Wednesday, May 5, 2021

~ JUSTREAD PUBLICITY FINDING UNCLE NEWTON ~

 ~ JUSTREAD PUBLICITY
BLOG TOUR STOP ~
--  'FINDING UNCLE NEWTON 
AND HIS NEMESIS'  --
AUTHOR DOUGLAS P. CORNELIUS
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight + Excerpt,
Author Bio & Giveaway~
 

Finding Uncle Newton JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis by Douglas P. Cornelius, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Finding Uncle Newton

Title: Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis 
Author: Douglas P. Cornelius
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Release Date: March 15, 2021
Genre: Middle Grade/Teen Historical Fiction (age 13-17)

She is outgoing, but orphaned. He is introverted, but a world-renowned scientist. Would moving in with Uncle Isaac Newton work? When his head was always in a book or the Bible? 

Teen-aged Catherine Barton tries desperately to connect, so seeks a match for her energy in the London coffeehouses. That women were not welcome there in the late 1690’s would not stop her, and she does find promising boyfriend John. 

Meanwhile, Uncle Isaac, as new Warden of the Mint, has his own challenges—nabbing counterfeiters, including the notorious, William Chaloner. He enlists Catherine to spy at the coffeehouse, and she welcomes the bond—all until boyfriend John gets implicated in a counterfeiting scheme. 

Then a case of smallpox, a pandemic scourge that had killed millions just decades earlier, sends her off to dreaded isolation in the countryside. 

And Uncle Isaac’s battle to nab the devious Chaloner turns into a challenging chess match. Will famous scientist Newton be embarrassed by a scofflaw from the street? Will Catherine ever find her true connection? 

Based on actual historical events and people. Author is a prior recipient of Moonbeam and Illumination Awards for books for faith-driven teens. 

EXCERPT:

His chin jutted as his stare locked directly on Catherine’s eyes, and a smile crept across her face. He bent over, the side of his head now pressing against hers, hugging, their energies melding as if together they were jointly playing some rhapsody, one note first in his head, then one in hers. With a steady resonance, it was like each note had a force equal and opposite! He lingered. Was he humming? Soon it seemed like a symphony.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Douglas Cornelius 

Illumination and Moonbeam award-winning author Douglas P. Cornelius hails from the Twin Cities, MN. He began writing after careers at Target, Ameriprise, and 3M. A Cornell University graduate, his hope is to reveal the lives of impactful Christian figures through story, rather than biography. Doug has been married for 45 years and has two children, three grandchildren, cat Selah, and new puppy Scout.

CONNECT WITH DOUGLAS: Website | Twitter

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Finding Uncle Newton and his Nemesis, winner's choice of another book by the author, and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Finding Uncle Newton JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 4, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 11, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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10 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing! - JustRead Tours

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  2. This sounds like a great read and I think that my niece will really like it!

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  3. I think my daughter will love this one! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Sounds like one not to miss. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Congrats to Douglas. This sounds like a great story. I like the mystery that needs to be solved.

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  6. I like historical fiction and it sounds like a lot of research went into this intriguing mystery. Great read for older teens. Thanks for sharing today!

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  7. What an enticing cover. Historical fiction and mysteries are two of my favorite types of books. Thanks for the giveaway and for featuring on MMGM.

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  8. This sounds like a fascinating story, especially being based on real historical figures! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  9. Who doesn't love a mystery, and historical fiction with a mystery is a bonus. Thanks for telling me about this book.

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  10. I'm giving this book to my niece.
    Thanks for the contest.

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