Monday, April 15, 2013

Launching Sweet Mercy by Ann Tatlock!



Prohibition….Gangsters….Bootleggers….Al Capone….and a 17-year-old girl named Eve Marryat who, in the tumultuous summer of 1931, learns the meaning of….


Sweet Mercy



Sweet Mercy
Sweet Mercy
by Ann Tatlock
Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 1 2013 by Bethany House Publishers

Premise:

When Eve Marryat’s father is laid off from the Ford Motor Company in 1931, he is forced to support his family by leaving St. Paul, Minnesota, and moving back to his Ohio roots. Eve’s uncle Cyrus has invited the family to live and work at his Marryat Island Ballroom and Lodge. 

St. Paul seemed like a haven for gangsters, and Eve had grown fearful of living there. At seventeen, she considers her family to be “good people.” They aren’t lawbreakers and criminals like so many people in her old neighborhood. Thrilled to be moving to a “safe haven,” Eve is blissfully unaware that her uncle’s lodge is a transfer station for illegal liquor smuggled from Canada.

Eve settles in to work and makes new friends, including an enigmatic but affecting young man. But when the reality of her situation finally becomes clear, Eve is faced with a dilemma. How can she ignore what is happening right under their very noses? Yet can she risk everything by condemning the man whose love and generosity is keeping her and her family from ruin?



Ann TatlockAnn Tatlock is the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Promises to Keep. She has also won the Midwest Independent Publishers Association "Book of the Year" in fiction for both All the Way Home and I'll Watch the Moon.Her novel Things We Once Held Dear received a starred review from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly calls her "one of Christian fiction's better wordsmiths, and her lovely prose reminds readers why it is a joy to savor her stories." Ann lives with her husband and daughter in Asheville, North Carolina.


On Tour with Prism Book Tours 
April 15 - May 3, 2013:


15 – Launch!
16 – I Am a Reader, Not a Writer - What was Prohibition?
17 – JoJo’s CornerReview
18 – Letters to the CosmosReview
19 – The Broke Book BankGuest Post Meet the Lawmen

21 – The Wonderings of One Person – Molls and other Dolls
 - Books Mystify – Review
22 – Tressa’s Wishful EndingsReview, The Setting behind the Setting
-  Momma Bear’s Book BlogReview, Meet the Cast
23 – CTF Devourer – Review
 - Christy’s Cozy Corner – Fun Facts About 1931   
24 – ADD Librarian - Review
25 – Worthy 2 ReadReview
26 – Green Mountain Couple – Just a Taste (To Wet Your Whistle)

28 – Backing BooksReview
29 – Celtic Lady’s Reviews  Four Famous Gangsters
30 – A Year of Jubilee ReviewsReview
1 – The Jack’s Junk DrawerReview
2 – Living a Goddess LifeReview, Recipe
3 – Grand Finale


On this Tour... test your 1930's Gangster knowledge with our trivia quiz, a different question on every post!



Giveaway:

2 Winners, USA only: Print copy of Sweet Mercy, Ghirardelli chocolate, book themed pen & notepad.

2 Winners, world-wide: eCopy of Sweet Mercy

Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Rafflecopter and Grand Finale posts as well as emailed and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry and Prism Book Tours and sponsored by Bethany House Publishers and Ann Tatlock. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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6 comments:

  1. Expecting nothing but the best!

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  2. I love your books...very inspiring stories. Yes I did the Gangster question and picked Al Capone. Thank you for the entry!

    Sandy G.

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  3. Not very good... I need to work on my gangster knowledge, I guess!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  4. I'm one for one so far. Only time will tell.

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  5. yours is the first site I came too and I got that question right,

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  6. Got #1 right - Al Capone. Have never read any of Ann's books can't wait!

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