Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Giveaway - Ike and Kay - James MacManus

Calling all historical fictions fans - I've got a fantastic giveaway for you! James MacManus's new book, Ike and Kay, releases today and I have three copies to giveaway!

From Overlook Press:

"The sweeping love story at the heart of the Second World War, vividly reimagining General Eisenhower and Kate Summersby’s infamous, star-crossed affair.

In his latest historical novel Ike and Kay, acclaimed author James MacManus brings to life an unbelievably true and controversial romance and the poignant characters and personalities that shaped the course of world history.

In 1942, Kay Summersby’s life is changed forever when she is conscripted to drive General Eisenhower on his fact-finding visit to wartime London. Despite Eisenhower’s marriage to Mamie, the pair takes an immediate liking to each other and he buys Kay a rare wartime luxury: a box of chocolates.

So begins a tumultuous relationship that, against all military regulation, sees Kay traveling with Eisenhower on missions to far-flung places before the final assault on Nazi Germany. The general does dangerously little to conceal his affair with the woman widely known as “Ike’s shadow,” and in letters Mamie bemoans his new obsession with “Ireland.” That does not stop him from using his influence to grant Kay citizenship and rank in the US army, drawing her closer still when he returns to America. When officials discover Eisenhower’s plans to divorce from his wife they threaten the fragile but passionate affair, and Kay is forced to take desperate measures to hold onto the man she loves . . .

Based on the scandalous true story of General Eisenhower’s secret World War II love affair, Ike and Kay is a compelling story of love, duty, sacrifice, and heartbreak, set against the backdrop of the most tumultuous period of the twentieth century." Read an excerpt of Ike and Kay.

"James MacManus is the managing director of The Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of six novels, including the historical novels Black Venus, Sleep in Peace Tonight, and Midnight in Berlin." You can connect with James MacManus on his website, like him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

If Ike and Kay sounds like a book you'd like to read, enter to win one of three advance review copies I have to giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US and Canada only, no PO boxes please. Ends June 11/18.

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traveler said...

Thanks for this fascinating story which interests me greatly. Sounds captivating.

Grandma Cootie said...

I really enjoy historical novels. And stories like these tend to tear you both ways - a beautiful love story, but there's a wife!

holdenj said...

I enjoy historical fiction, and this is something I have not read about before.

John Smith said...

Few things are more suggestive of romance and tempestuous passion than thinking about Eisenhower and his secretary pursuing their forbidden love!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I love historical fiction. This is right up my alley!

Dianna said...

I love learning about stories that turned into history. This is one couple I've never heard anything about!

rhonda said...

I've been reading raves about this book.