Bestsellers

Bestsellers

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Dear Reader, Love Joan Schweighardt

Dear Reader… 

When I was a little kid I cried whenever my parents took me to a parade with a marching band. The first time I went with my grandmother to see the Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall (in New York), I was a little older, so I managed to choke back the emotion that filled me at the sight and sound of a live

performance, but afterwards my ribs hurt from holding in what would have been gigantic sobs. And here I am all these years later and I still choke up whenever I attend a live performance. I myself have no musical talent whatsoever, but I have always joked that next time around I want to come back as a musician, performing not alone but in the company of other musicians, lots of them. In writing River Aria, I found a way to jump the gun and get at least a taste of that experience ahead of time. 

 River Aria is narrated by Estela Hopper, who, as a ten-year-old girl living in an impoverished fishing village in Brazil in the early 20th century, is offered a twist-of-fate opportunity to study opera with an esteemed voice instructor. During her years of instruction, Estela, who is talented, passionate and dramatic by nature, learns that she is well-suited for the stage. But as there is no way for her beloved instructor to convince the managers of the great New York Metropolitan Opera that they should bring on a mixed-race immigrant who grew up on the banks of the Amazon River to become an elite performer, she accepts what they do offer—a position in the Met sewing room—and leaves Brazil on a ship with her cousin JoJo in the year 1928. 

 If you love music, you will find it here—not only opera but also jazz—1920’s New York style. If you love art, you will find that too. If you enjoy historical settings, River Aria has them as well. Estela’s heritage issues in part from indigenous ancestors from the Brazilian rainforest, and some of the legends that accompany her to New York are as lush and vivid as the rainforest itself. And of course there is plenty of drama and at its heart, the kind of love story you might expect in a book inspired by opera. 

I hope you will consider reading River Aria. It is the third book in my “rivers” trilogy, but you don’t need to have read the first two books (Before We Died and Gifts for the Dead) to understand what is going on. However, if you want to read all three, I can promise you a wild immersion into another

world. Collectively, the trilogy tells the story of two contingents of characters—Irish Americans from New Jersey and Amerindian/Europeans from Brazil—working out the nuances of their various relationships on two continents during the years 1908 to 1929 while they simultaneously deal with the dangers of rubber tapping, WWI and its aftermath, the Spanish Influenza, the beginnings of the Great Depression and so much more. 

Thank you for your time! 

Love, 
Joan Schweighardt
Visit her website.
Find out more about RIVER ARIA on Amazon.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Dear Reader, Love Cary D. Lowe


Dear Reader…

I hope my memoir Becoming American will entertain you with a good story, but also that it will teach you something important. You may have read some of the dozens of essays which I previously published in major newspapers. This book is much more personal. It follows my experience of being transformed from a child of Holocaust survivors in post-war Europe to an American lawyer, academic, and activist involved in many of the most prominent political campaigns and causes of our time. You will find various parts poignant, funny, educational, surprising, and maybe even shocking, but not dull.

The story begins with my search for a hidden cemetery outside Prague where I hope to find the graves of my paternal great grandparents. That search leads me to recall experiences of becoming American: Army Counterintelligence agents gathered at my family’s home in Austria; a tense encounter with Russian soldiers during the post-war occupation; seeing Jim Crow racism in the South during a childhood visit to the United States; becoming an American citizen in my teens; having my citizenship challenged by American border guards; fearing for my new country upon witnessing the Watts riots during a visit to California; serving as an officer in the US Navy; rising to leadership positions in organizations shaping important government policies; and advancing the American dream as a real estate lawyer helping develop entire new communities. One reviewer characterized this story as “the saga of an entire generation.”

My book also is intended to address one of the great public controversies of our time. With issues of immigration policy and American identity so prominent in national political discussion, I hope this book provides an inspiring tale of how an immigrant can contribute to and become part of America’s social, political, and economic culture, while still retaining ties to one’s ancestral roots.

So, with that in mind, I wish you happy reading, and hope that you come away from my book entertained and also inspired.

Love,

Cary Lowe

About the Author


Cary Lowe is the author of the award-winning book Becoming American: A Political Memoir. He has published over fifty essays on political and civic issues in major newspapers, as well as professional reports and articles in professional journals.

