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D-Day 70th Anniversary Blog Tour – and Giveaway!

June 2-13, 2014

Giveaway Winners!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our blog tour to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. We loved hearing your feedback, your WWII stories, and your reflections on what D-Day means to you. If you missed the tour, you can still click the book covers below and read the posts from our ten participating authors, reflecting on various aspects of World War II and of the real-life heroes and settings that inspired them.

And now for the winners! All winners have been or will soon be contacted by email.

The overall winner of all ten featured WWII novels is…Patricia Ferguson! Patricia had the (correct!) answers to all ten questions ready instantly – I was impressed!

The winners on our individual blogs are:

On Sarah Sundin’s blog: Sarah Randolph won the copy of In Perfect Time.

On Liz Tolsma’s blog: Linda Campos won the copy of Daisies Are Forever.

On Cara Putman’s blog: Colleen Turner won the copy of Shadowed by Grace.

On Tricia Goyer’s blog: Cyndi Wilson won the copy of Chasing Mona Lisa.

On Melanie Dobson’s blog: Raechel Kelly won the copy of Chateau of Secrets.

On Cathy Gohlke’s blog: Barbara Sefranek won the copy of Saving Amelie.

On Sigmund Brouwer’s blog: Ellen Gray won the copy of Thief of Glory.

Thanks again for joining us in our commemoration!

Join ten of your favorite World War II Christian novelists as we commemorate the brave men who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Our novels illuminate different aspects of the war – from the Holocaust to the Pacific to the US Home Front. Each day, visit with a new author as we share about our stories, our research, and our unique settings. With each blog post, you’ll have the opportunity to win that author’s novel–plus a chance to win a packet of ALL TEN featured novels!

For a chance to win ALL TEN novels featured on our blog tour, please visit each blog, collect the answers to ALL TEN questions, and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. The contest opens June 2, 2014 at 1 am PST and closes June 13, 2014 at 11 pm PST. The winners will be announced on Monday June 16, 2014. *Note* Several of the titles will not be released until later in the year — these copies will be mailed to the winners after the release dates.


Click on each book cover to visit! Links will go live on scheduled dates.

Monday, June 2

Sarah Sundin

In Perfect Time

Tuesday, June 3

Liz Tolsma Daisies are Forever

Wednesday, June 4     Murray Pura     London Dawn

Thursday, June 5

Cara Putman

Shadowed by Grace

Friday, June 6

Melanie Dobson

Chateau of Secrets

Saturday, June 7

Kristy Cambron

Butterfly Violin

Monday, June 9

Tricia Goyer

Chasing Mona Lisa

Tuesday, June 10

Patty Smith Hall

Hearts Rekindled

Weds., June 11

Cathy Gohlke

Saving Amelie

Thursday, June 12

Sigmund Brouwer

Thief of Glory


For a chance to win ALL TEN featured World War II novels, please visit each blog. Each post contains a simple question. To win, you must have collected ALL TEN answers. The winner must be prepared to send ALL TEN correct answers within 24 hrs of notification by email, or a new winner will be selected.

To enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below, be prepared to enter an author’s name and the answer to that author’s question. You can enter once each day! The more often you visit, the more entries you receive! However, you only need to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway once to be entered. But don’t forget…to win, you must have collected ALL TEN answers and be prepared to submit them.

If you’d like, you may download this Word document to collect your answers: D-Day 70th Anniversary Blog Tour Answer Sheet.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway terms: Residents of US and Canada only, please. Void where prohibited by law. Winner must be prepared to submit the answers to all ten questions within 24 hours of email notification, or a new winner will be selected.

Questions or concerns or comments? Enter a comment below!

105 Responses to “Contest”

  1. Roxanna s. Ford

    I am thrilled to have found Sarah Sundin. I have just finished A Distant Melody, a wonderful Christian historical fiction featuring Allie and Walt. I read her blog today on the role of Marseille and the military in WWII. My father served in the infantry in WW II in the Battle of the Bulge. Finding this blog tour touches a place in my heart in three ways: 1. The books and the authors are centered on the gospel of Christ. 2. They are historical fictions set in WWII. 3. The blogs and the books are engaging so far and put in a format that I can grasp and place myself into the blog/book. Very nice escape. Well, I would love to read this packet of books. Many blessings to the authors. I look forward to reading your blogs.

    • Sarah Sundin

      Roxanna – I’m so glad you’re enjoying the tour so far! Each author has something unique and wonderful to share. And I’m delighted that you enjoyed A Distant Melody! Thanks for joining our blog tour!

