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Monday, December 16, 2013

Book Spotlight - Henry and Rachel by Laurel Saville


If exotic settings and family drama appeal to the reader in you, then "Henry and Rachel" will be a book that will fascinate and mesmerize you. Filled with intriguing characters and written in two voices, this novel will stick with you long after the final page is turned.


 
About The Book:
 
Sent to live with a wealthy family on a West Indies plantation, Rachel carries with her a past shrouded in mystery. Drawn to her grit and fortitude, charming widower and fanciful inventor Henry is willing to overlook the vague explanations about her history.

But after years of marriage, Rachel leaves Henry and their oldest son without explanation and sets off for New York City with their other four children. Is her flight the ultimate act of betrayal or one of extraordinary courage?

Using real family letters, Laurel Saville reconstructs the secrets, tensions, and longings surrounding Rachel in this densely layered, poignant novel.
 
 
About The Author:
 
 
 
(In her own words)
 
I was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1963.
I have also lived in New Jersey, Vermont, Upstate New York, and currently, on an island near Seattle, WA.
I have a BA in English Literature from New York University and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from the Writing Seminars at Bennington College.
I have worked in marketing and taught at the graduate and undergraduate level.
I have always been a writer.
 
Check out her website at www.laurelsaville.com
 
 
 
 
 
My thanks to Sarah Hall Productions for supplying the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.
 
 
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2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Nice review. Love your Christmas design.

THANKS for stopping by my blog earlier.

Elizabeth
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Beth Hoffman said...

This title is new to me and the story sounds fascinating!