Saturday, March 6, 2010

THE MOON LOOKED DOWN: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE MOON LOOKED DOWN

BY DOROTHY GARLOCK

ABOUT THE BOOK:

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.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

National bestselling and award-winning author of thirty-five romances that often feature the exciting backdrop of the Old West, Dorothy Garlock is one of America's-and the world's-favorite novelists. Her books, all enthusiastically reviewed, now total more than eight million copies in print with translations in 15 languages. She lives in Clear Lake, Iowa

Dorothy writes and tells us....

"It was after I retired from working as a newspaper columnist/reporter that I wrote my first book. I live in a small town in Iowa and didn't know anyone in publishing. Now I wonder where I got the nerve to plunge into this business.

"I've always been interested in pioneer men and women. For years I've collected old diaries and letters written by those who braved the hardships of the wild frontier to make a new beginning. In 1976, I finished my first historical novel. I entered it in a contest for unpublished writers. I didn't win the contest, but I met an agent who sold my book.

"Thirty-eight books later, I am still enthralled by Early American History. Although I write to entertain, not to teach a history lesson, I try to place at least one real life character in my books, preferably a little-known historical figure. Aaron Burr and Colonel J.M. Chivington of the Sand Creek Massacre, are real life villians. Zachary Taylor and Tecumseh, Chief of the Shawnee, are real life heroes.

"I have been asked how my career had changed my lifestyle. I can honestly say it hasn't changed my daily life all that much, except that I can don't have to dress up to go to work. I can work in my nightgown if I want to.

"It is gratifying to know that I have given someone a few hours of enjoyment while reading my books and were able, for a while, to forget and problems troubling them.

"In case you haven't guessed--I'm enjoying my career.

Dorothy Garlock"

A proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she has long resided in Clear Lake, Iowa.

GIVEAWAY

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53 comments:

StephTheBookworm said...

I'm a Google friend connect follower.

StephTheBookworm said...

I think it's so cool that she collects old diaries! I would love to see those.

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bermudaonion said...

I subscribe in Google Reader. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

Wow, 8 million copies in 15 languages is a lot of books! Please enter me in this great giveaway! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

amanda18228 said...

I follow via googlereader.
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amanda18228 said...

It's interesting that she lives in Iowa.
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Pricilla said...

I follow by google and I subscribe
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Pricilla said...

I like that she lives in a small town in Iowa.
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Linda Kish said...

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Linda Kish said...

In 1976 she finished her first historical novel

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traveler said...

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traveler said...

Thanks for this giveaway. What an impressive author. A journalist and now a successful author. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

I think it's really cool that she tries to place at least one real-life character in each of her books!

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cpullum said...

Wow she finished her first historical novel in 1976!
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ossmcalc said...

I learned that thirty-eight books later, she is still enthralled by Early American History.

thank you,

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ossmcalc said...

I follow via Google Reader and through email.

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ossmcalc said...

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Colleen Turner said...

Very interesting that she didn't write her first novel until after retiring.
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Colleen Turner said...

I follow through email, google connect and facebook.
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Colleen Turner said...

I follow through email, google connect and facebook.
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Karin said...

She tries to put at least one real life character in each of her books.

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Edna said...

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Edna said...

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Charleydog said...

The author lives in Iowa.

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rubynreba said...

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rubynreba said...

I did not know she lived in Iowa. She lives in Clear Lake, Iowa and I live in Iowa too.
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g.g. said...

I follow and subscribe with email

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g.g. said...

I follow with google friend

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g.g. said...

She collected old diaries and liked to read about the pioneers

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bison61 said...

Sophie Heller's family immigrated from Germany to Victory, a small town in Illinois, before WWII began

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justpeachy36 said...

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Her books are in print in 15 languages... that's cool!

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Rebecca O said...

I like that she is still interested in early American history...so am I! I love reading anything historically related. bekki1820cb at gmail

Rebecca O said...

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Jaime said...

she's always been interested in pioneer men and women, me too !
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Jaime said...

she's always been interested in pioneer men and women, me too !
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Jaime said...

email subscriber and google friend
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Lacey said...

She lives in the small town of clear Lake iowa and has for a very long time.


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Lacey said...

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Cindy said...

I follow you on Google.

I also subscribe by email.

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Cindy said...

I just think it is neat that she is a mom, grandma and great- grandma!

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow on gfc.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I think it's neat that her books have been printed in 15 languages.

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Kitty said...

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Kitty said...

Her books have been translated in 15 languages!


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MiscMayzee said...

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MiscMayzee said...

I like that she lives in Clear Lake, Iowa. I can walk to Iowa from here.

Nancye said...

I learned that Ms. Garlock wrote her first historical novel in 1976.

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