Title: Godmersham Park: A Novel of the Austen Family Author: Gill Hornby Genre: Historical Fiction, Biographical Historical Fiction, Austenesque Publisher: Pegasus Books (November 1, 2022) Length: 416 pages Format: Hardcover, eBook, & audiobook ISBN: 978-1639362585
BOOK DESCRIPTION A richly imagined novel inspired by the true story of Anne Sharp, a governess who became very close with Jane Austen and her family by the #1 International bestselling-author of Miss Austen. On January 21, 1804, Anne Sharpe arrives at Godmersham Park in Kent to take up the position of governess. At thirty-one years old, she has no previous experience of either teaching or fine country houses. Her mother has died, and she has nowhere else to go. Anne is left with no choice. For her new charge—twelve-year-old Fanny Austen—Anne’s arrival is all novelty and excitement. The governess role is a uniquely awkward one. Anne is neither one of the servants, nor one of the family, and to balance a position between the “upstairs” and “downstairs” members of the household is a diplomatic chess game. One wrong move may result in instant dismissal. Anne knows that she must never let down her guard. When Mr. Edward Austen’s family comes to stay, Anne forms an immediate attachment to Jane. They write plays together and enjoy long discussions. However, in the process, Anne reveals herself as not merely pretty, charming, and competent; she is clever too. Even her sleepy, complacent, mistress can hardly fail to notice. Meanwhile Jane’s brother, Henry, begins to take an unusually strong interest in the lovely young governess. And from now on, Anne’s days at Godmersham Park are numbered.
“This is a deeply imagined and deeply moving novel. Reading it made me happy and weepy in equally copious amounts…I read it straight through without looking up.”— Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Bookclub
Hornby’s skillful mix of fact and fiction captures the complexities of the Austens and their era, and her crisp, nimble prose sparkles throughout. Best of all, Hornby genuinely channels the sentiment of 19th-century English literature. Janeites aren’t the only readers who will relish this smart, tender tale.”— Publishers Weekly, starred review “…a well-written and delightfully observant novel…an excellent read.”— The Historical Novel Society
AUTHOR BIO Gill Hornby is the author of the novels Miss Austen, The Hive, and All Together Now, as well as The Story of Jane Austen, a biography of Austen for young readers. She lives in Kintbury, England, with her husband and their four children.
“Hamill tells an amazing story. I
cannot wait for more.”-Sarah Chorn, author of Of Honey and Wildfires
“My favourite indie scifi series!”- Jem Zero, author of Home Within
Dalí Tamareia has the terrorist Skadi in their sights – but bringing her in may
cost them everything.
Dalí’s role as an undercover operative is compromised, putting a target on their
back and threatening the close-knit team aboard Thunder Child. A
new lead on Miriam Skadi’s activities forces them back to Luna, where they must
confront everything they tried to run from…including their changed relationship
with Rion Sumner, who insists on backing up Dalí for this investigation.
But Dalí is not the only one searching for Skadi. An alien presence hunts the
terrorist as well, taking over Sumner’s body to ensure Dalí’s cooperation. With
their team on the other side of the solar system Dalí must depend on this
questionable ally to complete the mission, which takes a deadly turn when an
old nemesis resurfaces.
If there is any chance for a future with Sumner and their chosen family, Dalí
must exorcise the demons haunting them, or they will burn in the heart of a
E.M. (Elisabeth) Hamill writes adult science fiction and
fantasy somewhere in the wilds of eastern suburban Kansas. A nurse by day,
wordsmith by night, she is happy to give her geeky imagination free rein and
has sworn never to grow up and get boring.
Frequently under the influence of caffeinated beverages, she
also writes as Elisabeth Hamill for young adult readers in fantasy with the
award-winning Songmaker series.
She lives with her family, where they fend off flying monkey
attacks and prep for the zombie apocalypse.
Visit her website at www.elisabethhamill.com and her blog at
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHORS Megan Linski and Alicia Rades
create a mythical three-book box set full of forbidden romance at a
supernatural academy where magical creatures bond with powerful elementals and
a hidden prophecy will decide the fate of all.
Sophia is destined to be the savior of an ancient tribe, but
controlling her Fire magic at a school where dragons fly and mystery is around
every corner is more complicated than she thought. At Orenda Academy, power is
absolute, and students are thrown into a dangerous competition to survive. The
Elders who run the tribe are ruthless, and they see Sophia as the ultimate threat.
