FANtastic Fiesta! Andalucian Nights Trilogy Giveaway From Author Hannah Fielding

Andalucian Nights trilogy

The award-winning epic Andalucían Nights Trilogy sweeps the reader from the wild landscapes of Spain in the 1950s, through a history of dangerous liaisons and revenge dramas, to a modern world of undercover missions and buried secrets. Romantic, exotic and deeply compelling, and featuring a memorable cast of characters, including a passionate young gypsy, a troubled young writer and an estranged family, The Andalucían Nights Trilogy is a romantic treat waiting to be discovered.

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Portrait of Hannah Fielding and photos of where she writes.

About Hannah Fielding

Hannah Fielding is an incurable romantic. The seeds for her writing career were sown in early childhood, spent in Egypt, when she came to an agreement with her governess Zula: for each fairy story Zula told, Hannah would invent and relate one of her own. Years later – following a degree in French literature, several years of travelling in Europe, falling in love with an Englishman, the arrival of two beautiful children and a career in property development – Hannah decided after so many years of yearning to write that the time was now. Today, she lives the dream: writing full time at her homes in Kent, England, and the South of France, where she dreams up romances overlooking breath-taking views of the Mediterranean.

Hannah is a multi-award- winning novelist, and to date she has published five novels: Burning Embers, ‘romance like Hollywood used to make’, set in Kenya; The Echoes of Love, ‘an epic love story that is beautifully told’, set in Italy; and the Andalusian Nights Trilogy Indiscretion, Masquerade and Legacy – her fieriest novels yet, set in sunny, sultry Spain.

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Hannah’s Giveaway!

Hannah Fielding is hosting a giveaway on her blog in which she is giving away 6 prizes; a copy of each of the books in the Andalusian Nights in paperback, and 3 gorgeous Spanish fans that correspond to each of the books.

I have read and reviewed Legacy, one of the books in the Andalusian Nights Trilogy, and though I, personally, loved this book, it is much more romantic than I usually promote and therefore encourage caution when looking into this book for yourself. If you want more details, please read my review here.

Interested in the giveaway? Go visit Hannah! 

Giant the Lion; The Lion Who Could Swim by Artemisa Gutierrez Laurence

I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis:

A touching tale of a lion cub named Giant who wants nothing more than to swim. With light-hearted dialogue and colorful illustrations, Giant the Lion is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness. Giant is going to learn to swim, and he is a little nervous. Good thing he as has good friends to cheer him on including Flighty Mighty the bird, Hara the Hippo, Mother Duck, Sally the Giraffe, Betty the Butterfly and Al the Alligator. Giant wades in with both paws and soon is kicking and paddling and swimming circles with the rest of the his friends. With the encouragement of his friends and a lot of practice, Giant becomes the fastest swimmer, good enough to compete in an upcoming swim competition on the lake. Whether water-shy or raring to go, young readers will find much to relate to as Giant experiences a childhood first, and what it means to never give up.

Review:

Author is Artemisa Gutierrez Laurence.

Illustrated by Izzy Bean.

Giant the Lion inspires kids to work hard for their dreams and how to appreciate the special people they have backing them in their lives.

The pictures are absolutely adorable and capture the mood of the book perfectly. The words are easy to read, though a little advanced for a beginning reader but would make a great read aloud. The kids learn the basics of swimming along with Giant the Lion as his team of coaches cover the breathing techniques and different swim strokes.

The story is sweet, encouraging and children 5-10 will enjoy reading about Giant and his friends. There is also some swim safety covered towards the end of the book, causing me to give Giant the Lion; The Lion Who Could Swim a full 5 out of 5 stars and I highly recommend it especially as a summer read!

Rated: * * * * *