Sunday, June 12, 2022

NBtM: Them Days by Glenn P. Booth

Congratulation to tour winner Julie B. and to host winner All the Ups and Downs.
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 Them Days by Glenn P. Booth, a Fiction - Historical - Coming of Age available now from Tellwell. The tour will run every Monday for 12 weeks starting on July 11, and Glenn P. Booth 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.

Glenn P. Booth will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn host.
“This heartfelt story grabs the reader from the very start and doesn’t let go. Fans of historical fiction are in for a treat.” – The Prairies Book Review

Discrimination, war in Europe, a pandemic. . .

Sofiya, a young Ukrainian immigrant, experiences all of this and more. It could be 2022, but it's Manitoba in the early 1900s.

Sofiya is the third consecutive girl born on a poor homestead near Gimli in 1903. She is bright and feisty but nothing more is expected of her than to be a domestic, and at age thirteen she is sent to be a maid to a wealthy family in Winnipeg. There, she experiences the condescension of the English towards the 'Bohunks', while her half-brother is interned during WW1, deemed an enemy alien.

While the Great War is raging in Europe, an undeclared war between the classes is being fought at home. This conflict comes to a head in the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 when the working classes rise up against their English masters, shut down the city and demand a better deal. The city is divided and everyone must choose a side.

Them Days takes you on Sofiya's journey, as she discovers what it means to be an immigrant and a woman, struggling to find love and her identity – at the same time that Canada is breaking free from Mother England's apron strings.

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July 18: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
July 25: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
August 1: Viviana MacKade
August 8: All the Ups and Downs
August 15: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
August 22: Fabulous and Brunette
August 29: The Avid Reader
September 5: Gina Rae MItchell
September 12: Novels Alive
September 19: Our Town Book Reviews - review only
September 26: Long and Short Reviews