Happy Saturday everyone! I’ve got a great book to spotlight for you today – Kate Furnivall’s newest book, The White Pearl which released on March 6. Isn’t this cover gorgeous? I love it. I own several of Kate’s books and they all sound fantastic. Again, it’s a case of there not being enough time to read everything I want to. The White Pearl is another one that is going on my to read list but in the meantime I’m going to share with you some information on the book and the author and make sure you check out the giveaway at the end of the post to win your own copy of the book!
About The White Pearl by Kate Furnivall
Malaya, 1941. As the glamorous wife of a plantation owner, Connie Hadley’s life appears pampered and comfortable. But she is hiding devastating secrets that could destroy her marriage. Life is changed for ever on the day of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. As Japanese Zero aircraft attack the town of Palur, Connie takes the decision to flee to Singapore on the family’s boat, The White Pearl.
She sails with her husband and son, three friends and the enigmatic boat dealer Fitzpayne, who is the only one who can navigate the islands of the South China Sea. In desperation, short of food and constantly in danger, fear strips away good manners; tensions arise on the yacht and anger causes deadly divisions between friends…
About Kate Furnivall
Kate Furnivall was raised in Penarth, a small seaside town in Wales. Her mother, whose own childhood was spent in Russia, China and India, discovered at an early age that the world around us is so volatile, that the only things of true value are those inside your head and your heart. These values Kate explores in The Russian Concubine.
Kate went to London University where she studied English and from there she went into publishing, writing material for a series of books on the canals of Britain. Then into advertising where she met her future husband, Norman. She travelled widely, giving her an insight into how different cultures function which was to prove invaluable when writing The Russian Concubine.
By now Kate had two sons and so moved out of London to a 300-year old thatched cottage in the countryside where Norman became a full-time crime writer. He won the John Creasey Award in 1987, writing as Neville Steed. Kate and Norman now live by the sea in the beautiful county of Devon, only 5 minutes from the home of Agatha Christie!
It was when her mother died in 2000 that Kate decided to write a book inspired by her mother’s story. The Russian Concubine contains fictional characters and events, but Kate made use of the extraordinary situation that was her mother’s childhood experience – that of two White Russian refugees, a mother and daughter, stuck without money or papers in an International Settlement in China.
I have one copy of The White Pearl by Kate Furnivall to share with my readers. To enter…
- For 1 entry simply leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
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This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on Saturday, March 31/12. Good luck everyone!