Monday, September 15, 2014

Tower of Tears~ Rhoda D'Ettore~ Book Tour

Publication Date: May 25, 2014
CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audio Book

Genre: Historical Fiction
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Betrayal. Despair. Murder. Mystery. Romance. Blackmail. “If God be good, Mr. Landon will burn in the eternal flames of hell. If God be bad, he will suffer much worse.” In 1820, a young woman and her son leave Ireland for a better life in America. She soon suffers heartache and tragedy, while residing with family whom she has never met. Unbeknownst to her, the family had already set her up with employment in a factory–a factory run by a lecherous man. This is the first book in a series that will follow the McClusky family while they become Americanized while face with the Potato Famine, the US Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution.

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My take on this book:
I always enjoy reading well drawn historical fiction sagas where the character decides to leave their home country and come to America hoping for a better life. That's just what I found within the pages of Tower of Tears by Rhoda D'Ettore.Gripping from the beginning pages, when the McClusky family longs for a better life than what they  have in Ireland and decide to travel to America, specifically Philadelphia, because they have relatives there. Thing is there isn't money for the entire family to come so Jane and her young son embark on the journey while her husband stays in Ireland hoping to make enough money to join her later. What sort of life awaits her in America?
Ms. D'Ettore writes with a realism that allowed me to easily connect with the characters in the story. Jane was such a brave woman to leave her husband behind to come to America to live with people she didn't know. What she found once she arrived wasn't what she hoped for at all. My heart ached for her on more than one occasion, I kept hoping that things would work out for her.  A story filled with heartache, but also hope, a family saga that I couldn't put down once I started reading it, because of the many twists and turns the author weaves into the plot. Overall a must read for anyone who enjoys reading historical fiction that provides a realistic look at Irish Immigrants coming to America.

National Military Family Association

$1 per sale will be donated, regardless of what format is purchased—ebook, print, audiobook & regardless of site purchased—will be donated to the National Military Family Association. This organization helps families reconnect when the parents return from deployments, as well as helping families with other transitions and keeping the children active while the parents are deployed.

About the Author

Rhoda D’Ettore was born in Woodbury, New Jersey, into a family of 5 siblings–which has provided her with plenty of comical material. She began working at the United States Postal Service at 25 years old, and over the past 15 years has accumulated many humorous stories about situations that the public never gets to know about. Her first ebook, “Goin’ Postal: True Stories of a U.S. Postal Worker” was so popular that readers requested it in paperback. Recently, she published the humorous “Goin’ Postal” in paperback along with another story entitled, “The Creek: Where Stories of the Past Come Alive”. Combining these two into one book may seem strange, as one is humorous and the other is a heart wrenching historical fiction, however, doing so proves to the reader Rhoda D’Ettore’s versatility.
Rhoda D’Ettore received her degree in Human & Social Services while working at USPS, has travelled extensively, and loves history. Over the years she has volunteered for several community service organizations, including fostering abused and neglected dogs for a Dalmatian rescue.
For more information please visit Rhoda’s website. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Tower of Tears Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, August 25
Spotlight & Giveaway at What Is That Book About
Tuesday, August 26
Spotlight & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Wednesday, August 27
Guest Post at Mythical Books
Friday, August 29
Spotlight & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
Monday, September 1
Guest Post at Book Babe
Tuesday, September 2
Review at Closed the Cover
Thursday, September 4
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews
Monday, September 8
Interview & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection
Tuesday, September 9
Review at Griperang’s Bookmarks
Thursday, September 11
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Friday, September 12
Interview at Jorie Loves a Story
Monday, September 15
Review at WV Stitcher
Tuesday, September 16
Review & Giveaway at Beth’s Book Reviews
Friday, September 19
Review at Unshelfish
Review & Giveaway at Brooke Blogs

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