Hello, hope you are well and that you are having a wonderful week.? Before I begin today’s post, I am also over at my buddy, Sandy’s blog, You May Be Wandering. Hope you will stop by, click here to visit me there. By now you know that I am one who? likes to? share, I love to tell about you about things that have caught my attention or perhaps things I just feel you need to know about. I receive a lot of books, one of the big and many perks of blogging. There are many good ones, a few that fall a bit short and then there are some that are? truly exceptional. The two featured today fall under the exceptional category. On top of sharing? a bit about them with you, I am really fortunate to be? able to offer a giveaway of each book and get this…..signed by each of the authors! Pretty amazing, the connections I get to make with such talented authors, yet another big fringe benefit. So first a bit about the books……. The book, ROWING BLAZERS is admittedly not a book I would have thought to pick up. I am not a rower, my kids never did crew (though I remember after a lacrosse injury making the suggestion to take up the genteel sport of crew) and aside from thinking it is a truly beautiful and elegant sport to watch, I profess to know nothing about it. I remember my first time seeing a crew scene in a movie way back,? being totally captivated and then catching glimpses of the elegant Head Of The Charles boating regatta when I used to go and visit my son up in Boston when he was in school there, what an elegant sport is what first crossed my mind. Rowing has that kind of cache that one might also associate with a sport like polo, it is an? elegant sophisticated “gentlemanly” sport. So too are the marvelous blazers that go along with it and the swanky boating clubs around the world. This wonderful book is authored by Jack Carlson, a lifetime devotee of rowing? (as well as having won all three if the major international rowing regattas) who came up with the idea to take you into the world of rowing featuring the extraordinary blazers/uniforms, with a few very nice looking men sporting them and highlights some of the iconic races ,prestigious boating clubs and elaborate boating rituals from around the globe. To say this is a really beautiful coffee table book is an understatement whether for a serious rowing enthusiast or an observer of beautiful things (like myself). The pictures grab you quite literally and this bound beauty sits proudly on my library coffee table. This is the kind of book that has the abiity to add just a healthy dose of elegance wherever it is placed. Click here to order it on Amazon. Jack has so kindly offered one signed book to a lucky winner. Here are a few highlights….. Book number two, SEGRETO SECRETS was done by someone many of you might know, Leslie Sinclair, the mastermind and talent behind Segreto. She is no newcomer to best selling books, as this is her second book with a potential third on the way. This book FLOORED me. Every single just took my breath away. And it is enormous to boot! The kind of book you want to snuggle up with for an hour or two…..undisturbed! The interiors, ideas and inspirations from front cover to back will motivate you to get started on whatever project you have put on the backburner, trust me, my mind was racing! Leslie really outdid herself this time around and I can say with complete confidence, anyone who loves design books as I do MUST have this in their collection. Click here to order it on Amazon. Leslie has generously offered to send a signed book to one lucky winner. Take a look inside….. OK so now that I have grabbed your attention, here is how to enter- Leave a comment here on your thoughts on both books Want a second chance? Visit each of their Facebook pages telling them you are from The Enchanted Home and would love to win….that’s it! CLICK HERE to visit Segreto Finishes.. CLICK HERE to visit Rowing Blazer’s Facebook page. Two lucky winners will be announced on Sunday! Thank you as always for stopping in. I have updated my steals and deals from yesterday to reflect what is still available (not much but there are a few things) click here if you missed it.. Until? next time…….