Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Blog Tour Excerpt PLUS Giveaway: Eastland by Marian Cheatham

Today we're joining the EASTLAND Blog Tour by sharing an excerpt from the book, as well as letting you all in on the giveaway! Take a look at this thrilling book by Marian Cheatham.

by Marian Cheatham
Release Date: 02/14/14


For hardworking teen, Dee Pageau, the annual employee picnic will let her escape the drudgery of work and possibly find love with her best friend Mae’s older brother, Karel. But in 1915 Chicago, girls don’t go on picnics without their mother’s approval.

Unfortunately for Dee, Mama has had a premonition of disaster and forbids Dee from going. Forced to watch as Mae and Karel leave without her, Dee defies Mama and rushes off to join her friends.

But Dee’s joy soon turns to terror when the ship ferrying them to the picnic capsizes. Rescued not once but twice-by Karel and a mysterious sailor-Dee finds herself tested in unimaginable ways. What happens next turns out to be worse … and better … than anything Dee ever expected.


Mama yanked me to a stop. She clutched my arm, her fingers digging into my skin.
“What is it, Mama? What’s the matter?”
Her right eye twitched uncontrollably. She was in the throes of a premonition.
“It is you.” And then she smiled, which was strange for my mother, since her predictions almost always heralded disaster.
“What do you see?” I asked.
“You. In a veil.”
“Like at Mass?”
“Oui.” She shook her head. “Non. Not like that.”
“I’m in church? But not at Mass?”
She stared at me, her face beaming despite the rain and the wakes and the crushing crowd. “You are getting married.”
“What!” I lowered my voice. “To whom, Mama?”
“I cannot make out the face.”
“Delia! Your mouth!”
“Sorry.” We started walking again.
Mama patted my arm. “Do not fret, ma petite.” Her right eye twitched again. “The man I see is just around the corner.”

About the Author:
Marian Cheatham lives in a suburb of Chicago with her family and their menagerie of pets. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Marian taught Special Education for many years before becoming a full-time writer.

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