Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 CST/ 5:00 p.m. PST /
Historical Fiction Fans! Join us for an Author Talk with Jane Coletti Perry, author of “Marcello’s Promise” and Deborah Swenson, author of “Till My Last Breath”, a unique format with the authors discussing each other’s book. Live via Zoom from Kansas & Washington State, and hosted by Blue Cottage Agency in Minnesota. (don’t you just love technology!)
Pour yourself a beverage, relax and enjoy the conversation. “Marcello’s Promise” by Jane Coletti Perry. In 1915, Marcello Corsi risks everything and leaves Italy to forge a new life for his family in America. Marcello, Luisa, and their young son settle in Cumberland, Wyoming, in an immigrant coal mining town run by Union Pacific Coal Company. Full of determination they face the harsh life in the frontier town―blizzards, labor disputes, brawling cowboys, ethnic tension, and the dangers of coal mining set in the era of Prohibition. Inspired by true events, Marcello’s Promise is the heartfelt journey of a loving husband’s promise to his wife for the American dream and the lengths he will go to make that dream a reality.”
“Till My Last Breath” by Deborah Swenson “Emily Sweeney, MD, is a vibrant young trauma physician at a major Seattle medical center who is tragically taken from the comfort of her 21st Century life. Suddenly, dropped into the 1880s unforgiving frontier, she is determined to survive, or die all over again. Using her knowledge and skills as a physician, Emily struggles to save a stranger in the desert hills of the Arizona Territory. In the end, can she return to her previous life and leave behind the man she’s come to love? Caleb Young, a once-prominent Boston attorney in 1880, is haunted by his past filled with lies and deception. Hoping to outrun his demons, he willingly leaves his privileged life behind. Heading straight into unforeseen trouble, he is shot for revenge and left to die in the desert hills. Now, dependent on a beautiful woman who appears out of nowhere using her hands and heart to save him, will he finally have a reason to live. Two lives forged out of truth and trust, can their love survive, or will it take its last breath?