Sep 8, 2012

The Twelve Rooms of the Nile: A Novel by Enid Shomer

Title: The Twelve Rooms of the Nile: A Novel 
Author: Enid Shomer
August 21, 2012; Simon & Schuster
Genre: historical fiction
"My dear Rossignol, I sensed I would be your friend from the moment we met. Fate has brought us together in Egypt for a purpose."  ( ch. 12)
About the book: Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert traveled up the Nile at the same time in the mid 1800s. In reality, they never met. But in The Twelve Rooms of the Nile, they ignite a friendship marked by intelligence, humor, and a tenderness that will alter their destinies

Nightingale and Flaubert seem to have little in common. She is a woman with radical ideas about society and God, naive in the ways of men. He is a notorious womanizer, involved with innumerable prostitutes. But both are at crossroads in their lives with unfulfilled ambition. The two unlikely soulmates share their darkest torments and hopes, all against the opulent tapestry of mid-nineteenth century Egypt. (based on publisher's description)

GIVEAWAY: The publisher is offering a copy of The Twelve Rooms of the Nile to a U.S. reader in a giveaway, now through Sept. 22. To enter, leave a comment with an email address so we can reach you. The winner will be chosen by random number and will have 48 hours to respond to an email notification. No P.O. addresses, please.

UPDATE: The winner chosen by random number generator was Beverly S. Congrats!

22 comments:

  1. This does sound like a great read, I like the idea of having Nightingale and Flaubert meeting in Egypt.
    Great giveaway!

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Flaubert, so this sounds really intriguing. Emma @ Words And Peace
    ehc16e at yahoo dot com

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  3. This is a different read about two historical figures. Thank you for the chance to win and review.
    Leona
    mnleona@aol.com

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  4. A fascinating novel. thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. This historical sounds wonderful. Thanks for this great giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I would love to read this, sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win it! s4ndr4mil (at) gmail.com

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  7. Flaubert and Nightingale sound like a really interesting match. And I love just about anything set in Egypt!

    abookishaffair(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Sounds like they might make for an interesting pair.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

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  9. Even though it never happened I'd love to read about them meeting. It sounds really interesting!

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  10. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    yvone473[at]optonline[dot]net

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  11. Looks like an interesting combination of characters.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  12. Having majored in history in college, this book is right up my alley. :) Would love to win a copy...thanks for the chance. Hope you are having beautiful autumn days like we are now. Perfect for heading outside with a good book. :)

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  13. Ooops, so excited about the chance at this book, I forgot to add my email. :)

    csizemore@centurytel.net

    Thanks again for the chance to win a copy of The Twelve Rooms of the Nile.

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  14. this looks great! thank you for the contest!!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  15. This one looks good too. Thanks for the great giveaways Harvee!
    stacybooks at yahoo

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  16. This sounds like a good book.

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  17. Oh, I would love to win Twelve Rooms of the Nile. I have read Madame Bovary by Flaubert. I think Florence Nightingale was a wonderful woman nursing soldiers during the Crimean war. Thanks for entering me.

    1dozenstars@gmail.com

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  18. I would love to read this book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  19. Sounds like a great book. marine.mom42@hotmail.com

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  20. Really intrigued by the synopsis!
    ahjmills@yahoo.com

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  21. This sounds interesting, but I never met a book about Egypt that wasn't interesting. Flaubert was a --well, never mind-- and Nightingale was a heroine, so the combination of the two should be interesting. I'd love to have the book.

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  22. I forgot to provide my email address. It is annewing2@aol.com .
    Anne Wingate

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