Mr. Lowe is a retired California land use lawyer with 45 years of experience representing public agencies, developers, Indian tribes, and non-profit organizations. He holds a law degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He taught courses in law and urban planning at USC, UCLA, and UC San Diego, and he writes and lectures on land use and environmental issues. In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Lowe is a credentialed mediator affiliated with the Land Use & Environmental Mediation Group of the National Conflict Resolution Center.

WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS:

Website:  https://carylowewriter.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/carylowewriter/?modal=admin_todo_tour

About the Book


Becoming American
is the inspiring story of the author’s transformation from a child of Holocaust survivors in post-war Europe to an American lawyer, academic, and activist associated with such famed political leaders as Robert Kennedy, George McGovern, Jerry Brown, and Tom Hayden.

Searching for his great-grandparents’ graves in a hidden cemetery outside Prague makes him recall his experiences of becoming American: listening to Army Counterintelligence agents gathered at his family home in Austria; a tense encounter with Russian soldiers during the post-war occupation; seeing Jim Crow racism in the South during his first visit to the United States; becoming an American citizen in his teens; having his citizenship challenged by border guards; fearing for his new country upon witnessing the Watts riots in Los Angeles; advancing the American dream as a real estate lawyer, helping develop entire new communities; and rising to leadership positions in organizations shaping government policies around some of the most important issues of our time.

Becoming American won the 2020 Discovery Award for best political writing from an independent publisher. It features a foreword by bestselling author Edith Eger.

ORDER YOUR COPY

Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3njh97y

B&N:

https://bit.ly/2Gi81Qe

 

Monday, October 5, 2020

Dear Reader, Love Anthony Drago


Dear Reader...

My name is Anthony Drago, the co-author of Surviving Hiroshima A Young Women’s Story. I never dreamed that I would ever be able to have a book with my name as author. You see, I was a police officer for thirty years and busy raising a family, but always in the back of my mind, wanted to write a book about my mother, Kaleria Palchikoff.

Everyone thinks their mother is special (and they should!) but my mother had an experience that was unique and horrifying. She, along with my grandparents and a brother, survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. My family was not Japanese; they were Russian nobility. When the Russian Civil War broke out, my grandfather, Sergei, was a captain in the White Russian Army. Under constant attack from Bolshevik troops, they escaped Russia when grandfather and his colleagues hijacked a ship that took them to Japan. They lived peacefully for years, but that changed when World War Two broke out. The war ended with my family’s home being vaporized in an atomic holocaust, but by sheer luck, they survived.

Mother told me stories of our Russian heritage, her multi-cultural youth in Hiroshima, the fear the war created, the unbelievable destructive force of the atomic bomb and the horror of the aftermath. For three decades I wanted to tell her story. I didn’t have a clue on how to get it done, but I knew I had to get it done…for my family and the world. The story was just too important.

At numerous times during my career I contacted people and organizations, attempting to drum up interest in my story. I was under the impression that it would be easy to find someone out there that would have the same drive that I had to get this done. I was wrong and I was disappointed so many times. That was until I was introduced to Douglas Wellman.

I met Doug in an unusual way. About three years ago, I had an idea to call an author friend of mine who had just published a book of her own. I told her that I need advice on how to get help in writing a book. She put me in touch of her publisher and that’s when things started happening. I was introduced to Doug and the project started soon after.

This story is about my mother’s survival of war’s most powerful weapon, the Atomic Bomb, her life in a foreign land and being stateless. All she had was her family, music, education and faith. But that was enough to pick herself up when everything around her was destroyed....and to go on.

Enjoy the Book!

Anthony Drago

About the Book

From Russian nobility, the Palchikoffs barely escaped death at the hands of Bolshevik revolutionaries until Kaleria’s father, a White Russian officer, hijacked a ship to take them to safety in Hiroshima. Safety was short lived. Her father, a talented musician, established a new life for the family, but the outbreak of World War II created a cloud of suspicion that led to his imprisonment and years of deprivation for his family.

Then, on August 6, 1945, 22-year-old Kaleria was doing pre-breakfast chores when a blinding flash lit the sky over Hiroshima, Japan. A moment later, everything went black as the house collapsed on her and her family. Their world, and everyone else’s changed as the first atomic bomb was detonated over a city.

After the bombing, trapped in the center of previously unimagined devastation, Kaleria summoned her strength to come to the aid of bomb victims, treating the never-before seen effects of radiation. Fluent in English, Kaleria was soon recruited to work with General Douglas MacArthur’s occupation forces.

