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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hunger Winter by Rob Currie - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Rob Currie and his new book, “Hunger Winter”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Rob and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Hunger Winter
by Rob Currie


GENRE: MG Historical Fiction



It's the Netherlands in late 1944. Thirteen-year-old Dirk's Papa left to fight with the Resistance. Then Mama died. When the Gestapo snatched his older sister and he learned they were coming for him next, Dirk left home in the middle of the night. He had his pockets stuffed with food, his little sister asleep in his arms, and his heart heavy with a dark secret.



“Your sentence has been determined,” he said.

Wrapping her tattered blanket around her shoulders, Els trudged down the hall, following other prisoners. Outside, the chilly breeze flapped her blanket, and she clutched it tighter. Guards formed the captives in a row, in front of a brick wall. More guards stood on the opposite side of the courtyard with rifles.

“Nooo!” cried a man next to Els. “They’re going to—”

“Halt die Klappe” a soldier shouted. A light rain fell. Els put her hand on the shoulder of the man who had cried out. His weeping intensified. “Noo!” he cried, looking around as if appealing to some unseen authority.

“You are all guilty of crimes against the Third Reich,” an officer announced. “You have been sentenced, and now you will pay for what you have done.”

He looked at the soldiers. “Ready,” he shouted above the din of prisoners begging for mercy. The soldiers clutched their rifles.

Els cleared her throat and sang as loudly as she could in her weakened condition, “Grant that I may remain brave, your servant for always,” she began. Several prisoners joined her in singing the national anthem. “And may defeat the tyranny which pierces my heart.”

“Ready!” the officer shouted again.

Thunder boomed and the rain fell harder. It wasn’t supposed to end like this. The Gestapo was supposed to realize Els would never talk, and they’d release her. And then she’d somehow find Dirk.

“Aim,” the officer said. The soldiers raised their rifles.



Five Reasons You Should Read My Book:

The first reason to read Hunger Winter is because it reveals the largely unknown true story of how the Nazis tried to starve the Dutch into submission during WWII. Without food or fuel the desperate Dutch pried up every other stair step to throw in the fireplace and resorted to eating tulip bulbs. By the end of the war, they were reduced to 300 calories per day. As a result, thousands starved or froze to death.

A second reason is the Dutch had a unique relationship with the Germans. Early in the war, Hitler ordered German soldiers to be friendly with the Dutch. Partly as a result, 20,000 Dutch citizens volunteered to fight in the German army.

A third reason is that public libraries around the country have purchased the book. This includes libraries in Chicago, New York City, Kansas City, Miami, Evansville, Dallas, Seattle, Sacramento, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne, Dallas, and many more.

A fourth reason is that the reader response is very strong. Ten-year-old Frank got the book and read it in two days. While I wrote the book for kids, many adults are enjoying it, too. Karen is a grandma. She read the book and “kept staying up later than I should have because I wanted to know what would happen next. I had no idea he was such a good writer.” Mike is in his late fifties and said that Hunger Winter is the first book he has read all the way through since he graduated from college.

The fifth reason is that 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.



Life conspired to get Rob Currie to write Hunger Winter: A World War II Novel. His father is a World War II veteran and his wife is Dutch. An award-winning author, it was only a matter of time before he would focus his writing on World War II. Research for Hunger Winter included numerous books, interviews with Dutch WWII survivors, and three weeks in the Netherlands. His investigation revealed astonishing details about the Dutch experience of the war, which begged to be turned into a book.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, he graduated from Cornerstone University and went on to earn a master's degree and doctorate in psychology from St. Louis University. He has taught psychology at Judson University since 1987. His hobbies include playing basketball, cooking, and writing poetry.





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Rob will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Rob ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    1. Thank you Ally. It's good to be here. Thanks for posting my book.

  2. Did you have input on the cover of the book?

    1. I asked the publisher to add the words "A World War II Novel."
      They designed it though. I like it because it fits with the story content. The artist took the time to read the story.

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    1. Thank you Gwendolyn. I have heard stories of authors unhappy with their book cover, but I like mine a lot.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing a book description and giveaway also. Sounds great!

    1. My pleasure. I'm glad you found it interesting. I just talked to a teacher yesterday whose starting to read it. She's enjoying it so much that now her husband is going to read it when she finishes.

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    1. So kind of you to say that, Lynn. Thank you. A reader who just finished the book described it as "a page turner."

  6. I enjoyed your guest post. It was informative.