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April 5, 2016

Today's Featured Title and Contest April 5, 2016

This Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this spring. Read more about it, and enter our Spring Preview Contest by Wednesday, April 6th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of LILAC GIRLS by Martha Hall Kelly, which releases today. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Today's Featured Book and Contest: LILAC GIRLS by Martha Hall Kelly
Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this powerful debut novel reveals an incredible story of love, redemption and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939 --- and then sets its sights on France.

An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can have dire consequences.

For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.

The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents --- from New York to Paris, Germany and Poland --- as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.

In LILAC GIRLS, Martha Hall Kelly has crafted a remarkable novel of unsung women and their quest for love, freedom and second chances. It is a story that will keep readers bonded with the characters, searching for the truth, until the final pages.

LILAC GIRLS will be a Bets On selection. Read Carol Fitzgerald's commentary about the book in the April 15th Weekly Update newsletter.

-Click here to read an excerpt.

-Visit Martha Hall Kelly's official website, blog and Pinterest page.
-Connect with Martha Hall Kelly on Facebook and Twitter.
Click here to enter the contest by 11:59am ET on Wednesday, April 6th.

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