Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Giveaway: When the Moon Looks Down

The Moon Looked DownThe Moon Looked Down is a book I reviewed last year.  I said:
I like romance novels. I like happy endings, easy plotlines, and good feelings. Sometimes I've wished there was a happy medium between bodice-busters with their bedhopping and multiple vivid sex scenes and Christian romance novels that can be just too sweet to be true. Dorothy Garlock delivered such a book with The Moon Looked Down. Set in the 1940's in a small Illinois town, it is the story of Cole, born and raised in the town, and Sophie, a recent immigrant from Germany. The story opens with the local thugs burning Sophie's family's barn, hoping to run the "Nazis" out of town (despite the fact that her family fled Germany because of the Nazis). Cole was just returning to town to teach high school math. He had been in Chicago for college and had worked there for years. He returns, hoping for, among other things, a reconciliation with his father, from whom he had been estranged since his mother's death. Cole has a deformed leg, which causes some people to pity him, and is keeping him out of the army. While most romance novels feature some sort of conflict between the hero and heroine that keeps them apart until the end, the conflict in this book is from the guys who burned the barn, and it ends up drawing Cole and Sophie together.

The book has one sex scene and it happens before marriage. It was reasonably descriptive but more tender than passionate.

The Moon Looked Down is being released in mass-market paperback next month and to celebrate, Anna at Hachette Books is allowing me to give away five copies.  Here is how to enter:

1.  Leave your name and email address in a comment--must do this.  For extra entries,....
2.  Start following me, or tell me that you do, and how
3.  Blog, tweet, facebook, whatever, about this giveaway and give me a link
4.  Find other Hachette books about which I've blogged, and send me an email at ruthjoec@gmail.com telling me which one you'd like to read.
5.  Give a link to another blogger giving away this book (must be one not left by someone who commented before you did)


US and Canada only, no PO boxes.  Contest lasts until March 1 (at which time, if you don't win), you can buy your own copy.

23 comments:

  1. I would really like to win this book, I have not read one of
    her books yet.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  2. I follow by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

    Marj/Joi

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  3. Thanks for this great giveaway. It interests me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I am one of the lucky winners today of Black Tie Affair. Do you suppose I might get lucky again??
    Here's hoping.

    lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

    And, I follow through Google Reader.

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  5. this looks like a good read thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  6. I sure would love to win!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I follow your blog now!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Oh, I would love to win! I adore any stories set in the 1930's or 1940's. :)

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

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  9. I have not read any of her books but would like to.

    mamie316(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  10. Sounds like a good book! Thanks for the chance!

    Amanda S.
    (email in profile)

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  11. What a great sounding book! Thanks for the chance

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  12. Blog follower

    Nickolay

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  13. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! :)

    heather y
    click4cash4me(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I'm a new google subscriber as well... thanks! :)

    heather y
    click4cash4me(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I really would like to read this. Thanks for the giveaway.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Oops! I deleted my last comment because I left the name of the other blog that is also hosting a giveaway for the book but forgot the link. The link is: thetometraveller.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaway-moon-looked-down-by-dorothy.html
    and the blog is The Tome Traveller's Weblog.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. thanks for hosting this giveway

    reneesuz82(at)msn(dot)com

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  19. I follow on google reader

    reneesuz82(at)msn(dot)com

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  20. I love her books.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  22. I am following via Google Friend Connect.
    eswright18 at gmail.com

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  23. Tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/9452351744

    eswright18 at gmail.com

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