Friday, January 3, 2014

It's Fun Friday at The Borrowed Book!

To enter:

Leave the time it took you to complete the puzzles in the comments section as well as your email address for notifying you if you've won. Winners will be drawn from ALL of the times, so the person with the fastest time may not be the actual winner, but by leaving your time, you double your chances.

Want another entry? Tweet your puzzle time and mention The Borrowed Book, get another entry. RETWEET our Tweet, get two entries!

Post your puzzle time on BB's Facebook wall guessed it...get another entry!

Post it on your OWN Facebook wall and you could get as many as FIVE entries.

It's all a way to spread the word about the great giveaways on BB. So c'mon! Help us spread the word, and have a little fun at the same time. Enter all weekend long! Winners will be announced Sunday night at midnight.

This week's puzzle feature is brought to you by Sarah E. Ladd and her newest release, The Headmistress of Rosemere.

The Borrowed Book Review of The Headmistress of Rosemere:

The story takes you back in time to the year 1816. The place Darbury, England. A time in history when English lords ruled their heritaged lands, servants and their chattel.  Class distinctions prevailed and women had little rights.  Darbury lands were owned by the Sterling family while the Creighton family leased Rosemere, a boarding school for girls, building and land from the Sterling family for years. 

After Patience Creighton's father's recent death and her brother's abrupt disappearance to London, Patience, considered a spinster at 25, takes care of her distraught bereaved mother and, to prevent Rosemere from closing, assumes the position as headmistress overseeing the education of the school's young students.

Then enters the handsome rich, entitled land owner of Darbury, William Sterling. Raised in the privileged class of society, William turns to gambling and horse racing after his father's death and the loss of his fiancée, who disappeared without a word. His wrong pursuits lead him to the edge of bankruptcy where the possibility of losing his heritage, all his lands and properties, could be real and maybe to the extent he could lose his life to those he owes money, unless, he turns his life around. He needs to assume his responsibilities and make Darbury profitable once again.

Not until one night when William is attacked by men looking to remind him of his debt that William and Patience are reacquainted. As they get to know each other a bit more, both of their eyes are opened to possibilities.

I really liked this story that had a bit of historical English background and the Cinderella romantic plot, poor girl meets handsome Prince Charming, although this Prince was a little rough at the beginning. I also agree with some other reviewers that it was a little comparable to a Charlotte Bronte novel. To some it might be mushy but I thought it was well written and a very enjoyable read.


  1. 4:38, I think that's pretty slow, right? I need more practice...Thanks for the diversion!

    garfsgirl [at] hotmail [dot] com

  2. My time was could say I need a to work on my puzzle skills! LOL Thanks for the opportunity to win this book! I've read the first one and loved it, so I'd be delighted to win a copy of the second book in the series! Plus it was fun doing the puzzle! Have a lovely day!

  3. My time was 5:35. I'm not the best at puzzles…but it was fun! Thank you for the opportunity to win the book!


  4. I'm shocked! I did it in 3:37 and it felt like 10:00. My pieces kept slipping away. I love the cover of this book and would love to win a copy!

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  5. 9:44 mins I couldn't do it that fast and my 11 year old kept telling me I was slow.
    Linda Finn

  6. That's a great time, Lis K! Thanks for playing, and good luck!

  7. Glad you liked it, Bethany. Good luck!

  8. Great time, Cindy! You've gotten really good at these puzzles. Good luck!

  9. (laughing) Thanks for playing, Linda. I would've had a hard time concentrating with an 11-year-old rating my performance over my shoulder. :-)

  10. 3:20 - this sounds fantastic,


  11. That was a hard one for me--5:35. It was fun, though. Haven't done a puzzle in a while. I am really looking forward to reading this book!

  12. I tweeted your tweet and my own.

  13. I had fun doing the puzzle, but I wasn't very fast. 7:22

    I loved Sarah's first book, and I would love to win a copy of this new one. hspruitt (at) frontiernet [dot] net

  14. Posted on BB Facebook, my Facebook wall, and tweeted BB tweet as well as one of mine. (nwgeorgiagirl)

    Sheri Whitaker Pruitt
    hspruitt [at] frontiernet {dot} net


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