Book Bargain Bulletin from Ciji!

April 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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LightOnVeranda082311aI woke up to the news this morning that–in the mysterious ways of Amazon–my ‘time-slip’ novel A Light on the Veranda is today’s (April 16th) “Kindle Daily Deal”–which means you can secure an 88% (!) saving if you click over there asap!  These deals usually only last a day or two, so I wrote this “emergency blog” to let any reader who wanted to get a copy could quickly grab one!Image 9

 

 

 

 

 

The story, set in both nineteenth and twenty-first century Natchez, takes place in “The Town That Time Forgot” where there are sixty “tour-able” mansions built in a time when “Cotton Was King” and plantation owners erected replicas in this market town of their larger, elegant houses in the nearby Mississippi countryside.

The heroine, Daphne Duvallon, was the character in Midnight on Julia Street who blew off her wedding in the first chapter and high-tailed it back to New York City, never to be heard from again until her brother’s wedding forces her to return to the South and confront her devils.  Thanks to a harp whose vibrations whisk Daphne back to the time of her ancestors, she discovers events from her family’s past that still echo down to her own life, and that of the arrestingly handsome Simon Hopkins, a nature photographer in the Natchez area stalking birds once painted by John James Audubon.

Image 20Given that spring has sprung along the Mississippi right now, what better time than to indulge in a bargain book that will whisk you to one of the most historic and memorable places in the United States?

Thank you Amazon/Kindle!

 

 

Natchez Revisited on the Veranda…

March 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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My latest release from Sourcebooks Landmark, A Light on the Veranda, was March 1, and with it,  the usual “guest blogging” I’m asked to do on some terrific historical novel sites that I will link to below.  What has been such a joy is to have dug through masses of photographs that I took during the research period into the “Town that Time Forgot” for the stand-alone sequel to Midnight on Julia Street.

With every novel I have ever written, there is always a “story-behind-the-story” and with Veranda this certainly held true.  Rather than retell my various adventures, I thought I’d just post the guest blogs as they hit the Internet.

Here are links to the first three:

Passages to the Past

And Long and Short Reviews

And also Great Minds Think Aloud

 

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