Saturday, August 13, 2016

Blurb Blitz: Beneath a Thousand Apple Trees by Janie DeVos

Congratulations to Annie M., winner of the tour prize and to CelticLady's Reviews, the host winner.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for Beneath a Thousand Apple Trees by Janie DeVos , a Fiction book available August 30, 2016 from Lyrical Press Publishing. The tour will run August 29, 2016 to September 9, 2016, and this tour will not include interviews or guest blogs; however, a blurb, excerpt and author bio will be provided to every host for inclusion on their blog. No reviews requested for this tour.

Janie will be awarding a digital copy of Beneath a Thousand Apple Trees to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a digital copy of Beneath a Thousand Apple Trees to a randomly drawn host.

As the 20th century dawns, the world is transformed in dizzying ways. But nestled in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains is a place, and a family, out of time—where one young girl will grow to face the challenges of each generation before her—and discover whether she has the strength to overcome them…

The eldest surviving daughter of Anna Guinn, Rachel rarely ventures far from her home in the Appalachians, aside from an occasional trip into town to trade a penny for a peppermint stick. Sometimes she yearns for more, but as much as she fears her mother’s unstable mind, she is anchored by the strength of her grandmother, Willa. Freed from an abusive marriage, Willa holds the family together through hardship, all the while fulfilling her role as keeper of her neighbors’ carefully guarded secrets—the most painful of which may be her own.

In this isolated, eccentric world where people depend on moonshine to put food on the table, hang talismans to chase away ghosts—and tragedy can strike as suddenly as a coiled copperhead—Rachel wonders what life has in store. Most of all, she worries whether she and her sister have inherited the darkness that lurks inside their mother. Her one respite is the town’s apple orchard, the ally she finds there—and the revelation that she can take her destiny into her own hands, decide what to leave behind—and what is truly worth carrying into the future…

August 29: BooksChatter
August 30: Straight from the Library
August 31: The Avid Reader
September 1: Hearts and Scribbles
September 1: Fabulous and Brunette
September 2: Two Ends of the Pen
September 5: Queen of All She Reads
September 6: Southern Yankee Book Reviews
September 7: Celticlady's Reviews
September 8: Writer Wonderland
September 9: Long and Short Reviews