Monday, June 20, 2016

Giveaway - The Gate of Dawn by Marina J Neary

All this week (until midnight Central time Sunday 26th June) Marina J Neary is offering the chance to win a free e-book copy of The Gate of Dawn:

"Welcome to 1880s Vilnius, a volatile Northeastern metropolis where Balts, Germans, Poles, Russians, and Jews compete for a place in the sun. After sustaining fatal burns in a fire instigated by his rivals, textile magnate Hermann Lichtner spends his final days in a shabby infirmary. In a hasty and bizarre deathbed transaction he gives his fifteen-year-old daughter Renate in marriage to Thaddeus, a widowed Polish farmer who rejects social hierarchy and toils side by side with his peasants. 
Renate’s arrival quickly disrupts the bucolic flow of life and antagonizes every member of the household. During an excursion to the city, Renate rekindles an affair with a young Jewish painter who sells his watercolors outside the Gate of Dawn chapel. While her despairing husband might look the other way, his servants will not stand by and watch while their adored master is humiliated. 

Taking us from the cobblestone streets of old Vilnius, swarming with imperial gendarmes, to the misty bogs of rural Lithuania where pagan deities still rule, The Gate of Dawn is a folkloric tale of rivalry, conspiracy, and revenge."

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  1. It is rare to find historical fiction set in Poland. Please enter my name. My great-uncle was from Wilno.

  2. What an unusual setting! I'd love to win this...

  3. Count me in
    I was raving to husband about your little posts and pics re Bellarus etc. I read Russian Studies at University and love the idea of a novel set in these locations.

  4. VERY interesting thank you.


  5. Love Pagan Lore and Historical Fiction OUTRAGEOUS: Rise to Riches The Victoria Woodhull Saga

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