Saturday, April 4, 2015

Blog Tour: THE GLASSBLOWER’S WIFE by Joanna Campbell Slan Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift card






THE GLASSBLOWER’S WIFE
by JOANNA CAMPBELL SLAN
Historical Mystery – short story
Synopsis:
When Jewish glassmakers and their families flee the powerful Doge of Venice, the cost of their freedom is three hundred and fifty-seven mirrors—the creation of the magnificent Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. But the Doge sends assassins to pick off the artists, one by one. Can Ruth Telfin, the mute widow of the head glassmaker, save her people?
About This Author
 Joanna Campbell Slan is the award-winning author of the Kiki Lowenstein Mysteries (an Agatha Award Finalist) and two other mystery series. Her stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series has been read and loved by millions. Her books reviving the classic heroine Jane Eyre have won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award. In her past life, Joanna was a television talk show host, an adjunct professor of public relations, a sought-after motivational speaker, and a corporate speechwriter. She is married to David Slan, CEO of Steinway Piano Gallery-DC. The Slans make their home on Jupiter Island, Florida.
Author Links:
Website  http://www.joannaslan.com
Blog http://www.joannaslan.blogspot.com
Facebook http://www.Facebook.com/joannacampbellslan
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/joannaslan
Goodreads  http://www.goodreads.com/joannacampbellslan
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/joannaslan

My review:  The Glassblower's Wife by Joanna Campbell Slan

5 STARS

This is a short story that draws you right into the drama.  I liked it and the only problem with the story was it was short story.  I liked the characters and I wanted more of them.
The story was very believable.  I keep wondering is any of it the truth?  I could believe it was.

There were a bunch of Jewish glassblowers that were smuggled into France to work on the Hall of Mirrors. They were kept on a island in Venice.  The doge of Venice wanted the glassblowers all killed so the secret of glass making would stay in Venice. They were to be killed one by one and let terror build.

I could guess where the story was going.  But the way it went was really good.  I wanted to shout and touch the glass too.  This was a clean read.

I like reading Joanna Campbell Slan's mysteries and will continue to look forward to reading her stories.

I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give a honest review of The Glassblower's Wife and be part of it's blog tour.

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Tour Participants
April 3 – Musings and Ramblings – Guest Post, E-Book Giveaway
April 3 – MysteriesEtc – Review, E-Book Giveaway
April 4 – Babs Book Bistro – Guest Post, E-Book Giveaway
April 4 – readalot – Review
April 4 – The Gal in the Blue Mask – Review, Interview
April 5 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review, Interview
April 5 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post, E-Book Giveaway
April 6 – Michelle’s Romantic Tangle – Guest Post, E-Book Giveaway
April 6 – Brooke Blogs – Review, E-Book Giveaway
April 7 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review
April 7 – Frankie Bow – Interview
April 8 – View from the Birdhouse – Review, E-Book Giveaway
April 9 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review, E-Book Giveaway
April 10 – Tea and A Book – Review, Interview
April 10 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review, E-Book Giveaway
April 11 – Laura’s Interests – Review, E-Book Giveaway
April 11 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Spotlight, E-Book Giveaway

4 comments:

rhonda1111 said...

sorry internet was down

Joanna Slan said...

No problem! Thanks for the kind review. Glad you enjoyed it.

Glenda Hefty said...

This does look like a great storyline and interesting...but I am not a great lover of short stories myself.

Joanna Slan said...

Glenda, technically, it's a novelette. But I didn't use that term because it would confuse too many people. Because it's so short, it's only 99 cents.