Liam is the outcast son of a Water chief who’s lost
everything. He’s been given a chance to restore his honor… if he helps the
Elders take Sophia down. Unfortunately, she’s the one person he’s chosen to
Fire and Water aren’t allowed to be together, and if anyone
discovers Liam’s love for Sophia, death will be imminent for them both. To
fight back against the Elders, their forbidden romance must come into the
light… and ignite a rebellion within the tribe.
Academy of Magical Creatures: Books 1-3 includes the first
three books in an emotional and enchanting new adult academy series. Magical
creatures, found family, and extraordinary worlds abound in this forbidden love
story featuring a diverse cast and disabled main characters.
Over 1400+ pages of mythical creatures and memorable
“Descriptive sections breathe life into the magic
creatures, fantastical setting, and awe-inspiring magic spells.” -The
BookLife Prize by Publishers Weekly
“I truly recommend this book for anyone looking to get
sucked into a world; to lose sleep; become depressed that the world isn’t real
but also enjoy a delicious read!” -Rebecca M., Reviewer ★★★★★
“I have no words for how this book made me feel. There
is literally nothing else out there like it at the moment. You so need to read
to believe.” -Sandra Kaye, Reviewer ★★★★★
“Best book I’ve read in a long time!” -Sarah Cox,
This title is one omnibus in a set of Hidden Legend
collections. The Hidden Legends Universe features college-aged protagonists
attending magical academies, dual points-of-view, disabled and diverse main
characters, and steamy, empowering romances. Omnibus sets connected to this
series include University of Sorcery, College of Witchcraft, and Prison for
Megan Linski lives in Michigan. She
is the author of more than fifty fantasy and paranormal novels which feature
themes of friendship, community, and healthy romantic relationships. She has
over fifteen years of experience writing books alongside working as a
journalist and editor. She graduated from the University of Iowa, where she
studied Creative Writing.
Her passions include ice skating
and horseback riding. In her free time she enjoys dancing in the snow and
drinking fancy coffee while at her natural habitat, the mall.
Megan advocates for the rights of
the disabled, and is an activist for mental health awareness.
Megan co-writes the Hidden Legends
Universe with Alicia Rades. She also writes under the pen name of Natalie Erin
for the Creatures of the Lands series, co-authored by Krisen Lison.
Awards Megan has won include;
Best Fantasy Book of the Year 2019
by Once Upon a Book
Best Co-Authored Book of the Year 2022
by Once Upon a Book
Alicia Rades is a USA Today
bestselling author of young adult and new adult paranormal fiction. When she’s
not dreaming up magical stories, she’s either binge-watching Netflix,
meditating, or spending time with her family. She has an unhealthy obsession
with psychic characters and writes with a deck of tarot cards next to her
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Academy of Magical Creatures has outstanding world building and imaginative characters. I wish as readers we had a bit of the backstory going into book one.It does feel like you’re dropped right into the middle of a story line. Once I got going I was swept into the fantastical places and scenes of Lia and Sophia’s life. One is a fire elemental, the other a water worker, both at an academy for others with elemental magic.
This series has themes similar to Hunger Games or Divergent with a native, indigenous twist. The biggest drawback for me was some of the content. The writing is fantastic and I loved what the authors built as far as an escape from realty into a magical realm. Truly unique!
A fierce werewolf consumed by his
past. A human used as bait. A connection neither expects.
TO EVERYONE BUT HER …
Hans lives only for vengeance. No more Pack. No friends. Only the dark void
inside him tormenting him about his past. Yet when he meets a dark-haired
beauty, desire tears through him and changes everything. But werewolves never
take mates, and to claim her would doom him and ensure the rising evil wins.
AN ORDINARY HUMAN TO EVERYONE BUT HIM …
One moment Briony’s eating in the tavern, and the next a necromancer has her
tied up in a cave as bait for a werewolf. Stuck in the middle of a centuries
old battle, she needs to escape. Now. Except when the werewolf arrives and she
gets her chance, she doesn’t run. No—she helps him and decides to join him to
face a formidable enemy who will do anything to kill her. And with each day
that passes, every gentle touch, every silky purr, the werewolf claws his way
further into her heart.
