Friday, February 21, 2014

Review and Giveaway of The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh

 

Beautiful, powerful, mesmerizing....

From England to South Africa.  From wealth to poverty.  From being happy and content to being unhappy and resentful.

Frances had no choice but to move to South Africa after her father died.  She was left with nothing and definitely didn't want to live with her aunt to be a nursemaid or to be treated like help instead of family.  She had to accept Edwin's proposal. Things happened in between her marriage to Edwin, though, that made her second guess her decision to marry him and to move to South Africa.

THE FEVER TREE is written in a beautiful, descriptive style.  The storyline held my interest because of the lifestyle, the setting, the period in history, and definitely because of the characters. You will feel sorry for Frances and really dislike Edwin and William.

Ms. McVeigh has an elegant writing style that immediately pulled me in.  THE FEVER TREE is a book about family, class distinction, making decisions, and a love that endures...find out what this enduring love is as you turn the pages in this haunting, unforgettable read.

You will be able to put yourself in Frances' shoes and feel her despair with her life, her decisions, and her surroundings simply because of the amazing way Ms. McVeigh details every sentence and situation.
               
You will be able to vividly see every detail because of Ms. McVeigh's amazing imagery and feel what Frances and the other characters are feeling because of her writing skill. The description of the African landscape is stunning. You will feel the dust in your clothes and the bleakness of the dry land.

THE FEVER TREE is truly a sultry book you won't want to put down and one you will remember long after you turn the last page.

THE FEVER TREE is a beautiful combination of historical fiction and a passion for life, for causes, and dreams.  Don't miss this mesmerizing debut novel. 5/5

This book was given to me free of charge by the publisher in return for an honest review.


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Contest has ended...thanks to all who entered.

#14 - Andrea 

is the winner of THE FEVER TREE if she is a resident of the USA.


Complete this form for the Giveaway.  

USA ONLY please.

Contest runs from February 21 to February 28.

Good Luck!!

31 comments:

  1. That sounds like a beautiful book!

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  2. You will LOVE this book if you read it.

    Please don't forget to enter the contest.

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  3. The Fever Tree definitely sounds like a book worthy of my time.

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  4. This one is on my list. I need to check for an audio version though. Great review! I'm looking forward to this one.

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  5. This is a really good review/giveaway! I loved the way you wrote about the book, which sounds amazing in it's own right! Joining the giveaway ;)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  6. This is a really good review/giveaway! I loved the way you wrote about the book, which sounds amazing in it's own right! Joining the giveaway ;)
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  7. I listened to this one on audio and really liked it!

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  8. I bet the audio was great, Laura.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  9. Awww, too bad it's just in the US. I'm sure the winner will enoy it :)

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  10. Sorry, guitless reader.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I guess those of us in the outside of the U.s. need to check our libraries. Good luck to all, sounds like a lovely read.

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  12. Sorry, Irene.

    THANKS for stopping by.

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  13. I love the sound of this one, but I'm going to pass on the giveaway...my stacks are once again out-of-control! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  14. Mine are out of control too.

    Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  15. I love a book where you feel the characters feelings.. thanks for sharing!

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  16. Wow, that sounds like a really amazing book!
    I am so sad I do not live in the USA :( I would definitly had tried getting my hands on that book!

    Thanks for sharing <3

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  17. I'm going to add this book to my TBR list. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  18. THANKS for stopping, Hilary.

    I hope you get to read the book.

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  19. AWWWWWW...sorry, Michelle.

    I didn't know I knew so many international bloggers. :)

    THANKS for stopping.

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  20. THANKS for stopping, Catherine.

    You will love the book. .

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  21. Ruth...I hope you get to read it.

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  22. THANK YOU so much, Juli. Your comments are so sweet and make me feel good.

    Good luck in the giveaway.

    THANKS for stopping and entering the contest.

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  23. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed your review.

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  24. THANK YOU, JC.

    I hope you get to read the book.

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  25. Too bad I'm not in the USA, it sounds like an interesting book! I hope whoever wins it enjoys reading it! =)

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  26. Sorry, Hazel. It is good.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  27. This sounds like one I'd enjoy - it's going on the TBR list.
    Ann

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  28. THANKS for stopping, Cozy in Texas.

    Good luck in the contest.

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  29. I would love this one. It sounds great!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  30. THANKS for stopping, Melanie.

    It was very good.

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  31. I do love historical fiction ,might have to check this one out! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

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