In celebration of the release of the print version of The Paris Secret, I’m giving away a replica of the beautiful, sterling silver, French poesy ring featured in the book and pictured above.
From inside her shirt she pulled a thin silver chain from which hung a silver band ring. She unfastened the chain to retrieve the ring and handed it to me. The ring was slightly domed and etched with a chain of interlocking figure eights circling its circumference.
“What is this?” I asked.
“It’s a posy ring. They were quite popular with couples from about 1400 through the seventeenth century. The silver ones were used as engagement rings and were replaced with a gold one upon marriage. Posy comes from the term poesy. It refers to the secret messages of love that were engraved inside each one.”
I held the ring up and turned it so I could read the message. It read: de m'amour soiez sure.
“Of my love be sure,” translated Dr. Hewitt.
Click here for more information about the "Of My Love Be Sure" French Poesy Ring ring from Heavenly Treasures.
So how do you enter for your chance to win? Easy. Just purchase a print copy of The Paris Secret from the Harlequin website and email a copy of your receipt to: angelar.henry (at) gmail.com with the words The Paris Secret Ring Giveaway in the subject line (include your contact info in the body of the email) by December 31, 2011. I’ll draw one random winner from all entries on January 2, 2012.
Click here to purchase your copy of The Paris Secret in print!
NOTE: The giveaway is for the sterling silver version of the ring valued at $49.00 - $56.00. The contest is open to residents of the US only.