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The author of fourteen contemporary and historical novels, Melanie Dobson lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Her latest novels are Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor and Chateau of Secrets. More info at

Monday, May 12, 2014

Giving Away Ten Copies of Chateau of Secrets

Chateau of Secrets is a "time slip" novel about a French noblewoman named Gisele Duchant who hides the French resistance in tunnels under her family's medieval chateau even as the Nazi Germans occupy her home. Seventy years later, her granddaughter Chloe Sauver returns to the Chateau d'Epines and is shocked as she and a filmmaker named Riley Holtz begin to uncover the secrets of her family's past.

Chateau of Secrets was based on the courage and faith of a real life French noblewoman named Genevieve de Saint Pern Menke.

You can read more about Genevieve's courageous story in my last blog. 

Chateau of Secrets releases today and to celebrate the release, I will be giving away a copy to ten different readers. If you would like to sign up for this drawing, please leave your email address in a comment below or subscribe to my newsletter at this link on my website. 

I will email the winners after the giveaway closes on May 27th. Thank you for celebrating with me!


Blogger Esther/Mom/Grandma said...

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5:38 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

This sounds like it will be a great read!

5:38 AM  
Blogger Esther/Mom/Grandma said...

I would love to read Shadow of Secrets - I lived in France when I was a child an I love to read.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Lisa Stifler said...

This sounds like a really good book and I would love a chance to win a copy. Thank you for sharing about this book. I will have to put this on my book list. ~ Blessings ~

5:45 AM  
Blogger LJ Bayer said...

I am a WWII enthusiast and love reading anything pertaining to this time period. I look forward to reading Chateau of Secrets. Thank you for the give away!

5:50 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

My husband and I vacationed to France for our 8 year wedding anniversary (we've been married 10 now). I had been there once before but it was a completely different experience going with someone who spoke the language. This sounds like like a wonderful read.
I'm also interested in Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana - because I'm a Hoosier by birth.
Praying for the success of your release and continued blessings and creativity in your writing.

PS. I've added Chateau of Secrets to my Pinterest and TBR lists.

6:09 AM  
Blogger Shonda said...

This sounds intriguing!

6:15 AM  
Anonymous Nancy M. said...

Happy Release Day! I have been interested in this book since I first heard about it. And after reading Courier of Caswell Hall, I know you did a great job.

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Lis K said...

I like that the book is based on actual events. I pinned this post on my Pinterest board to get the word out!
garfsgirl [at] hotmail [dot] com

6:29 AM  
Blogger Joy said...

I am definitely interested in Chateau of Secrets, as I love ww2 novels, especially about the resistance and the saving of Jewish people.

My email is

6:30 AM  
Blogger Brittany Keating said...

This sounds like such a good novel. I can't wait to read it.


6:31 AM  
Blogger Sunshine said...

If I'm signed up for your newsletter does that mean I'm in the drawing? Sure hope I can get a copy!

6:32 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I love WWII history and this sounds like a wonderful book! I've only read a few "time slip" novels, but I have really enjoyed those I've had the pleasure of reading (some of them more than once.)
Thank you for the chance to win a copy of your book!

6:35 AM  
Blogger Cathy Messecar said...

Melanie, Would love to read your newest work. I also will download one of the Kindle's special priced books. Thank you. May this book do well for you and Howard.

6:35 AM  
Blogger Amy Putney said...

Sounds like a really great read! Hopefully I'll get a chance to read it soon!

aeputney [at] liberty [dot] edu

7:01 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

I would love to read your newest release!


7:06 AM  
Blogger sweetpea said...

Sounds like an enjoyable read.
huletthouse at mchsi dot com

7:10 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I would love to read your new book!

7:20 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I LOVE time slip novels! Thank you for the chance to win. Chateau of Secrets has been on my wishlist since before it released.


7:44 AM  
Anonymous Audrey Friesen said...

Wow! Sounds like an amazing book about a very brave woman. I hope I have a chance to read it soon. I have always enjoyed reading about World War Two.

