#WhoRunTheWorld: Meet Your Next Heroine and Two GIVEAWAYS

Hello dear friends!

I’m so excited today to take part in this special blog tour organized between bloggers friends and meant to let you discover our favorite book heroines!

This tour is being organized by these masterminds: Amy from Foxy Blog, Angy from Collector of Book Boyfriends and Nissa Of Pens and Pages!

What you’ll find in this post:

The tour lineup (I’m not the only one gushing about my favorite heroineà

TWO giveaways: the one for the tour plus my own giveaway

Or course my post!

Now shall we begin?

 

Tour lineup: https://wp.me/p4uAPW-3C3

 

Tour giveaway (25 USD Amazon Gift card)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

My Giveaway => CLOSED on March 31st (winner in the comments)

I’m giving away a 10 USD Amazon Gift Card!

All you have to do is:

follow me on WordPress AND

join our bookish group on Facebook (pure fun guaranteed) : https://www.facebook.com/groups/bewarebbfalert/

invite many friends to join the group because the more the merrier!

 

Now drum roll my favorite heroine is Eva Rosselli from Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

 

Why did I choose her?

Well reading this book reminded me of the many stories my grand-mother told me about the war. It was better than history books as it’s in the little details that you feel the horror and gravity of the war. That’s what I found in Eva and Angelo’s story all these details to make it real.

If you haven’t read the book just do it already!

It features dark times in Italy. The rise of nazism and the war descending on Europe. Amy Harmon chose to focus on the incredible work done by countless priests, nuns and other people to save and hide Jews.

It touched me deep in my sould. Eva was a strong, compassionate, passionate and selfless heroine.

 

Eva had a tranquil strength with a fire under the ashes. She’ll endanger herself countless times to save her people. Angelo was determined to do his duty the best he could and was tirelessly smuggling hunted people, hiding them with the help of the church. So many nuns, monks, priests of common civilians became real heroes. Revolted and horrified by what was done to Jews they could not stay still.


”It was a network of volunteers who were blind to all but their part. No real mastermind, no official organization. Just desperate measures by willing people. And it worked only through the grace of God and the goodness and courage of each individual.”

 

When Eva first met Angello, who would later become a priest, he arrived from America as his mother died and his dad could not care properly for him.

Eva was so determined to make hime her friend!

The first time I met Angelo, he was a child. Like me. A child with eyes that had known too much disappointment for someone so young. He didn’t speak for a long time after he arrived in Italy. He just watched. I thought it was because he was American. I thought it was because he didn’t understand. It makes me laugh a little to think of it now, how I would act things out and speak so loudly, as if there were something wrong with his ears. I would dance around him, playing my violin and singing little songs, just to see if he would smile. When he did, I would hug him and kiss his cheeks. There was nothing wrong with his ears or his comprehension. He understood me perfectly. He was just listening. Observing. Learning.

 

When war was upon them Eva played an important and dangerous role to protect other Jews. Every day she risked her safety to help. Every day she could die for others. Every day she was strong:

 

Sand and ash. The ingredients of glass. Such beauty created from nothing. It had been something Babbo had marveled about and something she’d never understood. From sand and ash, rebirth. From sand and ash, new life. With every song and with every prayer, with every small rebellion, Eva felt reborn, renewed, and she vowed to press on. She vowed to push back, to make glass from the ashes, and that courage was a victory in itself.

 

Then, one day:

Confession: My name is Batsheva Rosselli, not Eva Bianco, and I am a Jew. Angelo Bianco is not my brother but a priest who wanted only to protect me from the very place I now find myself.

 

This book and this heroine will forever stay in my mind, in my heart and in my sould. It’s thanks to many Evas that our world is free.

 

Do you see why I love her so deeply?

 

Now do tell me who is your favorite heroine?

 

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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31 Replies to “#WhoRunTheWorld: Meet Your Next Heroine and Two GIVEAWAYS”

  1. Linda Moffitt says: Reply

    Looks Great I Followed Your Blog #351 and asked to Join Your Reader Group
    Thank You for sharing

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Linda you are my winner!!! Congratulations. Please send me your email address and I’ll send the giftcard asap!

      1. Linda Moffitt says: Reply

        Awesome Thank You IDK how to send it to you privately but It is
        iamabho AT gmail DOT com

        1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

          Linda I just sent it! Enjoy 😉

  2. I have to read it. Sounds great. Hm, my fav heroine. At this moment, I’d say that’s Jude from The Cruel Prince.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Jude is a fantastic choice! I loved The Cruel Prince!

  3. Sounds like a great read.

  4. I am going to have to check out this awesome sounding book. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Fantastic post!! Sounds so so good!!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Rachelle!!!

  6. I haven’t read that book but Eva sounds amazing!

  7. Wow sounds like an amazing story! And I love this feature- thanks for sharing it.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      You are welcome Greg!

  8. SABINA EDWARDS says: Reply

    tHANKS, not sure if open to canada but I’ve ordered a lot of stuff off .com before, so yay?

  9. Awesome stuff, thanks.

  10. Sounds good!

  11. interesting

  12. Lovely choice! I loved that book and she was so quietly strong …
    Going to join your Facebook group but not for the raffle winning I just would love to interact with more fabulous book bloggers!

  13. Kate Sarsfield says: Reply

    Thanks for this Sophie and yes, it is the courage of all the Evas out there that make our world a better place.

  14. Eva does sound like a great heroine!

  15. Fantastic Post. This heroine sounds amazing!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Eli!!!

  16. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and I hope it is a fun one for you 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Lisa!

  17. I love this author though I haven’t read this particular book yet!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh Maria I promise this is an incredible book!

  18. I loved Eva too! Mac from the Fever series is one of my faves!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hi Timitra! I know you are one of Karen Marie’s fans 😉

  19. Gwendolyn Jordan says: Reply

    Sounds good

  20. I need to read this as it’s sitting on my Kindle!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Oh yes Paige you’ll love it I promise!

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