Giveaway – Elusive Dawn by Gabriele Wills – Ends 3/5/13

Elusive Dawn
by Gabriele Wills
isbn 978-0973278033
Pub. date 1/28/08

Description: “It’s late summer, 1916. While some members of the Wyndham family revel in the last resplendent days of the season at their Muskoka cottage, others continue to be drawn inexorably into the “Great War”, going from a world of misty sunrises across a tranquil lake to deadly moonlight bombing raids, festering trenches, and visceral terror. For Ria, too many things have happened to hope that life would ever return to normal, that innocence could be regained. Caught in the vortex of turbulent events and emotions, she abandons the relative safety of the sidelines in Britain for the nightmare of France. Her fate as an ambulance driver remains entwined with that of her summer friends, all bound by a sense of duty. Living in the shadows of fear and danger awakens the urgency to grasp life, to live more immediately, more passionately amid the enormity of unprecedented death. Together, their lives weave a tale of liberation and loss, evolution and redemption. Those who survive this cataclysmic time are forever changed, like Canada itself.”

I love fictional novels that bring history to life in a personal way. Yes, the novel is fictional, but it helps the reader understand how history shapes the lives of individuals. The author’s descriptive writing style paints a vivid picture of the characters, their surroundings and the events of the day.

Elusive Dawn is the 2nd novel in the Muskoka series.  The Summer Before The Storm was the first. The books can be read individually, but there’s a good chance you’ll want to read the whole series.

The novels are full of contrast. You’ll travel from a comfortable and privileged life in the beautiful Canadian wilderness to the harsh realities of Europe during World War I. Both places can change who the characters are and where they are headed.

Gabriele Wills is a skilled author who expertly weaves this family saga together. I’m looking forward to book 3!

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76 comments for “Giveaway – Elusive Dawn by Gabriele Wills – Ends 3/5/13

  1. Adrienne
    February 26, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Looks good.

  2. Dayle B.
    February 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    As a Canadian look forward to learning more about this interesting sounding book.

  3. Lori Walker
    March 2, 2013 at 9:54 am

    i think i’d enjoy reading this

  4. Kari Flores
    March 3, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I love reading. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. March 3, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks for the chance!

  6. Lisa Duffy
    March 3, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I would love to win this.

  7. Michele
    March 3, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Sounds like a good read.

  8. Lesley F
    March 4, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Sounds like a good read

  9. Hesper Fry
    March 4, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Sounds interesting! Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Ed Nemmers
    March 4, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I would like to read the work of Gabriele Wills!

  11. Paula Tavernie
    March 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Sounds great! Thank you!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  12. myxi hu
    March 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Sounds like a good read.

  13. Christy Martin
    March 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I love reading books with places I am familiar.

  14. Lisa
    March 5, 2013 at 6:42 am

    sounds like a good book!

  15. Heidi
    March 5, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Always looking for a good read. Thanks.
    sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

  16. susan smoaks
    March 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I love to read!

  17. Nicole C.
    March 5, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I would love to read this book!

  18. cassandra (rab pom)
    March 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    This book seems like a good read.

  19. Allison
    March 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Great prize

  20. Vickie Hamilton
    March 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I would love to have the chance to win this book…good luck to everyone else as well.

  21. Angela W
    March 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

  22. Sarena Marvin
    March 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I need some new books. sounds good

  23. Dawn Reid
    March 5, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    This sounds so good.
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

  24. Barbara R.
    March 5, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I love to read books in that time period that about a family and the their saga.

  25. LeAnn Knott
    March 5, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Always looking for a new book and author!

  26. Lily Kwan
    March 5, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    This book looks very interesting!

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