CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audio Book
Genre: Historical Fiction
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.
Historical references, religious references, the disparity between Ireland and America well presented with accuracy and plausibility. The 1800’s Irish immigrant plight is brought to the forefront in an affecting manner. The characters and varying trials are emotional evoking plenty of empathy.
D’Ettore creates a family saga full of despair, incredible hardship, plenty of tragedy, not to mention betrayal, murder and rape.
The female protagonists are pillars of strength, all victims and yet survivors of the condition of the time. I was impressed with the many surprise twists D’Ettore cleverly weaved throughout the narrative. The characters were full of surprises as well. Somewhat predictable, twists adding a multilevel feel, very complimentary.
Entertaining, heartbreaking story sure to capture your attention and heartstrings. Looking forward to D’Ettore’s next installment. I always enjoy a well crafted historical fiction involving Irish immigrants, their strength and determination always inspires.
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$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.
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.
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
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
I have (my personal copy) 1 copy of Tower of Tears up for grabs! To enter, please leave a comment below and include your email address. Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends 9/26. Winner will be chosen 9/27 and notified via email. Winner has 72 hours to respond or new winner is chosen. Please ONE entry per person.