BOUND TOGETHER AGAINST AN ANCIENT EVIL …
They have one month to work together to take down a sorceress. One month to
decide to remain together forever. Everyone in Briony’s life has left her, and
she doesn’t believe in love anymore. Secrets in Hans’s past prevent him from
making Briony his. They may save the world, but will they save each other?
Note: The hero of the story is a walk-on-two-legs mythological kind of
werewolf. He is not a human man who shifts into a wolf. The book cover
accurately depicts what the hero looks like. He is in this form the entire
book. If you like a little monster in your man—this book is perfect for you. If
you enjoy sweeping fantasy with a happy ever after—this book is for you.
Triggers for this book: None
Awakened was my introduction to the Monster/Werewolf Romance genre and I loved
every page-turning second! The author’s descriptive ability was a pleasure to
read, and I instantly became lost in the magical world of Ulterra that she’s
created for us.”~ Sarah on Goodreads
About Jocelyn Montana:
Jocelyn Montana is a fantasy and paranormal romance author
focusing on her two series featuring the world of Ulterra. She lives outside of
Boston, Massachusetts with her boyfriend of ten years and her chiweenie Marcus,
also known as The Dog Who Will Do Anything for Ham. She loves werewolves, and
demons, and all sorts of fun supernatural beings. She’d like to thank Disney
and their movies: Beauty and the Beast, and Robinhood (animated version) for
showing her that handsome heroes don’t always look like men.
Check out her website at www.jocelynmontana.com
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Based on the True Story of the Free-Spirited Daughter of Queen Victoria
Princess Louise’s life is upended after her father’s untimely death. Captive to the queen’s overwhelming mourning, Louise is forbidden to leave her mother’s tight circle of control and is eventually relegated to the position of personal secretary to her mother―the same position each of her sisters held until they were married.
Already an accomplished painter, Louise risks the queen’s wrath by exploring the art of sculpting, an activity viewed as unbefitting a woman. When Louise involves herself in the day’s political matters, including championing the career of a female doctor and communicating with suffragettes, the queen lays down the law to stop her and devotes her full energy to finding an acceptable match for her defiant daughter.
Louise is considered the most beautiful and talented daughter of Queen Victoria but finding a match for the princess is no easy feat. Protocols are broken, and Louise exerts her own will as she tries to find an open-minded husband who will support her free spirit. In the Shadow of a Queen is the story of a battle of wills between two women: a daughter determined to forge her own life beyond the shadow of her mother, and a queen resolved to keep the Crown’s reputation unsullied no matter the cost.
“Peek into the House of Hanover and view the strength of two women: Queen Victoria and her daughter Princess Louise. This story weaves compassion and conflict into breathtaking and gripping historical detail.”— Julie Wright, author ofA Captain for Caroline Gray
“Moore crafts an intriguing portrait of the independently minded Princess Louise and her tensions with the English royal family. Moore sets the stage with meticulous research, and she expertly combines fact with fiction, with psychological insights on Victoria’s mercurial moods and the impact of her controlling nature. It adds up to a worthy portrait of a woman divided by duty and self-determination.”— Publishers Weekly
5 STARS – “I always enjoy Heather Moore’s historical novels. This one did not disappoint! She is impeccable with her research and always does an excellent job of bringing people from the past to life.”— Julia Daines, bestselling author of Haven Cross, and Whitney Award Finalist
About the Author
Heather B. Moore is a USA Today best-selling and award-winning author of more than seventy publications, including The Paper Daughters of Chinatown. She has lived on both the East and West Coasts of the United States, as well as Hawaii, and attended school abroad at the Cairo American Collage in Egypt and the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel. She loves to learn about history and is passionate about historical research.
Heather B. Moore is an extremely thorough historical fiction writer. In the Shadow of the Queen explores the every day life of the household of Queen Victoria, especially the life of her daughter Louise. It is a slow moving deep dive into what the children of the King and Queen experienced after the King’s untimely death. The health struggles, the mourning, the responsibilities and the courtships leading to marriage. If you are a Royal follower or history buff, this gives an accurate, well researched peek into ten years of Louise’s life.
Louise is unique in that she fights for women’s suffrage, wants to be a sculptor and entertains a commoner as a prospective spouse. Readers will see the moods of Queen Victoria as well as the trials of hemophelia and added responsibilities for Victoria’s children. Perfect for an autumn submersive experience in England.
Content: clean, some kissing, death of a loved one.
