Giveaway: The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock

moonThank you to Anna at Hachette for offering me this book to review and 5 copies to give away to you the awesome readers!

This giveaway is closed – winners have been announced  🙂

The new Americana romance from bestselling author Dorothy Garlock, this time set against the backdrop of WWII.

Sophie Heller’s family immigrated from Germany to Victory, a small town in Illinois, before WWII began. Now that the war has affected the town, the townspeople discriminate against Sophie and her family. When a train derails, it is an accident but the Heller family is blamed. Coming to Sophie’s rescue is a teacher from the high school, and despite their cultural differences, a romance starts to bloom.

Author Dorothy Garlock’s website

This giveaway will run from today until August 10.  To sign up to win one of these (5)  books:

1)  Leave a comment here and answer the question – who was that teacher/mentor in your own life that made a difference to you (I do not mean in a romantic way as the book direction, but in a way that changed you for the better- made you a stronger more self assured person)

2) for 2 extra chances blog or twitter about this givaway

3) one more entry if you follow me (twitter or google)

**  Please use a separate comment for each entry.  USA only please and no po boxes.  Be sure your entries have a way for me to contact you if you win.

Thanks everyone!  Have fun!  Winners will be announced here and emailed for their shipping info.

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Posted on July 16, 2009, in Book Giveaways and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. He was my youth pastor. I nursed a secret crush on him. Which right now is no longer a crush but managed to become something more. Beyond the crush thing, he was an awesome person (i say was because he no longer knows who he is) and he taught me a lot of things… kindness, grace, and acceptance of others, no matter where they came from. Even though right now his head is all messed up, I will always remember that.

  2. This one looks good. I follow.

    I had several teachers who made an impression on me, but one of my favorite teachers was my elementary school librarian. I loved her. I spent as much time as I could in the library and I loved books then, and I still love them now.

  3. Very cool site! Keep up the great work. Thanks!

  4. I had two teachers. One teacher was my gym teacher who was like my friend from 7th grade until I graduated. She was always there for me when I needed to talk and she was always the place that I went to if I had Study Hall and didn’t want to go she would let me come down to the other gym classes.
    My other teacher would be my History teacher. He was in the army so he was more like a drill sergeant and he was tough with everyone. But when he talked to me privately he would tell me how proud he was of me and that he knew I could graduate and he was just an all around good guy who I will always thank for those words of encouragement.


  5. My sister played a big part in my life. She was twenty one years older than me. No children between or after. I’ve already won Stand The Storm. Can’t wait to get it. Can’t remember from whom I won it.

  6. that person would be my 11th and 12th grade english teacher. she was a tough teacher, but we learned so much from her.

  7. I’d say my grandmother – she passed away at 96 and had such a zest for life. She went white water rafting in Alaska at 90 just because she’d never done it and passed along a love of travel and exploring to me.

  8. Looks like a great book.

    Ah, Mrs. Woodey. She was short, she was old and boy, did she teach me how to write!

    Thanks for having such a fun giveaway.

    JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Sheila thank you for the birthday wishes. I am just enjoying the last bites of the cake.

    Teacher with an influence. My mum was a school teacher and instilled the love of reading in me, and my niece and nephew,


  10. Following you on twitter.

  11. Looks like a great book to read. My high school English teacher was great. Because I was able to test out of general english class, I could take a humanities class. We read and reviewed books all year!
    Great blog site Sheila. I don’t know how you do it all.

  12. Mr. Harvey, who taught English, was a wonderful teacher. I can still recite some of the poems we learned in class and I never had to go to poet’s corner.

  13. I follow.

  14. I, too, had high school English teachers that I’ll never forget. I was lucky that 3 out of the 4 teachers I had during those years really listened, understood, and encouraged me. (The 4th was a little creepy!)

    Really looking forward to readin this book – Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  15. I follow you on Twitter and on Google Reader.

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  16. Here’s my Tweet —

    Thanks, again!

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  17. tweeted:

    Giveaway for The Moon Looked Down.

  18. I really did not have anyone as a inspiration, I am from
    a different generation I guess, 50 and 60’s were different.
    I am new to this site and would love to win this book.
    The review is great.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  19. My grade school reading teacher opened the world to me with her discussion on books and by giving me the opportunity to borrow as many as I could read.
    mittens0831 AT

  20. I follow you on Twitter.
    mittens0831 AT

  21. Barbara Stilwell

    The teacher who made the biggest impression on me was my high school psychology teacher. He helped me through many internal conflicts and supported the growth of my self esteem.

  22. Barbara Stilwell

    I follow you on twitter (pine1211).

  23. Barbara Stilwell

    I tweeted about the giveaway.

    bstilwell12 AT comcast DOT net

  24. Barbara Stilwell

    I forgot to put my email address on my first two posts. Here is my email info:

    bstilwell12 AT comcast DOT net

  25. I think my first grade teacher made the biggest impression on me. She helped to feed my love of reading and she taught us to help each other. I would love to win this book.


  26. The person who was my greatest mentor was my preceptor when I was doing my internship during school. He taught me self-confidence and made me feel I was capable of doing anything I set my mind to.


  27. I follow you via Google Reader

  28. My high school biology teacher. He inspired the career path I took, he recognized how much better I could be as a person, and he never let me get away with anything~ Thanks for the giveaway.

    smickelson1993 at yahoo dot com

  29. As strange as this may sound – it was my stepmother, a very strongwilled individual and not necessarily easy to get along with. But she did impart to me the necessity and ability to stand up for myself, to deal with people despite shyness, and many other strengths of character – because she would accept no less. Funny, I never really liked her – but because of her, I found the will within my self to stand stronger than I would have otherwise (if that makes sense lol). 🙂

  30. My teacher’s name was Dawn M. She made learning fun and I loved being in her class.

    • I just love these comments. Did you ever think to maybe look them up and mail a note telling them what you just posted here? I think that would be great if you were able to find them.

  31. My Mom… she is the most unselfish person I know and taught me to do my best, be proud and care for others.

    Count me in!


  32. Follower!

  33. Cool giveaway and question.

    I had a tough teacher in high school. She was known for being grouchy and short tempered; she was very serious about her job. And I was surprised at how understanding and supportive she was when I was going through a hard time and couldn’t make it to class, etc. I was so grateful she trusted me and did so with a smile. The faith of just one person can keep you fighting.

  34. I had a lot of respect for my high school music teacher Mr. Smith. He did a wonderful job with getting all of us students to learn music and we all produced wonderful concerts together.

  35. My mentor who was always there for me and gave me the encouragement and strength that I needed was my mother. Without her confidence I would never have succeeded.

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