Saturday, November 20, 2010

Blog Tour: Nightingale

Esther Lange doesn't love her fiancé-she's trapped in an engagement after a mistaken night of passion..

Still, she grieves him when he's lost in battle, the letters sent to her by the medic at his side giving her a strange comfort, so much that she strikes up a correspondence with Peter Hess, an Iowa farmboy. Or is he? 

Peter Hess is not who he seems. Indeed, he's hiding a secret, something that could cost them both their lives, especially when the past comes back to life. A bittersweet love song of the home front war between duty and the heart...a battle where only one will survive.

What I Thought
I like Susan May Warren's writing style. I like how she weaves romance and suspense together in a novel. I also like how she dives into history - especially in this series - and helps bring new life into the past.

I'll admit, this book was hard to read at times, and let's face it, it's not a "mind-candy" novel. It has depth and is complicated.

Words have power, and through her novel, Warren reminds readers the power of the written word - and how letters a.k.a. the written word - can and do propel relationships forward.

Honestly, you may find yourself wanting to write a letter to someone special in your life.  (In fact, just keep reading, because you can AND enter an awesome contest as well.)

On a scale of one to five, with five being the hightest, I give Nightingale at least a 4.5. It's a novel that you may find yourself reading again and again, simply to delve into the depth of the characters.

It's A Contest
The Letters From Home Giveaway!
Flip NightingaleNightingale is about letters, the power of written correspondence to convey thoughts and emotions to those far away. And sometimes near.

Letters are forever, they are something we savor and pull out to read again and again. They are often cherished and kept in a special place.

To celebrate the release of Nightingale, Susan May Warren would like you to write a letter. One grand prize winner will receive a Flip HD Camcorder. Five runner's up winners will win a signed copy of Nightingale.

There are two ways to enter the contest by writing letters.

1. Write a letter to a soldier. At the end of the contest we’ll print out and mail your letter for you.

2. Write a letter to a friend, loved one, family member, enemy. Tell them something you wished you’d told them before. Tell them you love them, or maybe how they touched your life. Perhaps an apology is in order or a thank you. Or perhaps you'd like to relate a funny tale or just share life. Whatever it is, submit it here along with your email address and we’ll send it for you.·

Enter at the contest page or at the SHARE page on the Brothers in Arms website.
Or simply click on the button (the contest photo) in this photo..

But wait - there's more!
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Other Books In The Series
Book 1: Sons of Thunder
Sophie Frangos is torn between the love of two men and the promise that binds them all together. Markos Stavros loves Sophie from afar while battling his thirst for vengeance and his hunger for honor. Dino, his quiet and intelligent brother, simply wants to forget the horror that drove them from their Greek island home to start a new life in America.

One of these sons of thunder offers a future she longs for, the other the past she lost. From the sultry Chicago jazz clubs of the roaring twenties to the World War II battlefields of Europe to a final showdown in a Greek island village, theyll discover betrayal, sacrifice and finally redemption.

Most of all, when Sophie is forced to make her choice, she'll learn that God honors the promises made by the Sons of Thunder.

Sons of Thunder launched the new Romantic Suspense line for Summerside Press. Its uniquely written - its an epic suspense story written as three novellas - three points of view, three settings.

Read my review of Sons of Thunder by clicking here.

More About the Author
Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists.

After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Warren returned home to a small town on Minnesota's beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children, and her husband are active in their local church.Learn more about Warren here:

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Editor's Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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