Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Spotlight and Giveaway: Fall of Poppies

Top voices in historical fiction deliver an unforgettable collection of short stories set in the aftermath of World War I.

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month...

November 11, 1918. After four long, dark years of fighting, the Great War ends at last, and the world is forever changed. For soldiers, loved ones, and survivors the years ahead stretch with new promise, even as their hearts are marked by all those who have been lost.

As families come back together, lovers reunite, and strangers take solace in each other, everyone has a story to tell.

In this moving anthology, nine authors share stories of love, strength, and renewal as hope takes root in a fall of poppies.

Featured authors:

Jessica Brockmole is the author of the internationally bestselling Letters from Skye, an epistolary love story spanning an ocean and two wars. Named one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books of 2013, Letters From Skye has been published in seventeen countries.

Hazel Gaynor is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home and A Memory of Violets. She writes regularly for the national press, magazines and websites in Ireland and the UK.

Evangeline Holland is the founder and editor of Edwardian Promenade, the number one blog for lovers of World War I, the Gilded Age, and Belle Époque France with nearly forty thousand unique viewers a month. In addition, she blogs at Modern Belles of History. Her fiction includes An Ideal Duchess and its sequel, crafted in the tradition of Edith Warton.

Marci Jefferson is the author of Girl on the Golden Coin: A Novel of Frances Stuart, which Publisher’s Weekly called “intoxicating.” Her second novel, The Enchantress of Paris, will release in Spring 2015 from Thomas Dunne Books.

Kate Kerrigan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Ellis Island trilogy. In addition she has written for the Irish Tatler, a Dublin-based newspaper, as well as The Irish Mail and a RTE radio show, Sunday Miscellany.

Jennifer Robson is the USA Today and international bestselling author of Somewhere in France and After the War is Over. She holds a doctorate in Modern History from the University of Oxford, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar and SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. Jennifer lives in Toronto with her husband and young children.

Heather Webb is an author, freelance editor, and blogger at award-winning writing sites WriterUnboxed.com and RomanceUniversity.org. Heather is a member of the Historical Novel Society and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and she may also be found teaching craft-based courses at a local college.

Beatriz Williams is the New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author of The Secret Life of Violet Grant and A Hundred Summers. A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a corporate and communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons. She now lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry. William Morrow will publish her forthcoming hardcover, A Certain Age, in the summer of 2016.

Lauren Willig is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven works of historical fiction. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages, awarded the RITA, Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards, and chosen for the American Library Association’s annual list of the best genre fiction. She lives in New York City, where she now writes full time.

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18 comments:

Janine said...
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Janine said...

The most memorable thing that happened would be surprise gifts in the mail from a special friend. She always knows how to brighten my day when I need it most.

Tatum Rangel said...

The most memorable thing that happened was during the weekend of Christmas, where I got to spend time with the girls. We all shared a moment of what had made us thankful.

traveler said...

The most memorable thing that happened was when i was taken out for lunch by a friend whom I hadn't seen in a long time.

Bonnie K. said...

I don't know that you'd call this memorable but my daughter and her partner were able to move out and get their own apartment--a big achievement in their minds considering how much things cost nowadays. I still get to see my grandson almost everyday when I take care of him while his mother works.
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susieqlaw said...

My niece made the soccer team as a freshman. She worked so hard training every day all summer. So proud of her!

Laurice McClung said...

My daffodils came up and were especially beautiful this year.

rubynreba said...

My daughter went in the ditch during a blizzard.(She was OK)

Grandma Cootie said...

Most memorable was a nice visit from my sister.

Bon said...

Most memorable was my granddaughter discovering how to act in a mature way in a difficult situation.

Bon said...

Most memorable was my granddaughter discovering how to act in a mature way in a difficult situation.

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Most memorable was having a baby in January! :)

Cindy B said...

My most memorable thing last fall was seeing one of my best friends who had cancer and helping her out.

Jennifer C said...

Most memorable was meeting my friend's baby for the first time, which happened during winter. :)

rhonda said...

Our family spent wonderful week in SantabBarbra

Amie M said...

My most memorable thing has been ending this past year as a stay at home Mom. My husband is a pilot, so with his schedule it made more sense for me to stay home. It has been the most difficult job, and I wouldn't change a moment of my time with them....even the sleepless nights!

Nova said...

most memorable thing was going with my daughter on her first plane ride, her first vacation, first time to Florida, and the first time for her to ever see the ocean!!