Eloisa James Announces a Giveaway

Readers of the Barnes & Noble Review -- and in particular fans of Eloisa James's Reading Romance column -- will be excited to hear Eloisa's latest announcement on her own website:


"To celebrate the upcoming release of my latest novel A Kiss at Midnight, my publisher, Barnes & Noble, and I have teamed up to offer not one, but TWO chances to win a Nook, the Barnes & Noble electronic reader, plus a $50 B&N gift card to the bookstore. There are even more fabulous prizes to be had—there are two ways you can enter to win the Nook and more."


Visit  Eloisa's website to get the full details, or you can enter via Eloisa’s Facebook page.   And don't miss her July column on wonderful romance reads for young adults.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.


What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.