I received an advanced review copy from the publisher, Shadow Mountain Press, via AustenProse PR. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Perfect read for Fall. Curl up with a spiced cider and immerse yourself in the clean tales of three couples falling in love.
The Plucky Miss Ruth– Cousins Ruth and Nettie take a daily stroll and happen to run into Lord Lambert, an acquaintance from London. Ruth finds herself questioning everything she once believed about the man. Drawn together they are in a plot to disrupt the continuum of a fixed loop of time and get Nettie back with her lost love. Slow moving, gently paced love story for fans of historical fiction with a twist of science.
Mr. Dowling’s Remedy– Beverly and Mr. Dowling find themselves patients in an insane asylum. True to the times, this is a stark glimpse into the reality of early misunderstandings in the medical and mental health field and the inhumane treatment of early asylum patients. Reading the inner working of both main characters minds was interesting, and I’m glad the story has touches of hope in a stark environment.
A Railway Through the Roses– Lady Baxter’s paradise is her garden and Adrian Everard is out to destroy her peace and her land. He must build a pathway through her land to help the countryside flourish and he must marry an heiress soon. Adrian tests her patience, but avoidance doesn’t always work out!
I received an advanced copy of An Autumn Kiss and I wrote an honest review.
An Autumn Kiss is the seventh book in the Timeless Victorian Collection, a bestselling anthology series from Mirror Press. The book features three novellas from acclaimed historical romance authors whose stories reveal if one kiss will change the lives of the three heroines. “The Plucky Miss Ruth,” by Laura Rollins
Miss Ruth Hughes is certain she’s caught in a time loop—every day she wakes to find it exactly as the one before. A thrilling prospect to be sure. If the many books she reads on time travel has taught her anything, it is that to break free she must complete an all-important task. For Ruth the task is straightforward: reunite a couple, once desperately in love but forced apart by society. Unfortunately, things are not always as easy as they first appear. Struggling, Ruth opens up to the handsome Lord Lambert and he readily agrees to help. With autumn on the brink of turning into winter, time is running out for Ruth to help the ones who need her most. And, with a bit of luck, perhaps she can even find a little time for her own happily ever after. “Mr. Dowling’s Remedy,” by Annette Lyon
Crandall Dowling’s aspirations of becoming a physician collapse when he develops symptoms that land him in an asylum. He’s been at Sherville Retreat long enough for autumn leaves to appear when Beverly Stanton arrives. She’s held under the dubious diagnosis of “hysteria” but seems perfectly sane, unlike Crandall, though his verbal and physical tics don’t seem to scare or even bother her. Beverly and Crandall develop a friendship fueled by an undeniable attraction that under other circumstances could become more. But in an asylum, one cannot plan a future, let alone one of love or marriage. Then tragedy strikes, testing staff and patients beyond anyone’s training. When the dust settles, Beverly’s diagnosis may be reversed, but if she leaves, what will become of her? What of Crandall? And what of their autumn-born love? “A Railway Through the Roses,” by Lisa H. Catmull
Mr. Adrian Everard has tried everything to keep his father’s factory open, but a single solution remains. Marry an heiress before Christmas to fund the desperately needed railway. The local landowner, Lady Anne Baxter, will not agree to sell her garden—or her heart. Indeed, his childhood friend is determined to sabotage all his efforts to find a wife. As the deadline for Adrian to choose a bride draws close, one thing becomes painfully obvious. Saving the factory will mean losing the woman he loves forever.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Since 2015, Mirror Press has been presenting the Timeless Romance Collection, a curated anthology of novellas and short stories featuring bestselling authors from the contemporary and historical romance genres. The collection has hit the USA TODAY bestselling list and charted at #1 at Amazon.com. Learn more about the series and other anthologies published by Mirror Press at their website.
· 5 STARS – “…a fun collection and each of them have something unique from most of the romances I’ve read. Very enjoyable reading.”— Maria Thomas, Goodreads
· “This anthology is truly wonderful. Each story is very distinct from the others, and each is also very compelling. It will keep you reading and wanting more with each page and chapter.”— Shauna Jones, Goodreads
· 5 STARS “absolutely adored this collection of short stories! I would recommend this collection to anyone who needs an escape for a couple of hours.”— Jzcotter03, Goodreads
Laura Rollins has always loved a heart-melting happily ever after. It didn’t matter if the story took place in Regency England, or in a cobbler’s shop, if there was a sweet romance, she would read it.
