Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Giveaway: Trini Amador's Gracianna

Flashlight Commentary is pleased to offer readers the chance to win a copy of Trini Amador's Gracianna!

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The gripping story of Gracianna--a French-Basque girl forced to make impossible decisions after being recruited into the French Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris. Gracianna is inspired by true events in the life of Trini Amador's great-grandmother, Gracianna Lasaga. As an adult, Amador was haunted by the vivid memory of finding a loaded German Luger tucked away in a nightstand while wandering his great-grandmother's home in Southern California. He was only four years old at the time, but the memory remained and he knew he had to explore the story behind the gun. Decades later, Amador would delve into the remarkable odyssey of his Gracianna's past, a road that led him to an incredible surprise. In Gracianna, Amador weaves fact and fiction to tell his great-grandmother's story. Gracianna bravely sets off to Paris in the early 1940s--on her way to America, she hopes--but is soon swept into the escalation of the war and the Nazi occupation of Paris. After chilling life-and-death struggles, she discovers that her missing sister has surfaced as a laborer in Auschwitz. When she finds an opportunity to fight back against the Nazis to try to free her sister, she takes it--even if it means using lethal force. As Amador tells the imagined story of how his great-grandmother risked it all, he delivers richly drawn characters and a heart-wrenching page-turner that readers won't soon forget.


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9 comments:

Sophie Schiller said...

Sounds great. Looking forward to reading!

Judie McDonald said...

An interesting story, can't wait to read.

Sandra K321 said...

I love reading WWI era historical fiction. This sounds like a great book.

Nancy said...

Sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for the giveaway.

Shannon Leigh said...

Sounds wonderfully interesting. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!!

Shannon Leigh said...

Sounds wonderfully interesting!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Lara Frame said...

I'm so excited for this book! I have really liked past book that feature similar themes of Nazi resistance. Thanks for the giveaway!

TIffany said...

This looks like a fascinating read - perfect for summer!

Thanks for the giveaway!

kim_cree said...

This book sounds amazing! I can't wait to read it!