Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Giveaway: "The Summer Before the Storm" and "Elusive Dawn" by Gabriele Wills

In April 2010 I read and loved The Summer Before the Storm by Gabriele Wills, the first book in her Muskoka series (which was also named a "Muskoka Chautauqua Reading List Winner" for 2010). Yesterday I reviewed the second book in the series, Elusive Dawn, which was also a winner for me. The series is historical fiction with a Canadian angle, and both books are highly enjoyable. I finished reading them and came out with a much better understanding of the time period, the class divisions present, and yes, the horrific effects of The Great War. I can't wait for the third and the final book in the series to come out so that I can find out what happens to all of the characters that I have grown to adore!

Gabriele Wills has kindly offered one of you the chance to experience her novels firsthand, and she has generously offered to give one winner, located anywhere, a copy of both The Summer Before the Storm and Elusive Dawn.

To enter:

1. *Mandatory Entry* Tell me if you've ever visited the Muskoka area of Ontario, Canada. Please include your e-mail address with your comment so that I can contact you if you win. No e-mail= no entry.

2. *Bonus Entry* Become a follower of this blog through Google Friend Connect and let me know in a separate comment that you now follow. Already a follower? Great! Just leave me a comment to let me know that you already follow.

3. *Bonus Entry* Spread the word about this contest in some way. Tweet about it, Facebook about it, add it to your sidebar or blog about it. Leave me a separate comment to let me know how you spread the word.

This contest is open to anyone on the planet with access to reliable mail service and runs until December 15, 2010. The winner will be contacted by e-mail after that date, and the author will be shipping the books directly. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. I rode through the northern part of the Muskoka region a few summers ago.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

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  2. I follow on GFC.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

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  3. I've not gotten to experience Ontario. I did live in BC for a couple of years.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

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  4. I am a GFC follower.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

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  5. I wrote an article for a travel magazine on the Muskoka area strictly based on research. I won a prize which was a trip to Muskoka but couldn't get away from far off B.C. at the time. I always felt bad about missing it. Moskoka,

    Betty Kales albetkales@shaw.ca

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  6. no, i've never visited that part of canada.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  7. i'm a follower :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  8. I've never been to Canada at all!


    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  9. I follow you on GFC

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  10. I've been to Muskoka lots of times for summer holidays as a kid but haven't been up there since I've been an adult.

    nicolama at cogeco dot ca

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  11. I've never been to the muskoka area.
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

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  12. i follow by gfc
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

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  13. I've never even been to Canada but it's on my list of 'places to visit'

    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  14. I follow via GFC
    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  15. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/#!/EVA_n_essence/status/10227374725533696

    eva.s.black[@]gmail[.]com

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  16. I've never visited the Muskoka area of Ontario, Canada. I wish I have the chance to do so in the future!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  17. I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  18. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/10283586032771072

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  19. I have visited Muskoka, since I live in Hamilton. Though not in a few years. Beautiful there!

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  20. GFC follower

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  21. tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/10357382097928194

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  22. I have visited Muskoka several times and enjoyed this area greatly. Each summer we stayed at a different lake and loved it. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Since Muskoka was close to where we lived at that time we spent a long weekend at a rustic resort. What a great getaway it was. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. Sorry, I've never been there.

    Please enter me in the contest. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot]it

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  25. I have never been to Canada.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  26. GFC follower.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  27. I have only visited Ontario in the pages of books and only Ottawa, Toronto and Mariposa so far

    Keith Morgan
    antproof at gmail dot com

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  28. one of the most beautiful places on earth..thx for contest..
    thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. No i have never visited.

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  30. I've never even been to Canada, so no. Would love to one of these days though. :0)

    Thanks!
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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  31. I have been in several places in Ontario, but never to Muskoka.

    jvmfbook at gmail dot com

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  32. I have been able to visit the Muskoka area a number of times as I have friends who live there. It is so beautiful, one of my favourite areas of Ontario. Sandy

    handlerhugs@gmail.com

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  33. Congratulations to Antproof, our winner!

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