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When Tides Turn Release Day Giveaway Winner!

When Tides Turn Release Day giveaway from author Sarah Sundin, March 14-19, 2017. Tote bag, working compass necklace, signed copy of the book, and more!Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate the release of When Tides Turn. Last week I conducted a Release Day Giveaway. The package includes:

  • A signed copy of When Tides Turn
  • A Land’s End zip-top tote bag with compass rose embroidery and tons of pockets!
  • A necklace with a working compass from Clockwork Alley Etsy Shop
  • “Vintage White Blossoms” candle from Vermilion, Ohio—Dan & Tess’s hometown
  • “Women of WWII” sticky notes, including a WAVE (like Tess!), purchased at Pearl Harbor
  • “We Can Do It!” compact mirror, purchased at Pearl Harbor
  • “Victory Kiss” breath mints, purchased at Pearl Harbor. Because there might be a kiss in the story. Or not.

The Rafflecopter Giveaway is over, and the winner is…

Laura Hilton!

Laura, I’ll contact you by email so I can mail you the package. Congratulations!

Today in World War II History—Mar. 20, 1942

Gates at Auschwitz concentration camp, 1945 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Gates at Auschwitz concentration camp, 1945 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 20, 1942: Nazis first use gas chambers to murder Jews at Auschwitz concentration camp.

In Australia, Gen. Douglas MacArthur makes “I shall return” speech, promising to return to the Philippines.

Today in World War II History—Mar. 19, 1942

US soldiers listening to radio broadcast on Bataan Peninsula, 1942 (US Army Center for Military History)

US soldiers listening to radio broadcast on Bataan Peninsula, 1942 (US Army Center for Military History)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 19, 1942: On the Bataan Peninsula, US and Filipino troops are put on quarter-rations.

Lt. Gen. William Slim assumes command of British forces in Burma.

Japanese begin drive in Sittang Valley in Burma, opposed by Chinese troops.

Today in World War II History—Mar. 18, 1942

75 Years Ago—Mar. 18, 1942: President Roosevelt creates War Relocation Authority under Milton Eisenhower to remove all Japanese-Americans from West Coast.

Lord Mountbatten named British Chief of Combined Operations.

Map of relocation centers and camps used for the internment of Japanese-Americans in WWII (US National Park Service)

Map of relocation centers and camps used for the internment of Japanese-Americans in WWII (US National Park Service)

Today in World War II History—Mar. 17, 1942

Australian Prime Minister John Curtin greeting Douglas MacArthur as the US general arrives in Sydney, Australia by air, 1940s (US Army Center for Military History)

Australian Prime Minister John Curtin greeting Douglas MacArthur as the US general arrives in Sydney, Australia by air, 1940s (US Army Center for Military History)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 17, 1942: Britain begins rationing fuel and electricity, bans central heating during the summer.

Gen. Douglas MacArthur is flown by B-17 from Mindanao to Australia.

Today in World War II History—Mar. 16, 1942

Japanese advance in the Solomons-New Guinea area, January-June 1942 (US Army Center for Military History)

Japanese advance in the Solomons-New Guinea area, January-June 1942 (US Army Center for Military History)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 16, 1942: US and Australian planes bomb Japanese shipping and installations at Lae and Salamaua, New Guinea.

Today in World War II History—Mar. 15, 1942

US poster, 194275 Years Ago—Mar. 15, 1942: Norwegian resistance members seize ship SS Galtesund and sail to Britain.

Off Newfoundland, US Navy PBO Hudson sinks U-503, the same pilot (CPO Donald Mason) who had radioed “Sighted sub—sank same” in January, vindicating himself (see January 28, 1942).

When Tides Turn Release Day Giveaway!

When Tides Turn Release Day giveaway from author Sarah Sundin, March 14-19, 2017. Tote bag, working compass necklace, signed copy of the book, and more!To celebrate the release of When Tides Turn, I’m giving away a prize pack! In the novel, Lt. Dan Avery’s motto is “Stay the Course,” and he treasures the compass that reminds him to do just that. But Tess Beaumont shows him another dimension . . . “The compass stays true, even if you take side trips or spin around or veer off the path. You can always find your way.”

To encourage you to stay your course, I’m giving away a package including:

  • A signed copy of When Tides Turn
  • A Land’s End zip-top tote bag with compass rose embroidery and tons of pockets!
  • A necklace with a working compass from Clockwork Alley Etsy Shop
  • “Vintage White Blossoms” candle from Vermilion, Ohio—Dan & Tess’s hometown
  • “Women of WWII” sticky notes, including a WAVE (like Tess!), purchased at Pearl Harbor
  • “We Can Do It!” compact mirror, purchased at Pearl Harbor
  • “Victory Kiss” breath mints, purchased at Pearl Harbor. Because there might be a kiss in the story. Or not.

The giveaway is open March 14-19, 2017. US residents only please. The winner will be announced here on my blog on May 20, 2017.

Enter below with the Rafflecopter form. If that doesn’t work, please leave a comment below or send me an email at sarah [at] sarahsundin [dot] com to enter!

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Today in World War II History—Mar. 14, 1942

Adm. Ernest King, 1945

Adm. Ernest King, 1945

75 Years Ago—Mar. 14, 1942: Adm. Ernest King orders dim-out along US East Coast (no bright lights facing seaward), but blackouts are not deemed necessary.

Adolf Hitler orders German naval and air forces to focus on Allied Arctic convoys.

Today in World War II History—Mar. 13, 1942

One of the first scout dog patrols to be used on Luzon in WWII. Briefing prior to a patrol (US Army photo)

One of the first scout dog patrols to be used on Luzon in WWII. Briefing prior to a patrol (US Army photo)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 13, 1942: US Army Quartermasters begins training dogs for K-9 Corps War Dog Program.

Julia Flikke, Director of the Army Nurse Corps, becomes first female colonel in US Army.