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Drumbeats is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

Drumbeats by Julia Ibbotson

Genre: 20th century historical romance saga

Tour Dates: 16th - 22nd October 2023

Publication Date: 21st June 2023 (re-released)

Formats available: Epub and PDF

Standalone first book in The Drumbeats trilogy.

Estimated Page Count: 230

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred) and basic promo / spotlight posts

It’s 1965, and 18 year old Jess escapes her stifling English home for a gap year in Ghana, West Africa. But it’s a time of political turbulence across the region. Fighting to keep her young love who waits back in England, she’s thrown into the physical and emotional dangers of civil war, tragedy and the conflict of a disturbing new relationship. And why do the drumbeats haunt her dreams?

This is a rite of passage story which takes the reader hand in hand with Jess on her journey towards the complexities and mysteries of a disconcerting adult world.

This is the first novel in the acclaimed Drumbeats trilogy: Drumbeats, Walking in the Rain, Finding Jess.

For fans of Dinah Jefferies, Kate Morton, Rachel Hore, Jenny Ashcroft

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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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

16th October


  2. C L Tustin -Author


17th October

  1.  WildWritingLife

  2.  Heather Adores Books


18th October

  1.  Herding Cats

  2.  Ruins & Reading


19th October

  1.  Celticlady's Reviews

  2.  Christian Bookaholic

20th October

  1.  Lynda Wolters


21st October

  1. Sharon Beyond The Books

22nd October

  1.  Pickled Thoughts and Pinot


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