Life has given her many of her own adventures. Currently she lives in the Rocky Mountains with her best friend, who is also her husband, and their four beautiful children. She still loves to read books and more books; her favorite types of music are classical, Broadway, and country; she loves hiking in the mountains near her home; and she’s been known to debate with her oldest son about whether Infinity is better categorized as a number or an idea.
Annette Lyon is a USA Today bestselling author, a 9-time recipient of Utah’s Best in State medal for fiction (three times for novel-length works and five times for short fiction), and a Whitney Award winner for BAND OF SISTERS. She’s the author of over a dozen novels, at least that many novellas, a cookbook, a popular grammar guide, and over a hundred magazine articles. She’s a founder and regular contributor of the Timeless Romance Anthologies line of sweet romance stories, which she served as editor for its first three years. She’s also one of the four co-authors of The Newport Ladies Book Club series. She graduated cum laude from BYU with a degree in English.
I write clean and wholesome romances in the Victorian era and sweet contemporary romances. My books have been nominated for Swoony, RONE, and Whitney awards.
I taught Middle School English and History for seven years before pursuing screenwriting and writing. I currently live between a canyon and a lake in Utah with my husband, two cats, and two rambunctious children.
Something sinister is sweeping across
Kiero, and war threatens to rip apart the remains of Black Dawn Rebellion.
Distraught by the decisions she made
while in the Draken Mountains with Adair, Emory Fae, Queen of Kiero, is hiding
a deadly secret, and now, Emory is seeking aid from Marquis Maher, King of the
Shattered Isles, in the looming war.
With Brokk by her side, they search for
answers and aid from the Shattered Isles, a country that has remained protected
from Adair’s wrath across the Black Sea. While there, Emory will learn the
weight of what it means to be Queen, but what will she sacrifice to save the
ones she loves?
Since the Academy fell and the Black Dawn
rebellion scattered, Brokk Foster’s past and the truth about his lineage has
come to light. Brokk and his newly found immortal fey warriors are skeptical of
Marquis and his terms to a new alliance. Being torn between love and Brokk’s
loyalty to the rebellion, he will have to decide whether to remain true to his
cause or follow a destiny he never wanted.
Together, can Emory and Brokk make an
alliance in time to return to Kiero and aid the rebels?
Nyx Astire, new clan leader to the
raiders in the Risco Desert, has lost everything. With no word on if the town
of Pentharrow has survived under Azarius Walsh’s command, Nyx tries to rally
the Dust Clan and prepare them to ally with any remaining members of the Black
Dawn Rebellion. But tradition and her past throws Nyx into a dynamic ruling.
Will she do anything to ensure Kiero’s survival from her new point of power?
Kingdom of Broken
Iron is the third installment in the bestselling Black Dawn series. Can
friendship, love, and fellowship defy an enemy Kiero has never seen before?
A supernatural horror thriller for
readers of Chuck Palahniuk (Lullaby and Haunted: A Novel),
Marisha Pessl,(Night Film), and Scarlett Thomas (The End of Mr. Y), The
Last Book You’ll Ever Read tells the terrifying story of a woman who
knows the horrific truth about the past – and future – of humankind, and, when
captured in her book SATYR, it becomes the catalyst for worldwide,
Read this book at your own peril.
Olivia Kade wrote the book that ended the world. Now she needs someone who
won’t read it.
Civilization is a lie. Hidden deep in our genes is the truth. And it is slowly
clawing its way to the surface. Olivia Kade knows the truth, and she has become
the prophet of the coming collapse. Her book, SATYR, is an
international bestseller, and it is being blamed for acts of senseless violence
and bloodshed all over the world. Olivia’s own life is in danger from those who
have read her work. Determined to conduct a book tour, she hires security
professional Connor Wilson to act as her bodyguard. She only has one
requirement: he cannot read her work.
John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madnessmeets Chuck
Palahniuk’s Lullaby in this terrifyingly dangerous tale
of the descent of humankind where reality and fantasy collide.
