I usually run my giveaways back to back but I am so excited about this one I just couldn’t wait. I hope I don’t get hopelessly confused. So it is starting now and running for two weeks. Not only do I have 2 copies of the book to give away, but I am also getting a book to review.

The rules are as follows:

  1. Giveaway is open to everyone.
  2. Giveaway starts now and runs to August 21, 2009.
  3. Winners will NOT be notified by e-mail, please check back here after the 21st to see if you have won. If you don’t want to miss the anouncement, sign up to get blog updates by e-mail. If I have not been contacted by the winners by Monday, August 24th, I will draw new names.
  4. To enter post a comment saying you’d like to enter.
  5. For a second entry, tell me why you want to read this book.

If you don’t want to wait to win the book, which is going on sale August 18th, click on the purple button to preorder the book RIGHT NOW!!

Book description:

Philippa Gregory, “the queen of royal fiction” (USA Today) Presents the first of a new series set amid the deadly feuds of England known as the Wars of the Roses.
Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women, starting with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.

The White Queen tells the story of a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who, catching the eye of the newly crowned boy king, marries him in secret and ascends to royalty. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the missing princes in the Tower of London whose fate is still unknown. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores this most famous unsolved mystery of English history, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.

With The White Queen, Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series from this beloved author.

Click here to read an excerpt from the book.

Trailer for The White Queen

About the author
Philippa Gregory is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Other Boleyn Girl and The Boleyn Inheritance. A writer and broadcaster for radio and television, she lives in England. She welcomes visitors and messages at her website, www.philippagregory.com.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

79 responses

  1. Bella Foxx says:

    Giveaway is over. I will post winners in the morning.

  2. teabird says:

    I’d love to read this – I’m new to your blog, so I have a lot to catch up on!

    teabird17 AT yahoo DOT com

  3. nfmgirl says:

    I’d like to read this, because I’ve heard such good things about it. Please count me in. Thanks!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  4. nfmgirl says:

    Please count me in on this one! Thanks so much!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  5. Chris says:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    I haven’t read anything by Ms. Gregory yet and would love to.


    tchansen at gmail dot com

  6. Jennifer says:

    I am dying to read this book!
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  7. I would love to win this book as I am currently languishing in a dank room in the Bloody Tower for a long time. Phillippa Gregory’s books comfort me and make me feel closer to my family.

    Kind Regards

    The Prince.

    (aka kate@kateboardman.co.uk)

  8. Luvdaylilies says:

    2nd entry~
    I have read some of this authors other books & loved them, so I’d like to read this because I know it would be good=)
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  9. Luvdaylilies says:

    I would really, really enjoy this book=) Please enter me in your giveaway!
    Thanks bunches,
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

  10. Vera says:

    I’d like to read this book because I’m a huge fan of Philippa Gregory and have read all her books!


  11. Anonymous says:

    I love to read historical fiction…please count me in…thanks.

    karen k

  12. I’m fascinated by this title, could you please enter me?

  13. etirv says:

    I love historical fiction, haven’t read Ms. Gregory’s work and would like to read this book!


  14. etirv says:

    I would like to be entered!


  15. Michelle says:

    Please enter me in your giveaway contest. Thanks!

    knittermn (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. Jasmine says:

    Id like to be entered!

    I love Philippa’s writing. The Other Boleyn was my first book by her and since then I have read all her Tudor books and the Wideacre serises. Her writing is what got me into historical ficition and Ive been hooked ever since!

  17. Mil says:

    That was my answer to why I want the book.
    Now, my email: goncalo DOT mil AT gmail DOT com

  18. Mil says:

    I will try for this.
    It will be a gift for a good friend!

  19. Susy says:

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  20. Caty says:

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  21. Maria D says:

    Count me in for this!


  22. Jafantunes says:

    Oh, yeah!
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  23. Jafantunes says:

    Tasty book!

