Sunday, June 25, 2023

Review Tour: A Voice Out of Poverty by Jillian Haslam

Congratulations to tour winner Sara Z. and to host winners Gina Rae Mitchell and The Reading Addict.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Tour for A Voice Out of Poverty by Jillian Haslam, a Memoir available now from Front Page Publications. The tour will run every Monday for 4 weeks starting on September 18. The book will be available via BookFunnel.

Jillian Haslam will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn host. Because this is a review tour, Goddess Fish Promotions will award a $5 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.

A woman’s ascent from devastating poverty and childhood trauma to international standing as a prominent advocate for the poor and helpless.

As a young girl, Jillian Haslam saved a life. Herself tiny and aching from malnutrition, she stood for hours at a tea shop, begging for a ladle of milk to try and prevent her newborn sister from dying of starvation.

From the slums of Calcutta to the executive floors of a global bank, A Voice out of Poverty offers an unflinching look at one woman’s journey from destitution to success.

Throughout, Haslam demonstrates an inexhaustible drive to rise above adversity and find beacons of positivity in impossible circumstances. But her rise doesn’t stop at the top; she returns to her roots again and again to extend a hand to those left in the impoverished communities that she so narrowly escaped.

British by ancestry and born in India after its independence, Haslam and her family suffered degradation and prejudice. They were forced to live on the streets, flee danger in the middle of the night, and face persistent abuse and starvation.

This treacherous environment is the backdrop of an unlikely story of resilience and an unshakable family bond. From squalor and powerlessness, Haslam finds countless moments of grace, community, gratitude, and love.

A Voice out of Poverty is a raw and inspiring memoir that shows how beauty can be found in improbable places, and how “success” is not just the act of making it through. Rather, it is the act of reaching back to bring others with you.

September 18: Gina Rae Mitchell
September 18: Novels Alive
September 25: The Reading Addict
October 2: Fabulous and Brunette
October 2: The Faerie Review
October 9: Travel the ages
October 9: The Avid Reader