Jesse is touring with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours from December 3 - 21, please see the schedule of stops at the end of this post to follow the tour.
About the Book
Publication Date: September 11, 2012
Scotland, 1561, and a ship comes across the North Sea carrying home Mary, the young, charismatic Queen of Scots, returning after 13 years in the French court to wrest back control of her throne.
The Blackadder family has long awaited for the Queen’s return to bring them justice. Alison Blackadder, disguised as a boy from childhood to protect her from the murderous clan that stole their lands, must learn to be a lady-in-waiting to the Queen, building a web of dependence and reward.
Just as the Queen can trust nobody, Alison discovers lies, danger and treachery at every turn. Then, unexpectedly, she finds love…
This sweeping, imaginative and original tale of political intrigue, misplaced loyalty, secret passion and implacable revenge is based on real characters and events from the reign of Mary Queen of Scots. The Raven’s Heart is a breathtaking epic from a bold, fresh Australian voice.
About the Author
Yes, Jesse Blackadder really was born with that surname. When she finally had enough of people asking if she was related to Rowan Atkinson, she travelled to Scotland to find the origins of her surname. Her novel The Raven’s Heart grew from there. It won the Varuna HarperCollins Manuscript Development Award in 2009 and was published in Feb 2011.
Jesse is an award winning Australian novelist, short story writer and freelance journalist, fascinated by landscapes and belonging. Her first novel was After the Party (Hardie Grant Books 2005), which made the Australian Book Review list of all time favourite Australian novels in February 2010. She’s been a writer in residence in Sitka Alaska, in outback New South Wales, at Byron Bay and at Varuna in the Blue Mountains. Jesse’s next book, which she is writing as part of a Doctor of Creative Arts at the University of Western Sydney, is about the first woman to see Antarctica and Jesse recently travelled to Antarctica as part of her research.
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Virtual Tour Schedule
Monday, December 3
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages
Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, December 4
Giveaway at Bibliophilic Book Blog
Wednesday, December 5
Review at Ageless Pages Reviews
Thursday, December 6
Review & Giveaway at Griperang's Bookmarks
Friday, December 7
Review & Giveaway at Paperback Princess
Monday, December 10
Review at Book Journey
Review & Giveaway at Oh, For the Hook of a Book!
Tuesday, December 11
Review & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick
Wednesday, December 12
Review at Bonjour Cass
Review at The Worm Hole
Thursday, December 13
Review & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair
Friday, December 14
Review at Book Dilettante
Monday, December 17
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader
Tuesday, December 18
Review at One Book at a Time
Review & Giveaway at Book of Secrets
Wednesday, December 19
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Thursday, December 20
Review at The Musings of a Book Junkie
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
Friday, December 21
Review at JulzReads
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Review at Raging Bibliomania
Giveaway (Open Internationally)
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- Giveaway ends on December 12th.
Good luck to all!