Old School Giveaway Hop 2022! {Ends 8/31/22}

Aug 15, 2022 | 5 comments

Thank you MamatheFox.com for this Giveaway opportunity!

On this stop, I am offering two Print copy books for ONE Lucky U.S./Can. Winner!

One book is a non-fiction book for Elemenatary & Middle age children!  The other book is for Y.A./Adults reading enjoyment.

Both are truly AWESOME!

This first book is a Debut by new award -winning Author, Dianne C. Braley.

“A beautifully-written and riveting tale of love, resilience, friendship, devotion, and the heartbreaking impacts of addiction.”--Elisa M. Speranza, author of The Italian Prisoner (set to debut in April 2022)

Book Details:

Silence in the Sound by Dianne C. Braley
311 pages
Expected publication: August 23rd 2022 by Koehler Books

Book Description:

On the picturesque island of Martha’s Vineyard, an ailing celebrity novelist’s famous book about a choice helps his young nurse make a heartrending one of her own.

Fiery city girl, Georgette’s memory of a childhood trip to Martha’s Vineyard Island with her father is one of the few good times. Her father was an alcoholic, and her enabler mother chose to stay with him; his addiction was the center of their world. Georgette fled home as soon as she could; years later, as a nurse, she’s going back to the island to start her life over. There, she becomes the private nurse for the ailing prize-winning novelist, Mr. S., and becomes enamored with the mysterious Dock, a wash-ashore like her whose disappearing acts only make her crave his love more.

As Georgette cares for Mr. S. and helps him come to terms with the end of his life along Vineyard Sound’s beautiful shores, they become friends. His famous book helps her navigate her life as George finds in the running away from her past, she inadvertently ran towards it. She loses herself in her relationship with Dock, who leads her down a road of denial and impossible choices she never thought she’d have to face.

Told through the voice of Georgette. The Silence in the Sound is a provocative coming-of-age debut revealing the lasting effects of growing up in addiction. But it also demonstrates a young woman’s strength as she navigates friendship, love, and heartbreak while finding her hidden strength along the way.

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Her Debut book has already won the Firsbird Award

Meet the Author:

Dianne Cabelus Braley is a registered nurse blogger and freelance writer.  Dianne has contributed to various online as well as printed publications such as Today’s Dietician, Scrubs Magazine, and Nurse Buff.  Dianne has also hunted for missing persons and guest blogged in the genre of true crime, gaining an interest and near obsession in the subject when a young nursing student went missing in  New Hampshire in 2004. 

Dianne and her family, both human, furry, and feathered, reside in a small Massachusetts town north of the Boston, not far enough away to lose her city edge. She gets lost on the Martha’s Vineyard island every summer and finds herself all over again year after year, reigniting her passion for writing in the magical place hat inspired it.

Now the author of her debut novel, The Silence in the Sound, Dianne, still escapes to the Vineyard every summer to reinvigorate herself and channel her creative drive. She is currently pursuing a degree in creative writing. Dianne and her family are firmly planted in a small town north of Boston – but not far enough away to lose her city edge.

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“The cause is just, and readers will come away with a firmer understanding that, as the introduction has it, the story of this country’s founding is ‘everyone’s story.’”Booklist

A Junior Library Guild Gold Selection

Appreciation goes out to Bushel & Peck Books for donating this book.

Book Details:

Forgotten Founders: Black Patriots, Women Soldiers, and Other Heroes Who Shaped the America’s Founding
Mifflin Lowe; Illustrated by Wiliam Luong
 Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bushel & Peck Books (June 7, 2022); Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 64 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1638190925;  ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1638190929
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 7 – 11 years; Grade level ‏ : ‎ 2 – 3

Book Description:

The founding of America was not accomplished by a handful of people; it required the heart, soul, and grit of an entire nation. Today, we rightfully honor the efforts of the Founding Fathers, but what about everyone else who sacrificed for the cause?

Introducing Forgotten Founders, the inspiring book of stories about the heroic women, African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and others who played pivotal roles in America’s birth. Make no mistake: these were no historical footnotes. These were brave men and women without whom the war simply could never have been won and the new republic never begun.

Readers will meet…

Sybil Ludington, the sixteen-year-old girl who rode all night to warn of a British attack
Nancy Hart: the indomitable woman who captured six Loyalist soldiers
Cuffee Wells Saunders, the talented physician who won his freedom and saved lives serving in the Continental Army
Phyllis Wheatley, the gifted Black poet whose work was praised by Voltaire and George Washington
Deborah Sampson, the colonial woman who dressed as a man to enlist in the Continental Army
Peter Salem, the former slave who became the hero of the Battle of Bunker Hill

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Meet the Author:

Author, singer, songwriter, and musician, Mifflin Lowe has had six books published, which have sold over 300,000 copies in 4 languages. His books include a children’s poetry book, Beasts By The Bunches (Doubleday) and three humor books for adults: The Cheapskate’s Handbook, I Hate Fun and How To Be A Celebrity (Price/Stern/Sloan.)

He has also performed his music for family audiences from New England to New Orelans presenting works from his children’s CDs: 

In the world of dance, Mifflin’s work has been used by the Island Moving Company of Newport, RI in presentations of “Beasts by The Bunches” and “Cowboy Kareem.” The West Hartford Youth Ballet under the direction of Bette Ann Libin has also presented Mr. Lowe’s works.

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To Enter the Goodreads Giveaway for Silence in the Sound click on the link below:

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Giveaway Details:

ONE Lucky U.S./Can. Winner will receive a Print copy of Silence in the Sound by Dianne C. Braley nd One Print copy of Forgotten Founders: Black Patriots, Women Soldiers, and Other Heroes Who Shaped the America’s Founding by Mifflin Lowe;

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