Thursday, May 18, 2017

More Than a Soldier: One Army Ranger's Daring Escape From the Nazis by D.M. Annechino (Book Spotlight & Giveaway!)

I am thrilled to be featuring the latest title by talented author D.M. Annechino. D.M. usually writes suspense thrillers but he has outdone himself with this one. More Than a Soldier is based on the powerful and true story of Angelo DiMarco’s survival, resilience and courage as he escaped the Nazis in Italy. My review will be posted on June 13 on Library of Clean Reads. Be sure to check it out. In the meantime, enter the giveaway and help us spread the word about this unforgettable story.

Book Details:

Book Title: More Than a Soldier: One Army Ranger's Daring Escape From the Nazis
​Author: D.M. Annechino
Category: Adult Fiction, 316 pages
Genre: Historical Biography, WWII
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release date: April 2017
Tour dates: April 24 to May 19, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (A few four-letter words and violence associated with war)

Book Description:

Feeling a patriotic duty to defend his country after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, seventeen year old, Angelo J. DiMarco, enlists in the U.S. Army. Severely short of frontline fighters, the Army rushes Angelo through Ranger training and sends him to Italy as part of the 1st Ranger Battalion. Their objective: stop the German invasion.

Fighting on the front lines in Italy, the German’s teach Angelo a sobering lesson on life when they capture him during the bloody battle of Cisterna. Against insurmountable odds, Angelo miraculously escapes in a way that stretches the imagination. He survives behind enemy lines for over five months, hiding from the Germans and trying to outmaneuver them. He begs for food, sleeps in barns and suffers from many ailments, including dehydration, malnutrition, malaria and exposure to the elements.

More Than a Soldier is Angelo DiMarco’s powerful story of survival, resilience and courage.

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Praise for More Than a Soldier:

Annechino colorfully draws the actions scenes, and richly brings the supporting cast of characters to life. A moving tale of survival in war-torn Europe.
- Kirkus Reviews

Nuanced and eloquently written, More Than a Soldier adds to the body of WWII literature an extraordinary story of survival and a deeply affecting portrait of a soldier’s coming-of-age.
- The iRead Review

Meet the Author:

Daniel M. Annechino, a former book editor, wrote his first book, How to Buy the Most Car for the Least Money, while working as a General Manager in the automobile business. But his passion had always been fiction, particularly thrillers. He spent two years researching serial killers before finally penning his gripping and memorable debut novel They Never Die Quietly. He has written and published five novels—all thrillers. But his latest work, More Than a Soldier, is a Historical Biography set in Italy during WWII.

A native of New York, Annechino now lives in San Diego with his wife, Jennifer. He loves to cook, enjoys a glass of vintage wine, and spends lots of leisure time on the warm beaches of Southern California.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mailbox Monday for May 15

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

Love these new Italian-themed books that are in my mailbox this week. Can you tell I'm itching to go to Italy?

I got this one free when I signed up to the author's newsletter. This one is a novella and I devoured it. She's written other books set in Italy and I plan to read them too. 

This one is on tour with Italy Book Tours from June 19 to 30. I really enjoyed the author's first book and I look forward to reading this one.

I couldn't help getting a copy when I saw this free on Kindle. A foodie mystery set in Tuscany? Yeah, I'm in.

I couldn't resist this one when I saw it on several blogs. It's a true account set in Italy during WWII.

Did you get any good books in your mailbox this week?