  24. Edu Chico says:

    I’m in for it too!

    educhico AT gmail DOT com

  25. Tina says:

    I’ve been drooling for this one. please enter me.

    tbranco (at) hughes (dot)net

  26. gaby317 says:

    I’d like to win this book because I love historical fiction. I’ve always been curious about the War of the Roses and would love to read more about it. Philippa Gregory’s books make the characters and time period so real, I’d love to read this!

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

  27. gaby317 says:

    Please count me in! This book sounds amazing.

    thanks for the entry!

    gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

  28. Aik says:

    I want to win this book because I love reading historical fictions. I’ve heard of Philippa Gregory I have never read any of his books. So, I’d like to read this one!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  29. Aik says:

    I really want to win this! Thank you!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  30. Arielle says:

    Please enter me in this giveaway πŸ™‚

    There are various reasons why I’d like to read this book, I really like historical fiction and this sounds like a really good story, plus I’ve heard lots of good things about this author so I want to try her books.

  31. Strangelove says:

    I want to read this book to surprise my girlfriend.
    I know this is a book she will like and if I surprise her with reading in advance something to share with her.

    carlos_durao AT hotmail DOT com

  32. Strangelove says:

    Count me in!

    carlos_durao AT hotmail DOT com

  33. dag888888 says:

    I have never read Philippa Gregory’s work and would like to start with this book!


  34. dag888888 says:

    I would like to be entered!


  35. Anita Yancey says:

    I would like to read this book, because I enjoy reading books about different times in history. Please enter me. Thanks!


  36. Anita Yancey says:

    I would like to be entered to win this book. Thanks!


  37. Why I want to enter this contest:

    I’ve read a few other stories about the War of the Roses, and I’d love to hear Ms. Gregory’s version of this historical (& familial) feud.

    Historical fiction is a genre that I’m becoming increasingly addicted to, and I count Gregory as one of my favorite authors in this area (along with Anya Seton and Sharon Kay Penman).



  38. Please count me in! I’d be so thrilled to read another Gregory novel.



  39. Madeleine says:

    Please enter me in this giveaway, I am a follower

  40. Sue says:

    I love her books. I can’t wait to read this!! Thanks for sharing.

  41. Irene says:

    I want to read this book because it is about the War of the Roses, thus, the white rose was the symbol for the Plantagenets, and the red rose was the symbol for the Tudors. And shall we guess who THE WHITE QUEEN was? I cannot wait to read this book and the subsequent two.

    cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

  42. Irene says:

    I want to read the this first book of the trilogy, “The Cousins’ War.” It would be lovely to win it!

    cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

  43. Jenny N. says:

    I want to read this book because I’m a huge historical fiction fan and have read a couple of Philippa Gregory’s books and really enjoyed them.

  44. Jenny N. says:

    I would love to win this book, thanks.

  45. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to read this book because as of late I’ve become much more interested in this genre and I’m ashamed to admit it, but I haven’t yet read a work written by this author.


  46. Anonymous says:

    I’d like to enter.


  47. Esme says:

    I really enjoy historical fiction-although I must confess -The Other Bolyen Girl has been sitting on my shelf for a while.

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

  48. Elizabeth says:

    I am a Social Studies teacher and I really love historical fiction, especially about kings and queens. I’m excited that Ms. Gregory is exploring a time period that Americans know little about.

  49. Elizabeth says:

    Please enter me in this drawing.

  50. holdenj says:

    I’ve been waiting for this one to come out–it would be great to win! PLease enter me as well!

    JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

  51. Gwendolyn B. says:

    I’ve read a lot of British historical fiction, but somehow I have never read anything by Philippa Gregory. This looks like a good place to begin! I would love to win — thank you for the chance!

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  52. Gwendolyn B. says:

    Please enter me for this giveaway! Thank you.

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  53. Dannie says:

    I’d love to read it because I love historical ANYTHING!

  54. Nikola says:

    Thanks so much for this opportunity! I would loveto be considered. My email is rebelprince89@live.com

  55. Mel says:

    I love love love Phillipa Gregory! I am always waiting for the next book to be released. (I would love to have one of your copies BTW!)

