Thursday, April 19, 2012

Celebrating Shakespeare's Birthday...with a giveaway of O, Juliet

"O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day;
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun,
And by and by a cloud takes all away."
Proteus, Two Gentlemen of Verona

This spring is turning out to be absolutely lovely in Colorado, and in spring this reader's thoughts turn to Shakespeare, especially since he was born in April and wrote lovingly of the woods and meadows, flora, fauna, streams, and hills.

To celebrate, I will be offering up a novel, O, Juliet, by Robin Maxwell, for a giveaway.

Here's what Amazon had to say about the book:

Before Juliet Capelletti lie two futures: a traditionally loveless marriage to her father's business partner, or the fulfillment of her poetic dreams, inspired by the great Dante. Unlike her beloved friend Lucrezia, who looks forward to her arranged marriage into the Medici dynasty, Juliet has a wild, romantic imagination that takes flight in the privacy of her bedchamber and on her garden balcony.

Her life and destiny are forever changed when Juliet meets Romeo Monticecco, a soulful young man seeking peace between their warring families. A dreamer himself, Romeo is unstoppable, once he determines to capture the heart of the remarkable woman foretold in his stars.

To enter, simply leave a comment. For an extra entry, tweet and tell me. This giveaway is open internationally. Entries will be open until Monday, April 23 at 8 pm.


  1. Oh, lovely! I'll be doing a Shakespeare blog post next Monday for his birthday.

    Thanks for the giveaway possibility, Jane.

  2. I have known Shakespeare since I was a child but it is one of my American lecturer who really introduced his works to me. She taught me to read and perform his plays i.e. Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. In addition, it will be great if I can enjoy Maxwell's O, Juliet since I can't find this book easily in my country. ^^

  3. Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments . . .

  4. Thanks for the reminder of the Bard's birthday!
    I would love to win this book! But is it crazy of me to want a happy ending? :D
    phylly3 AT gmail DOT com

  5. I just finished Robin Maxwell's "Virgin: Prelude to a Throne" and I'd like to read her perspective on this novel. I will tweet about this and spread the word.

  6. What a great giveaway for Shahespeare's birthday! A perfect read for spring evenings.

  7. By the way, Jane GS, I recently read Contested Will at your recommendation - excellent