Please check out a blog tour for my novel That Woman: Beating the odds in Colonial New York. It was organized by Amy Bruno for her always interesting Passages to the Past blog. The tour starts today.
Oct. 17, 2017 — Historical fiction novel That Woman: Beating the odds in Colonial New York has been chosen as a finalist in the 2017 Book Excellence Awards for Fiction.
The novel describes the story of a young woman who takes on the brutal merchant king of New York’s East River waterfront after being kidnapped in France and brought to America as an indentured servant.
The story reveals the often-cruel treatment of indentured labor in the United States and the widespread practice of slavery in the Northeastern states that rivalled the horrors of the South.
That Woman has been widely praised as a superbly written, action-packed story.
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May 28, 2017 on Readers’ Favorite.com | 5 stars
“Listen,” Gabriel Da Silva told his two children, Sarah and Jacob, “listen well because I am preparing you for life.” These arresting words open That Woman: Beating the Odds in Colonial New York by Wayne Clark, a historical novel that deals with kidnapping and a woman’s incredible courage. At a time their mother dies of illness, seventeen-year-old Sarah’s father is facing bankruptcy. The day that the merchant tries the final bid to save his family, Sarah and her brother, Jacob, are kidnapped and sold. The two kids are boarded onto a ship bound for New York where they will be sold to separate masters. Read on to discover how Sarah uses her intelligence, secrets learned while on the ship, and her will to be free to outwit the vilest and most cunning merchant in New York.
Wayne Clark could be the new Jeffrey Archer, another master of the plot. His That Woman: Beating the Odds in Colonial New York is a story that held me in ways I never could have imagined when I started reading. The characters are very compelling, each with a solid background and each born from a powerful conflict. The duel between Sarah and her new lord raises the stakes of the conflict in this novel and the reader becomes very keen to watch how it ends. Here is a story that dramatically captures the spirit of colonialism and slavery, with a masterful handling of the theme of freedom. Readers are taken on a roller coaster ride to colonial New York to witness a drama that will take their breath away. It’s utterly mesmerizing and tantalizing.
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite
Verdict: THAT WOMAN, Wayne Clark’s tale of forced servitude and revenge in pre-Revolutionary War New York hums with injustice, and the reader thirsts for the violated character, in every sense of the word, getting even. Along the way, Clark makes New York City, already a money-drenched melting pot, as much a character as any of the participants.
Launching tomorrow on Kindle — That Woman, a great read for lovers of historical fiction or anyone who enjoys a strong female protagonist
It’s the story of a young woman who takes on the brutal king of New York’s waterfront—and wins.
The tale is primarily set in colonial New York City in the years 1748-55 but also takes the reader to New France, France and Saint-Domingue, present-day Haiti.
In ‘he & She’, Clark gives readers a penetrating look into midlife crisis. A searing vision of the future, foretelling only pain, regret and failure, compels one man to make a last-ditch attempt to feel truly alive one more time, even if it kills him. His journey takes him down paths riddled with obsession, fantasy, alcoholism and BDSM, all wrapped in a smothering cloak of loneliness and desperation. Yet an image he finds by accident on the Internet triggers a tiny glimmer of the hope that compels him to take just one more shot at life.
“One of my daughters put this honor in perspective. IndieReader’s list of the best indie books of 2015 included 55 books, eight of them in my category of Literary Fiction. To be among them is special enough, but became even more so when my daughter reminded me of how many ebooks are out there. I don’t know the figures for last year but I read that almost half a million were published in 2013 alone. That’s a lot of competition.”
‘he & She’ also took a 5-Star Silver Medal in the Readers’ Favorite International Awards. In addition, Clark was chosen as a Finalist in the 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards for general fiction, and as a winner in the 2015 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Awards.
A number of critics have praised the award-winning novel. BlueInk Review called it “… a stylish piece of literary fiction… intellectually engaging throughout. A finely drawn portrait of desire in its fall and winter seasons.” A review on the IndieReader site stated that ‘he & She’ is, “A remarkable investigation of a man attempting to save himself from stagnation.”
Wayne Clark is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at mtl1642 [at] videotro [dot] ca. ‘he & She’ is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions and in all other digital versions at all major online retailers. More information is available at his website at www.wayne-clark.com.
About Wayne Clark:
Award-winning author Wayne Clark was born in 1946 in Ottawa, Ont., but has called Montreal home since 1968. Woven through that time frame in no particular order have been interludes in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Germany, Holland and Mexico.
By far the biggest slice in a pie chart of his career would be labeled journalism, including newspapers and magazines, as a reporter, editor and freelance writer. The other, smaller slices of the pie would also represent words in one form or another, in advertising as a copywriter and as a freelance translator. However, unquantifiable in a pie chart would be the slivers and shreds of time stolen over the years to write fiction.
mtl1642 [at] videotron [dot] ca