  56. throuthehaze says:

    I would like to win because I have read all of Philippa Gregory’s other books and enjoyed them. I think her books give us a look at what life was like then
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  57. throuthehaze says:

    count me in please!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  58. nishitak says:

    I love Philippa Gregory in general. That’s reason enough to want this book, I think.

    In addition, I am not very familiar with this period of English history, so I would love to read a book about this period in time

  59. Tina says:

    Just found this beautiful blog. I’d love to win Philippa Gregory’s latest…have read all her stuff…it’s great.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

    tbranco (at) hughes (dot) net

  60. Bonnie says:

    I would love to win The White Queen! What a fantastic giveaway!!!

    I am a fan of historical fiction and Philippa Gregory and have read several of her books.

  61. Debs Desk says:

    Please include me in your giveaway.

  62. Wanda says:

    The reason I would love to win and read this book is because I’ve never before read anything written by Philippa Gregory and I’m curious how she writes.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  63. Wanda says:

    Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  64. Jaime says:

    Count me in!

    Why would I like to win this?

    I am a HUGE Philippa Gregory fan and I am excited that she has gone to the time period BEFORE the Tudors. I am excited for the Plantegenet series. I don’t feel they have received enough attention. Well, besides the Princes in The Tower. Anya Seton’s Katherine is set during that time frame and does have an affair with Richard of York. I believe. Don’t quote me on who her lover is. LOL. I also love that the main protagonist is Elizabeth Wydeville, who believe it or not, was not part of any royal family. Pretty awesome, if you ask me. Her sons were allegedly murdered by their uncle.

    Well, you get the idea… Count me in! I so need this one. lol

  65. Joni K says:

    Yes, I want to enter the giveaway for The White Queen!!

    Two reasons for reading this book:
    I have read three P. Gregory tomes so far and have five more to read!

    One side of my family is Scottish (from Scotland) and I was born there. We visited Edinburgh Castle when I was a teenager.

    Thanks for the chance and opportunity!

  66. Milka says:

    I would love to enter the giveaway for this book! I want to read it because I have read other books by Philippa Gregory and those have been amazing! πŸ™‚

  67. care020 says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book. I’ve read all of Gregory’s Tudor series and would love to read more of her work.

  68. Marian says:

    I’d love to enter the giveaway for this book. I’ve enjoyed Philippa Gregory’s historicals ever since I read her Wideacre series (Wideacre, The Favored Child, Meridon) and then I read The Boleyn Inheritance. I love the beauty and elegance contrasted with the nasty, brutish and short nature of life in her novels.

    Marian – mdperera at hotmail dot com

  69. Barb Davis says:

    I would like to win this book because I love historical fiction. Thank you for a great contest.

  70. Anonymous says:


    I want to read this because…I love secret Love’s and I love reading. Second entry.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com
    …by the way…thanks for the giveaway explaination….appreciated.

  71. Anonymous says:

    I’m Doreen

    I would love to win…for one entry.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  72. Sherri says:

    For a second entry I wanted to read this book because I love historical fiction! I have always been so fascinated with this time period. Thanks for offering this book! cmcdermitt1@carolina.rr.com

  73. Sherri says:

    Bella I love Philippa Gregory’s books! I would love to win this book! cmcdermitt@carolina.rr.com

  74. Jo-Jo says:

    For a second entry, I want to read this because although I love historical fiction, I haven’t read anything by Gregory yet.
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

  75. Jo-Jo says:

    I would love to win this one Bella!
    joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

  76. Anonymous says:

    Ooooh, I love Philippa Gregory! I’ve been waiting on pins and needles for this book release. Please count me in for the contest. πŸ™‚


  77. karen says:

    Sounds like a great book.. I won’t enter for the giveaway though, as I wouldn’t want to make you send me a copy all the way to Africa! Hope you have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  78. Mystica says:

    I am new to blogging so I dont know whether I am in the correct place for the Phillipa Gregory giveaway! Please count me in. I love her books.