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Want your book to be THE book to read for our historical fiction book club? You must provide proof of purchase for the previous month's featured books to have your book submitted. Send in your synopsis, link to book on Amazon, and any other relevant info to the moderator to get your name in the running! All books read during each month will be hosted on my blog The Jabberwocky Blog!


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Dana Vacca (danavacca) | 2 comments Hi,
I recently published a book that might be of interest to your group.

Synopsis:
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. 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. They will do whatever they must to be free. The cruelties of slavery that have broken Daisy's body have only reinforced her steadfast will to get her daughter to freedom. Mother and daughter are soon separated, and everything changes. Although their strong bond, their faith in God and in each other endures, their hearts are torn by desperation, sorrow, and fear. A perilous sea voyage, the strange, fearsome Dismal Swamp, and the dangerous, embattled Confederate South present fierce challenges to Daisy and Celia in their courageous struggle to find liberty and happiness. Help and danger come from unexpected places. Emotional, fast-paced, exciting, and compelling, their incredible search for freedom becomes a fight for life and a test of love. Their journeys take them to heights of happiness and plunge them to depths of despair - and back again. FREEDOM CALLS to these unforgettable heroines, Daisy and Celia. Will they find freedom,… and each other?


AMAZON BOOK LINK:
https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Callin...

Hope you might consider it for future reading!
Thank you for your consideration,
Dana Vacca


message 3: by James (new)

James Loftus D.K. wrote: "Want your book to be THE book to read for our historical fiction book club for August? Send in your synopsis, link to book on Amazon, and any other relevant info to the moderator to get your name i..."

In a time and place far far away there existed a king and queen who had shared much heartfelt fondness until it was made plain the queen would never bear a child. Also a warrior of the far northern highlands finds that the love he shares with his wife will never result in a child. Witchcraft, murder, escapes across desolate wilderness result. If a child is cast into the light it must be born in darkness.
Such is my novel, Sword and the Thistle, Sword and the Thistle
Based on Queen Joan of Scotland married to King Alexander at ten.
It is the sequel to Celtic Blood, Celtic Blood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggy-p... the story of the survival of clan MacKay when all in the kingdom would have the last holder of the name dead because of the blood he bears.


message 4: by Dana (new)

Dana Vacca (danavacca) | 2 comments Hi,
I recently published a book that might be of interest to your group.

Synopsis:
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. 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. They will do whatever they must to be free. The cruelties of slavery that have broken Daisy's body have only reinforced her steadfast will to get her daughter to freedom. Mother and daughter are soon separated, and everything changes. Although their strong bond, their faith in God and in each other endures, their hearts are torn by desperation, sorrow, and fear. A perilous sea voyage, the strange, fearsome Dismal Swamp, and the dangerous, embattled Confederate South present fierce challenges to Daisy and Celia in their courageous struggle to find liberty and happiness. Help and danger come from unexpected places. Emotional, fast-paced, exciting, and compelling, their incredible search for freedom becomes a fight for life and a test of love. Their journeys take them to heights of happiness and plunge them to depths of despair - and back again. FREEDOM CALLS to these unforgettable heroines, Daisy and Celia. Will they find freedom,… and each other?


AMAZON BOOK LINK:
https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Callin...

Hope you might consider it for future reading!
Thank you for your consideration,
Dana Vacca


message 5: by Marian (new)

Marian Kebab (mmkebab) | 2 comments Here's a twist: Egypt during Cleopatra's life without breathy grappling with Caesar/Antony ... that's funny and historically accurate.

Synposis:
In 54BC, Cleopatra is 15, learning foreign diplomacy as part of being groomed for co-regency in 53BC. She's dealing with a bankrupt empire, in part the fault of her father. She sends two talented scribes on a 4000 mile round-trip up the Nile, manipulates an embezzling Roman tax collector, bends the loyalties of 2500 Roman soldiers, establishes an alliance with Caesar (deep in Gaul) while playing both sides of a diplomatic game ... and dealing with her own coming-of-age issues.

Not so much "Game of Thrones", as "Scrubs". Ordinary people drafted into her service just try to get by, stumbling into comic situations. A crocodile mauling, bandits, pirates, scorpions, the Sahara, and behind the scenes temple machinations ... there's a lot going on.

53-52BC:
Still under crippling financial debt, Cleopatra re-institutes state sponsored tomb robbing, with unexpected results. She still works at maintaining long-distance contact with Caesar, but meddles with relationships in Rome ... to the same purpose: political influence.

Visit tombs in the Valley of Kings and witness the possible foundation of organized tourism, fast-food franchises, sports betting, ... and the chicken dance.


Light hearted adult situations and humor, not for the kiddies.

Historic and fictional characters live their lives against actual events and technologies. A "What's True" Appendix illustrates how little was actually fictionalized.

Cleopatra 54 BC: When Your Father Leaves You The Family Business ~or~ Who Let The Scribes Out?
Cleopatra 53-52 BC: Gold Is Where You Find It ~or~ Supersize Me!

Since "Look Inside" butchered my indentation, clean .pdf's of the same material are available on my website for download and distribution. Free for AmazonPrime borrow and KindleUnlimited.

Thank you for your consideration,
Marian Marion Kebab


message 6: by Marian (new)

Marian Kebab (mmkebab) | 2 comments FREE BOOKS!!! Oct 1-5 free Kindle downloads (No Kindle? Amazon has free readers, or just read them there).

They're to two books posted above, so I won't describe them.


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