    • Catherine Hart

      My dad was also at the Battle of the Bulge. He was in the 7th armored, 42nd tank battalion.

  2. Lori

    Loved Sarah Sundin’s Wings of the Nightingale series – can’t wait to read more of her books!

  3. Connie Brown

    Thanks for the blog and the giveaway. I am looking forward to the future blogs from the authors. I have enjoyed all you books and am current so I’m really looking forward to “In Perfect Time.” Thanks for all your diligent research and so real you could touch them characters.

  4. MarieP.

    This is so exciting! Thank you for an opportunity to win a copy of In Perfect Time and the other World War II era books! Sarah, I have so enjoyed your stories and look forward to reading about the other author’s stories on their blogs. Thank you so much for this opportunity:)

  5. Vickie Jones

    I’m a huge historical fiction and Christian fiction fan, thanks for the awesome summer reading list. Even better if I can win them!

  6. Phyllis Scott

    I have loved Sarah’s settings and stories. Last August we had the privilege to visit Normandy and reflected on the terrible price we paid in lives for the freedom of many countries as well as our own. It was a remarkable journey and one we will remember the rest of our lives. Thank you authors for allowing us to not forget our past.

  7. Patricia Nickols

    as a history major who has chosen WWII as one of the time periods to concentrate on, I have enjoyed all of your books. Am getting ready to start the second in the Wings of Nightingales series. thank you for great stories.

  8. Carol Love

    Love your series and looking forward to the new book in August! My granddaughter leaves on Saturday for a class trip to France.

  9. Dawn

    I read through the first three of Sarah Sundin’s books last summer as fast as I could get my hands on them from the library! I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of “In Perfect Time”. The characters and settings are so vividly described–the reader is truly transported back in time. I have no trouble remembering the plot from story to story because the powerful storyline stays embedded in my reader’s heart. I especially love reading historical fiction from the World War II era because it helps me to connect to my WWII Veteran grandfathers who have passed on, and to my grandmothers who lived through it stateside. Thank you for wonderful historical fiction, and thank you for the contest!

  10. Linda Morin

    There is an option on this website to unsubscribe from your mailings…..NO!
    Just visiting the site makes me feel peaceful, not to mention that I’m very interested in the WWII era. L (Marci’s FMIL)

  11. Sandra

    Hi Sarah, This is such a neat idea that you ten authors are getting together to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D Day 1944 with a D-Day 70th Anniversary Blog Tour – and Giveaway I have read all of Sarah’s books and love them all and can hardly wait for her next book in August 2014 and also her 2014 Christmas book with 2 other authors. I always enjoy Sarah’s writing style and her story is always so well told.

  12. Catherine Hopkins

    Looking forward to reading all the books. This is a great idea! I never knew who other authors were for this genre. Thanks for the contest!

    • Sarah Sundin

      Thanks, Catherine! That was the idea behind the tour – to introduce WWII fiction lovers with new authors.

  13. Sarah Randolph

    I have ALL of your books. You are the most fantastic author I have found. All your books are fantastic!

  14. Meg

    Can hardly wait to read your newest book! I’m also sharing with others and have a couple of folks “hooked!” I love knowing the author personally!

  15. anne

    Your books are memorable and special. Thanks for this great post and giveaway.

  16. Meg

    I love being introduced to new (to me) Christian authors. Looking forward to reading Daisies Are Forever.

  17. Lynn Grier

    Looking forward to read Daisies are Forever

  18. Julie Goltermann

    I am enjoying the blog tour very much, as well as the chance to meet more Christian authors who are preserving the legacy of those who fought and struggled during WWII. Thank you for honoring them with this tour.

  19. Chris

    So far, the link for June 6th isn’t working. : / just me?? suggestions-please email. Will try later. Thanks!

    • Sarah Sundin

      It looks like the post isn’t up yet – I emailed Melanie – and I’ll leave a new comment when the post goes live. She’s on the West Coast, so it’s still early out here (7 am). Thank you for your patience.

  20. Linda

    Am enjoying this exciting blog tour! Thanks to all the authors. There’s something not right with Melanie Dobsons’s page, though. I get a message that it doesn’t exist when I click on her book.

  21. Linda Morin

    Ok, I’m feeling a little silly by now! Forgot to check site on 6/5(actually, too busy), and tried to catch up today while watching the 6 o’clock news. Kept getting distracted and forgot where I was, so must have clicked on same links more than once! I’m laughing at myself, but do feel a bit vindicated by above comment about the glitch w/Melanie’s blog page. Thought it was me again 🙂

  22. Veronica Leigh

    Wow, so many awesome new books by some really great authors. Thank you for doing this blog tour dedicated to D-Day. My grandfather was there.

