Sacrifice, Starvation and Survival. What will she do to stay alive?
Welcome to the September 13th stop on the blog tour for The Girl From Saint Petersburg by Joyana Peter with Bewitching Book Tours (schedule linked.) Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for spotlights, reviews, and author guest posts!
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About the Book
The Girl From Saint Petersburg
An Industrial Historical Fiction Series Book One
by Joyana Peters
Published 25 July 2022
Cover Artist: Domini Dragoone
Genre: Historical Fiction
Page Count: 126
Russia, 1905: Thirteen-year-old Ruth dreams of growing up to marry the boy next door and living peacefully ever after. But when he and her father are forced to flee to America after the Bloody Sunday Massacre, Ruth and the other female members of the family are left behind amid the violence and chaos of revolutionary Russia. Overcoming violence and hunger with a strength she never knew she possessed, Ruth resolves to do what it takes to keep her mother and sister alive—whether it be work, beg or steal.
Then she lands herself in a predicament that threatens to put her own neck in a noose. This time she may not be able to keep them all safe, at least not without sacrificing their love for her and all that makes life worth living.
In this prequel to the award-winning novel, The Girl in the Triangle, author, Joyana Peters, portrays a tight-knit family fighting to endure at a precarious and crucial time in Jewish history. Join the countless readers who can’t get enough of Ruth and her story.
What Readers and Critics are Saying:
★★★★★ “That is what historical fiction does for a reader, a slice of history wrapped up in a compelling story that teaches and makes us reflect on the words and our own lives in the stream of time.” – Historical Fiction Press Awards
★★★★★ “An immigration story at the finest level, revealing the depths of tragedy many went through leaving a country of unspeakable suffering.” – D.K. Marley
About the Author
Joyana Peters is the Indie author of the best-selling novel, The Girl in the Triangle. The Girl in the Triangle won the SCBWI’s YA Spark Honor Award, the IBPA’s Ben Franklin Award for Historical Fiction, the Book Excellence Award for Multicultural Fiction and was a Top Five Finalist for Shelf Unbound’s Indie Best Book of the Year.
Joyana got her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans in 2014. She has taught literature and composition on both the secondary and university levels. She also writes non-fiction and has been published in digital and print publications nationwide.
Joyana currently lives in Northern Virginia where she takes in the sights of DC with her two kids, husband, and goofy Yellow Lab, Gatsby.
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