Been waylaid by the upcoming publication of my Anna Dickson historical women’s fiction novel, a version of which some of you critiqued several years ago. To be honest I don’t remember which version, as it has gone through so many changes. One thing I have learned in the process is that the same story can be written in a trillion different ways. Here is my current blurb. Any thoughts? I am wondering if I need Quaker abolitionist in there? It seems to dull it down.
SHE IS GOING TO BE THE GREATEST ORATOR OF THE CIVIL WAR
Eighteen-year-old, Quaker abolitionist Anna Dickinson is nothing like the women around her, and she knows it. Gifted with a powerful voice, a razor-sharp wit, and unbounded energy, the five-foot tall, curly-headed girl sets out to outperform the men of her day as she speaks out against slavery and for women’s rights. There are only two things that can bring her downfall, the entangling love she has for her devoted companion, Julia, and an assassin’s bullet.
UNTIL AN ASSASSIN GETS IN THE WAY
Forced to accompany the fiery orator on her speaking tour of New England, Julia Pennington fights her growing attraction to Anna while protecting her from the onslaught of the press. When a traitor sets out to assassinate the young orator, Julia must risk her life to save the woman she loves.
Loosely based on the life of forgotten orator, feminist, and lesbian, Anna Dickinson, That Dickinson Girl is the story of one woman’s rise to fame and fortune at the expense of love during the political and social turmoil of the American Civil War.
Thanks for any feedback on the blurb .