D-Day 70th Anniversary Blog Tour
June 2-13, 2014
Welcome to the D-Day 70th Anniversary Blog Tour! Ten authors of Christian World War II novels are commemorating the brave men who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Thank you for joining us as we remember their heroism and sacrifice.
Our novels illuminate different aspects of the war—from the Holocaust to the Pacific to the US Home Front. Each day, visit with a new author as we share about our stories, our research, and our unique settings. With each blog post, you’ll have the opportunity to win that author’s novel, plus a chance to win a packet of ALL TEN featured novels!
For a chance to win ALL TEN novels featured on our blog tour, please visit each blog, collect the answers to the questions, and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway on the BLOG TOUR PAGE [ http://www.sarahsundin.com/home/contest ]. You have a new chance to enter each day of the tour! The contest opens June 2, 2014 at 1 am PST and closes June 13, 2014 at 11 pm PST. The winners will be announced on Monday, June 16, 2014. *Note* Several of the titles will not be released until later in the year—these copies will be mailed to the winners after the books release.
To win the prize of ALL TEN books, you must have collected ALL TEN answers. The winner must be prepared to send ALL TEN answers within 24 hrs of notification by email, or a new winner will be selected.
You can enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway once each day! The more often you visit, the more entries you receive! However, you only need to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway once to be entered. But don’t forget…to win, you must have collected ALL TEN answers. To gather the answers, you may download the Word document on the BLOG TOUR PAGE <
"NO PLACE FOR A D-DAY"
My novel London Dawn starts in 1934 & ends in 1941. It follows a family through the fascist upheavals in Germany, Europe, and Great Britain, including the infamous Nazi or Berlin Olympics of 1936, and into the beginning of the Second World War. In 1940, Hitler's Blitzkrieg flattened Belgium and Holland and France and the Luftwaffe, Nazi Germany's feared airforce, was unleashed on Britain as well. Some 700 pilots, most of them British, their ranks bolstered by Canadians, Americans, Poles, and pilots from other nations, flew into a bullet-riddled sky day after day in the summer and fall to battle thousands of German bombers and fighter planes.
They could have lost. Many still wonder why they didn't lose. The Luftwaffe was destroying British airfields and airplane factories and wearing the Allied pilots down by engaging them in constant combat. When Hitler turned on London, to try and break the will of England and the Londoners, the Allied pilots had the chance to catch their breath, and the RAF had the opportunity to repair their factories, continue producing more fighters to replace the ones lost in aerial combat, and bring all their airfields back into use. The Blitz was horrific and Londoners were killed by the hundreds of thousands - children, youths, women, and men - but London did not break, or England, or Britain.
It would have been impossible to have had a D-Day if they had broken and surrendered. Where would the invasion fleet have been assembled? Where would it have been launched from to assail the shores of the Nazi Empire? Halifax? New York? How could an invasion fleet have sailed across the Atlantic in secret? How could that massive armada have avoided detection? And what would have happened to it once the German wolf packs of submarines targeted them with torpedo after torpedo? Without the Battle of Britain - a Battle of Britain that was won - Britain's surrender would have left the western shores of the German Empire unmolested for generations. Come 2015, that battle in the air will have taken place 75 years ago. Victory among the clouds made sure there was a base to launch the liberation of Europe from in 1944.
QUESTION: What important 75th anniversary will take place in 2015 in addition to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2?
(Write your answer down or log it in the Word doc available on the blog tour page. Make sure you enter the main Rafflecopter giveaway today.)
Schedule for the D-Day 70th Anniversary Blog Tour
Be sure to visit each site for a chance to win ALL TEN featured novels!
Note: Links will go live on the post date.
June 2: SARAH SUNDIN [URL when available], author of In Perfect Time
June 3: LIZ TOLSMA [URL], author of Daisies Are Forever
June 4: MURRAY PURA [URL], author of London Dawn
June 5: CARA PUTMAN [URL], author of Shadowed by Grace
June 6: MELANIE DOBSON [URL], author of Chateau of Secrets
June 7: KRISTY CAMBRON [URL], author of The Butterfly and the Violin
June 9: TRICIA GOYER [URL], author of Chasing Mona Lisa
June 10: PATTY SMITH HALL [URL], author of Hearts Rekindled
June 11: CATHY GOHLKE [URL], author of Saving Amelie
June 12: SIGMUND BROUWER [URL], author of Thief of Glory