Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway - Where Treasure Hides





Where Treasure Hides, set during World War II, is a story that will have you holding onto your e-reader long into the night; or, as in my case, at red traffic lights too.
Through the pages of Where Treasure Hides, love, hate, fate, secrets, and a family curse all combine to weave a gripping story filled with the harsh realities of war and the tenderness of finding love. You’ll be immersed in history spanning nearly eleven years, six countries and two continents.
Get a copy of Where Treasure Hides, published by Tyndale Digital First, and join artist Alison Schuyler at Waterloo Station where she meets and falls in love with Lieutenant Ian Devlin, heir to Kenniston Hall. But, because of the Schuyler curse, Alison refuses to become involved with Ian, fearing for his life.
World War II breaks out, and while Ian pits his military prowess against the Germans and his determination to escape POW camps, Alison and her family help Jewish children and priceless artworks find safety from the malevolence of the Nazis.
Separated by distance and a string of wartime events, it seems that Alison and Ian will never be united. And just when they are, they’re torn apart by Major Theodor Scheidemann, a Prussian count and high-ranking Nazi who is determined to have it all—the Aryan dream, Alison, and the priceless art.
You’ll be turning the pages right to the very end to see whether fate will separate Ian and Alison forever.


Author Johnnie Alexander Donley is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray with The Steve Laube Agency.




Interested in reading Where Treasure Hides? Johnnie is offering one reader a free digital copy. Post a comment below, with your email, before Thursday, 24th January to be placed in the draw. Winners will be notified by email and on Sunday Edition, 27th January.
Join me tomorrow for an in-depth interview with this amazing new author.


"Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws."


MARION UECKERMANN’s writing passion was sparked in 2001 when she moved to Ireland with her husband and two sons. Since then Marion has has published some devotional articles in Winners (2009) and The One Year Book of Joy and Laughter (published August 2011), as well as inspirational poetry online and in a poetry journal. Marion loves to multitask and you can see her writing projects on her website www.marionueckermann.com. She now lives in Pretoria East, South Africa in an empty nest with her husband and a crazy black ‘Scottie’. Marion is a member of the Christian Writers of South Africa and can be contacted via email on marion(dot)ueckermann(at)gmail(dot)com.






31 comments:

  1. Thank you for the review, Marion. This is very much my kind of story and I look forward to the interview with Johnie tomorrow.

    My email address is ruthdell (at) mweb (dot) co (dot) za

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Ruth Ann. Marion wrote such a glowing review. Thank you.

      Delete
  2. Looking forward to the interview as well. The cover is very eye-catching and the premise sounds intriguing. !

    contact (dot) harris (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lisa, thanks so much. i agree, the cover is beautiful. I'm so thankful for Tyndale's talented designer.

      Delete
  3. Sounds like a really good story Johnnie and I love the cover. thanks Marion. I look forward to tomorrow. shirl(dot)corder(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Shirley, thanks for commenting. Marion wrote an amazing review. And I'm so glad she didn't have an accident while reading at traffic lights :)

      Delete
    2. Johnnie, I so enjoyed writing this review as well as reading Where Treasure Hides. It's the first time I've prayed for red traffic lights as I neared intersections, and my Kindle was always close at hand and ready.

      Delete
  4. Ruth, thanks for your insightful review. Where Treasure Hides sounds like an interesting read :)
    narelle (at) narelleatkins (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sounds like a great book - I would love to read it. My kindle is ready and waiting...lol

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sorry forgot my email.
    bettimace(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Marion, thank you for the beautiful review. And Johnnie, thank you for what sounds like an intriguing book. My mother had a hat very much like the one on your book cover. Brings back memories.

    jrlight620(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Judith, it was such a pleasure doing this review and interview.

      Delete
  8. Thanks for a most interesting review and I'd love to read the book. I'm not sure if I've made the Thursday deadline to be in the drawing, though. (I'm ahead of you as I'm in Australia!)
    mcleedu(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mandy, you made it in plenty of time. The closing date is only next Thursday, 24 January.

      Delete
  9. I enjoyed the review and also your interview on the next post. My goodness, Johnnie, you are a busy person! Where Treasure Hides sounds like a very intriguing novel. I would love to read it.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  10. The reply button isn't working on my little netbook, so forgive me for not responding to your individual comments. Each one is so heartwarming and important to me.

    Narelle, you have such a lovely name. And I agree with you -- the review is wonderful!

    Betz, I love your sense of humor. :)

    Judith, that is so cool about your mom's hat. I love the cover and can't thank Tyndale's designer enough for how beautiful it is.

    Mandy, you're definitely in the drawing. I'm sure we can make allowances (and I have no idea about the time zones and deadlines!).

    Kay, I probably sound busier than I really am. But I am blessed to be doing what I love.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. @ Mandy, you're definitely in the drawing as the closing date is only next Thursday, 24th January.

      Delete
  11. I just wanted to say a special thank you to Marion and all the International Christian Fiction Writers for hosting me on your blog. Marion, your review is powerful. I just love it. And the interview was so much fun. God bless you and ICFW with your writing and your ministries.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Johnnie, it has been an absolute pleasure to do this review and interview. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read and review Where Treasure Hides.

      For those who don't win, get a copy via any of the links above. You won't be sorry.

      Delete
  12. I'd love to win this! It sounds fascinating! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi, Veronica. I will tell you I was fascinated by the research. And did my best to weave it into the story. Thanks for stopping by and your comment.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I enjoyed the review of Where Treasure Hides, it sounds like an awesome WWII story. Please add me for the drawing. Thanks!
    Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Congratulations, Merry, for winning the digital copy of Where Treasure Hides. I'm sure Johnnie will be in contact soon to get your copy to you. I know you will enjoy the book and we'd love to get your feedback. Also, I know Johnnie would appreciate your rating and/or reviewing the book on Amazon, etc.

      Delete
  15. Wow, sounds like a great read. I'd love to win this.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love the cover of the book, I would love to read this book and win it too!
    Thanks for the opportunity to do so.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  17. My "reply" option still isn't working. Grr!

    Merry, I'm so glad you stopped by. I've loved researching this small aspect of World War II.

    Sonflower277, thanks so much for participating.

    Janet, Tyndale outdid themselves with the cover. I couldn't be happier!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Sounds like a great and intriguing read! My own WWII novel, set in the Netherlands, releases in August.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Liz, Where Treasure Hides is everything you think it will be. Congratulations on your upcoming release. We wish you well with that. Please send me your email address if you would like to be included in the draw for Where Treasure Hides

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thank you all for taking the time to read the review on Where Treasure Hides. Just a reminder that the draw will take place on Thursday this week. The winner will be notified on Sunday in the Sunday edition and by email once that notification has been posted. If you have any friends who would like to be included in the draw, please let them know to comment before the deadline.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Congratulations, Liz. I'm interested in hearing more about your story. Where Treasure Hides is set, at least for awhile, in Rotterdam, Holland.

    ReplyDelete