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When Twilight Breaks in Target Stores – Reader Photo Contest!

I am so excited to announce that When Twilight Breaks is now available in Target stories nationwide! This is my first book to be sold in Target! If you haven’t read the book yet, or if you were thinking of buying a copy for a birthday or Christmas gift, why not buy one at your local Target?

To celebrate, I’m holding a photo contest! Head to your local Target store and take a photo of the book – or a story or a reel or a video. Be creative! I’ll give away five codes for the audio book version of When Twilight Breaks to five randomly chosen entrants!

To enter, take your photo of the book (or story or reel or video) in the store and post it to your favorite social media site(s). Please tag me and Revell and Target, so we can see your lovely photo (but tagging is not required for entry). 

  • Facebook: @SarahSundinAuthor and @RevellBooks and @Target
  • Instagram: @sarahsundinauthor and @revellbooks and @target
  • Twitter: @sarahsundin and @RevellBooks and @target
  • Suggested hashtags: #whentwilightbreaksintarget #target #targetfinds #targetlove #targetforthewin #targetrun

Then fill out this Google form. Entries close on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 11 pm Pacific Time. Winners will be notified by email on Monday, August 2, 2021, and will be announced in my email newsletter.

If you’d like, right click on the banner below, download it, print it, and fill in your Target location to include in your photo.

Like this, but with your lovely face and your hometown…

 

A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy

A Tapestry of Light by Kimberly Duffy

Half-English and half-Indian, Ottilie Russell doesn’t fit in either culture in Calcutta in 1886. Life has become more difficult since the death of her mother, and Ottilie just manages to support her beloved grandmother and her little brother Thaddeus through her skill with beetle-wing embroidery. Then her English grandmother, whom Ottilie has never met, sends an intriguing young man named Everett Scott to Calcutta. Everett bears the news that Thaddeus is the new Baron Sunderson and must come to England. Thaddeus, with his light skin, will be accepted in English society, but dark-skinned Ottilie knows she won’t – but she can’t bear the thought of being separated from her brother.

Rich in description, A Tapestry of Light delights on all levels. Ottilie and Everett’s stories broke my heart, but their growth and their compelling romance stitched my heart together again. With insight into race and culture and societal expectations, Kimberly Duffy has penned a thoughtful and exquisite novel. Don’t miss it!

Today in World War II History—June 30, 1941

Werner Mölders, Jun-Jul 1941 (German Federal Archives, Bild 183-B12003)

Werner Mölders, Jun 1941 (German Federal Archives, Bild 183-B12003)

80 Years Ago—June 30, 1941: Luftwaffe pilot Oberstleutnant Werner Mölders shoots down three Soviet bombers, for 82 victories, breaking the WWI record set by the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen.

Germans close Bialystok pocket and take 290,000 Soviet prisoners.

President Roosevelt dedicates the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, NY.

Today in World War II History—June 29, 1941

Thirty-three mug shot portraits of the Duquesne spy ring; Duquesne is in the first row, far right (Library of Congress: cph.3c28525)

Thirty-three mug shot portraits of the Duquesne spy ring; Duquesne is in the first row, far right (Library of Congress: cph.3c28525)

80 Years Ago—June 29, 1941: Germans take Minsk, the capital of Byelorussia.

Romanian troops kill 13,000 Jews in Iaşi (Jassy), Romania.

FBI breaks Duquesne spy ring in US, arresting 33 German spies—all will be convicted (or plead guilty) and imprisoned.

Den Norske Legion and Frikorps Danmark are formed for Norwegian and Danish volunteers to fight with the Germans against the Soviet Union.

In the Arctic, German Mountain Corps Norway launches an assault from Petsamo, Finland, toward Murmansk, Russia, crossing the Finnish-Soviet border.

Today in World War II History—June 28, 1941

HMS Tartar’s boarding party prepares to board German weather ship Lauenburg, 28 June 1941 (Imperial War Museum: SP 579)

HMS Tartar’s boarding party prepares to board German weather ship Lauenburg, 28 June 1941 (Imperial War Museum: SP 579)

80 Years Ago—June 28, 1941: In Arctic, British light cruiser Nigeria and British destroyers Bedouin, Jupiter, and Tartar capture German weather ship Lauenburg; crew of Tartar captures Enigma code books and machine.

US forms Office of Scientific Research and Development under Vannevar Bush for scientific and medical research (supersedes National Defense Research Committee and Committee on Medical Research).

Claire Chennault’s American Volunteer Group (“Flying Tigers”) arrives in Burma to train in P-40 Tomahawks.

Today in World War II History—June 27, 1941

German vehicles in a town in the Soviet Union, Jun 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-186-0199-07A)

German vehicles in a town in the Soviet Union, Jun 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-186-0199-07A)

80 Years Ago—June 27, 1941: Hungary declares war on the USSR.

Germans surround Bialystok-Minsk pocket.

Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia appoints Marshal Tito as Commander-in-Chief of the Yugoslavian People’s Army.

Today in World War II History—June 26, 1941

German SdKfz. 251/1 halftrack vehicle at a rail crossing, Aiviekstes, Latvia, Jun 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-209-0063-12)

German SdKfz. 251/1 halftrack vehicle at a rail crossing, Aiviekstes, Latvia, Jun 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-209-0063-12)

80 Years Ago—June 26, 1941: Germans occupy Daugavpils as they enter Latvia.

Spanish volunteers are organized to fight with Germany against USSR.

Today in World War II History—June 25, 1941

US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

80 Years Ago—June 25, 1941: The Continuation War begins as Finland declares war on the USSR with the objective of regaining lands lost in the Winter War.

Luftwaffe flies its first night intruder mission, attacking British bombers landing at bases.

President Roosevelt signs order creating the Fair Employment Practices Commission, banning discrimination in war industries or the government, but the commission has no powers of enforcement.

Today in World War II History—June 24, 1941

American Red Cross recruiting poster for nurses in WWII

American Red Cross recruiting poster for nurses in WWII

80 Years Ago—June 24, 1941: Off Greenland, U-371 sinks straggling Norwegian freighter Vigrid (26/47 killed); 4 US Red Cross nurses are killed, the first uniformed American female casualties of the war.

Spanish crowds in Madrid demonstrate in favor of the German invasion of the USSR.

German troops occupy Vilnius, Lithuania.

Latvia declares independence and asks for German help against the Soviets.

Today in World War II History—June 23, 1941

 

German troops inspecting an abandoned KV-2 heavy tank, northern Russia, Jun 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-209-0091-11)

German troops inspecting an abandoned KV-2 heavy tank, northern Russia, Jun 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-209-0091-11)

80 Years Ago—June 23, 1941: Provisional Government of Lithuania declares independence.

Germans first encounter the Soviet KV tank, which surprises them with its power.