Toil Under the Sun by Vicki Hopkins Publication Date: November 1, 2018 Holland Legacy Publishing eBook; 187 Pages Series: The Leighton Family Saga, Book One Genre: Historical Fiction/Saga Described as hell on earth, Manchester in 1866 was the hub of industrialization in England. Its chimneys rose high above the landscape, spewing out smoke […]
The book is currently in the final stages and in the hands of Victory Editing. I will probably have it back by mid-September or later, and October will be spent finalizing the eBook and print versions. I’m going to launch on November 1, 2018, and will have it up for pre-sale from all vendors in early October.
In the meantime, I’m redesigning the covers after finding one that I liked much better, which I will share with you eventually. I’ve been too busy to start book two but plan to do so very soon.
As far as a dedication for book one, I’m memorializing my third-great-grandmother, Phoebe Holland, who committed suicide in 1862 by hanging. The newspaper stated the coroner’s report came back as, “hanging whilst in a state of unsound mind.” The situation has caused much conjecture on my part and a few of our relatives as to why she took her own life.
All my best,