The first two books of the Olivia series – which take place in Pennsylvania and Michigan in the early 1840s – will be discounted as Kindle Countdown deals from April 15 – 21.
What is this series about?
Olivia Killion’s father bequeathed a farm in Michigan to whichever of his offspring would put in a crop and stake a claim to it. As Olivia insists, “I’m sprung off him just as much as Avis or Tobey.”
The problem: she’s seventeen, female, and it’s 1841.
She has a friend who would make a perfect partner for this endeavor. Mourning Free knows how to run a farm and Olivia has complete trust in him.
The problem: Mourning is black, the orphaned son of runaway slaves, and reluctant to travel and work with a white girl. He especially fears the private agents from the south who patrol the free states, hunting fugitive slaves.
What are people saying about these books?
- Olivia, Mourning – Book 1
233 Five-Star reviews, 77 Four-Star Reviews
Midwest Book Review: “Historical fiction at its best.”
Carol Kean, Amazon Vine Reviewer: “The prose is gorgeous, the historical setting is vividly reproduced with painstaking detail, and the characters are so real, it’s hard to believe they really are fictional.”
Christophe Fischer, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer and author of the Three Nations Trilogy: “A remarkably well-researched piece of historical fiction … An impressive novel.”
- The Way the World Is – Book 2
138 Five-Star reviews, 17 Four-Star Reviews
Midwest Book Review: “Fans of Olivia, Mourning will find this sequel no less engrossing … covers a variety of themes: personal growth, change, destiny, responsibility and, ultimately, the costs of love … Together, the two books offer a powerful saga that makes for thoroughly engrossing, compelling historical fiction at its best.”
Catherine Cavendish, author and blogger: “Yael Politis has become one of my favourite authors. She first hooked me with her amazing story of struggle, hope and tragedy in the Middle East during the Palestinian Mandate – ‘The Lonely Tree’. For this new series, she has returned to her Michigan roots and turned out a wonderfully atmospheric ongoing story of a remarkable woman, battling prejudice, bigotry, fear and discrimination in 19th century America. I eagerly await Book Three.”
esldonna, Amazon customer: “I love to read, and have read dozens of books this past month, but Olivia, Mourning was my favorite of this year. The Way the World Is, came in at number 2, and I’m anxiously awaiting the final story.”
How Much Can You Save?
The prices for both books will be as follows: (all changes are effective 8:00 am PST)
- April 15 – $ 0.99
- April 16 – $ 1.99
- April 18 – $ 2.99
- April 19 – $ 3.99
- April 21 – $ 5.99 (regular list price)