HFVBT Presents Melodie Winawer’s Anticipation Book Blast, April

by Melodie Winawer

Publication Date: November 2, 2021
Gallery Books

Style: Historic Fiction



From the creator of the “engrossing historic epic” (Booklist) The Scribe of Siena comes Anticipation, an exciting story set within the crumbling metropolis of Mystras, Greece, wherein a scientist’s trip along with her younger son rapidly turns right into a battle for his or her lives after they cross paths with a person out of time.

After the loss of life of her beloved husband and turning into a single mother or father to her nine-year-old son Alexander, overworked scientist Helen desperately wants an escape. So when Alexander proposes a visit to Greece—someplace he’s at all times dreamed of visiting—Helen rapidly agrees.

After spending a number of days exploring the tourist-filled streets, they encounter the traditional metropolis of Mystras and are immediately drawn to it. Its solely resident is Elias, a mysterious tour information dwelling on town’s edges…each bodily and temporally.

In 1237, Elias’s mom promised his everlasting service to the Profitis Ilias in Mystras in alternate for surviving a horrible sickness. However throughout his 800 years of labor, he’s had one widespread enemy: the noble Lusignan household. The Lusignan line is cursed by a virulent disease that worsens with every era, and a prophecy hints that Elias’s blood is their solely hope for a remedy. He has managed to outlive all through the centuries, however the line has dwindled right down to the final Lusignan and he’s determined to avert his household’s future.

When Elias runs into Helen, he meets his match for the primary time—however he unwittingly places each her and her younger son at risk because of this. With time operating out and an enemy after them, Elias and Helen are compelled to decide on between town they love, and one another.

Mixing the historic romance of Diana Gabaldon, the wealthy element of Philippa Gregory’s novels, and Dan Brown’s fast-paced suspense, Anticipation is an exciting and satisfying learn like no different.

Decide up Anticipation in eBook for less than $1.99 via April thirty first!


“Winawer (The Scribe of Siena) enthralls with this distinctive mixture of historical past, romance, and the supernatural…Readers might be riveted from the primary web page.”—Publishers Weekly (starred evaluate and November Decide of the Week)

“A sweeping saga spanning a number of centuries, Anticipation enthralled me with its scope. But Winawer’s reward as a author additionally shines brightly within the small moments, just like the shared pleasure between a mom and a baby, or the meditations on lack of a grieving widow. Really magical.”—Fiona Davis, New York Instances bestselling creator of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

“An epic historic novel that mixes science, romance, and suspense.”—BuzzFeed

“Melodie Winawer’s Anticipation is a compelling novel that weaves fantasy, philosophy, science, drugs, romance, and insanity right into a tapestry of intrigue and thriller. And, fittingly for a doctor, Winawer finally writes a narrative of therapeutic and hope. I cherished each phrase and didn’t need it to finish.”—Robin Oliveira, bestselling creator of My Identify is Mary Sutter and Winter Sisters

Concerning the Writer

Melodie Winawer is the creator of THE SCRIBE OF SIENA (2017), which was praised by Writer’s Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Critiques, Bustle, and Actual Easy, and was declared a “Should Learn E book” by the New York Put up. SCRIBE has been translated into German, Czech, Polish, and Norwegian. Winawer can be the creator of the not too long ago printed ANTICIPATION (November 2021), which was a starred evaluate Writer’s weekly “Decide of the Week”, referred to as one of many “Finest books launched in November” and “Finest Historic Fiction Fall 2021” by BuzzFeed, and is now a Goal Recommends Decide. Melodie can be a contributor to WE ALL FALL DOWN; STORIES OF PLAGUE AND RESILIENCE, an anthology of brief tales by 9 historic fiction writers. A physician-scientist and affiliate professor of neurology at Columbia College, Melodie has printed over fifty scientific articles. To seek out the power to put in writing, she depends on unflagging enthusiasm and inexperienced tea. Melodie lives along with her partner and their three youngsters in each New York Metropolis and Vermont.

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