  23. Christina

    Sarah keep writing these kind of novels as you are a wonderful and truly a gifted writer. Keep up with this gift can’t wait for your next novel. Thanks your fan chris

  24. Joy

    I just recently found your books and have read every one I can get my hands on. I am really enjoying this contest and being introduced to the other authors too, most of them I had never heard of. I am interested in the subject because my parents lived through that time. I am eager to read some of the others as well. Since I run our church library I will be placing them there to share. I am sure all of your book sales will increase

    • Sarah Sundin

      Wonderful! I’m so glad you’re discovering some new authors & books! And thank you so much for placing them in your church library! Authors adore libraries 🙂

  25. Sharon Miller

    Name of Pink limestone church is Eglise St. Laurent.

  26. Maxie Anderson

    I have commented 2 times and don’t see either. Maxie

  27. Maxie Anderson

    Guess I have messed up to where I can’t win anything. I tho’t we were to save the answers to the Questions in case we win, which I did. I didn’t understand we were to go back to the beginning Rafflecopter each day. Oh well, was fun reading each one and commenting. Maxie

    • Sarah Sundin

      You’re not out of the contest by any means 🙂 You only have to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway once in order to be entered. However, you also have an extra chance every day to enter – so 12 chances total! And yes, you do need to save all the answers in case your name is selected.

      • Maxie Anderson

        There was only two times that I was able to do the Rafflecopter, except when I filled the first one with my name and email to start. Puzzled still.
        Maxie < mac262(at)me(dot)com

  28. Patricia

    I keep getting errors, trying to leave messages! Bummer!

    • Sarah Sundin

      Where are you receiving error messages? Leaving a comment, leaving me an email message in the contact box, or in entering the Rafflecopter giveaway? Let me know so I can fix it. Thanks!

      • sharon

        hoping my daily rafflecopter entry is ok if I’ve re-entered an answer twice..?
        I started the contest late, so I’m playing catchup ..
        luving all the new book discoveries and fascinating daily posts..

      • sharon

        the error message says ‘duplicate message detected’ and it hadn’t even posted once –
        I clicked it again which then did end up with a dbl posting.. sorry for that, but the 1st one hadn’t posted at all when the error message rcvd..

  29. sharon

    hoping my daily rafflecopter entry is ok if I’ve re-entered an answer twice..?
    I started the contest late, so I’m playing catchup ..
    luving all the new book discoveries and fascinating daily posts..

  30. Susie

    Wow — a great summer of reading ahead! So excited Cathy Gohlke shared this contest with me! I’ve read her book, Saving Amelie, and if the others are anywhere near the same quality, I’ll be thrilled!! Got started late so I don’t know that I got daily entries made for each day. But here’s hoping my name is pulled!!

  31. Meg

    Another great novel to add to my reading list. Looking forward to learning more about Amelia. Thanks Cathy.

  32. Meg

    London Dawn sounds intriguing. I was just 2 years old in 1944. Will be thrilled if I win a copy of Murray Pura’s book.

  33. Meg

    Hello Cara Putnam. Shadowed by Grace sounds like a book I can relate to. Thanks.

  34. Meg

    Hello Melanie. Thanks for sharing the summary of Chateau of Secrets. Looking forward to reading it and hope I win a copy.

  35. Meg

    I’ve read other books about the Holocaust, and this one by Kristy Cambron sounds fascinating.

  36. Meg

    Hello Trisha Goyer. Chasing Mona Lisa sounds like a “who done it?” type of novel and I like trying to figure it all out. One of my favorite genres.

  37. Meg

    Hello Patti Smith Hall. Thanks for introducing yourself to me. Hearts Rekindled sounds wonderful. I look forward to reading it and hope I win a copy.

  38. Linda Campos

    This was a fun blog tour, very informative, and I enjoyed meeting some new authors. Both of my grandfathers served as well as some great-uncles. I, too, want to remember them and many others for their service and sacrifices.

  39. Sarah Sundin

    Anyone who scrolls down this far…Today (Fri. 6/13) is a bonus day! No new post, but the contest doesn’t close until 11 pm PST. So use this day to make an entry from a day you missed earlier. For you hardy souls who managed to enter each of the 10 days (!!!), you can have a bonus entry too – just repeat one of the answers – you should be rewarded for your faithfulness 🙂

  40. Linda

    Congrats to all the winners! It was a fun blog tour!