ORDER YOUR COPY

Amazon → https://amzn.to/2DHTSue



About the Author

Anthony “Tony” Drago was born in Camden, New Jersey and spent much of his early childhood at his paternal grandparents Italian grocery store. From a young age, his mother, Kaleria Palchikoff Drago, would tell him the captivating story of her journey from Russia to Japan and then to the United States. It created Tony’s foundation for his love of history—especially his family’s history—bringing him to write this book.

After retiring in 2006, Tony doubled down on his passions—flying his airplane, restoring his classic car, and traveling the world with his wife, Kathy. Tony and Kathy have been married for forty-five years. They have three adult children and enjoy spending their days on the beach in their hometown of Carmel, California with their eight grandchildren and dogs, Tug and Maggie. For more information about Kaleria and the book, visit http://www.survivinghiroshima.com.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Dear Reader, Love Jackie Barbosa


Dear Reader…

I love history. I also love romance. And by romance, I mean the modern romance genre, not romance in the sense of Ivanhoe.

What’s the difference, you ask? Well, strictly speaking, “romance” in the academic sense applies to stories about the noble feats and adventures of heroes and knights. Sure, there is often a romantic component—a damsel in distress to be rescued or a lady whose favors are to be won—but there’s no requirement for those romantic elements to be central to the plot or that the love story ends happily. Some romances in this mold, in fact, end very unhappily—Wuthering Heights and Frankenstein are both classified as romances, after all!

So when I say I love romance, I mean a love story that ends with a happily ever after for the protagonists. And because I also love history, it makes sense that I’ve gravitated toward writing historical romances (though I do write the occasional contemporary romance as well, if that’s your jam).

My new release, Sleeping with the Enemy, is the fourth book in my Regency-set Lords of Lancashire series. But don’t worry. There’s no need to go back and read the first three books in the series (although I hope you’ll want to!), because this story really stands on its own. The hero of the book, Geoffrey Langston is related by blood or marriage to the characters in the first three books, but he doesn’t make any on-the-page appearances in any of them because he is an officer in the British Army and since Britain was at war with Napoleon Bonaparte throughout most of the first two decades of the nineteenth century, he was never actually “around” when the events in the other books took place. This means you don’t need to read those books to catch up on his backstory or anything.

Laura Farnsworth, the other main character, is an American widow who finds the injured Langston by the side of the road after the Battle of Plattsburgh in upstate New York toward the end of the War of 1812. (For confusing reasons, it’s called the War of 1812 but it actually lasted until the end of 1814.) She takes him home, nurses him back to health, and as is wont to happen in romance novels, they both catch feelings. Those feelings are complicated, however, by the fact that Geoffrey is a British officer and Laura is an American, and the two countries are currently at war. The stakes only get higher when Geoffrey is accused of treason and desertion. How will the pair get their happy ending?

All I can say is that I wrote the book to find that out, and I hope you’ll want to find out, too.

Love,

Author (Jackie)

About the Author


Jackie Barbosa can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be an author when she grew up, but there were plenty of times when she wasn’t sure she ever would be. As it turns out, it just took her about twenty years longer to grow up than she expected!

On the road to publication, Jackie took a few detours, including a stint in academia (she holds an MA in Classics from the University of Chicago and was a recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities) and many years as a technical writer/instructional designer for a data processing company. She still holds her day job, but her true vocation has always been writing fiction and romance in particular.

Jackie is a firm believer that love is the most powerful force in the world, which that makes romance the most powerful genre in the world. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise!

 WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS:

Website: http://www.jackiebarbosa.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackiebarbosa

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackieBarbosaAuthor/

About the Book 


When Mrs. Laura Farnsworth discovers the blood-stained body of a man wearing the distinctive red coat of the British army, her first instinct is to let dead dogs lie. It has, after all, been just two days since the Battle of Plattsburgh, and the disposition of enemy corpses is hardly her purview. But then the man proves himself to be very much alive by grabbing her ankle and mumbling incoherently.

After almost twenty-five years in His Majesty’s service, Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Langston never expected to wake up in heaven, much less being tended by an angel. But when he regains consciousness in the presence of a beautiful, dark-haired woman and with no memory of how he came to be there, what else can he think? Except it’s rather odd for an angel to have an American accent.

