Thursday, August 17, 2023

Standard Tour: Discarded by Nancy M. Bell

Congratulations to tour winner Tamara R. and to host winner Novels Alive.
Thank you for your interest in hosting this tour, but all stops have been filled.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Tour for DISCARDED by Nancy M. Bell, a Canadian Historical Mystery available September 1 from BWL Publishing. The tour will run September 11 - September 22, and Nancy is available for guest post and interviews. A PDF, epub, or mobi copy of the book is available for review in conjunction with a guest post or interview.

Nancy M. Bell will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn host.

When the British arrived in Winnipeg in the 1800s it was convenient for the men to take Metis wives. They were called a la vacon du pays – according to the custom of the country.

These women bore the brunt of ensuring survival in the harsh environment. Without them the British army and fur traders would not have survived the brutal winters. However, as society evolved it became accepted that wives must be white, schooled in British ways, fashionable in the European sense and married by the Anglican church.

The Metis wives and their ‘country born’ offspring were thrown out and forced to fend for themselves. The unrepentant husbands continued to live comfortably with their ‘new’ wives. It was inevitable that some discarded wives did not accept their fate quietly and hard feelings on both sides were unavoidable.

When the bodies of two discarded Metis wives, Marguerite and Marie-Anne, are found floating in the Red River, Guilliame Mousseau, sets out to get to the bottom of his sister Margueite’s murder.

September 11: Literary Gold
September 12: Westveil Publishing
September 13: Kenyan Poet
September 14: Novels Alive - review only
September 14: Fabulous and Brunette
September 15: The Avid Reader - review only
September 15: Gina Rae Mitchell - review
September 18: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
September 19: Kit 'n Kabookle
September 20: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
September 21: D.S. - review only
September 21: Sandra's Book Club
September 22: travel the ages