Spotlight and giveaway: Landing By Moonlight

Landing by MoonlightCiji Ware
on tour
March 2-13
with
Landing By Moonlight:
A Novel Of WWII
(Romantic thriller/Historical novel)
Release date: October 15, 2019
at Lion’s Paw Publishing
476 pages

Website | Goodreads

SYNOPSIS

Based on the lives of a small group of American women secret agents working for British intelligence parachuting into France to help the Resistance during WW II.

The year is 1942, and American secret agent Catherine Thornton has no idea whether she will be dropped behind enemy lines in an inflatable raft launched from a submarine or be flung through the moonlit sky from a low-flying British Halifax. Either way, the young embassy wife and erstwhile journalist knows there’s always the chance she’ll be picked off by German sharpshooters, although nothing in her imagination prepares her for the trial-by-fire to come.

Only she understands why she volunteered for such “unwomanly warfare” and the secret reasons she joined a handful of female American spies destined to risk her gilded life on French soil–yet former Vichy diplomat Henri Leblanc, code name Claude Foret, thinks he knows the answers.

As Catherine’s missions grow more harrowing each day, and she fears she’s fallen in love with a captured fellow agent, the German SS begin to close in on the world of Madame “Colette Durand” and her Résistance network embedded in coastal cities along the French Riviera—an exposure that could threaten the Allied victory itself.

And hanging in the air like a half-opened parachute is the life-or-death question: Who is the betrayer and who will be betrayed in this, their finest hour?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Landing by Moonlight - Ciji Ware

Ciji Ware
is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
of twelve works of historical and contemporary fiction,
two of nonfiction,
and was short-listed for the Willa [Cather] Literary Award
for Historical Fiction in 2012.
A graduate of Harvard University in History,
she is an Emmy-award winning television producer,
a Dupont awardee for investigative journalism,
and an American Bar Association winner
of a Silver Gavel for her magazine work.
For eighteen years, she was a broadcaster and commentator for KABC Radio/TV in Los Angeles.
A recipient of Harvard’s prestigious Alumni Award in 2004,
Ware was the first woman graduate of the university
to serve as President of the Harvard Alumni Association, Worldwide.
Ware and her husband, Tony Cook, live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Visit her website

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13 thoughts on “Spotlight and giveaway: Landing By Moonlight

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  3. Thank you, Emma, for posting the link to the author’s pinterest, I enjoyed all the pictures of her research and will look for her future titles.

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  4. It’s been a marvelous “virtual” book tour with France Book Tours these last days…I was impressed with the perception and insights of the reviewers who read and commented on my latest novel, LANDING BY MOONLIGHT – A Novel of WW II. FBT offers authors who love and write about France to target their work to readers and other writers who share this passion for the wonderful country that is La Belle France. Having been sent on actual New York publishers’ book tours that required getting on and off planes, trains and buses, I must say, France Book Tours was a lot more fun, restful, and a very effective way to get the word out about my latest offering. Thank you SO much for a terrific experience.

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    • The American SOE secret agents that were chosen had often been raised in France or schooled there, or had one parent who was French and therefore these women spoke excellent French, many without a trace of an accent. If they had a “slight“ accent, like Devereux Rochester’s mild New York twang, their cover story, hopefully, would convince German authorities that they weren’t enemy agents. This is steeped in my two years of research, by the way… Thanks for asking!

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    • When I read a biography on Violette Szabo, that was a problem concerning her time in the SOE. Although she was born in France, if I remember correctly, and lived there as a child, she did live in England after that. It was a problem, because she lost her native French accent. Violette was captured and executed.

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