Listen to the Wind

  • Author: Susanne Dunlap
  • Publisher: Bellastoria Press
  • Print Length: 311 pages
  • Release Date: April 22, 2019
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Book Summary

Two orphans flee for their lives during the last crusade of the French against the Cathar heretics in the Midi. With no knowledge of their past, they are drawn onward to an uncertain future where they face unimaginable peril. Will they discover the secret of their origins and fulfill their destiny?

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About The Author

Susanne Dunlap is the author of six works of historical fiction. Two are for adults (Emilie’s Voice and Liszt’s Kiss, both published by Touchstone books of Simon & Schuster). Four are for young adults (The Musician’s Daughter, Anastasia’s Secret, In the Shadow of the Lamp, and The Academie, published by Bloomsbury). A graduate of Smith College with a PhD in Music History from Yale University, Susanne grew up in Buffalo, New York and has lived in London, Brooklyn and Northampton, MA. She now lives in Northampton with her long-time partner, Charles, has two grown daughters, three granddaughters, a grandson, a stepson and a stepdaughter, four step-grandsons and one step-granddaughter—that’s a total of four children and nine grandchildren!

In her spare time she cycles in the beautiful Pioneer Valley

Susanne Dunlap is the author of six works of historical fiction. Two are for adults (Emilie’s Voice and Liszt’s Kiss, both published by Touchstone books of Simon & Schuster). Four are for young adults (The Musician’s Daughter, Anastasia’s Secret, In the Shadow of the Lamp, and The Academie, published by Bloomsbury). A graduate of Smith College with a PhD in Music History from Yale University, Susanne grew up in Buffalo, New York and has lived in London, Brooklyn and Northampton, MA. She now lives in Northampton with her long-time partner, Charles, has two grown daughters, three granddaughters, a grandson, a stepson and a stepdaughter, four step-grandsons and one step-granddaughter—that’s a total of four children and nine grandchildren!

In her spare time she cycles in the beautiful Pioneer Valley!

Susanne Dunlap

Book Review by Bree Herron

A fascinating novel of historical fiction. It takes you back in time in such an authentic way, that it is impossible to not feel as though you have truly traveled back in time. The characters are vivid and done with specific detailing that they truly breathe the words of the pages. 

Enjoyable Moments

I have to speak volumes of praises for the author’s ability to create the dialect in this book. It was realistic and felt so true to the time. She didn’t design the story with modern pretenses, but took the time to find the details in the past. It made it interesting for the mind to engage in the story. I enjoyed that there was this uniqueness to the story that is rare in the historical fiction world. 

Synoptic

13th century France will come to life in the pages of this book. Through the detailing and unique characters in the book, it is undeniable in the quality of the story.  Each passing chapter brought me further into the past. The author truly took her time to create a novel that is worthy of a leisurely read. 

I Rate it

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.

Giveaway

During the Blog Tour, we will be giving away one copy of Listen to the Wind by Susanne Dunlap! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

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1 Comment

  1. Amy Bruno

    Yay, so glad you enjoyed Listen to the Wind! Thanks so much for hosting the tour!

    Amy
    HF Virtual Book Tours

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