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Sunday, October 10, 2010

New Giveaway! Now I'm giving away Stars in the Night by Cara Putman!

Have you heard about this book yet? Now is your chance to enter a contest and possibly win it. Simply post a comment about your favorite movie set in Hollywood in the 1940s (hint, will be a black and white film) and leave me a way to reach you if the Randomizer program picks your name. I need to contact you if you win and this past month there were several times people's names were picked but I had no way to contact them to tell them. Bummer for them. I will announce the winner next Sunday.

About the book:

Hollywood 1942. When attorney Audra Schaeffer's sister disappears, Audra flies to Hollywood to find her.

Any day Audra might have been flattered by the friendly overtures of Robert Garfield, a real-life movie star. But on the flight from Indianapolis to Hollywood, Audra can think of little else than finding her missing sister. When Audra arrives in the city of glitz and glamour, and stars, and learns her rising starlet sister has been murdered, all thoughts of romance fly away.

Determined to bring the killer to justice, Audra takes a job with the second Hollywood Victory Caravan.

Together with Robert Garfield and other stars, she crisscrosses the southern United States in a campaign to sell war bonds. When two other women are found dead on the train, Audra knows the deaths are tied to that of her sister.

Could the killer be the man with whom she's falling in love?

My thoughts: If you enjoyed Songbird Under a German Moon you will like this book. They are similar in style and were both published by Summerside.


Elyssa said...

Hmmm... my favorite movie set in the '40s? Wow, there's so many! But one of my favorites is Since You Went Away.


Jennifer said...

Well, if I could choose a movie that was set in the 40's but wasn't in black and white, I'd choose The Magic of Ordinary Days. But I really like The Shop Around the Corner.


barbjan10 said...

Can't believe I'm the first to make a comment on this fantastic giveaway.That's ok, today is my birthday, so being first is an honor! My favorite movie of the 40's with James Stewart and Donna Reed, "It's a Wonderful Life." I wasn't old enough to understand "Casablanca" yet. LOL I have been wanting to read "Stars in the Night" since I first heard and read about it. Thanks for this giveaway, Cara. I appreciate the chance to win this book, Michelle. I hope I do!

Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Pamela Keener said...

My favorite 1940's movie is Casablanca.
Love & Hugs,

barbjan10 said...

I thought I'd already posted on Michelle's site about this book. That's ok. It's my birthday, so I can do it again. This is a highly interesting book. I'm questioning who is who already, and I've not read it yet. Thanks for the giveaway and for the chance to win it. I hope I do.

Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Lindsey said...

I LOVE 1940's movies! A favorite is Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. :) This looks like a great book, I would love to win!

ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

Katy F. said...

I think The Maltese Falcon or The Grapes of Wrath would be my favorite 1940s movie.


Taffy said...

I loved National Velvet!


clenna said...

I loved Yankee Doodle Dandy

clenna at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

remember 'the summer of '42'?

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Pink Panther said...

Mine would be Breakfast at Tiffany's! :)
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Atta Girl said...

For mem it's Roman Holiday!

Emily said...

A 1940's movie set in Hollywood? Hmm, I'm not sure I can think of the exact name of the one I'm thinking about. But anything with Joseph Cotton has pretty much got my attention. lol!

Debbie said...

I'm gonna have to say Mr. Miniver!

John said...

1940's movie? Hmm, probably The Best Years of Our Lives. That was one of the best!

Sylvia said...

Oh, I love the film The More the Merrier with Joel McCrea and Jean Arthur. What a wonderful story with comedy, great script, and some hot kissing in one scene. :) I'd love to read this book.


Anonymous said...

hummm, l wasnt even a twinkle in my daddys eye yet.. how about the Shirley Temple movies, they were black and white and l loved watching them!! Percy
priscillajdm at hotmail dot com

justpeachy36 said...

My fav would have to be Casablance from 1942.

Please enter me in the giveawy.

PatriciaW said...

Toss up between Holiday Inn and Easter Parade, both Fred Astaire movies. Only see the colorized versions these days.

Gwendolyn B. said...

Oh, I'm sure lots will pick Casablanca, but I'm going with Double Indemnity from 1944. Actually, as long as it's noir, I'll love it! Thanks for the chance to win STARS IN THE NIGHT - it sounds like a romantic and interesting story!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Carman said...

I can't name just one! LOL. We used to watch the OETA movie night movies, and I saw almost all of the old but still good movies. I honestly can't say that I have a favorite, they were all so good!


Tore said...

I love the Greatest Shown on Earth. I am not sure if that was done that early or not. Please enter me in contest.

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

I like Casablanca.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

Anonymous said...

I love the movies that were made in the 1940s. The mood seems so different. Please enter me in this contest for what looks like a great book.


Nancye said...

A while back my husband made me watch Citizen Kane. I didn't think I'd like it and I was surprised that I did!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Sylvia said...

Has the winner been announced yet or have I just missed it?

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