Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Doctor And The Diva...And Two Giveaways!!!

I was fortunate to recieve a copy of The Doctor and the Diva a while ago.
It was an amazing story. 
A childless opera singer and a fertility doctor and a relationship that is quite surprising.
Here is a short summary from Amazon.  And from Publishers' Weekly...


In her book-club friendly debut, McDonnell weaves the intriguing tale of an early 20th-century opera singer torn between her career and motherhood. Erika von Kessler, a mezzo-soprano of some regard, and her husband, Peter Myrick, have been trying without success to conceive a child for all six years of their marriage. They seek out the expertise of Dr. Ravell, a Boston obstetrician renowned for his fertility successes. Ravell, mesmerized by Erika's beauty and talent, vows to do anything to help the couple realize their dream of children, even if it means deceiving them, which, of course, it does. Meanwhile, Erika isn't so sure about her desire for motherhood and secretly makes plans to leave her husband and pursue fame in Italy. McDonnell bases the story on her family history and expertly incorporates surprising facts about the history of fertility research into a twisting tale of miscommunication, love, and unrealized dreams. (July)
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This book has now been released in paperback form.
Here is the new cover!!!
Rebecca from the Penguin Group has given me two copies to give away!!!
Clearly exciting...
All that you have to do is comment on this blog and leave a contact email.
Contest ends on Christmas Day...Rebecca wants to send these to you ASAP... P.O. Boxes or countries other than the U.S.


  1. This one sounds captivating...thanks!

    I'm at

  2. This is a fantastic giveaway! This book sounds to interesting. What a unique story! Thanks so much for sharing and hosting this giveaway. I hope I win! :)


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  4. So far you have a one out of two shot!!!
    It's looking good for both of you!!!

  5. Throwing my name in the hat screws up the chances for the lovely ladies above, but I'm interested in this one, too :)

    writing.meg [at]

  6. It's quite alright...I might even have a third will have to wait and be surprised...Meg...

  7. I would love to read this book! It sounds really good!
    Thank you for the giveaway! I hope I'm one of the lucky winners!

    mittens0831 at aol dot com