Thursday, November 11, 2010

Giveaway: A Distant Melody

A Distant Melody
by Sarah Sundin

Description from the amazon:
Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval--even marry a man she doesn't love. Lt. Walter Novak--fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women--takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas.

Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives. As letters fly between Walt's muddy bomber base in England and Allie's mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together.

But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart?

A Distant Melody is the first book in the WINGS OF GLORY series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.

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US and Canaday only.

Offer ends: November 28, 2010


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  1. This looks so good -- WWII novels always grab me and I'm a sucker for a bittersweet romance.

    The amount of research Ms Sundin has done is incredible -- I'm particularly impressed she found oral accounts by Air Force nurses -- must have been fascinating!

  2. Ooo I love the plane diagram.

    Please count me in :)


  3. I am fascinated by WWII, so I am adding this book to my reading list. I love that the heroes are pilots!

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  4. Ooh, I love reading about WW2, and this book looks really good. I love how much went into this book, and how far the author went to make sure it was historically accurate. I also like the posters on the page.(:


  5. Wonderful event!! I love that Sundin incorporated real people and places into the story - like the commanders, the towns and hospitals. She conducted some great research! The inside of the Boeing Flying Fortress is really cool. My uncle flew a B-17 during WWII. He was shot down by the Germans and put in concentration camp as a POW. He was released when the war ended but he had hard time his whole life dealing with awful memories. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. She had forgotten a lot since high school. XD
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  7. I am very excited about this book and your theme. My father was a pilot for reconnaisance and my Uncle Louie was a bombardier. I am glad that she used real towns and love the diagram of the plane.
    I want to look in my father's letter to see if he and my Unclke were in those town. My father had me promise to go back to England and I haven't yet. I had better get scrambling.


  8. I think it is interesting she found information in the library of congress.

  9. I think it sounds like a really good book. I love reading books about history and war and love. I also found it interesting that she did research in the library of congress. Please enter me in contest.

  10. I really love the posters and plane diagram. They just lend an air of authenticity and look amazing :o) Also like the way she decided to have the plane of choice be a B-17.


  11. Wow! Great comments! Julie & Carol - thanks for telling about your family members - I'm so impressed with what those men went through in the air war.
    Debbie & Tore - I didn't actually get to research in the LOC (don't I wish!), but they sent a book to my local library for me to check out. I thought it was so cool that it came from THE Library.
    Rebecca - I'm thrilled with the work my web designer did. I'm graphically challenged and just loved her ideas.

  12. I think it's pretty cool that Sarah visited her local airport whenever the B-17s showed up - to absorb the atmosphere, feel the metal, smell the oil. As she put it, nothing beats being there! She even noted how cramped the the fliers must have been.


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