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BOOK TOUR: Tower of Tears by Rhoda D’Ettore w/ Giveaway

02_Tower of TearsPublication Date: May 25, 2014

CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audio Book

Genre: Historical Fiction

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Betrayal. Despair. Murder. Mystery. Romance. Blackmail. “If God be good, Mr. Landon will burn in the eternal flames of hell. If God be bad, he will suffer much worse.” In 1820, a young woman and her son leave Ireland for a better life in America. She soon suffers heartache and tragedy, while residing with family whom she has never met. Unbeknownst to her, the family had already set her up with employment in a factory–a factory run by a lecherous man. This is the first book in a series that will follow the McClusky family while they become Americanized while face with the Potato Famine, the US Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution.

My Thoughts
Historical references, religious references, the disparity between Ireland and America well presented with accuracy and plausibility. The 1800’s Irish immigrant plight is brought to the forefront in an affecting manner. The characters and varying trials are emotional evoking plenty of empathy.

D’Ettore creates a family saga full of despair, incredible hardship, plenty of tragedy, not to mention betrayal, murder and rape.

The female protagonists are pillars of strength, all victims and yet survivors of the condition of the time. I was impressed with the many surprise twists D’Ettore cleverly weaved throughout the narrative. The characters were full of surprises as well. Somewhat predictable, twists adding a multilevel feel, very complimentary.

Entertaining, heartbreaking story sure to capture your attention and heartstrings. Looking forward to D’Ettore’s next installment. I always enjoy a well crafted historical fiction involving Irish immigrants, their strength and determination always inspires.

Recommendation: 3/5


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$1 per sale will be donated, regardless of what format is purchased—ebook, print, audiobook & regardless of site purchased—will be donated to the National Military Family Association. This organization helps families reconnect when the parents return from deployments, as well as helping families with other transitions and keeping the children active while the parents are deployed.

About the Author03_Rhoda D'Ettore

Rhoda D’Ettore was born in Woodbury, New Jersey, into a family of 5 siblings–which has provided her with plenty of comical material. She began working at the United States Postal Service at 25 years old, and over the past 15 years has accumulated many humorous stories about situations that the public never gets to know about. Her first ebook, “Goin’ Postal: True Stories of a U.S. Postal Worker” was so popular that readers requested it in paperback. Recently, she published the humorous “Goin’ Postal” in paperback along with another story entitled, “The Creek: Where Stories of the Past Come Alive”. Combining these two into one book may seem strange, as one is humorous and the other is a heart wrenching historical fiction, however, doing so proves to the reader Rhoda D’Ettore’s versatility.

Rhoda D’Ettore received her degree in Human & Social Services while working at USPS, has travelled extensively, and loves history. Over the years she has volunteered for several community service organizations, including fostering abused and neglected dogs for a Dalmatian rescue.

For more information please visit Rhoda’s website. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Tower of Tears Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, August 25

Spotlight & Giveaway at What Is That Book About

Tuesday, August 26

Spotlight & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Wednesday, August 27

Guest Post at Mythical Books

Friday, August 29

Spotlight & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Monday, September 1

Guest Post at Book Babe

Thursday, September 4

Review at CelticLady’s Reviews

Monday, September 8

Interview & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection

Tuesday, September 9

Review at Griperang’s Bookmarks

Thursday, September 11

Review at Jorie Loves a Story

Friday, September 12

Interview at Jorie Loves a Story

Monday, September 15

Review at WV Stitcher

Tuesday, September 16

Review & Giveaway at Beth’s Book Reviews

Friday, September 19

Review at Unshelfish

Review & Giveaway at Brooke Blogs

I have (my personal copy) 1 copy of Tower of Tears up for grabs! To enter, please leave a comment below and include your email address. Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends 9/26. Winner will be chosen 9/27 and notified via email. Winner has 72 hours to respond or new winner is chosen. Please ONE entry per person.
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  1. ~GIVEAWAY~ closed. My copy can be found here:


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