Today I’m excited to be revealing the brand new cover for my historical, coming of age, folk novel The Forest King’s Daughter.
The novel was published back in 2015 by Pilrig Press and was inspired by my imagining what life might have been like for a young woman emigrating from Sweden to America back in the late 19th century. The title is taken from a fairy story the main character tells her grandkids at the beginning of the book.
Here’s the blurb:
The year is 1886 and Swedish teenager, Ingrid Andersdotter, is about to face a series of life-changing events. When Ingrid forgets to close the barn door one freezing cold night, there will be dire consequences for her family. To make matters worse, her attraction to the new school teacher leads to ostracism and shame. Ingrid’s strong opinions and the pressure of the powerful village church to conform to ideas she doesn’t believe in put her at odds with her traditional community.
Her only option is to leave her home and family. But is she brave enough to make an ocean crossing to a strange new land on her own, leaving everything she knows far behind? And will she find the freedom she dreams of if she takes such a risk?
Told through the lens of a Swedish fairy tale, this epic coming-of-age story, is both a page-turning personal account of one feisty young woman’s determination to seek a better life, and the tale of many single women who emigrated from Sweden to America in the 19th century.
Here’s what readers are saying:
“A moving read which deserves every one of its five stars.” Marianne Wheelaghan
“A thoroughly enjoyable read.” C Gault
“I became so involved with this feisty young woman I couldn’t put it down.” Virginia King
To celebrate the novel’s re-release, I’m giving away one free ebook of The Forest King’s Daughter. All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment on this blog, giving one word to describe my new cover, then click the Rafflecopter link below. Meanwhile, I’ve kept a secret list of ten words which I think capture some element of my new cover. When Rafflecopter chooses the random winner, if your word is one of the words on my list, you win the book! In the event that no one chooses a word from my secret list a winner will be chosen at random.
The competition will run from today, the 29th January, until midnight on the 5th February. I’ll then announce the winner on my blog and Facebook page the following day.
And the winner is…Marilyn Pemberton!
Congratulations, Marilyn! I’ll be sending you your copy of The Forest King’s Daughter ebook.
Thanks so much to everyone who entered!
If you’d like to purchase a copy then you can do so through Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forest-Kings-Daughter-Kendra-Olson-ebook/dp/B00UBTSNBI/
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Forest-Kings-Daughter-Kendra-Olson-ebook/dp/B00UBTSNBI/