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Friday, April 19, 2013

Unsinkable Blog Tour!



Blurb:

Fifteen-year-old Corinne LaRoche’s life changes one evening when she returns home and witnesses her father being harassed by racist French policemen. That’s it! Her frustrated father decides the family is leaving France and moving back to Canada.


After boarding the beautiful Titanic, Corinne meets Christopher, the Captain’s nephew. Coming from a wealthy British family, Christopher is privileged in every way. He matches perfectly with Sophia, the daughter of a dear family friend he plans to wed.


Unsinkable is the tale of how two teens from seemingly different worlds come together amidst a tragedy that changed thousands of lives forever. They could have never imagined their impending fate as well as the family secrets revealed four days before the sinking. This novel gives a day-by-day account of the doomed voyage as told from a minority perspective.




Kim's Review

What an enjoyable book! I have always loved reading about Titanic and watching programs about it, but this gives it a nice refreshing twist on how things were.  I immediately fell in love with the LaRoche family and their story. I loved the fact that they were on that ship and that Corrine met a 1st class boy who was not ashamed to show her off and liked her for who she was, not defining her by what she was like so many people did.  I enjoyed the interaction between sisters, Corrine and Astrid,and how in moments of conflict and tragedy, they are able to come together.
 
This book is so much more than just Titanic. Its about learning to rise above, selflessness, the act of truly loving another with all of your being, and the courage to face fear straight on.
 
Do yourself a favor and grab this book when it comes out!!
 



About The Author:

 

Fifteen years ago, Laurel Handfield was a single woman living in a tiny one bedroom in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She worked a monotonous nine-to-five handling copy equipment leases. One day she decided to get back to what she loved most—writing. She decided to write a novel. But what would it be about?

A month later, she went on vacation to the Bahamas. In true Stella fashion (See Terry McMillian-How Stella Got Her Groove Back) she met a Bahamian. The rest is history, as they say. She came back from vacation, quit her job several months later and moved to Maryland to live with her sister while she wrote her first novel based loosely on how she and her husband first met. She has since moved to the Bahamas where she has lived for thirteen years with her husband, three children and Abigail, the family hamster. She writes full-time.


Her first upper middle grade novel,
Unsinkable, will be released May 21, 2013 by Simon & Schuster/Strebor Books. Unsinkable gives the day-by-day account of the only black family aboard the doomed Titanic. The prequel novella, A Bond Broken, is an ebook that will be released April 16th for the anniversary of the sinking. Both novels were written in her penname, Nicole Bradshaw. Her first picture book, Cassi da Conch, will be released by Xist Publishing in 2014.
When she’s not writing, she’s sipping piña coladas on the beach. (seriously)


 

For more information check out www.writernicole.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Unsinkable/495463137170474

 

Both novels are available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.




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