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Monday, March 29, 2010

Closed: Review and Giveaway: The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock

I have to thank Anna at Hachette Books for sending me this review copy!

About the Book:

Young Sophie Heller and her family sacrificed everything to escape Nazi Germany and find safety in America. but as war fever sweeps their small town of victory, Illinois, they become targets of suspicion, whispered accusations of treason, and a vicious attack. Sophie's father won't go to the law for help, but Sophie, who now works for the town newspaper, vows to expose those behind the threats no matter what it takes. Her only ally is Cole Ambrose, a teacher whose quiet strength slowly earns her trust...and hides secret pain. As hidden enemies move in to destroy the Hellers once and for all, will Sophie and Cole's defiance...and unexpected love...be enough?

My Review:

Wow, I think for the first time in a while I'm done with a book that has just left me in awe. I loved this one.

I almost immediately was connected with Sophie, through the entire book I could feel her emotions. Fear, love, disgust, happiness, longing this book has it all. And it's not just Sophie that I connected with. I loved Cole and was almost as attached to him as I was Sophie. The other main characters (the bad guys) were also just as well written, and although I didn't want to connect to the bad guys I think I did anyway.

The story takes off with a bang (almost literally) and while there was a short lull in the action it really keeps you going. I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next, and I didn't have to wait long to find out. The ending to the story was a bit predictable, but the path taken to get there was anything but. I couldn't have imagined some of the twists until the happened.

This was such an easy book for me to get lost in. I was so connected with what was going on I could see it as if I were right there in the story.

I'm surprised I've never heard of Dorothy Garlock, as she's written many titles, but I'm glad I've found her. I will be picking up more from her in the future. I have a lot of catching up to do with her...

To find out more about The Moon Looked Down or Dorothy Garlock please visit either Hachette Books' website or Dorthy Garlock's webiste.

The Giveaway:

Thanks to Anna I can giveaway 5 copies of this one!

The giveaway will end 4/7/10 at 11:59pm (EST)

1) Only winners from the US and Canada
2) No PO boxes

To enter:
1) Leave a comment with your email address (so I can contact you if you win!)
2) Get an extra entry for following my blog (let me know if you're a new follower or have been following for a while!)
3) Get a third entry for mentioning this giveaway: On your blog, facebook, twitter... anywhere (Make sure to leave me a link or your SN so I can verify!)

The winner will be randomly drawn and notified by email.

Good Luck and thank you for reading my blog!

There were only 4 people to enter this giveaway so all four of you have won a copy. I have sent emails to each of you. Thank you again, and I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!



Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

I have not heard of this before. Sounds great...Lovely review


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Jane said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

I'm an old follower.

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Fokxxy said...

I think I made it here just in time!!

Would love to be entered. Thank you for the chance.


Fokxxy said...

I just became a follower too!

Thank you!

(not sure if I should have left it in my comment above.. but figured I would tell you ) :)


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