Thursday, July 16, 2009

Giveaway: The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock

The new Americana romance from bestselling author Dorothy Garlock, this time set against the backdrop of WWII.

Sophie Heller's family immigrated from Germany to Victory, a small town in Illinois, before WWII began. Now that the war has affected the town, the townspeople discriminate against Sophie and her family. When a train derails, it is an accident but the Heller family is blamed. Coming to Sophie's rescue is a teacher from the high school, and despite their cultural differences, a romance starts to bloom.

Visit Dorothy's website at http://www.dorothygarlock.com/

I think this one sounds so interesting, I am looking forward to reading it. Anna at Hachette is providing copies for five lucky winners (thanks, Anna!) who will be drawn at random. To enter, just leave me a comment here with the title of any book you have read that was set in World War II. If you haven't read any you can leave a comment about why you would like to read this book. I will give one additional entry to anyone who becomes a follower (current followers get this automatically), blogs about the giveaway or tweets it on twitter. Subscribe via Feedburner and receive three extra entries! If you do any of these, please leave a separate comment. Winners must have a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes) and you can enter until midnight eastern time on August 1. Please be sure to leave your email address if it is not part of your ID. Good luck everyone and thanks for visiting!

By the way, if you haven't entered my Mega Giveaway yet, please click on the link to the left and check it out. I am giving away boxes of ten books to as many as ten winners and I need more entries!!! Enter til midnight on July 21 and tell your friends!!

94 comments:

LuAnn said...

This one does, indeed, sound interesting. I'd love to read it. I've not read a lot of books set during WWII. Most have been in Europe, so this one is of particular interest.

bermudaonion said...

Please enter me since this would count for the WWII challenge!

Neas Nuttiness said...

I don't remember ever reading any books from this time period - but hey, please count me in.

Why - because it's a BOOK! LOL

Thanks

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tetewa said...

I'm always looking for new authors to read, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Dar said...

I'd love to be entered and I'm a follower. My favorite book so far that I've read more than once on WWII has been The Diary of Anne Frank.

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Bridget said...

Hi! Just posted this on Win A Book. Don't enter me in the contest.

holdenj said...

Please enter me! I just read Sarah's Key and Pictures at an Exhibition. Both are wonderful WWII stories, take a look at them if you have time.

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Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I love books set during WWII and have read a lot of them. The most recent was Resistance.

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Esme said...

Please sign me up-I love books set in WW11

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Esme said...

oops I forgot to leave the name of the book most recently read:

A Lucky Boy

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ChristyJan said...

The only book set in this period that I can think of that I've read is Jude Deveraux's LAVENDER MORNING, which was 2 interwoven stories; one from the present, the other during WWII.

THE MOON LOOKED DOWN sounds like a wonderful read.

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ChristyJan said...

I'm a NEW follower

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ChristyJan said...

I just subscribed via Feedburner

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Pam said...

It sounds interesting. Count me in please!

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Pam said...

Follower

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Tina said...

Suite Francaisse was my latest WWII book. Please enter me.

Tina said...

I'm a follower
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Tina said...

Giveaway is featured in my blog Tutu's Two Cents sidebar.

mindy said...

i would love to read this because it sounds very intriguing

Marjorie said...

I would like to win this book, I have read your review and find it is so interesting. I am a new subscriber, if I can figure out how to do it, I am new to this.

Marjorie said...

I am now a follower.

wildflower00 said...

my favorite WWII book is Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose

wendy said...

The Diary of Anne Frank, which I hope everyone reads a they grow up.

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nfmgirl said...

I can't think of a fictional WWII book, but I have read several about WWII, including the bio of Hitler and Mengele.

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nfmgirl said...

I'm already a follower, and I subscribe via reader.

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renee said...

I can't say that i remember any titles of books set during ww11. I would love to read this though. Please enter me

Beth said...

I like to read about World War II because I had relatives in the war but I can't remember any titles.
+3 - I subscribed by feedburner
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Kat Bryan said...

The last book that I read that centered on WWII was Hunter by Campbell Jefferys. It was about a Nazi soldier who realized he didn't belive in Hitler's ways and he deserted and later emmigrated to Austrlia. It was very interesting.

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Kat Bryan said...

I subscribed via email.

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jemscout425 said...

the diary of anne frank, hope & golry and many more
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wade said...

love to read it:)

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Lee said...

I have read The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins. My grandfather recommended it to me and it was an excellent book. Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in

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Lee said...

I am happily a new follower of your blog

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Lee said...

I subscribe with google reader #1

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Lee said...

I subscribe with google reader #2

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Lee said...

I subscribe with google reader #3

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Mia J. said...

I really enjoyed suite Francais and also The Book Thief. I would like to be entered to win this book. thanks for the chance.

Deedles said...

I have never read a book set in that time period. Would love to add it to my library.

Jake Lsewhere said...

I'm sure I've read several, but off the top of my head I can only think of Jackdaws.

