Giving Away 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.ย 

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!

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  • Esther/Mom/Grandma

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  • Jill

    This sounds like it will be a great read!

  • Esther/Mom/Grandma

    I would love to read Shadow of Secrets – I lived in France when I was a child an I love to read. smkkme6@hotmail.com

  • Lisa Stifler

    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 ~

  • LJ Bayer

    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!
    Ljbayer44(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Unknown

    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.
    ~Amanda
    geaneymail@gmail.com

    PS. I’ve added Chateau of Secrets to my Pinterest and GoodReads.com TBR lists. http://www.pinterest.com/Geaney/
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  • Shonda

    This sounds intriguing! shondaet@gmail.com

  • Nancy M.

    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.
    Nancycooks4u(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Lis K

    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

  • Joy

    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 fullnessofjoy16@gmail.com

  • Brittany Keating

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

    Brittany
    rolltide_04@yahoo.com

  • Sunshine

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

  • Sarah

    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!
    ~Sarah
    bookluver1492[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Cathy Messecar

    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.

  • Amy Putney

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

    aeputney [at] liberty [dot] edu

  • Patty

    I would love to read your newest release!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • sweetpea

    Sounds like an enjoyable read.
    huletthouse at mchsi dot com

  • Unknown

    I would love to read your new book!

  • Beth

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

    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Audrey Friesen

    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.

  • Anonymous

    This book sounds good!
    Rebecca P.

  • Audrey Friesen

    I forgot my email address!:) thosewhotravel@gmail.com

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    Love your books!

  • Anonymous

    My email is”
    duellonlysis@aol.com

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations on your new release! I’m hoping to read it soon.
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  • Dianna

    Oh this sounds great– I’d love to read a copy of your new release–dlmwdavis@hotmail.com

  • Anne Payne

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

  • Connie R.

    I’d love to read it.
    bcrug(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

  • Pegg Thomas

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

  • CherryBlossomMJ

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

  • ELLEN ANDERSON

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

  • Cris-Annette

    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.

    myoobis@gmail.com

  • tickmenot

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

  • Dawn Janis

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

    dawn(dot)janis(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Library Lady

    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.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Diana montgomery

    This sounds very interesting. Love to read. Please enter me.
    Blessings
    Diana
    joeym11@frontier.com

  • Anonymous

    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
    Maryann

  • Amanda Stephan

    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

  • JackieW

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

    Count me in!
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  • Wendy Marple

    This sounds like a great book.
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  • Torri Betts

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

    Grace4betts@yahoo.com

  • Ron Gdaniec

    I know my wife would love to have this! rgdaniec@gmail.com

  • Jamie Lapeyrolerie

    Signed up through the link!

  • bbbaddict

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

  • Robin Kirkpatrick

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

  • lmbartelt

    Absolutely love stories like this! Sounds great!

    lmbartelt@Gmail.com

  • Jana Richardson

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  • Jana Richardson

    Sounds intriguing!

    kutie1972@gmail.com

  • Judy

    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. jrich60@att.net

  • Michelle

    This looks so good!! bookwormgal2011 at yahoo dot com

  • Nancy Luebke

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

  • KayM

    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

  • Sharon Richmond Bryant

    Enter me for your great giveaway!!
    Sharon Richmond Bryant
    Conway,SC.
    sharonruth126@gmail.com

  • Chris B

    Wow, can’t wait to read it. I would love a chance to win a copy. Thank you for the opportunity.
    chris_davebures@bellsouth.net

  • Rick Estep

    Sweet giveaway! I already subscribe to your newsletter, that’s where I found out about the giveaway. Thank you very much ๐Ÿ˜‰

    librarybooks at religious dot com

  • Heidi Robbins

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

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com
    http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com

  • Erin

    I LOVE historical fiction! Please sign me up! dove4_15@hotmail.com

  • Lindsey Z.

    Oooh! It sounds so good!
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  • Angela Holland

    This sounds like a good book.
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  • Kelly O.

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

  • Sierra Faith

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

  • Alyssa Faith

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

  • Marilyn Vandivier

    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: lovablemom1951@yahoo.com

  • Shirley Strait

    This sounds like a wonderful book. I love stories based on true events. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Shirley
    straitfromthehive(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Terri

    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!

    luwaxanna@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous

    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
    mac262(at)me(dot)com

  • bigreadersite

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • angie

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

  • Pam K.

    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.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

  • Leona Atkinson

    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!

  • Kristie

    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.

  • Susan P

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

  • sm

    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
    sharon

  • Cindy W.

    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

  • Amanda

    Sounds wonderful!

  • Jan

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

  • Jennifer Fleming

    I am so excited to read this book! Thanks for the offer to win ๐Ÿ™‚
    potosrose(@)gmail(dot)com

  • Sharon Timmer

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

    Stimmer@familylife.com

  • Andrea

    Awesome sounding book – thanks for the chance!

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  • Dena BatchofBooks

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

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  • Ellen Gray

    This sounds great, I’d love to read it. Ellen
    steveandellengray@yahoo.com

  • lgm52

    Sounds amazing…I’d love to read this.
    lgm52(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Merry

    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

  • Jaquelyn

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

  • Sarah Stewart

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

  • trichie
  • Marilyn Medley

    Sounds like a powerfuln story. Would love to win a copy! marilyn720@gmail.com

  • Marilyn Medley

    Sounds like a powerfuln story. Would love to win a copy! marilyn720@gmail.com

  • Ladette Kerr

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

    ladettek[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Mystica

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

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

  • Kai

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

    kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Lisa Eichelberger

    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!

    followsjc(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Jennifer Smith

    Beautiful cover! I would love to read this, Melanie. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win…jennismith1983(at)gmail(dot)com.
    Happy Release Day!

  • Emily McClure

    It sounds wonderful! I’d love to read it!
    emily@raisingstickyhands.com

  • Linda Kish

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

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  • travelingstacey

    The book sounds wonderful, Melanie!

    Stacey
    travelingstacey(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  • kam110476

    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

  • Jasmine A.

    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.
    Blessings!
    Jasmine A.

    montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Beckie B.

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

  • TeacherMom

    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!

  • Unknown

    I would love to win this book! rita.navarre@yahoo.com

  • R Merr

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

  • Anonymous

    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.
    lbond@olatheks.org

  • Debbie Phillips

    Sounds great!!
    dlphsmom@aim.com

  • Lynda E.

    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.

  • Aerykah

    Thanks for the giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Aerykah
    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Dawn

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  • Jen

    Already signed up for your newsletter. Would love a new book to read – congratulations on your book release.
    jking23(at)kent(dot)edu

  • Dawn

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

  • Britney Adams

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

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  • Anna

    Wow sounds great!
    email4anna(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Amada Chavez

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚ I subscribed to your newsletter to. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Many Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)

    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

  • wabashriver1

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

  • Faith F.

    I’ve already devoured this story, so if I win my extra copy will go to my Aunt who loves books too. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

  • Carol Ann Pileggi

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.
    capileggi316 at Gmail dot Com

  • Bluerose

    I’ve already saw some high praise for this book, so I can’t wait to read it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Abigail

    This sounds so exciting! I can’t wait to read it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    av4jc@live.com

  • Laura Kay

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

    Laura Kay
    anovelreview(@)yahoo(.)com

  • Melanie Dobson

    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…