Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Friday And Another Giveaway!!!

I have been reading this book on and off for a few days now and lately it's more on than off. It is not the kind of book that I would normally read but again it continues to draw me in. It's sort of old fashioned and sweet. I find myself laughing at the two boys and loving the descriptions of an earlier time as well as learning more about what it was like at that time in our country's history.

Here is a synopsis...from JKSCommunications...and thanks to them and the author I have a lovely copy to give away!

Cottonwood Summer '45, the latest novel in the Cottonwood series, continues the tradition of delivering an entertaining, richly-detailed reminiscence of home front America during the summer of 1945, as well as details of the closing events of World War II. The last days of the war have a profound effect on America, as witnessed by the citizens of Riverton, Michigan, and Nashville, Tennessee, the settings of this fast-paced story in which Jase and his best friend Danny, the heroes of the Cottonwood novels, are plagued by yet another passel of bad guys.

When the story opens, Danny has disappeared, along with a desperate German POW bent on making his way back to the Fatherland. With Danny as his hostage, he too falls victim to the wit and valor of the villain-vanquishing team from Riverton.

On their train trip to Nashville, our heroes are robbed but quickly identify the crook. Next, by capturing a nasty Nazi POW, they are awarded the Key to the City by Nashville’s mayor. This action opens the doors to the exciting sights and sounds of Nashville in 1945.

You’ll weep as Danny causes the accidental death of a dear friend. And you’ll marvel at how the duo deals with their first experience with racial segregation. And you’ll laugh aloud at the antics of Danny as his clairvoyance and intelligence bewilder pompous politicians and unfortunate criminals alike.

Gary Slaughter’s previous novels – Cottonwood Spring, Cottonwood Winter: A Christmas Story, Cottonwood Fall, and Cottonwood Summer – were named finalist
in six prestigious book awards for fiction writing in the categories of adult fiction and young-adult fiction. Based on early reviews, Cottonwood Summer '45 is his best work ever.

Readers are in for a special treat!

Just leave a comment if you want to enter...I will a winner on Sunday!


  1. I doubt you'd send this to Canada, so don't worry about entering my name in the draw. This one sounds like an excellent read. I just finished Jane Eyre - I'm still in shock as to how good it was - incredible writing - I should have read it years ago!

  2. This does sound good...but I am going to stop entering contests for awhile, and also I'm cutting down on my review books. You should see my office! Not a pretty sight....sigh.


  3. This sounds like a good book. I like reading books from this time period. :)


  4. I haven't read any of the books in this series- but this sounds interesting. I like HF books. :)