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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mid-Winter's Eve Giveaway Hop (Dec 21-Dec 27)

A big thank you to Kathy at I am a Reader Not a Writer and Jessie from Oasis for YA  for hosting this event!
I have two books that I am giving away for this event, so there will be two winners.  It is open to U.S. entrants only.

The first book is The Night Sky by Maria Sutton.

This extraordinary and unflinchingly honest memoir takes us on a riveting journey into the hearts and souls of three enigmatic people whose destinies are forever changed by the events of World War II. The secrets of misguided love and passions are revealed as the author journeys between the past and the present to solve the mystery of a handsome Polish officer with piercing blue eyes and sun-colored hair. Maria Sutton takes us to the dark green hills and valleys of the ancient Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine, where the woody fragrance of birch trees and new-mown hay fills the fresh, crisp air after a heavy rain. Vicariously, we see a sunrise over Poland obscured by brightly colored swastikas on warplanes and then we will be taken into suffocating cattle cars, lice-infested stallags, and to the Dachau death camp. Further down a country road, the hearty laughter and beer steins clinking with each salute to the Fuhrer's astonishing victories can be heard.
As Maria takes us on this odyssey to solve a decades-long mystery, she learns the family secrets of untold heroism, quiet courage, and a mother's love -- and of tragedy, disillusionment, and heartbreak. At the end of her long journey, Maria uncovers a shattering and painful truth. But the secret, however heartbreaking, would also become the greatest gift she would receive.
The second book is The Kingdom of Childhood by Rebecca Coleman.

The Kingdom of Childhood is the story of a boy and a woman: sixteen-year-old Zach Patterson, uprooted and struggling to reconcile his knowledge of his mother's extramarital affair, and Judy McFarland, a kindergarten teacher watching her family unravel before her eyes.  Thrown together to organize a fundraiser for their failing private school and bonded by loneliness, they begin an affair that at first thrills, then corrupts each of them.  Judy sees in Zach the elements of a young man she loved as a child, but what Zach does not realize is that their relationship is -- for Judy -- only the latest in a lifetime of disturbing secrets.
There are four entries in this contest by using rafflecopter form below:
1. This is mandatory as I try to run the giveaways for my followers - please follow through GFC (top left sidebar) or email (mid right sidebar).
2.  Also mandatory - please leave your name and email address so that I can get in touch with you if you win.

3. Extra entry - leave a blog post telling me which book you would like to win.
4. Like my blog post on FB.

There are over 200 blogs participating in this hop - so be sure to take a look at the list below and enter them all!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Judy said...

I would like Until I Die by Amy Plum


Linda Kish said...

I would like The Kingdom of Childhood by Rebecca Coleman, please.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Margie said...

I'd like to read The Night Sky.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Tiffany Drew said...

Please count me in for The Kingdom of Childhood. Thank you very much for taking part in the hop and for the giveaway :)

Happy Holidays!

Lala77 said...

I'd love The Night Sky.
bookloon at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I'd love to read The Kingdom of Childhood.

Happy Holidays & thanks for the giveaway!

GFC/G+/Twitter: BookAttict

Holly said...

The Kingdom of Childhood please!

Unknown said...

I would like the Kingdom of childhood please. Thank you for the giveaway

kelleynutrition at gmail dot com

Angela said...

I would like The Night Sky
Thank you for the giveaway!
birthdaywish at gmail dot com

desitheblonde said...

im in usa and love the second one and i love to read an blog on books
check out my amazon and gr
desi the blode@ msn.com

The (Mis)Adventures of a College Book Addict said...

I'd like to read The Kingdom of Childhood

AEKZ2 said...

I'd love to read The Kingdom of Childhood


Monja Blue said...

I'd like to read The Night Sky!
Merry Christmas!
Thanks for a chance to win your Midwinter's Eve Blog Hop Giveaway!

Ruth said...

The Night Sky sounds good to me!

nrlymrtl said...

The Night Sky sounds like a great read!
S Voss on GFC
nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

Shannon Jaymesmom Gallagher said...

I'd like to read The Kingdom of Childhood!

Shannon Gallagher
lovescrissangel at hotmail dot com

littleangel_mw said...

I'd like The Kingdom of Childhood.

Mia J. said...

I would select the Night Sky.

mia at jacobsracing dot com

nicolesender said...

I'd like to win The Night Sky.


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