Do you want to cozy up with a copy of Band of Sisters over the holidays? HarperCollins has a hundred copies up for grabs!
Here’s the official rundown:
Enter for your chance to win 1 of 100 Advance Reader’s Editions of Band of Sisters by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig! On sale March 2nd, Band of Sisters is a novel based on an amazing true story from World War I: the women of Smith College who left safety and affluence to work as humanitarians in occupied France.
“A crackling portrayal of everyday American heroines…A triumph.”
— Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue
A scholarship girl from Brooklyn, Kate Moran thought she found a place among Smith’s Mayflower descendants, only to have her illusions dashed the summer after graduation. When charismatic alumna Betsy Rutherford delivers a rousing speech at the Smith College Club in April of 1917, looking for volunteers to help French civilians decimated by the German war machine, Kate is too busy earning her living to even think of taking up the call. But when her former best friend Emmeline Van Alden reaches out and begs her to take the place of a girl who had to drop out, Kate reluctantly agrees to join the new Smith College Relief Unit.
Four months later, Kate and seventeen other Smithies, including two trailblazing female doctors, set sail for France. The volunteers are armed with money, supplies, and good intentions—all of which immediately go astray. The chateau that was to be their headquarters is a half-burnt ruin. The villagers they meet are in desperate straits: women and children huddling in damp cellars, their crops destroyed and their wells poisoned.
Despite constant shelling from the Germans, French bureaucracy, and the threat of being ousted by the British army, the Smith volunteers bring welcome aid—and hope—to the region. But can they survive their own differences? As they cope with the hardships and terrors of the war, Kate and her colleagues find themselves navigating old rivalries and new betrayals which threaten the very existence of the Unit.
With the Germans threatening to break through the lines, can the Smith Unit pull together and be truly a band of sisters?
This sweepstakes ends Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.
You can find the entry form here.
Apologies to my overseas friends: this one is U.S. residents over the age of 18 only. But if I can get my hands on any spare copies, I’ll try to do an international give away sometime soon!
Happy holidays and happy reading– and good luck!