There are no more teasers as the big day has arrived. Happy book birthday to Iris Anthony and The Ruins of Lace!
The mad passion for forbidden lace in 17th century France is known to have driven much greed and corruption, leaving families broken and many lives ruined. In The Ruins of Lace by Iris Anthony, lace is the central object that plays a powerful role in each of the seven character’s lives. These objects also play a role. The candle, sent by Katharina, represents the light by which she has been forced to make lace in a convent for the past twenty-five years, the strain causing her to lose her eyesight. The chocolate coins, sent by Heilwich, represent the money she has saved to free her sister Katharina from her prison. And the playing cards, from the devious Count, symbolize his gambling debt that has caused his family so much pain, and the extreme lengths he will go to in the name of wealth and revenge. These and the rest of the objects all play a role in each of the character’s stories as they wait to find out their fate. Which is all in the hands of lace…
Over the past week, I have posted little bits and pieces about the characters in The Ruins of Lace along with themed basked items put together by the great people at Sourcebooks. Here is a recap:
Today, I’m unveiling the complete basket, which includes a copy of the book. If you are the lucky reader, this basket will be yours!
Doesn’t that look fabulous? I am so glad Sourcebooks approached me about this contest. Wouldn’t you like a chance to have this arrive on your doorstep? I thought so! All you have to do is leave a comment below, letting me know which character in the book you find the most compelling. This contest will be open until Monday, October 8.