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On 25th August 2023 the brand new covers will be revealed for The Drumbeats Trilogy by Julia Ibbotson. I would like to invite you to take part and reveal these gorgeous covers to your followers. If you want to join in please contact me on with your name, blog name and URL. 

The Drumbeats Trilogy by Julia Ibbotson

Genre: 20th century historical romance saga

Cover Reveal: 25th August 2023

Publication Date: The three books were republished in June and July 2023

The Drumbeats Trilogy follows the story of Jess from an idealistic 18 year old in 1965, off on her gap year to Ghana, West Africa, where she encounters joy, tragedy and disillusion. The series walks alongside her over the following years through the 1980s to 1990s, through love and betrayal, when she must find her ‘second chances’. It’s a feel-good story of one woman’s rise above adversity to find happiness and fulfilment, set against the backdrop of a turbulent time in English and West African history. 

About Julia Ibbotson

Award-winning author Julia Ibbotson herself spent an exciting time in Ghana, West Africa, teaching and nursing (like Jess in her books), and always vowed to write about the country and its past. And so, the Drumbeats Trilogy was born. She’s also fascinated by history, especially by the medieval world, and concepts of time travel, and has written haunting time-slips of romance and mystery partly set in the Anglo-Saxon period. She studied English at Keele University, England, specialising in medieval language, literature and history, and has a PhD in linguistics. She wrote her first novel at age 10, but became a school teacher, then university lecturer and researcher. Her love of writing never left her and to date she’s written 9 books, with a 10th on the way. She’s a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, Society of Authors and the Historical Novel Society.

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