Thursday, July 1, 2010

Giveaway-Days of Grace by Catherine Hall


Thanks to The Viking Press, I am hosting a giveaway for a copy of Days of Grace by Catherine Hall. This is a historical novel set during World War II in England and it is Catherine Hall's debut novel. Praise is high for this gripping story and Harper's Bazaar UK states: Days of Grace, "Sarah Waters meets Daphne du Maurier.

Synopsis from The Penguin Group website.

At the beginning of World War II, twelve-year-old Nora Lynch is one of thousands of London children sent away to the safety of the English countryside. Her surrogate family, Reverend and Mrs. Rivers and their daughter Grace, are like no-one she has ever met, offering shelter, affection, and the sister she never had. But Nora is too young and too naïve to understand the cracks beneath the surface of her idyllic new life at the rectory, or the disappointments of the Riverses' marriage. And as her friendship with Grace grows more intense, she aches to become even closer. What happens next is a secret that she keeps for more than fifty years, a secret that she can begin to reveal only when, elderly and alone, Nora knows that she is close to the end.

A beautiful meditation on love, friendship, and family, Days of Grace is a stunning debut that brings a tumultuous era to life. Nora tells her story in alternating chapters from the past and present, projecting her childhood nostalgia with a cinematic glow.


Contest Rules:

Contestants must be from the US and provide an email address for notification.
Comment why you would like to win this book. (one chance)
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The contest ends on July 16th. The winner will be sent a copy of Days of Grace directly from The Viking Press.

Good luck and thanks to The Viking Press for providing this copy for giveaway.

20 comments:

Iliana said...

Well I am a fan of Sarah Waters and Daphne Du Maurier so I think I have to read this one! :)

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Kaye said...

For some reason, books set in England and during WWII always fascinate me. Please enter me in the drawing.

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I'm a follower

wisteria said...

Illiana..my thoughts exactly.

Kay..I like this setting also.

Sue said...

I love historical fiction, and "Sarah Waters meets Daphne Du Maurier" had me hooked. I love them both.
Thank you for the giveaway.

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I am an e-mail subscriber.


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Anonymous said...

I love to read about England in the WW II and am familiar with them having to sending their children to the countryside for protection. Would really love to read this book.

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skkorman said...

This sounds like a good read—please enter me to win!

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diaryofaneccentric said...

I have to enter because you know how much I love WWII books!

I've added the giveaway to my sidebar.

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bermudaonion said...

I'd like to win this book because I just read your review and it sounds fantastic! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Karen said...

This book is historical fiction circa WWII. I am drawn to that period of US history.

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Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win this book because it sounds so interesting, and I enjoy reading books that take place in that time of history. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

I am a follower on GFC.

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Breanne said...

I absolutely love everything about that era! Wish I was alive then. I'd also love to read this because it sounds simply wonderful!

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McKim said...

I would love to win this book because I like to read and this sounds like an interesting book.

RAnn said...

I love stories about kids and about life during WWII. ruthjoec at aoldot com

Benita said...

I have been reading great reviews on this book all around the blogosphere. I'd love to read it.

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New GFC Follower.

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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

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allisonsbj3 said...

I'd love to win because this sounds like an excellent book to read.

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