Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Standard Tour: Brighter Than Her Fears by Lisa Ard

Congratulations to tour winner Terry B.
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 BRIGHTER THAN HER FEARS by Lisa Ard, a historical fiction available now from Creative James Media. The tour will run February 26 - March 1, and Lisa Ard 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.

Lisa Ard will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

The 19th century women’s rights movement and the rise of public education intertwine with one woman’s story of struggle, perseverance, and love.

When her father dies and the family inn falls to ruin in 1882, western North Carolina, thirty-year-old Alice Harris is compelled to marry Jasper Carter, a Civil War veteran twice her age. Far from home and a stranger in a new family, Alice remakes herself. She learns to farm tobacco, mothers her stepson, and comes to love her husband.

However, Alice uncovers pending trouble with the family’s land holdings, which threatens their livelihood on the farm. The growth in Asheville promises a different future—one of manufacturing, transportation, tourism, and wealth. Alice believes this future demands an education and she rebels against the limited rural instruction. She joins forces with other women campaigning for Asheville’s first public schools. Her actions spark the rebuke of the Carter men.

Tragedy strikes and Alice’s newfound security is ripped away. The family challenges her property rights and files for guardianship of her stepson. Battered but determined, Alice turns to the law—and a friendly court clerk—to fight for her independence. Will Alice lose everything? Not if she can help it.

Lisa Ard’s debut historical fiction novel will resonate with readers for its parallels, between then and now, on women’s rights, inequality, and racism.

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February 27: Fabulous and Brunette
February 28: The Avid Reader
February 29: Literary Gold
February 29: Long and Short Reviews
March 1: Joanne Guidoccio - REVIEW ONLY
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