Happy Thursday, guys!
We're happy to welcome you back to the blog tour for Forbidden, by Eve Bunting!
We're sharing an excerpt from this mysterious book about a relationship in early nineteenth century Scotland, and trust me: you're going to want to buy the book immediately. (Bonus: you CAN, since it came out yesterday!)
We're also hosting a giveaway, as well!
Author: Eve Bunting
Pub. Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover, eBook, & audiobook
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In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She's told that Eli, the young man she's attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village's secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author's note gives the historical inspiration for this story.
Excerpt from Forbidden:
Don't you want to know what happens next?! Well, you have your chance to win one of three copies below!
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11/27/2015- BookHounds YA- Interview
11/30/2015- Just Commonly- Review
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About the author:
Also known as Evelyn Bolton and A.E. Bunting.
Anne Evelyn Bunting, better known as Eve Bunting, is an author with more than 250 books. Her books are diverse in age groups, from picture books to chapter books, and topic, ranging from Thanksgiving to riots in Los Angeles. Eve Bunting has won several awards for her works.
Bunting went to school in Ireland and grew up with storytelling. In Ireland, “There used to be Shanachies… the shanachie was a storyteller who went from house to house telling his tales of ghosts and fairies, of old Irish heroes and battles still to be won. Maybe I’m a bit of a Shanchie myself, telling stories to anyone who will listen.” This storytelling began as an inspiration for Bunting and continues with her work.
In 1958, Bunting moved to the United States with her husband and three children. A few years later, Bunting enrolled in a community college writing course. She felt the desire to write about her heritage. Bunting has taught writing classes at UCLA. She now lives in Pasadena, California.
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