09 September 2012

A Thunderous Contest of A Thunderous Whisper

Christina Diaz Gonzalez, the gal who wowed me and helped me experience what it must have been like for my own mother in 1960s Cuba with The Red Umbrella, is back with a new book entitled A Thunderous Whisper. This time she's taking readers to the 1937 Bombing of Guernica, Spain.
Goodreads Summary: "Ani believes she is just an insignificant whisper of a 12-year-old girl in a loud world. This is what her mother tells her anyway. Her father made her feel important, but he's been off fighting in Spain's Civil War, and his voice in her head is fading. Then she meets Mathias. His family has just moved to Guernica and he's as far from a whisper as a 14-year-old boy can be. Ani thinks Mathias is more like lightning. A boy of action. Mathias's father is part of a spy network and soon Ani finds herself helping him deliver messages to other members of the underground. She's actually making a difference in the world. And then her world explodes. The sleepy little market town of Guernica is destroyed by Nazi bombers. In one afternoon Ani loses her city, her home, her mother. But in helping the other survivors, Ani gains a sense of her own strength. And she and Mathias make plans to fight back in their own unique way."
Doesn't it sound awesome? Well it is with great pleasure and honor that I announce that Christina is gifting one of my lucky readers with a signed copy of A Thunderous Whisper AND The Red Umbrella. To enter simply comment with your email address below. A winner will be selected and announced October 8, 2012. You must be a resident of the U.S. to enter.

A Thunderous Whisper at Goodreads
The Red Umbrella at Goodreads
Visit A Thunderous Whisper on Amazon to read an excerpt

46 comments :

  1. WOW. That does sound amazing! I'm always curious to read books set in Spain. I just love the history the country has. (And I didn't even realize this post was announcing a giveaway, lol. I guess my observation skills at midnight are not as sharp as they are in the day...)

    But a huge thank-you to Christina for being so kind to give away copies of both her books (and signed to boot!) and a thank you to you, Juju ♥

    piratepenguinreads(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Right? Me too! I love that so far she has been doing Latino Historical Fiction! :)

      No worries ;) I'm that way too.

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    2. Yes! It's nice to see hispanics being represented ♥

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  2. Twitted about your giveaway at: https://twitter.com/cherrymischivus/status/244709653307592704

    Shared at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cherrymischievous/posts/101485133340032

    Goodluck to everybody entering!

    Cherry Mischievous
    (non-US)

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  3. I would love to win this contest!

    bookbelle0819@comcast.net

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  4. Yes, it sounds very interesting! and sad!
    I love the soft colors in the cover.

    Would love to win - forevereading at gmail dot com

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    1. It does a bit doesn't it?

      I agree about the cover. I love it too.

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  5. Please add my name to the drawing. I'm a sucker for all historical fiction. Thank you.

    My email is: vijaya_bodach at yahoo dot com

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  6. What a fantastic giveaway! I remember how much you loved The Red Umbrella, even without looking up your review. You truly loved this one. Very exciting! Thank you so much to both you and Christina for the giveaway. :o)

    the1stdaughter@gmail.com

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    1. Awwww, I'm always honored when people remember my reviews. :)

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  7. Sounds interesting! I love historical fiction! :)

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  8. That sounds immeasurably yummy...

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  9. Ooooh! Awesome giveaway! They both sound like interesting reads, and if you're recommending them, I'll most likely enjoy them!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    jadaloves[at]gmail[dot]com

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  10. This book sounds incredibly interesting, and I've had The Red Umbrella on my wishlist for a while as well. It's great to see an author writing about two eras and areas that I really don't hear a lot about.

    *not an entry*

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    1. Yes! So true. You really don't hear much about either. Great point.

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  11. Wow, these books sound really powerful, Juju--thanks for sharing them. :)

    mrso_d@yahoo.com

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  12. Oh gosh these sound wonderful! As much as I don't want to add to mount TBR (my work drawer or shelves) enter me into the contest. I'll read them whether I win or not :)
    Thanks Juju!

    jennygirl73@gmail.com

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    1. Yayyyy! Good luck. I know how you enjoy historical fiction.

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  13. This one sounds so rich and flavorful -- perfect for the coming autumn with its cozy evenings. Thanks very much for the giveaway! :0)

    mary@mchristineweber.com

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    1. Flavorful? I like that. Excellent observation darling. :)

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  14. Not an entry but I do love the cover. I have heard great things from authors I follow about The Red Umbrella.

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    1. Right? Me too. You really must try The Red Umbrella.

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  15. Historical fiction is my favorite genre to read. Thanks for this great giveaway!

    annesbookgarden@gmail.com

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  16. Have heard great things on the other book so this one should certainly hold promise. Good luck to all!
    (not an entry)

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  17. Sounds good! THanks for the chance.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  18. Sounds fantastic!

    Reflectionsofabookaholic[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. I remember your wonderful review of The Red Umbrella ~ I would love to win :-D
    anovelsource@gmail.com

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  20. i hope i win i loved the red umbrella if I dont I would add it to my library collection at school. dcarmona85@gmail.com

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  21. These sound like great middle grade historical fiction. I would love to read these.

    hg195 at yahoo dot com

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  22. Just read the synopsis and it sounds so good. Thanks for the contest!!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  23. This sounds really good! Thanks for the giveaway.

    llew415@gmail.com

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  24. ****Thank you for your interest. This contest is closed. The winner was announced (http://www.talesofwhimsy.com/2012/10/contest-winner-thunderous-whisper-red.html). Please continue to check my sidebar for more contests.***

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