Tuesday, March 8, 2022

NBTM: horse/man by Julia Merritt

Congratulations to tour winner Eva M. and to host winner Joanne Guidoccio.

Thank you for your interest in hosting this tour, but all stops have been filled.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for horse/man by Julia Merritt, a Fiction - Literary book available now from Tellwell. The tour will run every Monday for 12 weeks starting on April 4, and Julia Merritt is available for guest post and interviews. A PDF or epub copy of the book is available for review in conjunction with a guest post or interview. 

Julia Merritt will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn host. 

What happens when your entire identity revolves around a way of life that is becoming obsolete?

In the 1920s, as Canada progresses through the Industrial Revolution, horses are still the rural engines of survival. As a child Adam lives this reality on his family's farm in the Ottawa Valley, planning to take over one day and have a family of his own. When his parents die during the Great Depression, nineteen-year-old Adam is disinherited in favour of his brother and is forced to move to the city to find work. Without a formal education his choices are few, yet he finds a place to use his horsemanship skills in the dwindling forces of the Canadian cavalry based near Montreal. There he finds pride in being a mounted soldier, and friendship with his fellow dragoons. But the cavalry units are mechanized by the beginning of World War Two, and when Adam is sent to Europe, he must abandon his equine partners for trucks and tanks. In the catastrophic experience of war, he will lose everything once again.

Broken in body and spirit, he returns to Canada where he must confront the question of survival in a world that doesn't seem to have a place for an injured soldier. Full of poetic reflections on what it means to work with horses, horse/man is a powerful story about a man searching for dignity and connection in the face of a rapidly shifting world.

April 4: Long and Short Reviews
April 11: Rogue's Angels
April 11: Let me tell you a story
April 18: Joanne Guidoccio
April 18: Westveil Publishing
April 25: Fabulous and Brunette
May 2: Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
May 9: All the Ups and Downs
May 16: Viviana MacKade
May 23: fundinmental
May 30: J. Lynn Rowan - Author of Romance & Historical Fiction
June 6: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
June 13: Straight From the Library
June 20: Deborah-Zenha Adams