Saturday, April 20, 2019

Review tour: By the Light of Embers by Shaylin Gandhi

Congratulations to tour winner Rita W. and to host winners Our Town Book Reviews and Andi's Book Reviews.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual REVIEW ONLY Tour for By the Light of Embers by Shaylin Gandhi, a 382 page Historical Women's Fiction novel available May 9, 2019 from Briar Rose Publishing. The tour will run every Tuesday for 4 weeks starting on May 14, 2019, and the book is available in PDF, mobi and ePub formats.

Shaylin Gandhi will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour and a $25 Amazon or BN GC to a randomly drawn host. Additionally, Goddess Fish Promotions will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.

It's 1954, and twenty-two-year-old Lucia Lafleur has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. While sock hops and poodle skirts occupy her classmates, she dreams of bacteria and broken bones—and the day she’ll finally fix them.

After graduation, a letter arrives, and Lucia reads the words she’s labored a lifetime to earn—"we are pleased to offer you a position at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine." But in the midst of her triumph, her fiancĂ© delivers a crushing ultimatum: forego medical school, or forego marriage.

With fractured hopes, she returns home to Louisiana, expecting nothing of the summer of '54 but sweet tea and gumbo while she agonizes over her impending choice. There, she unexpectedly befriends Nicholas, a dark-skinned poet whose dignity and intellect are a salve to her aching heart. Their bond, initially forged from a shared love of literature, soon blossoms into something as bewitching as it is forbidden.

Yet her predicament deepens when a trivial misunderstanding between a local white woman and a black man results in a brutal lynching, and the peril of love across the color lines becomes chillingly real. Now, fulfilling her lifelong dream means relinquishing her heart—and escaping Louisiana alive.

May 14: Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
May 21: Long and Short Reviews
May 28: Andi's Book Reviews
June 4: Locks, Hooks and Books
June 4: Fabulous and Brunette
June 4: Our Town Book Reviews