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This book sounds good!
Rebecca P.

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Audrey Friesen said...

I forgot my email address!:)

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This book sounds so good! I've been waiting for it to come out!

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your books!

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My email is"

7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new release! I'm hoping to read it soon.
Inhiskeeping (at)

8:09 AM  
Blogger Dianna said...

Oh this sounds great-- I'd love to read a copy of your new

8:17 AM  
Blogger Anne Payne said...

You know I have a copy already. Just wanted to say this book is AWESOME!!! Blessings to whomever wins!

8:22 AM  
Blogger Connie R. said...

I'd love to read it.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Pegg Thomas said...

Sounds intriguing! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

8:29 AM  
Blogger CherryBlossomMJ said...

Please consider me! Cherryblossommj (at) gmail [dot]com

8:32 AM  
Blogger ELLEN ANDERSON said...

I know this will be a great read as all your books are. Thanks for the chance to get one free.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This book sounds really intriguing and I would be honored to be a winner. But even if I don't, I would love to read it. Congratulations ahead of time to those who win.

8:41 AM  
Blogger tickmenot said...

This sounds like a great book, hope to win! Becky I. ischu9 at aol dot com.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Dawn Janis said...

I'd love to be entered to win this one. I've read/am reading your Fairy Tale books.


8:48 AM  
Blogger Library Lady said...

We have your books in the church library.
I would love to win "Chateau of Secrets" to add to our collection.
Thanks for the opportunity to do so.
Janet E.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Diana montgomery said...

This sounds very interesting. Love to read. Please enter me.

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love reading historicals and would love to read Chateau of Secrets. This books sounds like such a great story.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

9:04 AM  
Blogger Amanda Stephan said...

I love the premise of this novel - I love all things World War II and that this is based on a true story makes it even better. I will be adding this to my tbr list on amazon. Congrats on the new release!
amanda38401 at gmail dot com

9:07 AM  
Anonymous JackieW said...

I just finished reading a book with a similar setting and enjoyed it very much. I think I would like this story as well.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Count me in!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Wendy Marple said...

This sounds like a great book.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Torri Betts said...

Yay!! Another Melanie book!! Love them! Congratulations Melanie!!

9:57 AM  
Blogger Ron Gdaniec said...

I know my wife would love to have this!

9:58 AM  
Blogger Jamie Lapeyrolerie said...

Signed up through the link!

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds awesome. I have signed up through your link!!

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Can't wait to read your great historical fiction! Your the best, Melody.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely love stories like this! Sounds great!

10:44 AM  
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10:50 AM  
Blogger Jana Richardson said...

Sounds intriguing!

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Thanks for all the news about your new book and the sale on Amazon. Please enter me in the drawing for a copy of "Chateau of Secrets". Thank you.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

This looks so good!! bookwormgal2011 at yahoo dot com

11:02 AM  
Blogger Nancy Luebke said...

As one who is also a family geneologist, this really intrigues me.
jluebke @ frontier. com

11:20 AM  
Blogger KayM said...

I enjoyed your previous blog post and pictures taken in France. Just knowing that your book is based on a real heroine of WWII makes me want to read it. Thank you for offering copies of Chateau of Secrets.
may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot) com

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me for your great giveaway!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant

11:43 AM  
Blogger Chris B said...

Wow, can't wait to read it. I would love a chance to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Rick Estep said...

Sweet giveaway! I already subscribe to your newsletter, that's where I found out about the giveaway. Thank you very much ;)

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12:09 PM  
Blogger Heidi Robbins said...

What a generous giveaway! Congratulations on your new release! Can't wait to read it!

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12:10 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I LOVE historical fiction! Please sign me up!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Lindsey Z. said...

Oooh! It sounds so good!
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12:21 PM  
Blogger Angela Holland said...

This sounds like a good book.
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12:26 PM  
Blogger Kelly O. said...

