eBook Giveaway: Wealth & Privilege by Jeannette Watts

Please join author Jeanette Watts as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for Wealth and Privilege, from June 16-July 17.

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Ebook Release Date: 2013 | Paperback Release Date: 2014 | CreateSpace

Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance

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Money. Family. Love. Hate. Obsession. Duty. Politics. Religion - or the lack thereof. Sex -- or, once again, the lack thereof.

Thomas Baldwin finds himself married to a woman he can’t stand, while head-over heels in love with another woman he can’t have. Talk about bad planning. He is something of a kite, buffeted by circumstances which blow him not only through personal crises, but also through some of the most significant events of the late 1800s, including the railroad riots of 1877, the creation of the Homestead Steel Works, the assassination of President Garfield, and the Johnstown Flood. Over time, and with the help of his muse, who dances maddeningly just beyond his reach, he takes control of his life, wresting it from the winds attempting to control him.

A carefully-researched historical novel about life among the privileged class of Pittsburgh during the Industrial Revolution.

Praise for Wealth and Privilege

"Thomas Baldwin is like a Rorschach inkblot test. Some people love him, some people find him unlikeable. Most people can't stand his wife. Others feel sorry for her. I take the fact that people have such a huge variety of reactions to my characters as a sign I succeeded in writing full, rich personalities." - Kirkus Reviews

"Wealth and Privilege is an exceptionally provoking read. The real romance is between the author and the reader" - Page Traveler

Wealth and Privilege Available at

Amazon Kindle
Barnes & Noble Nook
CreateSpace (Paperback)

About the Author

03A_Jeanette Watts_AuthorJeanette Watts couldn't help but notice that all romances seemed to be set in the American West or the South. A staunch Yankee girl, she asked what is unromantic about the North or the East? After living for four years in Pittsburgh, and falling deeply in love with southwestern Pennsylvania, she found it the perfect location for a love story.

Besides writing, she is also a dance instructor, an inveterate seamstress, the artistic director for several dance companies, an actress, and a history buff. Wealth and Privilege took her 10 years to write, because she felt the research needed to be thorough. Everything from big events and famous people to little details like dog breeds and women’s fashions have been carefully researched.

For more information visit Jeanette Watt's website, and follow the Wealth and Privilege Facebook Page.

Wealth & Privilege Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, June 16
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews

Wednesday, June 17
Spotlight at What Is That Book About

Friday, June 19
Review & Giveaway at Unshelfish

Monday, June 22
Review at Book Nerd

Tuesday, June 23
Excerpt at I Heart Reading

Wednesday, July 1
Review at Book Lovers Paradise

Thursday, July 2
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

Monday, July 6
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, July 7
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews

Friday, July 17
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past


To enter to win an eBook of Wealth & Privilege, please leave a comment below with your email address.


– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on July 27th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open internationally.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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  1. Thank you for the chance to win.


  2. Such a fabulous story line. I'm dying to know how this turns out.


    1. Thanks! Just so you know, when you finish reading this, the sequel (Brains and Beauty) is almost ready for publication!

  3. This seems like a fun read!


  4. Had never heard of this book! Sounds like an intriguing story and world to explore.


    1. I hope you enjoy it! I'm a big Civil War buff, setting a story after the war during the Industrial Revolution meant that I, too, did a lot of exploring while writing this!

  5. The time period of this novel makes it of great interest to me. Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. thank you for a chance to win your book. I'm very excited to read it I hope I win

  7. indeed...love the sound of this and oh my! That cover! So inviting!

    1. My husband designed the cover. I passed on your comments to him, you have just made his night. He's still sitting here at his computer, grinning.

  8. Thank you for this chance to win your book. Congratulations on its release and look forward to hearing more about it and excited to read thank you.

  9. Thanks to all of you, so now, who WON...?

  10. What made you decide to write about this subject?

  11. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. I love reading about this time period.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com


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