Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Véronique’s Journey by Patti Flinn

Title: Véronique’s Journey
Author: Patti Flinn
Publisher: Gilded Orange Books
Publication Date: September 1st 2022
Print Length: 72 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction

In 18th century France, the choices for a young black woman of modest means are slim.

Véronique Clair loves her parents and their small home in the countryside of Burgundy but dreams of using her talent for sewing and embroidery to make her own way, without having to rely on a man.

When Véronique’s well-meaning parents find her a suitor of elevated station their happiness turns into her despair. Véronique must make the difficult choice between agreeing to an arranged marriage–with its promise of elevated status in society–or embark upon an unpredictable journey across France and into a world she’s never known.

…for a young woman of honor, only the heart can guide the way.

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The pastor began to speak but was interrupted as a former childhood friend of mine entered behind us, causing many of us to turn around and look. She was red-faced with embarrassment. Big with child and holding onto the hand of two small children on either side of her and sporting a freshly blackened eye. She held her chin up and hustled her babies into a seat as her husband came in behind her, his face a mask of arrogance, daring anyone to say anything. He took the seat beside his family, slouched in the chair like a pouting child.

I leaned to whisper to my mother, eyes still on the man. “He will beat or breed her to death. The bastard. When he was courting her he had nothing but fine words about how well he would treat her. Now she is stuck with him, forever.”

“Oui,” Maman nodded, her pretty features turned down in a frown. “It is a shame. He is angry that he is a married man…”
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  1. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Sounds like an interesting journey. Looking forward to reading the book.

  3. Sounds like a great read, I love the cover!

  4. What an absolutely beautiful cover.

  5. The excerpt sounds wonderful. The cover is very nice.

  6. The book sounds interesting. email> r.d1@myfairpoint.net

  7. Sounds like an interesting read.

  8. Good book for Summer reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

  9. David HollingsworthAugust 31, 2022 at 2:13 AM

    This book sounds amazing!

  10. Sounds like a great read and also one that will make you feel. Books that make you feel something are the best!

  11. OOHH... this sounds fantastic. Awesome.

  12. Do you have any advice for new writers?

  13. Here's to a sensational September!


  14. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  15. I love books about 18th century, I can't wait to see if Véronique Clair makes her dreams come true.

  16. THinking I would love to read this~

  17. looks like a fun one

  18. Sounds like a sad book, I wonder if it will end well for the character.

  19. Thanks for continuing to be so generous!!

  20. Sounds like a fun & romantic read =)