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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Temptation Rag by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard @smithpublicity

Temptation Rag
by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

Just LOOK at this cover - doesn't it just speak of that era??

Scheduled for Release: December 3, 2018
Advance Reading Copy available to qualified reviewers on NetGalley

Seventeen-year-old May Convery, unhappy with her privileged life in turn-of-the-century New York City, dreams of becoming a poet. When she meets the talented young Mike Bernard, an aspiring concert pianist, she immediately falls in love. But after their secret liaison is discovered, neither is prepared for the far-reaching consequences that will haunt them for decades. As Mike abandons serious music to ruthlessly defend his hard-won title, Ragtime King of the World, May struggles to find her voice as an artist and a woman. It is not until years after their youthful romance, when they cross paths again, that they must finally confront the truth about themselves and each other. But is it too late?

The world of ragtime is the backdrop for a remarkable story about the price of freedom, the longing for immortality, and the human need to find forgiveness. From vaudeville’s greatest stars to the geniuses of early African American musical theater, an unforgettable cast of real-life characters populates this richly-fictionalized historical saga.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much, Chandra, for spotlighting the cover of my new historical novel, TEMPTATION RAG. The woman in the photo, which was taken in the early 1920s, is actually one of the real-life characters in the book. The photo was colorized for the purposes of my cover and then set against the background with the piano image. My designer, Ghislain Viau, did a masterful job of pulling it all together!