“…perfectly disturbing and mysterious.” – The Beat
“It’s creepy stuff… you won’t want to miss it.” – Kurt Busiek (Eisner
Award and Harvey Award-winning comics writer of Astro City, The
Avengers, Thor, Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and more)
About Cullen Bunn:
Cullen Bunn is a New York Times bestselling
author and prolific writer of horror/supernatural comics series and graphic
novels including THE SIXTH GUN, HARROW COUNTY, BONE PARISH, THE DAMNED,
THE EMPTY MAN, THE GHOUL NEXT DOOR, BASILISK, SHADOWMAN, and many other
titles including The Last Book You’ll Ever Read for
Vault Comics. He has fought for his life against mountain lions and performed
on stage as the World’s Youngest Hypnotist.
raised in France now living in Italy, Leila Leiz is a self-taught artist who
worked for several years at European publishers including Soleil and Sergio
Bonelli before fulfilling her lifelong dream of making the leap to American
comics. Best known for her work on Paul Jenkins’ ALTERS for
AfterShock and Horde with Marguerite Bennet, she has
also worked on 451 Media’s NVRLND and was a contributor
to AfterShock’s SHOCK anthology. She is working
on M.O.M with Emila Clark (from Game of
Thrones) and Marguerite Bennet for Image Comics and The Last
Book You’ll Ever Read with Cullen Bunn for Vault Comics.
a HUGE Instagram
following: 77,200 followers (!) and 9.2K Facebook followers
Elyse Gibbons is out of her depth
when, as an undergrad at Columbia, she’s befriended by campus superstars Aubrey
Adam-Drake and Marina Hunt. While Aubrey’s grandfather is a former U.S.
president and Marina’s dad is a notorious mob lawyer, Elyse was raised in
Pennsylvania by a single mother/language professor who made Elyse learn Chinese
for allowance money. As her high-profile life evolves, Elyse must use the
strength and perseverance she gained from her humble roots, even while joining
ranks with the powerful and elite. Then, handsome and enigmatic Finn joins the
three friends to form a tightly knit group of four, and life becomes even more
Years go by, Elyse is further drawn
into Aubrey and Marina’s world of influence and intrigue, and she will risk
everything for her friends and for Finn-the love of her life. When Elyse
becomes embroiled in her own political career, it’s clear that one misstep can
lead to earth-shattering consequences, one lie can cause devastating ruin, and
to survive unscathed, betrayal is the only option.
2022 Maxy Awards Finalist Firebird Book Award Winner (Women’s Fiction) Indies Today Finalist (Contemporary Fiction)
“…a riveting, moving novel, but also a rally cry for readers to find
their power.” -Jackie Jacobi, author of The Ravens
About Laurel Osterkamp:
is the author of roughly a dozen novels, but she’s sort of losing track. Her
new novel, Favorite Daughters, will be released by Black Rose Writing in August
2022. Currently, she is on leave from teaching high English and Creative
Writing. That’s because she is completing her MFA in writing from Lindenwood
University, polishing up one novel and finishing a second. Please visit her
website/blog, https://laurellit.com/ for
book recommendations, writing tips, and info about her writing. She’d also love
for you to follow her on Bookbub and/or on Facebook
I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on THE MAN OR THE MONSTER by Aamna Qureshi Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.
About The Book: Title: THE MAN OR THE MONSTER (The Marghazar Trials #2) Author: Aamna Qureshi Pub. Date: August 30, 2022 Publisher: CamCat Books Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook Pages: 320
She made her decision. Now she has to live with it.
Durkhanai Miangul sealed her lover’s fate when she sent him through a door where either a lady or a lion awaited him. But her decision was only the beginning of her troubles. Durkhanai worries that she might not be the queen her people need or deserve when conflict threatens her kingdom.
Her presumed-dead father comes back with a vengeance and wishes she join him in his cause. But her family’s denial of his revenge forces Durkhanai to take matters into her own hands and she must decide whether to follow the traditions of her forefathers or forge a new path on her own.
Aamna Qureshi is a Pakistani, Muslim American who adores words. She grew up in a very loud household, surrounded by English (for school), Urdu (for conversation), and Punjabi (for emotion). Through her writing, she wishes to inspire a love for the beautiful country and rich culture that informed much of her identity. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel to new places where she can explore different cultures or to Pakistan where she can revitalize her roots. She also loves baking complicated desserts, drinking fancy teas and coffees, watching sappy rom-coms, and going for walks about the estate (her backyard). She currently lives in New York. Look for her on IG @aamna_qureshi and Twitter @aamnaqureshi_ and at her website aamnaqureshi.com.