Monday, September 24, 2012

A Diary’s House Book Tour: Enter to Win a Kindle Fire and Autographed Books! (GIVEAWAY; US/CAN)


A Diary’s House: Where True Love Endures
A Diary’s House is about adventure, lost love, and the hope that dreams, even those in the final years of life, can at last prevail. It is of a young boy’s attempt to become a man, the once-lost secrets of a diary, a sweeping romance that transcends time and place. It is more than a boy’s journey into manhood -- the mysteries of so many lives unknowingly intertwined, now brought together in a climatic ending, all from the engrossing world embedded in a forgotten diary -- a diary of a woman.

Born in the vast and looming mountains of North Carolina during the 1870s, Landon Hampshire always remembered the folklore and legendary tales his father told him during his early childhood about the people of the Kituhwa (Cherokee) and the birth of this tribal nation -- an enchanting story he could never forget. Incorporating the aid of an eccentric old French trapper (old man Montague), Landon and his friends set out on an adventure. Their initial intention is to discover treasure and become men, but what Landon will eventually come to discover is more than he ever bargained for.

Landon didn’t realize his boyhood adventure would yield the incredible journey he ultimately experiences -- going down the mysterious and mystical Randola River. At the base of the river is an island even more mysterious than the Randola itself. The island releases many of its mysteries, yet many more are created when Landon discovers, on the island, a diary of a young woman who lived forty years prior during the 1830s (Trail of Tears). The diary entries are hopeful, though haunting. They reveal, in intimate detail, the life and dreams of this very special young girl who is turning into a woman of beauty and adventure, her love for a Cherokee boy, and the trials she will ultimately face. Her story unfolds through the reading of her diary, and Landon suddenly finds himself caught up in a sweeping, empowering world of re-invention and ultimate redemption.


C. David Murphy

I am a writer first and foremost. Anyone who reads my works will instantly know this. I have found no greater joy on this earth than to be close to God and nature, exploring the serenity of landscapes, waterfalls, epic mountains, meadows and grasslands. To sit on those spots of earth and write to where my imagination will take me yields a tremendous amount of peace and serenity. To create characters with true and genuine emotions, feel their heartbeat through every word I write; their trials, their hopes and ambitions; to breathe life into their eyes and see their soul become one with me and the reader is absolutely amazing. I simply love to create on that venue and canvas, to affect change in the lives of others. It is my hope, when someone picks up my stories and reads the full weight of them, that somehow I have effected change in their lives, brought them to places they could never have imagined before, and moved them to believe in humanity again -- to go out into the world and create ‘goodwill towards all.’

The Diary’s House is C. David Murphy’s first digitally published novel. He is also the author of two Shakespearean-style genre plays, In the Years of the Ages and Hildengrass. He is currently finalizing his next novel, When Tomorrow Never Comes and The Chronicles of Good and Evil -- Dracula’s Lair/The Darkest Tower, both due out later this year. Also, the sequel to A Diary’s House is in the works -- The Long Journey Home, due out the first part of 2013.

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89 comments:

  1. the book looks really good. i havent read any of davids work to date but i'd like to change that with this book

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  2. I like anything from Charles Dickens

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  3. don't really read historicals, more into scifi fantasy thrillers - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  4. Love A Tale of Two Cities
    Thanks so much
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  5. I've really enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and John Adams by David McCullough.

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  6. Michael Phillips books
    The Color of your Skin Ain't the Color of Your Heart

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  7. Pride and PRejudice...while I am not sure it qualifies as it was actually written in teh time period in which it takes place, but it takes place in the past...so I am sticking with it as my answer ;)

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  8. The Bible is my favorite historical Book.

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  9. The Tudors saga! Absolutely love it!

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  10. There was an error fetching Oh Just Life on Facebook, couldn't like that page.

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  11. Wow you kind of put me on the spot I had English professors as my Grandparents and my grand father was an author ans singer/song writer when he wasn't doing that so they put a lot of pressure on us to read a lot of various authors and genres I honestly don't think I have a favorite as long as it has been able to keep my attention and has been informative I have enjoyed greatly and looked forward to other books by the author.

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  12. the crimson petal and the white

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  13. I love the Inheritance and Les Miserables

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  14. I don't have a favorite, but I love reading historical books!

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  15. Pride and Prejudice - I've read it about 7 times

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  16. Sense and Sensibility

    -Miranda M

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  17. Too many to select just one - although I've read LOTR a few times. I like historical fiction.

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  18. The History of the Royal Family
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  19. Count of Monte Cristo, Dumas all the way. :D

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  20. Ilike Gone With The WInd
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  21. Love Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy novels. My absolute favorite is Pride and Prejudice!

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  22. i like francine rivers historical books

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  23. Charles Dickens books!

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  24. I love Charles Dickens works

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  25. My favorite historical fiction novel is Philippa Gregory's A Constant Princess

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  26. anything that has to do with jesus ... :)

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  27. I love anything that has to do with religion

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  28. pride and prejudice

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  29. I really liked Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

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  30. What is your favorite historical book?

    Mine is Memoirs of a Geisha -- takes me back into ancient Japan. I love it.

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  31. I have many favorites, but the last one I really liked was "Madame Tussaud : A Novel of the French Revolution" by Michelle Moran.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. My favorite historical is The Gift by Julie Garwood

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  33. Pride and Prejudice or anything by Jane Austen really.

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  34. My favorite historical book is The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

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  35. Perfume: The Story of a Murdered by John Woods

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  36. Dawn's Early Light by Elswyth Thane

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  37. ladybugcda (at) hotmail (dot) com
    Books by Aaron Fletcher about the Australian Outback, one was called Capricorn People I think...

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  38. Capricorn People in a series by Aaron Fletcher about the Australian Outback.
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    Repeated comments, didn't see my first one appear?

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  39. I'm not sure if it counts as historical, but I have always loved Of Mice and Men!
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  40. The Holy Bible! myamurphy@mail.com

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  41. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
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  42. Great Expectations

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  43. If you consider it historic I would pick cascade.

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  44. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I really love Jane Eyre!

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  45. Anything Charles Dickens (historical enough?).

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  46. My favorite book is the bible.

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  47. The Diary of Anne Frank dottie-c(at)att(dot)net

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  48. I like diary of anne frank as well...
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    Amy Brewer

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  49. I guess I would have to say the Bible as well.
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  50. One (actually 3) of my favorites is Jean Plaidy's Norman Series:
    The Bastard King; The Lion of Justice; The Passionate Enemies. rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Hawaii by James Michner

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  52. Madame Tussaud is my favorite. (Roxann)

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  53. I like the CJ Sansom books

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  54. Love reading biographies of past people.

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  55. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
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  56. Too many to pick just one.

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  57. I don't think I really have one. I read the Bible daily. Hope that counts.

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  58. I would love to win these for my husband but never have good luck

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  59. I agree,Pride and Prejudice if that counts.

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