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Today, we're playing host to a stop along the Historical Fiction Virtual Blog Tour starring the works of author Judith Redline Coopey. Have I sampled her writing before? No, but when reading about the titles in the spotlight, I knew I had to feature this particular one. Ready to get your read on? Here we go! Today's blog tour guest and book of choice....
Looking for Jane
Publication Date: December 21, 2012
Fox Hollow Press
Formats: ebook & Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction
“The nuns use this as their measuring stick: who your people are. Well, what if you don’t have no people? Or any you know of? What then? Are you doomed?” This is the nagging question of fifteen-year-old Nell’s life. Born with a cleft palate and left a foundling on the doorstep of a convent, she yearns to know her mother, whose name, she knows, was Jane.
When the Mother Superior tries to pawn her off to a mean looking farmer and his beaten down wife, Nell opts for the only alternative she can see: she runs away. A chance encounter with a dime novel exhorting the exploits of Calamity Jane, heroine of the west, gives Nell the purpose of her life: to find Calamity Jane, who Nell is convinced is her mother.
Her quest takes her down rivers, up rivers and across the Badlands to Deadwood, South Dakota and introduces her to Soot, a big, lovable black dog, and Jeremy Chatterfield, a handsome young Englishman who isn’t particular about how he makes his way, as long as he doesn't have to work for it. Together they trek across the country meeting characters as wonderful and bizarre as the adventure they seek, learning about themselves and the world along the way.
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It's a simple question really, but when not all the players are known, it makes the journey to the answers THAT much more curious. Such is the case here for little Nell and from the sound of things, it's gonna get a lot harder before any of the easy arrives. Very interested to see if what she uncovers shapes her more than the self imposed quest itself.
What say YOU readers?
About the Author
Judith Redline Coopey, born in Altoona, PA holds degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and Arizona State University. A passion for history inherited from her father drives her writing and a love for Pennsylvania sustains it. Her first book, Redfield Farm was the story of the Underground Railroad in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. The second, Waterproof, tells how the 1889 Johnstown Flood nearly destroyed a whole city and one young woman’s life. Looking For Jane is a quest for love and family in the 1890s brought to life through the eyes of Nell, a young girl convinced that Calamity Jane is her mother. Her most recent work, The Furnace: Volume One of the Juniata Iron Trilogy, is set on an iron plantation near where she grew up and tells the story of an ill conceived marriage of convenience as it plays out over a lifetime. As a teacher, writer and student of history, Ms Coopey finds her inspiration in the rich history of her native state and in stories of the lives of those who have gone before.
For more information please visit Judith Redline Coopey's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
Judith Redline Coopey Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, March 16
Spotlight at Literary Chanteuse
Spotlight at What Is That Book About
Tuesday, March 17
Review, Interview, & Giveaway at A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus (The Furnace)
Wednesday, March 18
Spotlight & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
Thursday, March 19
Review at 100 Pages a Day (Looking for Jane)
Friday, March 20
Review at Rainy Day Reviews (Waterproof)
Monday, March 23
Review, Interview, & Giveaway at A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus (Looking for Jane)
Wednesday, March 25
Interview at Layered Pages
Friday, March 27
Spotlight & Giveaway at Susan Heim on Writing
Saturday, March 28
Spotlight at Mythical Books
Monday, March 30
Guest Post at Historical Fiction Connection
Spotlight at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Tuesday, March 31
Review at Beth's Book Nook (Looking for Jane)
Review, Interview, & Giveaway at A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus (Waterproof)
Wednesday, April 1
Review & Interview at Jorie Loves a Story (Redfield Farm)
Guest Post at A Literary Vacation
Friday, April 3
Review at Book Babe
Saturday, April 4
Review at Book Nerd (The Furnace)
Monday, April 6
Review, Interview, & Giveaway at A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus (Redfield Farm)
Special thanks to Amy at HFVBT for the chance to bring this book to the forefront for you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, or the other works by this author, please be certain to stop by the other amazing sites along the tour.
Until next time...happy reading!