Saturday, January 11, 2020

Spotlight and UK Giveaway of The Lace Maiden by Evie Grace

Penguin Random House UK is celebrating the release of:


With a UK Giveaway!! 
Information in this post is courtesy of Alice Spencer of Penguin Random House UK.
A brand new series called The Smuggler’s Daughters series starting with the first book The Lace Maiden out 9th January.

Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars on the Kentish Coast.  Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Poldark.

Louisa, Winnie and Grace Lennicker must fend for themselves in the Kent smuggling business after their father was murdered by a rival smuggling gang. 

The eldest daughter, Louisa, is forced to carve out a living by trading illegally in French lace. She will do anything to keep a roof over her sisters’ heads, but what she truly desires is a way of wreaking revenge. 

With the threat of Napoleon approaching Britain’s shores, the stakes couldn’t be higher. One wrong move and Louisa could risk losing not only her sisters, but her life. 

“Heart-tugging saga of which Catherine Cookson would’ve approved” - Peterborough Evening Telegraph

“A charming historical read that hits all the right notes” - Woman’s Weekly

“An intriguing tale of family relationships and of finding love a second time around . . . I’ll be sure to look out for the next book in the series” – Val Wood

“A perfect conclusion to this riveting saga. Get a cup of tea and dig in. The book equivalent to a great Sunday night drama” - Frost Magazine
Deal, Kent 1817

In Deal's narrow alleyways, amid the gloomy counting houses and muttering inns, Louisa, Winnie and Grace Lennicker live in a dangerous world of fishermen, sailors, and smugglers. When their father, a talented smuggler, is murdered by a rival gang over a few scraps of contraband, the sisters are forced to carve out a living from the ‘honourable trade’ of smuggling spirits, French lace, gold and jewellery. It's the only life they've ever known, and they're determined not to let it be taken away.

Dodging revenue officers and fighting for business with cut-throat rivals, they water down brandy, cut tea with rose leaves, receive goods from ships wrecked on the treacherous Goodwin Sands a few miles off the coast, and even become involved with transferring prisoners of war and gold on the guinea boats to France.

The stakes are high. Getting caught means imprisonment, transportation, or even the gallows. The smugglers' world is tight-knit, but there are people in Deal who would throw them to the wolves at the drop of a hat. It will take every drop of courage, wit, and luck the sisters can muster to reclaim the life stolen from them - and to gain justice for their murdered father.

Evie Grace was born in Kent, and one of her earliest memories is of picking cherries with her grandfather who managed a fruit farm near Selling.

Holidays spent in the Kent countryside and the stories passed down through her family inspired her to write her Maids of Kent trilogy.

Evie now lives in Devon with her partner and dog. She has a grown-up daughter and son. 

She loves researching the history of the nineteenth century and is very grateful for the invention of the washing machine, having discovered how the Victorians struggled to do their laundry.

I am partnering with Alice Spencer of Penguin Random House UK:

3 Print Copies
January 11 - 18
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