Tuesday, July 6, 2021

~ JUSTREAD PUBLICITY FAR ABOVE RUBIES ~

 ~ JUSTREAD PUBLICITY
BLOG TOUR STOP ~
--  'FAR ABOVE RUBIES:  THE LIFE OF
LOUISA MACDONALD'  --
AUTHOR JOLYN CANTY
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight + Excerpt,
Author Bio & Giveaway~
 

Far Above Rubies JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Far Above Rubies by Jolyn Canty, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

Far Above Rubies: The Story of Louisa MacDonald

Title: Far Above Rubies: The Life of Louisa MacDonald
Author: Jolyn Canty
Publisher: Azure Star LLC
Release Date: April 14, 2021
Genre: Biography

Her husband—a friend to Mark Twain, mentor to Lewis Carroll, and the man C.S. Lewis called his “master”—was one of the greatest Christian writers of the Victorian era. She was his hidden gem, the bulwark and bastion on which he could lean. Though she was an accomplished musician and singer, an advocate for the poor and neglected, and a published author, she didn’t need the spotlight, but was content to be her husband’s biggest fan and companion. She bore eleven children and adopted and cared for several others. Enduring hardships few of us will ever experience, this petite woman faced them with courage and strength. Her name was Louisa MacDonald. 

EXCERPT:

Upstairs in the front bedroom that overlooked the cobbled streets below, one could usually find Louisa singing to, nursing, and rocking her babies. It didn't matter where they lived--she always made sure she had her trusty rocking chair so her little ones could look into her vivid blue eyes while snuggling into her warm, welcoming lap of safety and love.  In the springtime she could watch her older children playing on the cool grass, looking for wood violets, or picking up milk churns beneath the lilac bushes while the neighbor's dog barked from behind the gate. Summertime brought streets so thick with dust one could hardly hear the clattering hooves of horses as they trotted down the lane, driven by upright men with top hats tilted for shade. Louisa enjoyed watching her children climb trees and chase each other during the long summer days, and fall brought the loveliest foliage for her to contemplate as she rocked her babies while her other children hunted for nuts and colorful leaves.  When winter blew in, Louisa greeted the snow from the warmth of her room, watching as it renewed and cleansed everything and gave her children a frosty, sparkling playground.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jolyn Canty 

Jolyn Canty is the wife to her beloved Earle, the mother of six, and the adoring Nana of three grandchildren. She is a talented artist, a passionate quilter, and a long-time devotee of George MacDonald.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Far Above Rubies by Jolyn Canty and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Far Above Rubies JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 6, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 13, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Print copy US only. Ebook and gift card available for international where available. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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