“Brimming with details of life in Italy during the plague of 1348, this well-researched story incorporates historical information about medieval alchemy, midwifery, and the conflict between science and superstition, providing a rich context and arresting contrast
for Santina’s thoroughly modern attitudes.”
Join us for this Historical Fiction book tour from July 13 to 31 ! If you're interested in this tour, please fill out the sign-up form.
Book Title: Alchemy's Daughter by Mary A. Osborne
Category: YA and Adult Fiction, 288 pages
Genre: Historical fiction
Publisher: Lake Street Press
Published: May 2015
Available in: Print only
Will send books: USA & Canada
Tour dates: July 13 to 31, 2015
Content Rating: PG + M (Alchemy's Daughter is a tale of midwifery during the Middle Ages, so there are some childbirth scenes in the book. However, the scenes are not overly graphic, and there is no mention of specific body parts and there is no profanity (other than when a character says, "My God!")
In medieval San Gimignano, Italy, daughters of merchants are expected to marry. But Santina Pietra cares only for Calandrino, a brilliant young scholar who is preoccupied with his ancient alchemical texts.
Soon Santina meets Trotula, the village midwife, who might or might not be a "strega," a witch. Trotula challenges her to forget Calandrino and become the woman she is meant to be. Some say she is a victim of the midwife’s spell, but Santina is determined to follow in Trotula’s footsteps even as calamities strike.
Where to buy the Book:
Barnes & Noble
Meet the Author:
Mary A. Osborne is the multiple award-winning author of Alchemy's Daughter and Nonna’s Book of Mysteries. A graduate of Rush University and Knox College, where she was mentored in the Creative Writing Program, Ms. Osborne is a registered nurse and holds degrees in chemistry and nursing. Her freelance work has appeared in publications such as Hektoen International, Newcity, and the Examiner.com. Ms. Osborne lives in Chicago.
Connect with Mary: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
July 13 - Studentessa Matta - review / giveaway
July 13 - Babs Book Bistro - review / author interview / giveaway
July 14 - Working Mommy Journal - review / giveaway
July 14 - Dreams Come True Through Reading - review
July 15 - Confessions of a Reader - review / author interview
July 15 - Il Mio Tesoro - review / author interview
July 16 - ABookGeek - review / giveaway
July 16 - #redhead.with.book - review / giveaway
July 17 - Unshelfish - review / guest post / giveaway
July 20 - T's Stuff - review / guest post / giveaway
July 21 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review / guest post / giveaway
July 21 - In This World of Books - review / giveaway
July 22 - A Simple Life, really!? - review
July 22 - Jayne's Books - review
July 23 - Griperang's Bookmarks - review / author interview / giveaway
July 23 - Essentially Italian - review / giveaway
July 24 - Vic's Media Room - review
July 27 - The Autistic Gamer - review
July 27 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review
July 28 - Just One More Chapter - review / giveaway
July 29 - Pure Jonel - review / guest post / giveaway
July 30 - Jorie Loves a Story - review
July 31 - Library of Clean Reads - review / giveaway
Enter the Giveaway:
All posts are written by Laura Fabiani, tour coordinator at Italy Book Tours and iRead Book Tours, and book blogger at Library of Clean Reads.
Praise for IBT
There are book tours, and there are book tours. Italy Book Tours is definitely in the latter category and worth every penny. I made more valuable connections through IBT than any other tour I've done. And Laura Fabiani is a class act. Meticulous, conscientious and thorough, during my recent tour, she was at my side every step of the way. Just can't say enough good things about her! Five Stars to Laura and Italy Book Tours!
"Laura Fabiani has great passion and enthusiasm for Italy, great stories, and delicious cooking- she is all about the celebration of roots, heritage, and the ties that bind us— love, friendship and sisterhood. She's fabulous!"
Terrific communication, well organized and very successful results.
© 2014 - 2016 Italy Book Tours