Monday, June 1, 2020

Spotlight and Giveaway of Victoria's War by Catherine A Hamilton

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Kristen Ludwigsen of Mindbuck Media Book Publicity is celebrating the release of:

With an International E-book Giveaway!!
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"A searing reminder of the many lesser-known World War II stories that still need to be told." Kirkus Reviews

In Victoria’s War, Hamilton gives voice to the courageous Polish women who were kidnapped into the real-life Nazi slave labor operation during WWII. Inspired by true stories, this lost chapter of history won’t soon be forgotten.

Poland, 1939: Nineteen-year-old Victoria Darski is eager to move away to college but her world is turned upside down when World War II breaks out. When Victoria decides to go to a resistance meeting with her best friend, Sylvia, they are captured by human traffickers. Sylvia is sent to work in a brothel, and Victoria is transported by cattle car to Berlin, where she is auctioned off as a slave.

Germany, 1941: Twenty-year-old Etta Tod is a hospital about to undergo involuntary sterilization because of the Fuhrer’s mandate to eliminate hereditary deafness. Etta, an artist, silently critiques the propaganda poster on the waiting room wall while her mother tries to convince her she should be glad to get rid of her monthlies. Etta is the daughter of the German bakers who buy Victoria at auction in Berlin. 

The stories of Victoria and Etta intertwine in the bakery’s attic where Victoria is held—the same place where Etta has hidden her anti-Nazi paintings. The two women form a quick and enduring bond. But when they’re caught stealing bread from the bakery and smuggling it to a nearby work camp, everything changes.

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Yuen Lui
Bio of the author: Catherine A. Hamilton is a freelance writer of Polish descent whose articles and poems have appeared in magazines and newspapers including the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the Oregonian, the Catholic Sentinel, the Dziennik ZwińÖzkowy (the oldest Polish newspaper in America), and the Polish American Journal.

She is the author of the chapter about Katherine Graczyk in Forgotten Survivors: Polish Christians Remember the Nazi Occupation, edited by Richard C. Lukas. Victoria’s War, her first novel, will be published in 2020 by Plain View Press.

She actively publishes and blogs at Hamilton lives in the Northwest with her husband.


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June 1 - June 8
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1 comment:

  1. This book sounds really interesting and absorbing. I will add a link to your giveaway to my blog's sidebar.