Book-a-Day #Giveaway Featuring Author Dana Vacca


Leave a comment on today’s post and you’re eligible to win this author’s giveaway. Each day in November that you comment gives you an entry into the Grand Prize giveaway at the end of the month! (Print copies for US residents only, please. If you live outside the US and win, you’ll receive a digital copy of the book.)

Freedom Calling Dana Vacca

Not just another Civil War novel! This inspiring story is an unforgettable story of strength & determination against the forces of the elements and the evil sides of human nature. It will make you re-think your own definition of freedom, morality and humanity. A perilous sea voyage, a New Bedford whaling ship, Virginia’s Dismal Swamp, and the war-ravaged South test the determination and willpower of two escaped slaves who struggle to overcome tribulation, conquer hardship and prevail in the face of adversity. This is a book you won’t want to put down!

This page-turning drama is packed with action, emotion, romance and tumultuous adventure, and is vibrantly painted with powerful characters, vivid imagery and factual details of the Civil War era. It is an exploration into the meaning of freedom and love and the unbreakable bond between mother and daughter.

In the midst of the Civil War, runaway slaves Daisy Green and her daughter Celia attempt a nearly infallible but risky plan to escape from their Southern plantation and stow away on a sailing ship headed north. The cruelties of slavery that have broken Daisy’s body have only reinforced her steadfast will to get her daughter to freedom. They will do whatever they must to be free.

Mother and daughter are soon separated, and everything changes. Help and danger come from unexpected places.  Although their strong bond endures, their hearts are torn by desperation, sorrow, and fear.  Faith in God’s divine guidance, and in each other, gives them strength to persevere in their courageous struggle to find liberty and happiness.

Emotional, fast-paced, exciting, and compelling, their journeys take them to heights of happiness and plunge them to depths of despair – and back again. Their incredible search for freedom becomes a fight for life and a test of love.

FREEDOM CALLS to these unforgettable heroines, Daisy and Celia. Will they find freedom,… and each other?

Watch the book trailer here.

Dana Vacca

Dana Vacca holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College. She is retired from teaching visual media and design at the college level. She has illustrated children’s books but equally loves to paint with words to create exciting adventure, vivid imagery and compelling characters in her creative writing and fictional works.
Dana is a lover of old things and collects antiques. Often, an estate find leads her deep into the past and into the life story of its former owner. Treasured possessions can unfold the whole history of a bygone era and offer a glimpse, as if through a keyhole, the intimacies of lives lived long ago. These meanderings into the past feed into her writing and breathe life into the characters she creates.
Visit Dana’s Facebook blog for Civil War trivia and book highlights! And find Dana’s books on Amazon.
Dana is giving away a print copy of her book to one winner – just leave a comment on this blog to be eligible.
Hope to see you on Saturday, December 1 at the Rhode Island Author Expo!