This one looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

I'm also a Blogger follower.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
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Belinda said...

I don't remember ever reading a book based around the WWII time frame but this sounds interesting.
Thanks!
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Marie said...

I have not read many books set in WWII -- this is usually my husband's area of interest -- but I did read his copy of Band of Brothers and I would love to read this and expand my horizons. I have heard really good things about it!

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Marie said...

I forgot to add that I'm a follower.

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Linda said...

I've read a lot of WWII books, a recent favorite is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

I follow your blog throug Google Reader.

Please enter my name in the giveaway. Thanks.

traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. I read a great deal of World War 11 books. One of my favorites is The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I subscribe to your blog.

Nickolay said...

My favorite World War 1 book is "The First World War" by John Keegan. Great book.



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Nickolay said...

I am a follower

Nickolay

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chey said...

I've read the Eagle has Landed by Jack Higgins.

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Mom of 5 Boys said...

I love WWII lit! I just read Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (HIGHLY recommend it).

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I'm a subscriber using igoogle. Love your blog!

Beth said...

I started The Rape of Nanking but it was WAY too depressing for me. That's as close as I got to reading a book about WWII.

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Beth said...

I've been a Google Reader subscriber for a while, but I just became a follower as well.

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MJ said...

'd love this.

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JenniferB said...

would love to read this book, it sounds very interesting set in germany and WWII

Miranda said...

looks like a great read

DCMetroreader said...

I've read The Diary of Anne Frank.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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DCMetroreader said...

Follower

DCMetroreader said...

Posted on my blog under current giveaways.
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nfmgirl said...

I blogged it:

http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/07/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-07-18-09.html

Susan said...

I'd love to read this. I've not read any by Dorothy Garlock before but I'd like to give her a try.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

I would love a chance to win.

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.
All Quiet on the Western Front

Thanks,

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Gwendolyn B. said...

I've read a lot of WWI and WWII books, but the first one that came to mind when I read your question was SUMMER OF MY GERMAN SOLDIER by Bette Green. Probably because I read it when I was young and the impression it made is really deep. I'd love to read this book, too -- thanks for the chance to win a copy!
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MoziEsmé said...

My mind is going blank on the WWII books. I need a refresher! Anne Frank is about the only thing I can think of!

And I am a follower...

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Gwendolyn B. said...

I'm a Feedburner Subscriber!

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Dawn M. said...

I haven't read any books by her before. Would love the chance to read this one. Count me in! :0)

Thanks!
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Valerie said...

The most recent book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (which was just kind of the setting)
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etirv said...

Tess Uriza Holthe's When The Elephants Dance!

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etirv said...

I am a follower!

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etirv said...

I am a google reader subscriber!

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Nicole said...

I can't remember reading any WWII book, but I enjoy a book with a good romance story.

kathy55439 said...

I would love to read this looks great

Sue said...

My most recent book set in WWII is The Book Thief which I loved.

Thanks for sharing~

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Sandra K321 said...

I just finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which I enjoyed. I already subscribe to your feed.

alexandrea said...

I don't ever recall reading a WWII book (in the last couple decades at least!) I would be interested in reading it as being of German heritage, I would be very interested in learning more about how Americans could discriminatedagainst Germans during that time, I haven't ever heard about that before.

CherylS22 said...

I'd love to read this book. I've read many WWII books, but the one that comes to mind right now is "Night" by Elie Wiesel.

Thanks for the opportunity ~
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CherylS22 said...

I follow ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

CherylS22 said...

+3 Subscribe via Google Reader

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Zibilee said...

I'd love a chance to win a copy of this book! The last three I have read about WWII would be: Night of Flames, Resistance, and Coventry. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway as well!!

Gwendolyn B. said...

I've Tweeted: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/2789926804

thanks again for the chance to win this!

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Sarah Z said...

Can't think of any set during WW2 but sounds like a great read due to the issues during this time.
Thanks
Sarah
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Beth said...

Please enter me. I like to read books set in WWII. Recently I have read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, The Kommandant's Girl, and The Diplomat's Wife.

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jwx4 said...

I recently finished reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
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Beth said...

I am a new feed subscriber too.

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Anita Yancey said...

I haven't read any books set during this period in history. But I would like to read this book, because I love Garlock's books. I think this one would be a great read. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Wanda said...

The Diary of Anne Frank.
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Wanda said...

I am a follower.
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Jo-Jo said...

I have read quite a few from WWII, but the most recent would be Sarah's Key and I really enjoyed that one.

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Debs Desk said...

I have read Suite Francaisse. I would love to be included in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
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Debs Desk said...

I am a subscriber.
Thanks
Debbie
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janetfaye said...

I would like to read this because it sounds interesting.
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janetfaye said...

I blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/giveaway-moon-looked-down-by-dorothy.html

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janetfaye said...

Feed subscribed with Blog Lines.

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