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Wednesday 12 August 2015

☀ Wealth and Privilege - Jeanette Watts

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Wealth and Privilege, a Historical Fiction novel by (, Jeanette Watts, 440 pages).

PREVIEW: Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as our Q&A with author Jeanette Watts.

Jeanette will be awarding a Victorian cameo to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.  

Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉); also the more comments you leave the higher your chances of being a winner.

Synopsis | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Money. Family. Love. Hate. Obsession. Duty. Politics. Religion - or the lack thereof. Sex -- or, once again, the lack thereof.

Thomas Baldwin finds himself married to a woman he can’t stand, while head-over heels in love with another woman he can’t have. Talk about bad planning. He feels like a kite, buffeted by circumstances which blow him not only through personal crises, but also through some of the most significant events in Pittsburgh during the late 1800s, including the railroad riots of 1877, the creation of the Homestead Steel Works, the assassination of President Garfield, and the Johnstown Flood. Over time, and with the help of his muse, who dances maddeningly just beyond his reach, he takes control of his life, wresting it from the winds attempting to control him.

A carefully-researched historical novel about life among the privileged class of Pittsburgh during the Industrial Revolution.

Teaser: Excerpt

The troops had achieved their objective. The tracks at the crossing were clear. They stood in formation, at attention, their arms at their sides, guarding the tracks. Their faces were impassive, and not one of them looked down.

The dead and dying lay scattered about the rail yard. There were men, women, even children lying face down in the dirt. A young man in the uniform of the 14th National Guards, one of the Pittsburgh regiments, was crawling away from the scene, his right arm and leg both covered in blood.

From his elevated viewpoint, Thomas could see movements beyond the rail yard, as people half-dragged, half-carried dead and wounded away from the crossing. He could see the shock on people’s faces – he could also feel the anger. It was a burning, deadly anger. These Philadelphians shot down protesters in cold blood. By God, this wasn’t over yet.

Thomas and Regina both sat down on the hard metal deck of the water tower. They sat in silence, too appalled by the scene below to say anything.

“They could have shot over people’s heads, and probably had the same effect without killing anybody,” Regina said eventually.

“Could be,” Thomas answered, only half paying attention. He’d seen movement on the streets below. Yes, indeed: the protesters were returning. He nudged Regina – easy to do, since she’d been leaning against him - and pointed. She looked, and a grim, glad smile reached her lips, if not her eyes.

Wealth and Privilege - available NOW!

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About the Author

Jeanette Watts has written television commercials, marketing newspapers, stage melodramas, four screenplays, three novels, and a textbook on waltzing.

When she isn’t writing, she teaches social ballroom dances, refinishes various parts of her house, and sews historical costumes and dance costumes for her Cancan troupe.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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August 10: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
August 11: The Reading Addict
August 12: BooksChatter
August 13: Rachel Brimble Romance
August 14: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
August 17: We Love Kink
August 18: CBY Book Club
August 19: Romorror Fan Girl - review
August 20: Books and Other Spells
August 20: Please Pass The Books
August 21: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock - review only
August 24: Welcome to My World of Dreams
August 25: Writers and Authors
August 26: A Fold in the Spine - review only
August 27: Linda Nightingale...Wordsmith
August 28: LibriAmoriMiei


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rita Wray said...

Thank you for the excerpt.

Unknown said...

Great excerpt! Thank you for sharing!