward Delaney, was murdered when the man betrothed to Susan found out about their love. Francey feels all of the emotions of grief that Susan felt. What is even stranger is Francey has become a stunning artist, which was one of the many attributes of the young Susan Sebastian. All of these strange events create a mystery enveloping Francey, her father, and even her teacher, who just so happens to be one of the most fabulous people on earth.


J..a..w..d..r..o..p!! This was such an amazing book. While it is a quick read it encompasses all of the necessary elements that readers crave. It was an incredible mix of romance, mystery, and suspense. I found it unbelievably hard to put the book down as it gripped me from the very first sentence. The characters were extremely vivid and I could feel their emotions dripping off the page. Not only were the characters great, but the story was completely original and captivating. I particularly enjoyed how the author was able to completely transfer you to another world with his writing and his words just floated along the page. The author’s style was truly fantastic. I highly recommend this book to all. It was a tender love story, a captivating mystery, and an unforgettable tale. I definitely can’t wait to read more of Martin Dubow’s future works.

In regard to Mr. Dubow's future works. Mr. Dubow was kind enough to tell me about his latest which will be titled Joan of New York. To read more about about Joan of Arc click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. It definitely sounds very interesting.

Now for all you commenters. Mr. Dubow has graciously given me one copy of Francey to give away. All you have to do is comment. It can be about anything, tell me how you liked the book, if you think it sounds good, so on and so on. I'll pick a winner on Wednesday June 4. The contest is only open to U.S. residents.

29 comments:

Elainareads said...

Great Review!! The book sounds amazing I would love the chance to read it. =D

Gabbi said...

I think it sounds great! Would love a chance to win it!

Breanna said...

This book sounds really great!

I'd love to read it, please enter me in the contest!

-Breanna

ChristyJan said...

A quick read with romance, mystery, and suspense?
I'd love it!
hawkes(at)citlink.net

Melissa N said...

This book sounds awesome!
I'd love to win it- thanks so much for reviewing it!

The Book Muncher said...

i keep hearing such great things about this book! i can't wait to read it :D

Anonymous said...

i would love to win this book :D

Samantha
ssclarinet@hotmail.com

Heather♥ said...

hm...I'd heard of this book before, and it sounded pretty interesting, but I wasn't sure if I should get it. Now, thanks to the jawdrop (!), I'm very interested in reading it.

Great review.

paperxxflowers said...

omg this sounds amazing

paperxxflowers said...

Oh, yeah. I know you didn't ask us to, but I posted about your contest anyways (cause I'm cool like that).

You're welcome :]

Anonymous said...

OH my gosh!! I really want to read this book now! that was a great review and enter me please!!
Thanks for the contest!
Grace L

paperxxflowers said...

Thanks so much! I didn't do it for that purpose, though. I just like to :] But thanks all the same.

And I thought about a beginning of summer contest, but I just just finished a contest and was hoping to wait atleast a week before starting a new one. lol

But who knows? Maybe I'll do a middle of the summer contest. lol

And you might just possibly have gotten an early entry to my next contest... but shh. I didn't say anything.

Chelsie said...

I'd love to have this book! It sounds so good!

Yay!

cata ananias said...

I'd really like to read the book! Please enter me in the contest, and thanks :)

cata2404@gmail.com

Cyndi said...

Hey this book sounds amazing! Please enter me into the contest. :D

Gabbi said...

*Goes back and re-reads post* Nevermind. I'm not a US resident!

Dominique said...

i loved the book as well! :)

I'm not entering the contest, but I just wanted to let you know that I tagged you for a meme!

Chelsea said...

Ahhhh! I so badly want to win this! It sounds like such a great book.

Liviania said...

Your review certainly makes it seem like a great book! I love mysteries and ghost(ly) stories.

BooksandLove said...

I just love the cover...its so spooky. Can't wait to read it.

Heather♥ said...

Hey! I tagged you for Author Meme!
Rules here

Kayla said...

This sounds like a good book, enter me in the contest.

The Story Siren said...

sounds awesome tasha! count me in!

Words Speak Volumes said...

you have been meme'd check out my blog for deets

Ms. M. said...

The books sounds great. I love English historical stories.

RR2 said...

I'm reading this book right now. It has great atmosphere.

Breanna said...

I'm reading my copy of Francey right now (thanks to you!) and I absolutely love it!

I started it yesterday and I'm already more than halfway through it. It definitely is a jawdrop book for me as well. I love it!

-Breanna

Megan said...

I'm ordering this book from amazon.com tonight. I can't wait! I've been tweeting with Mr. Dubow for a few weeks now and the more I talk to him the more I can't wait to read Francey... and his new book that will be released sometime in June, The Horrifying Tale of Mrs. Trollope. *girly squeels*

:D

Jeff Reid said...

Martin and Francey are going on Storycasting tonight. Once you've read it, come and "cast" it...

Jeff Reid
Storycasting.com
"for the movie in your mind"

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