This week I am giving away a hardcover copy of THE WOMEN IN THE CASTLE by Jessica Shattuck!
There are three ways to enter the giveaway:
- 1 – leave a comment on this blog post (you will receive one entry)
- 2 – follow this blog on Twitter (@1ThriftyReader) and re-tweet any tweet I post about this giveaway (you will receive one entry)
- 3 – visit my Facebook page HERE and like, share and/or comment on my post about this giveaway (you will receive one entry)
You have until midnight on Monday, December 18 to enter. Entries from the USA only, please. I will notify the winner by email (if you left a comment) or DM/tweet on Twitter (if you retweeted). I’m new to Facebook, so if you enter through Facebook I’ll either email you (if you leave me a comment with your email address) or I’ll try to contact you through Facebook. If the winner does not respond within 7 days, I will choose another winner. Good luck! Here’s the cover copy from the book:
Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined—an affecting, shocking, and ultimately redemptive novel from the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Hazards of Good Breeding.
Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband’s ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin following years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows.
First Marianne rescues six-year-old Martin, the son of her dearest childhood friend, from a Nazi reeducation home. Together, they make their way across the smoldering wreckage of their homeland to Berlin, where Martin’s mother, the beautiful and naive Benita, has fallen into the hands of occupying Red Army soldiers. Then she locates Ania, another resister’s wife, and her two boys, now refugees languishing in one of the many camps that house the millions displaced by the war.
As Marianne assembles this makeshift family from the ruins of her husband’s resistance movement, she is certain their shared pain and circumstances will hold them together. But she quickly discovers that the black-and-white, highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated, filled with secrets and dark passions that threaten to tear them apart. Eventually, all three women must come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives before, during, and after the war—each with their own unique share of challenges.