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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Giveaway!!! Get It Before It's Released!!! Velva Jean Learns To Fly by Jennifer Niven

Thanks to Milena Brown at Penguin, I have one print copy of this book by a newish author, and it hasn't been released yet. It will be released om August 30th, so here's your chance to get it before it's available. If you like a bit of military history mixed in with your fiction, then you need to read this book.

Some information from the press release:

In Jennifer Niven’s debut novel, VELVA JEAN LEARNS TO DRIVE, Velva Jean Hart’s journey began with being saved, losing both parents, finding true love and risking it by teaching herself how to drive and daring to dream of a bigger life “out there,” away from her family’s mountain home in Appalachia.

In VELVA JEAN LEARNS TO FLY (A Plume original / August 30, 2011) the feisty Velva Jean Hart drives off from Appalachia to Nashville to follow her dream: singing at the Grand Ole Opry. But after Pearl Harbor, Velva Jean pins her sights instead on getting her wings.
Set during the tumultuous years of World War II, when men were called to duty and women were given the opportunity to step forward and serve their country, this second novel from Jennifer Niven is an inspiring story of one woman’s determination and independence.

Here we see the ever-intrepid Velva Jean become a pioneering member of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots. Fewer than 1,000 women made the cut and became women pilots in this extraordinary program. These brave women flew the oldest, patched-together planes—and were finally given veteran status in 1977 and received the Congressional Gold Medal from President Obama. Set against this fascinating backdrop, the spellbinding story of Velva Jean’s training and flying sheds light on the amazing service performed by these daring women. It’s a page-turning story of heroics, romance, and poignant losses.
 Penned by an author who truly makes stories come to life, VELVA JEAN LEARNS TO FLY is an enormously exciting adventure and coming-of-age novel with more a little something for every reader.
 Entry is simple. You don't need to be a follower, though I won't complain if you are or choose to be.  :P

Entry is only open to US residents, sorry. (I'd love to do more international giveaways but the shipping costs are a PITA)

Leave a comment and a way to contact you. You can use the contact form for your contact info if you would rather not put it in public but you NEED to leave a comment or you you won't be entered.

The giveaway closes this Saturday, the 20th, at midnight EST. I'll use to choose the winner.

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That's it! Good luck :)

Thank you Penguin Books for providing this book.


  1. Thanks for this giveaway!


  2. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    GFC- audreyclair

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read the book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

  4. It looks like a story I would enjoy.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  5. I love books set in this era.. it's around the first time that woman start to prove that they can do things just as well as men! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  6. Angel C is the winner. Congratulations. :)


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