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Giveaway: My Mother’s Secret

September 26, 2014

My Mother's Secret

I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but I’m really excited about My Mother’s Secret by J. L. Witterick and, thanks to the great folks at Penguin, I have a copy to give to one lucky reader!

About the book:

Based on a true story, MY MOTHER’S SECRET is a profound, captivating, and ultimately uplifting tale intertwining the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis, a fleeing German soldier, and the clever and “righteous” mother and daughter who teamed up to save them.

Told simply and succinctly from four different perspectives, MY MOTHER’S SECRET is a reminder that you don’t have to be extraordinary to make a difference. You can become extraordinary by making a difference.

This book was inspired by the true story of Franciszka Halamajowa, who, with her daughter, saved the lives of fifteen Jews in Poland during the Second World War. She also hid a young German soldier in her attic at the same time. Before the war, there were six thousand Jews in Sokal, Poland. Only thirty survived the war and half of those did so because of Franciszka.

To enter to win MY MOTHER’S SECRET by J. L. Witterick, simply fill out the entry form.  Contest is open to those with a US mailing address only– one entry per person, please.  I will use random.org to determine the winner.  Contest ends at midnight EST Friday, October 3, 2014.    Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 26, 2014 3:26 am

    Sounds like a good one, thanks for the chance to win!

  2. bookingmama permalink
    September 26, 2014 7:48 am

    I love books from this time period. Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. September 26, 2014 7:54 am

    I can usually only handle about one book a year from this time period – too upsetting!

  4. Patty permalink
    September 26, 2014 8:39 am

    It sounds profound and inspirational!

  5. September 26, 2014 9:40 am

    This is an AMAZING story. You can read it in just a few hours. The kindness and sacrifice showed by this mother and daughter was so powerful and saved so many lives! Must read!!!

  6. September 26, 2014 3:23 pm

    Kathy, thank for hosting this book giveaway! I will add it to my blog’s sidebar. The book sounds excellent.

  7. September 26, 2014 3:48 pm

    I really enjoyed this one.

  8. September 27, 2014 12:45 am

    I read this and it was so well done, enjoy and great giveaway.

  9. Margie permalink
    September 27, 2014 11:20 am

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. September 27, 2014 2:19 pm

    This one sounds terrific. This is a time in history that fascinates me. Awesome giveaway!

  11. Beth F permalink
    September 29, 2014 7:19 am

    Sounds like something I’d love! Thanks for the giveaway

  12. September 29, 2014 9:14 am

    I hope I win this. I want to read it already !!! LOL!!!

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