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Monday, March 9, 2015

Must she abandon her dream in order to save her own life? - Cut From Strong Cloth (Threads of Courage #1) by Linda Sittig

18+ From Amazon: "Very well written book, held my interest from beginning to end. This was a book about a strong young woman who believed in herself and would not be deterred because she was a woman. She had some great ideas about what needed to be done and found a way to reach her goals and benefit society. I would recommend the book to young woman and to all readers at any age level."


Published: November 21st, 2014

At nineteen, Ellen Canavan lives for the dream of her late father: to succeed in business. But being a woman in 1861, she finds the path to entrepreneurship blocked many times over. The threat of war, her mother’s disapproval, and even a malicious arsonist threaten to limit the aspiring textile merchant to the status of impoverished Irish immigrant. As she travels from the factories of Philadelphia to the riverfront wharves of Savannah with her business mentor, James Nolan, the Civil War explodes amidst their blossoming love, and the two are separated. Can Ellen’s undaunted, fiery strength guide her through a divided nation, or must she abandon her dream in order to save her own life?


“Then you don’t know me as well as you think. Remember when I told you I wouldn’t let disappointments interfere with my dreams of success? Weaving is my legacy from Da. I was meant to become a textile merchant all along. And I don’t need anyone taking care of me. I can take care of myself.”

“Ellen, your Da’s been dead for years. You don’t owe him a thing.”

Her eyes stormed as she held her head high. “I’ll succeed for him because he never got the chance.”

James shook his head. “If I canna talk you out of this foolhardy scheme, then I won’t be giving you my blessings for the trip.”

“I dinna ask for them.”
About the author:
Born in New York City, and raised in northern New Jersey, Linda’s love of history and a commitment to family and literacy led her to a career in writing articles and books for parents, grandparents, and teachers on how to instill the love of reading in children of all ages. Twice recognized for her journalism by the Virginia Press Association, Linda and her husband live in western Loudoun County, Virginia, where the Blue Ridge Mountains are the first to greet the dawn.

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nurmawati djuhawan said...

sounds a great book...
thx u for hosting :)

Anonymous said...

This sounds great. Books that take place in the 1860's featuring strong willed women are my favorite. You are a new to me author and I'd love to try to your books starting with this one.

Juana said...

I would love to read this story. The book cover is lovely.

Juana Esparza

Freedom Forge Press said...

Thank you for hosting Linda's book on your blog! Linda's personal motto is "every woman deserves to have her story told," and we are honored to have the opportunity to help her tell the story of Ellen's journey to find freedom as a business woman in 1860s America.

Unknown said...

The book sounds really interesting and i love the cover, also thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Morgana DeLarge said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway! :)

johnthuku0 said...

This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

Belinda M said...

I love period novels and this sounds like a good one by the excerpt. Love the cover too!

Unknown said...

This sounds awesome. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

Unknown said...

Great post, and sounds great. thank you for the great review as well, and the giveaway too.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the chance!