As the long-widowed Laura nurses the wounded Geoffrey back to health, the attraction between them heats from a simmer to a boil. Bound by his oath to the British crown, Geoffrey should be working to find his way back to his regiment and from the, to England. Instead, he’s sleeping with the enemy…and thereby committing the crime of desertion if not treason. But then, who’s going to find out?

If only Geoffrey didn’t have a family back home who refuse to take “missing in action” for an answer.

ORDER YOUR COPY

Amazon Kindle   *    Kobo    *    Nook   *   Apple

Monday, September 21, 2020

Dear Reader, Love Rachael Miles


In Reckless in Red, I wanted to write about a female artist struggling to make her way in London’s art market. I based my heroine, Lena Frost, on successful nineteenth-century women artists like Mary Moser, portrait and flower painter, and Angelica Kaufmann, history painter, who were both founding members of the Royal Academy of Arts. But I also wanted to explore the nineteenth-century’s interest in monumental panoramic paintings. Depicting historical scenes or cityscapes, panoramic paintings were hung in the round and rose several stories high. They were designed to be immersive experiences, making visitors feel is if they were part of the scene. The British especially liked battle scenes, whether battles at sea or land battles fought during the Napoleonic wars. Henry Aston Barker’s 1826 Battle of Waterloo, for example, was so successful that he was able to retire on the profits. 

 

My heroine, Lena Frost, a classically trained artist, is weeks away from opening the exhibition that will make her fame. To create interest, she and her partner have kept the painting’s subject matter a secret. When the book opens, Lena discovers that her partner has stolen their remaining funds and left her a one-word note: “run.” But she can’t run no matter how dangerous staying will be. If she doesn’t open the exhibition, she will have to repay the subscribers who have funded her project. Desperate to keep secret that her money is gone, Lena reluctantly accepts the help of Lord Clive Somerville, an investigator for the Home Office. Publishers Weekly says that Reckless in Red captivates with clever prose and an unconventional heroine.”

 

Reckless in Red was a finalist in the Holt Medallion contest for historical romance and first place winner for novels in the National Federation of Press Women’s Communication contest.

 

About the Author


Rachael Miles writes ‘cozily scrumptious’ historical romances set in the British Regency. Her books have been positively reviewed by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, which praised her ‘impeccably researched and beautifully crafted’ novels, comparing her works to those of Jo Beverly and Mary Jo Putney. Her novel, Reckless in Red, won first place in adult fiction: novels in the National Federation of Press Women’s writing contest. A native Texan, Miles is a former professor of book history and nineteenth-century literature. She lives in upstate New York with her indulgent husband, three rescued dogs, and all the squirrels, chipmunks, and deer who eat at her bird feeders.

WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS:

Website: rachaelmiles.com

Twitter Address: http://www.twitter.com/rachael_miles1

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rachaelmilesauthor

 

About the Book

Lena Frost is a force to be reckoned with. A woman who has made her way in society without family or fortune, she’s about to realize her first big success as an artist. . . . Until her business partner makes off


with her money, leaving her with little more than her hopes—and a dead body in her studio. Now Lena is at the mercy of a strikingly handsome stranger demanding answers she dare not reveal . . .

Is it her seductive eyes, or his suspicion that she’s up to no good that have Clive Somerville shadowing Lena’s every move? Either way, his secret investigation for the Home Office has him determined to uncover Lena’s hidden agenda.  But the closer he gets to her, the more he longs to be her protector. Is she a victim of circumstance? Or a dark force in a conspiracy that could destroy everything Clive holds dear?  Discovering the truth could have dire consequences, not only for Lena, but for his heart . . .

Reckless in Red was a 2019 finalist for the Holt Medallion in Historical Fiction and a first-place winner in the 2020 National Federation of Press Women’s communications contests in the category Fiction for Adult Readers: Novels.

Praise for Reckless in Red

An artist preparing a huge exhibition is disheartened when her business partner absconds with her money, but the event introduces her to an aristocrat who ultimately becomes her greatest ally against a shadowy enemy.

