Here starts my next attempt at a historical novel. The other two came close to finding a publisher, but they didn’t like first person present.
The new one I am posting is third past. Here is the logline and blurb.
A fiery backwoods girl is on track to be the greatest sculptress of the Gilded Age until a blackmailer gets in her way.
SHE IS GOING TO BE THE GREATEST SCULPTRESS OF THE GILDED AGE
Fiery Vinnie Ream might have been jilted by the man she thought loved her and driven from her prairie home to the political hotbed of Washington City by the outbreak of the Civil War. But despite her uncouth ways and western twang, she’s a survivor, and nothing will stop her from winning the biggest sculpture commission ever granted by Congress.
UNTIL A BLACKMAILER GETS IN HER WAY
But on the cusp of success, all her dreams come tumbling down. Someone knows her worst secrets. Secrets that will destroy her reputation, her livelihood, and her family. Before it is too late, can she open her heart to the idealistic naval officer wooing her and trust him to help her lay those secrets to rest?
Chapter 1 attached. All comments deeply appreciated. Note: Since I changed it to third past you may find tense errors that I missed. It is not easy changing person and tense, I’ve discovered.