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Under the Same Sky by Genevieve Graham
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This is my debut novel, so I hope it's not wrong of me to post on here about it, but I wanted to let potential readers know a bit about the book.

I began writing "Under the Same Sky" while I waited for Diana Gabaldon's next instalment, needing to fill those lonely places that opened up when I didn't have one of her books in front of me! So while "Under the Same Sky" is an adventure, and a historical romance, don't be fooled by the cover photo. There is nothing "Regency" or glamorous about my book. It is gritty, real, heartbreaking and thrilling.

The story is set in the 1740's and focuses on Maggie Johnson, a girl with "the Sight" who lives in the Carolinas with her very poor family. It also focuses on Scottish Highlander, Andrew MacDonnell. The two known each other as well as they know themselves, having dreamed of each other since childhood. They see each other's thoughts, channel their energies to one another, sometimes can even rescue each other from danger and death. When Andrew leaves Scotland after his country is devastated in the Battle of Culloden, he must journey across the Highlands, the Atlantic, and the vast colonies to find the woman he has always loved. Maggie survives a horrific trauma and is rescued from white slavers by the Cherokee, who take her in and encourage her Gift. But the 18th century was an unkind time, especially for women, and Maggie is forced to defend herself once again, this time with dire consequences. Will Andrew reach her in time? Will they ever touch beyond dreams?

I hope you enjoy "Under the Same Sky". It is being published in January 2012 by Berkley/Penguin US.
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10/05/2016 marked as: read

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Alicia Sounds interesting! I have added it to my "to read" list. Congrats on your debut novel! :)


Genevieve Graham Alicia wrote: "Sounds interesting! I have added it to my "to read" list. Congrats on your debut novel! :)"

Thanks so much, Alicia. I hope you enjoy it. :D


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Cat Cunningham It's fantastic!


Genevieve Graham Cat wrote: "It's fantastic!"

Thanks, Cat! So glad you enjoyed it!


Crone Loved this book.


Paige I just finished it and thoroughly enjoyed it! I will be starting Dougal's story next!


Alicia I just finished this. I loved it! My eyes almost leaked quite a few times. I have the second book here... Starting it now :D


Pascale I hope to read it this year!! :D


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Piper Williams-tudhope I'm currently reading your book! I found it at my Library in Livingston TN. I saw the pretty cover, and turned it over to read the description, and was excited! Love the story line, time period, all of it. I'm a huge Jane Austen fan. Love Diana Gabaldon. ❤


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Piper Williams-tudhope Genevieve, OMG I just finished Maggie's


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Piper Williams-tudhope I can't stop crying!!! I'm all torn up, and couldn't put the first part down. Now I'm on Part 2 Andrew The search. Sorry having a hard time typing through tears.


message 12: by Genevieve (last edited Jan 21, 2017 01:41PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Genevieve Graham Piper wrote: "I can't stop crying!!! I'm all torn up, and couldn't put the first part down. Now I'm on Part 2 Andrew The search. Sorry having a hard time typing through tears."

Oh nooooo!
heh heh *sorry not sorry* :)
Maggie had a rough time of it ... then again, so did Andrew! On the bright side, I always end on a somewhat happier note.
Thanks so much for checking out my book(s) and writing me here. I look forward to reading your review!

- Genevieve
p.s. My younger daughter's name is Piper. I love that name!


message 13: by Deb (new) - rated it 5 stars

Deb Genevieve, Please please please put these on audible!! I travel so much and this is most often the only way I get to read! I loved UtSS but haven't read the next 2 yet. Keep writing!


Genevieve Graham Deb wrote: "Genevieve, Please please please put these on audible!! I travel so much and this is most often the only way I get to read! I loved UtSS but haven't read the next 2 yet. Keep writing!"

Hi Deb! I would LOVE to put them on audible but that's up to the publishers, not me. Maybe someday!

In the meantime ... do you know about "Tides of Honour" and "Promises to Keep", my new books? Not on audio, but more to put on your to be read list! lol


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