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Winter Light 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. 

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Winter Light by Martha Engber

Genre: NA / Adult literary, historical, coming-of-age

Tour Dates: 6th -12th October 2020

Publication Date: 6th October 2020

Formats available: Mobi, Epub, or PDF

Standalone Novel 

Estimated Page Count - 250

Types of post available: Reviews, guest posts, extracts and Q&As

Fifteen-year-old Mary Donahue of suburban Chicago is a kid on the cusp of failure during the brutal blizzard winter of 1978-79, the end of a hard luck, hard rock era sunk in the cynical aftermath of the Vietnam War.

Though a smart, beautiful kid, she’s a motherless girl raised by an uneducated, alcoholic father within an extended family of alcoholics and addicts. Aware that she’s sinking, she’s desperate to save herself and so reaches out to an unlikely source, Kathleen, a nice, normal kid from English class.

But when the real storm hits, the full force of a harsh adult world almost buries Mary. Only then does she learn that the only difference between life and death is knowing when to grasp an extended hand.

About Martha Engber

Martha Engber’s next novel, WINTER LIGHT, will be published Oct. 6, 2020, by Vine Leaves Press. She’s also the author of THE WIND THIEF, a novel, and GROWING GREAT CHARACTERS FROM THE GROUND UP. A journalist by profession, she’s written hundreds of articles for the Chicago Tribune and other publications. She’s had a play produced in Hollywood and fiction and poetry published in the Aurorean, Watchword, the Berkeley Fiction Review and other journals. She’s also a freelance editor, workshop facilitator and speaker. She currently lives in Northern California with her husband, bike and surfboard.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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


6th October

  1. Rajiv's Reviews

  2. B for bookreview

  3. Ellesea Loves Reading

7th October

  1. karenandherbooks

  2. Curled up with a good book

  3. Literacy Indulgence

8th October

  1. Jessica Belmont

  2. the_book_reviewing_mum

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