Artist Lena Frost is a survivor. She’s survived a weak father and a difficult stepmother. She survived in France during Napoleon’s war. She’s even rebounded from her lost career when she finally had to flee France after having been betrayed. Now she’s spent three years preparing a huge exhibition, which is the talk of London. So when her trusted business partner disappears with all her funds just two weeks before the gala opening, she’s nearly defeated. Especially when he leaves her an enigmatic message implying she’s in danger. But she can’t give up: “She would have to reinvent herself again. The very thought of it made her almost weak with despair.” Fearing she’s being followed, she winds up at The African’s Daughter, a bookshop owned by her Anglo African friend Constance Equiano, who introduces her to the Muses, a group of aristocratic ladies who meet monthly at the shop. Through them, she meets Lord Clive Somerville, brother of the Duke of Forster and the Regency equivalent of a forensic pathologist. When it becomes clear that someone is trying to kill Lena and more than one of her exhibition artists has disappeared mysteriously, Clive vows to keep her safe, help her open the exhibition, and discover who’s behind the threats. Author Miles continues her smart, intriguing Muses Salon series (Jilting the Duke, 2016, etc.) with another bright, accomplished heroine who fights for her happiness with an unexpected perfect match.

A unique storyline, a dose of suspense, and a circle of intelligent female friends enhance a successful romance.

Kirkus Reviews

The suspenseful fourth in Miles’s Muses’ Salon series (after Tempting the Earl) captivates with clever prose and an unconventional heroine. In 1820 London, painter Lena Frost drifts on the fringes of society due to her checkered past, but she hopes that her upcoming exhibition will catapult her into artistic fame. Her hopes are dashed when her business partner disappears with all of their money. Then several people, all with some connection to Lena, are murdered. Enter Clive Somerville, who is the younger brother of a duke and is a surgeon who serves among the Home Office’s investigative ranks. His inquiries into the rash of killings lead him straight to Lena’s doorstep. His fascination with Lena blurs the lines between suspicion and desire, and his urge to question her quickly transforms into a need to protect her. The only flaw in this intricately crafted historical romance is the unbelievable speed at which the connection between the protagonists develops. Readers looking for a change from Regencies will find this witty Victorian tale refreshing.

Publishers Weekly

ORDER YOUR COPY

Amazon → https://amzn.to/3ftmvby

 Barnes & Noble → https://bit.ly/31cAnBO

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Dear Reader, Love Eileen Putman


Dear Reader…

You may be tempted to ditch Lord Shallow early on. That’s because one plot point could be a dealbreaker for romance readers: The hero, Sebastian, is secretly married. Romance between him and Gwynne, the heroine, is seemingly impossible. Besides: Would we root for a hero willing to break his marriage vows?

But little is as it seems. To all of London, Sebastian is a pretentious fop who prizes his tailor over his dukedom. In reality, he’s an obsessively rational fellow, as honorable as they come.

Gwynna arrives at his gloomy castle one night, following clues about her connection to his family—kept secret by the cold grandfather who raised her. But her quest evolves to something deeper—to find her voice and claim her legacy as the descendant of Wales’ most revered war hero. She ends up challenging every principle Sebastian holds dear.

Lord Shallow is about character, and how love comes from our truest selves. The setting—Anglesey, a picturesque island off North Wales—resonated for me. It’s dotted with ancient Neolithic tombs and mysterious stone circles, their meanings lost to unrecorded history. I stood on a cliff jutting out into the sea, captivated by the fluffy white clouds reflecting off sun-dappled waves as far as I could see. It felt like staring into infinity—past and future—where love transcends even time. I wanted to write a book that captured that.

Alas, I couldn’t stop writing! Themes grew bigger, chapters longer. Welsh legends fascinated me, so I tossed them in. (I cut 12,000 words from my original draft.)

Lord Shallow is Book 2 in the Maitland's Rogues series, about daring English rogues who clandestinely for their country during the Napoleonic Wars. Hardened and deadly, they have no use for love—until it ensnares them…

Eileen Putman

About the  Book

To all of London, Sebastian Traherne is a pretentious fop who prizes his tailor over his dukedom. In truth, he’s an obsessively rational fellow protecting a secret marriage. When a prickly Welsh miss arrives at his crumbling castle one gloomy night, she upends his world—and every principle he holds dear. Worse, she believes in a silly fairy tale known as True Love.

Gwynna Owen might be the last true Princess of Wales, but she needs this very English duke to claim her legacy and vanquish a tyrant. When Sebastian quickly sees through her boy’s disguise, she must plead her case with only a rusty dagger—and sapphire eyes that conjure what he most wishes to avoid.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: One early surprise may be a deal breaker for some romance fans. If you’re looking for classic Regency historical that fits a formula, Lord Shallow may not be your cup of tea. Yet character will out. Here you’ll find a man who is so much more than he seems and a woman who’s finding her voice after years of having it suppressed. Their struggle as they make their way to one another is this story’s truth.

