Saturday, July 22

DUNKIRK - The Movie and the Book Promotion

Yesterday, the movie DUNKIRK, starring Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and Harry Styles (making his acting debut), opened in North America. This movie tells the real life story of the miracle evacuation of Allied troops from the coast of France in 1940. The Nazi blitzkrieg had overrun France and Belgium with a speed no one thought possible, trapping four hundred thousand British, Belgian, French and Canadian troops at Dunkirk, with no way to get across the English Channel. But then, like the movie trailer says, when the troops couldn't get home, home came for them. While the Germans waited for their supply lines to catch up, a flotilla of seacraft - naval, merchant and civilian - raced across the Channel. Between May 26 and June 4, 1940, some 338,000 troops were ferried to safety. Here's the official trailer for DUNKIRK:

To celebrate the release of Dunkirk, over 40 World War Two writers like me have banded together to bring you the Dunkirk Week Epic WW2 Book Sale. For more information about the sale, go to  Check out the fun events and the wonderful books on sale.

I've got my two World War Two books in the promotion:


France, 1942. The world is at war. The Nazis have stolen the infamous blue diamond, Le Coeur Bleu, intending to barter it for weapons that will destroy the Allies. Jewel thief Hunter Smith is given a choice; help the French Resistance steal back the diamond and avenge the death of his best friend, or stay locked up in an English prison. He chooses revenge.

Resistance fighter Madeleine Bertrand’s husband died when he was betrayed by Hunter Smith. How can she now pretend to be married to the arrogant American? How can she betray Jean Philippe’s memory by her passionate response to Hunter’s kisses? Neither is prepared for the maelstrom of attraction that erupts between them. To survive they must uncover the mysteries of the past and conquer the dangers of the present. But first Madeleine must decide if her loyalties lie with her dead husband and the Resistance or with the greatest love of her life.

FLAWLESS is on sale for .99 cents until July 28 at the following retailers:

The Wild Rose Press | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | B & N | Bookstrand | Google Play | Kobo | iBooks


Anne Wakefield travels halfway around the world for love. But when she arrives in Canada from England at the end of World War Two, she discovers the handsome Canadian pilot she’d fallen in love with has married someone else. Heartbroken, she prepares to return to London, though she has nothing left there to return to. Her former fiancĂ©’s mother makes a suggestion: marriage to her other son.

Badly wounded and scarred during the war, Erik Gustafson thinks he’s a poor substitute for his brother. Although he loves Anne almost from the first time he sees her, he cannot believe she would ever be able to love him as he is – especially as he might be after another operation on his bad leg.  Anne sees the beauty of his heart. The cold prairie winter may test her courage, but can she prove to Erik that her love for him is real?

HOME FIRES is available for about $2.99 at the following retailers:

The Wild Rose Press | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | B & N | Bookstrand | Google Play | Kobo | iBooks | BAM

I can't wait to see this movie. What movie have you seen or would like to see this summer? Are there any movies that are stinkers we should stay away from?


  1. that movie looks amazing, Jana - and thanks for the book rec's!

  2. If I see one movie this summer, it's got to be this one. I'm really looking forward to it!