Jean Gill’s Song at Dawn, a Global Ebook Awards winner, is on my review list. Although I haven’t reviewed it yet, I do want to share a promotion for this book, in case anyone would like to read it before I get a chance (which may be quite a while). Feel free to post your opinions here if you do!
The promotion is for a free e-book version of the novel. You can read an extract from chapter 7 to get an idea of the author’s writing style before plunging in or just get the coupon code at http://sooozsaysstuff.blogspot.co.uk/. Redeem your coupon at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/98166.
Synopsis from website:
1150 in Provence, where love and marriage are as divided as Christian and Muslim. A historical thriller/romance set in Narbonne just after the Second Crusade.
On the run from abuse, Estela wakes in a ditch with only her lute, her amazing voice, and a dagger hidden in her petticoats. Her talent finds a patron in Alienor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the Queen’s finest troubadour and Commander of the Guard, Dragonetz los Pros. Weary of war, Dragonetz uses Jewish money and Moorish expertise to build that most modern of inventions, a papermill, arousing the wrath of the Church. Their enemies gather, ready to light the political and religious powder-keg of medieval Narbonne.