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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Today's the Day!

Daughter of Ishmael has finally hit the shelves!



Do people regret their choices?
Would a child, raised with the rules and standards of their parents regret giving up those standards as an adult?
This is the premise of Daughter of Ishmael.
Hannah, a young Hebrew girl in the days of Jeremiah the Prophet, has been raised in the household of a strong, kind, faithful father, following a prophet of God.
Years later on the far side of the world, seated beside a roaring fire, she watches her son as he dances near the flames with the other men of the village, all painted in the blood of their latest victims.
Where did she--did they--make a wrong turn?
Could she have chosen a different path?
Hannah's thoughts hark back through the years to find out. And in so doing, take us, her readers, along on her voyage through her life and the lives of the people of 600 BC.

This is my first, ever, attempt to write a biblical story. It has been quite an experience. One that I'm hoping to repeat. I've discovered I love this time period and these people.
I will definitely be visiting them again!

About the author:
Photo: David Handschuh
Trained in journalism and raised by a family of storytellers, Diane Stringam Tolley has spent her life writing. From her first published work, “The Scary House,” penned in Mrs. Hainsworth’s grade six class, to her tenth novel, “Daughter of Ishmael,” Tolley has dipped into every genre from sci-fi/fantasy to spiritual. Her Christmas book, “Carving Angels,” has been featured on the “best of” holiday lists for Edmonton Public Libraries. And her follow-up novel, “Kris Kringle’s Magic” (2012) is currently a standard for discussions on prejudice and bullying throughout the Black-Gold region. Drawing on her upbringing on one of the last of the great old ranches of Southern Alberta, Tolley’s stories are filled with unforgettable characters, warm, family connections, and the strength of faith and love.

Read what others are saying about “Daughter of Ishmael” 

Here is the blog tour schedule:
January 10: Marlene Bateman || Rockin’ Book Reviews
January 11: Heart. Mind. Soul.
January 12: Paula Kremser
January 13: Christy Monson Books || My Book a Day || Literary Time Out
January 14: Jots by Jess || Bookworm Lisa
January 15: Misty Moncur
January 16: Beyond the Lake
January 17: Kathryn Cooper
January 18: Ann Morris
January 19: The Dance
January 20: Why Not? Because I Said So || Mel’s Shelves
January 21: Marketing Mentress
January 22: The View From My Window
January 23: The Book Addict
January 24: I Love to Read and Review Books

January 25: Julie Coulter Bellon || A Bliss Complete

Daughter of Ishmael is now available online or in these stores:

Amazon, both .ca and .com
And at all LDS Bookstores!


12 comments:

  1. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

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    1. They usually don't carry my books, Delores. Something about only taking books from a Canadian distributer . . .

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  3. So excited. I thought I was special 'cause Chester Cheetah tweeted me but your 10th book? Yeah, I guess you got me beat!

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    1. Hmmm . . . I don't know. It is Chester Cheetah . . .

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  4. A very happy book birthing day to you.
    And happy dances.

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    1. Thanks so much, EC! I definitely am dancing!

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  5. Interesting premise and, I'm positive, well-written, if your blog stories are any indication :) You must be excited - I know I would be!

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