I love the cover of your book! The story sounds so interesting and I would love to read it! kosterbind (at) gmail (dot) com

12:49 PM  
Blogger Sierra Faith said...

the book looks very interesting!! I wanna read it! I love reading historical novels!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Alyssa Faith said...

This book has been on my to-read list for a while! a.f.washburn(at)aol(dot)com

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Marilyn Vandivier said...

I would love to read your new book. This sound like a book I would be interested in. I love to read historical novels. My email is:

1:35 PM  
Blogger Shirley Strait said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. I love stories based on true events. Thanks for the giveaway.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Terri said...

Trying again, because I had issues trying to post from my phone back when there were only 5 comments on the blog!

I would love to win a copy of this book! It sounds intriguing. I love to read stories based on the the heroics of real women in history!

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Melanie. I love the cover. When I see pictures of places like his I am always interested in reading it. And even better when written off a real event.
Also, I am interested in the WW ll era. My husband, brother, and many other family and friends served during that time. We were living in Houston, Texas , where we had moved so my dad could work in the ship yard. Most people were involved where ever they could be to help, even the women. I was 9 and 10 back then. My husband's company took over Hitler's mom and sister's home for a base. He even had pictures of them. I would love to be one of the 10 lucky winners. I also follow you by email. Thanks for the give-away. Maxie

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love to read about this time period. I don't think in could have been that brave. Thereadmaster(at)me(dot)com

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love to read anything to do with WW2 and especially around this type of book. so excited for 2nd book

3:03 PM  
Anonymous angie said...

Awaiting the 2nd book. so excited to continue this setting

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Pam K. said...

I very much want to read Chateau of Secrets. It sounds like a fascinating story and knowing it is based on fact makes it even more interesting to me. I do receive your newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win your new book.


3:09 PM  
Blogger Leona Atkinson said...

I love novels based on true stories and this one sounds so very interesting! What a wonderful time you must have had visiting there! I look forward to reading this book!

3:26 PM  
Blogger Kristie said...

I would love to win a copy please! I love books about WWII, both fiction and nonfiction. This one looks great! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

3:26 PM  
Blogger Susan P said...

Sounds like another winner! I have heard good things about it already.
lattebooks at hotmail dot com

3:57 PM  
Anonymous sm said...

I would LOVE to win your book, Chateau of Secrets. I read one of your books on the Oregon Trail and really enjoyed it. My email is: wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

3:58 PM  
Blogger Cindy W. said...

Chateau of Secrets sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

4:03 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Sounds wonderful!

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Jan said...

Sounds exciting, would to read it.
Your have aroused my interest.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Fleming said...

I am so excited to read this book! Thanks for the offer to win :)

4:47 PM  
Blogger Sharon Timmer said...

I would love to win a copy of your book Chateau of Secrets - thank you so much for the opportunity!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Awesome sounding book - thanks for the chance!

5:29 PM  
Blogger Dena BatchofBooks said...

I've heard good things about your book. I'm excited to read it!

reviewkidsbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

5:36 PM  
Blogger Ellen Gray said...

This sounds great, I'd love to read it. Ellen

5:39 PM  
Blogger lgm52 said...

Sounds amazing...I'd love to read this.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Merry said...

Chateau of Secrets sounds so intriguing. Thanks for the chance to win a copy... it's going on my wish list!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

6:06 PM  
Blogger Jaquelyn said...

I am already subscribed to your email list, but would love to win a copy! My email is battmam85@yahoo(dot)com

6:21 PM  
Blogger Sarah Stewart said...

Would love to win! Sounds like a great read! sarah_purcats(at)hotmail(dot)com

6:33 PM  
Blogger trichie said...

looks great

6:37 PM  
Blogger Marilyn Medley said...

Sounds like a powerfuln story. Would love to win a copy!

6:48 PM  
Blogger Marilyn Medley said...

Sounds like a powerfuln story. Would love to win a copy!

6:48 PM  
Blogger Ladette Kerr said...

Would love to win. I already subscribe to your newsletter! Blessings!!


6:53 PM  
Blogger Mystica said...

