Book Talk & Signing with Bestselling Author Natasha Boyd at Fiction Addiction
Meet internationally bestselling and award-winning author
at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing,
at Fiction Addiction on Thursday, October 5th, at 6pm.
She will discuss her new book,
(Blackstone Publishing, hardcover, $26.99, on sale 10/3/17), a historical novel about the teenage Eliza Lucas and her determination to save her family's South Carolina plantations by producing indigo dye. This event is free and open to the public, but
please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend
. Books can be purchased
, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.
The year is 1739. Eliza Lucas is sixteen years old when her father leaves her in charge of their family's three plantations in rural South Carolina, and then proceeds to bleed the estates dry in pursuit of his military ambitions. Tensions with the British, and with the Spanish in Florida, just a short way down the coast, are rising, and slaves are starting to become restless. Her mother wants nothing more than for their South Carolina endeavor to fail so they can go back to England. Soon her family is in danger of losing everything.
Upon learning how much the French pay for indigo dye, Eliza believes it's the key to their salvation. But everyone tells her it's impossible, and no one will share the secret to making it. Thwarted at nearly every turn, even by her own family, Eliza finds her only allies in an aging horticulturalist, an older and married gentleman lawyer, and a slave with whom she strikes a dangerous deal: teach the intricate thousand-year-old secret process of making indigo dye, and in return -- against the laws of the time -- she will teach the slaves to read.
So begins an incredible story of love, dangerous and hidden friendships, ambition, betrayal, and sacrifice.
Based on historical documents, including Eliza's letters, this is a historical fiction account of how a teenage girl produced indigo dye, which became one of the largest exports out of South Carolina, an export that laid the foundation for the incredible wealth of several Southern families who still live on today. Although largely overlooked by historians, the accomplishments of Eliza Lucas influenced the course of US history. When she passed away in 1793, President George Washington served as a pallbearer at her funeral.
This book is set between 1739 and 1744, with romance, intrigue, forbidden friendships, and political and financial threats weaving together to form the story of a remarkable young woman whose actions were before their time: the story of the indigo girl.
About the author:
Natasha Boyd is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary romantic southern fiction. Her debut novel, Eversea, was a finalist in the 2013 Winter Rose Contest for Contemporary Romance and won the 2014 Digital Book Award for Adult Fiction. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers, Passionate Ink, and Island Writer's Network in coastal South Carolina where she has been a featured speaker. She holds a bachelor of science in psychology and has a background in marketing and public relations.
If you cannot make the event, you can reserve a personalized copy of the author's book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at email@example.com.
ABOUT FICTION ADDICTION
Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Jimmy John's, and Boardwalk). For more information, visit our website at http://www.fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540.
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