Monday, November 3, 2014

THE RIPPER'S WIFE by Brandy Purdy: Book Spotlight & Giveaway (US only)

Please join Brandy Purdy and HF Virtual Book Tours for The Ripper's Wife Blog Tour from October 27-November 14.

The Ripper's Wife 

Brandy Purdy

Publication Date: October 27, 2014 | Kensington Books | Formats: eBook, Paperback

Genre: Historical Fiction

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A suspenseful, spellbinding novel of love, jealousy, and murder, The Ripper's Wife re-imagines the most notorious serial killer in history through the eyes of the woman who sealed his fate.

"Love makes sane men mad and can turn a gentle man into a fiend."

It begins as a fairytale romance--a shipboard meeting in 1880 between vivacious Southern belle Florence Chandler and handsome English cotton broker James Maybrick. Courtship and a lavish wedding soon follow, and the couple settles into an affluent Liverpool suburb.

From the first, their marriage is doomed by lies. Florie, hardly the heiress her scheming mother portrayed, is treated as an outsider by fashionable English society. James's secrets are infinitely darker--he has a mistress, an arsenic addiction, and a vicious temper. But Florie has no inkling of her husband's depravity until she discovers his diary--and in it, a litany of bloody deeds...

Praise for the Novels of Brandy Purdy

"Recommended for readers who can't get enough of the Tudors and have devoured all of Philippa Gregory's books." —Library Journal on The Boleyn Wife

"Purdy wonderfully reimagines the behind-the-scenes lives of the two sisters." —Historical Novel Reviews on The Tudor Throne

"I love Brandy Purdy's books, she does thorough research into the lives of the people in the Tudor era and it shows in her writing style. Very descriptive, engaging characters makes The Queen's Rivals a page turning novel. If you are a fan of the Tudor era like I am, then this book is a must."  —CelticLady's Reviews on The Queen's Rivals

"The writing is inviting, intense and flawless, rich with the flavor of English country life as well as court life. The political machinations, the tragedy to befall the Dudley family and the mystery surrounding Amy's death were weaved to captivating detail and the end result is a mesmerizing work of historical fiction that puts Brandy Purdy on my "must read" list." —Psychotic State Book Reviews on The Queen's Pleasures

Giveaway (US only)
One copy of The Ripper's Wife is up for grabs. Please become a follower of this blog and leave a comment below for a chance to win. The contest is open only to US resident. Please, don't forget to include your email address in the comment. Thank you and best of luck!

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About the Author

Brandy Purdy is the author of several historical novels. When she's not writing, she's either reading or watching classic movies. She currently lives in Beaumont, TX. Visit her website at for more information about her books. You can also follow her via her blog at where she posts updates about her work and reviews of what she has been reading.

The Ripper's Wife Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, October 27
Review at A Bookish Affair

Tuesday, October 28
Review & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Obsession
Interview & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, October 29
Review at Kinx's Book Nook

Thursday, October 30
Review at Book of Secrets

Friday, October 31

Monday, November 3
Interview & Giveaway at Mina's Bookshelf

Tuesday, November 4
Interview at A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, November 5
Review at JulzReads

Thursday, November 6
Review at History & Women

Friday, November 7
Review at A Book Geek

Monday, November 10

Tuesday, November 11
Review & Giveaway at Historical Tapestry

Wednesday, November 12
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Thursday, November 13

Friday, November 14

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  1. I love mysteries and this sounds like a great one. I like that it's a perspective that is different than usual.

  2. Rippers wife would love to find out about his wife.

  3. I don't see my comment and realized I forgot my email address. I am a new follower to your blog. I also wanted to say I enjoyed looking around. I would love to win Ripper's Wife as it looks good and I enjoy Brandy's books. griperang at emabarqmail dot com

  4. How interesting, never really thought about Jack being married.. A book I'd like to read ! !
    dkstevensne AT outlook DOTcom

  5. The mystery of the Ripper is really fascinating. I'd love to win a copy of this book. But whether I win or not, I'm still very excited about reading it.

  6. Sorry, forgot my e-mail address -

  7. I love Brandy Purdy and Jack the Ripper has always been fascinating so the two combined... need I say more?
    mosthappyreader (at) gmail (dot) com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!