Sounds good. Would like to be counted in if overseas readers are counted in. Thanks for the email notification.


7:33 PM  
Blogger Kai said...

I love reading anything about the World Wars. This story is just perfect.


7:44 PM  
Anonymous Lisa Eichelberger said...

I would dearly love to win this book! I've read many of your books in the Love Finds You series and loved them. You have a gift for bringing history to life!


8:12 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Smith said...

Beautiful cover! I would love to read this, Melanie. :) Thanks for the chance to win...jennismith1983(at)gmail(dot)com.
Happy Release Day!

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Emily McClure said...

It sounds wonderful! I'd love to read it!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Linda Kish said...

This sounds so interesting. I'd love to read it.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

9:00 PM  
Blogger travelingstacey said...

The book sounds wonderful, Melanie!


9:40 PM  
Blogger kam110476 said...

I have been anxiously -and not very patiently- awaiting this book for months! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
kam110476 at gmail dot com
Kristen Anissa

9:59 PM  
Blogger Jasmine A. said...

Congrats on releasing your newest book! This story sure sounds right up my alley! I would so love to read and then review this book.
Jasmine A.


10:05 PM  
Anonymous Theresa said...

Sounds like another great book! Thanks for doing a giveaway!


12:48 AM  
Anonymous Beckie B. said...

Looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. msudawgtooATcomsouthDOTnet

5:14 AM  
Blogger TeacherMom said...

I subscribed and am commenting. I have read several of your books - you are a wonderful writer. The topic and background on this novel definitely intrigues me!

5:52 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I would love to win this book!

5:59 AM  
Blogger R Merr said...

Sounds like an amazing read! Ewe_r_merritt (at)yahoo(dot)com

7:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book. I am always interested in those courageous people who stood strong during a very difficult time in history. I have been to France and will be interested to read this.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Debbie Phillips said...

Sounds great!!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Lynda E. said...

This sounds like a great read and I can't wait to get a copy--thanks for the giveaway. I've already subscribed to your newsletter. danandlyndaedwards (at) msn (dot) com.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Aerykah said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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2:25 PM  
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3:35 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Already signed up for your newsletter. Would love a new book to read - congratulations on your book release.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Dawn said...

I would love to own a copy of this book. Love historical fiction!

3:37 PM  
Blogger Britney Adams said...

Congratulations on your new release! Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

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3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Wow sounds great!

4:08 PM  
Blogger Amada Chavez said...

This sounds AWESOME!!! Your The Courier of Caswell Hall is still one of my all time favorite books! I would love to win, read, and review this! :) I subscribed to your newsletter to. :)

Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced:


5:46 PM  
Blogger wabashriver1 said...

Looks like a fascinating book! wabashriver1(at)gmail(dot)com

5:54 AM  
Blogger Faith F. said...

I've already devoured this story, so if I win my extra copy will go to my Aunt who loves books too. :) I just want to say that I got a little teary at the end of Chateau of Secrets... the way you wove all the stories together and gave as much resolution as possible while still feeling real was beautiful.
Thank you for the adventure!
Faith at mickeydogATmyfairpointDOTnet

6:58 AM  
Blogger Carol Ann Pileggi said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.
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4:19 PM  
Blogger Bluerose said...

I've already saw some high praise for this book, so I can't wait to read it! :)

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7:24 PM  
Anonymous Abigail said...

This sounds so exciting! I can't wait to read it! :)

8:15 AM  
Blogger Laura Kay said...

Eeeks! So glad I came to your website! Your book Chateau of Secrets is on my wishlist! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Laura Kay

5:55 AM  
Blogger Melanie Dobson said...

Thank you so much to everyone who subscribed to my newsletter or entered a comment here for the book giveaway! I will be mailing a copy of Chateau of Secrets this week to the winners--Robin D., Laura Kay, Chris B, Connie R., Tricie, Wendy M. Jill H. JFW, J. King, and Kelly O. I hope you all enjoy reading the story...

10:50 AM  

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