About Maitland’s Rogues: Andrew Maitland’s group of daring English rogues risk all for their country. Hardened and deadly, they have no use for love—until it ensnares them…
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53327233-lord-shallow

ORDER YOUR COPY

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B087NTVNNR/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0
B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lord-shallow-eileen-putman/1137041462?ean=2940164395476
Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1513740067
Google play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Eileen_Putman_Lord_Shallow?id=J9_kDwAAQBAJ

About the Author 

Eileen Putman is the author of a dozen British historical and Regency romances. Her love of England’s Regency period (1811-1820) has inspired her research trips to England, Ireland, Wales, France and other countries — there being no substitute for stepping on the soil that Beau Brummell and his champagne-polished Hessians once trod.

WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS:

Website Address: https://eileenputman.com/
Twitter Address: https://twitter.com/eileen_put

Dear Reader, Love Alice Kay Hill


Have you faced disaster? If so, my heart goes out to you. I can empathize!
Looking back after any life changing event, perhaps a car wreck or a robbery or a devastating fall, a person can often clearly see the steps leading to that moment. With reflection we realize that one small change, one delay or decision made, could have prevented it.
Action or inaction…we make choices daily.
That concept is what I hope you, dear reader, are aware of while you read UNDER A FULL MOON The Last Lynching in Kansas.
I hope that you will be especially aware when you are faced with a choice to speak up, to intervene, to reach out when you see a child who is frightened, uncomfortable, or in danger. Or see a person with something that sets them ‘outside the herd’ and is being victimized because of it.
Become sensitized. Become proactive. Be on the alert. Doing nothing is a tragedy.
Doing something may avert one.
I have many personal experiences gained through my years as a school nurse. I drew upon these experiences as I wrote UNDER A FULL MOON. I saw children who, early on, became the kicking post for a class. I saw teachers single out and humiliate a struggling child. I had children report to me that their lives were miserable, both at home and at school.
My office was a haven. I did my best. I taught anti-bullying programs. I tried to give both the victimized child and the ‘silent majority’ who see it happening but do not act tools for change.
I hope that UNDER A FULL MOON can be the stimulus, the lodestar that helps guide you, dear reader, on a course of intervention. I hope you will feel as compelled as I to make the right choice, daily.
If you are a victim, seek help. If you are a perpetrator, seek help. If you are over your head, seek help.
The worst choice to make is not making one. Be kind and do no harm.
Love,
Alice Kay Hill

About the Book
UNDER A FULL MOON: The Last Lynching in Kansas tells of the tragic abduction and death of an eight-year-old girl at the hands of a repeat offender in 1932. This crime stands apart as the last mob lynching in Kansas. Based on true events, this account takes a deep dive into the psycho-social complexities of pioneer times and their impact on this particular crime and the justice meted out to the perpetrator.

Beginning in the year 1881, and written in a chronological narrative non-fiction format, author Alice Kay Hill vividly weaves the stories of the victims and the families involved. She reveals how mental and physical abuse, social isolation, privations of homesteading, strong dreams and even stronger personalities all factored into the criminal and his crimes.

Spanning the years of settlement to the beginnings of the Dust Bowl, historic events are lived as daily news by the seven families whose lives become intertwined. Historically accurate and written with an intimate knowledge of the area, UNDER A FULL MOON is as personal as a family diary, as vivid as a photo album found in an attic trunk, and will remain with the reader long after the book is closed.

ORDER YOUR COPY

Amazon → https://amzn.to/3kI18XG

Barnes & Noble → https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/under-a-full-moon-alice-kay-hill/1137286542?ean=9781952225192
WildBlue Press → https://wildbluepress.com/under-a-full-moon-alice-k-hill-true-crime/

About the Author
Alice Kay Hill is passionate about her Kansas heritage. She has published in Hobby Farms magazine and written an instruction manual title GROW TOPLESS: A Modified High Tunnel Design for Headache Free Extended-Season Gardening which is available on Amazon. UNDER A FULL MOON: The Last Lynching in Kansas is her first narrative non-fiction work.

WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS:

Website: https://www.akhillauthor.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AKHillauthor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realhistorynow/