Monday, August 05, 2019

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Relative Fortunes by Marlowe Benn

Earlier this month, Marlowe Benn's debut novel, Relative Fortunes, was published, and to help the publishers get the word out, I'm hosting a giveaway! You can see what others have to say and then be sure to enter the giveaway below!!!

Title: Relative Fortunes
Author: Marlowe Benn
Series: Julia Kydd, #1
Published: August 2019, Lake Union Publishing
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

In 1920s New York, the price of a woman’s independence can be exorbitant—even fatal.

In 1924 Manhattan, women’s suffrage is old news. For sophisticated booklover Julia Kydd, life’s too short for politics. With her cropped hair and penchant for independent living, Julia wants only to launch her own new private press. But as a woman, Julia must fight for what’s hers—including the inheritance her estranged half brother, Philip, has challenged, putting her aspirations in jeopardy.

When her friend’s sister, Naomi Rankin, dies suddenly of an apparent suicide, Julia is shocked at the wealthy family’s indifference toward the ardent suffragist’s death. Naomi chose poverty and hardship over a submissive marriage and a husband’s control of her money. Now, her death suggests the struggle was more than she could bear.

Julia, however, is skeptical. Doubtful of her suspicions, Philip proposes a glib wager: if Julia can prove Naomi was in fact murdered, he’ll drop his claims to her wealth. Julia soon discovers Naomi’s life was as turbulent and enigmatic as her death. And as she gets closer to the truth, Julia sees there’s much more at stake than her inheritance…

Praise for Relative Fortunes: 

“[A] stylish debut…The author effectively shows the casual discrimination against women at the time. Benn is off to a promising start.” —Publishers Weekly

“Set in the 1920s and framed by the quest for women’s rights and details about publishing and printing, this satisfying historical mystery includes a smart, feisty heroine and numerous plot twists.” —Booklist

“Marlowe Benn weaves a rollicking, sinuous portrait of 1920s New York. A story of passion, deceit, gaiety, and manipulation, Relative Fortunes is a hugely entertaining read, and Julia Kydd is a memorable protagonist.” —Lindsay Jayne Ashford, author of The Snow Gypsy and The Woman on the Orient Express

“Fans of Agatha Christie novels will love this clever murder mystery, with a cast of suspects to keep readers guessing. Julia Kydd’s endeavour is entertaining and engaging to the end.” —Gemma Liviero, international bestselling author of historical fiction


Giveaway Details -- (US Only) 
Thanks to the publicist, one reader will win a copy of  Relative Fortune  by Marlowe Benn. To enter the giveaway, please fill out the rafflecopter by August 11th.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends August 11th.

Good Luck!!! 

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