Today I am taking part in TheWriteReads blog tour of A Sparrow Alone by Mim Eichman. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this awesome tour. 

This is my first ever Spotlight for a book and I am very happy with this opportunity. 

Book information: 

  • Author: Mim Eichmann
  • Publisher: Living Springs Publisher
  • Date of publication: 15th April 2020
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Pages: 311
  • ISBN-13 978-0965711395

Synopsis:

1890’s Colorado. Desperate following her mother’s sudden death, thirteen-year-old Hannah Owens apprentices as domestic help with a wealthy doctor’s family in Colorado Springs. When the doctor declares bankruptcy and abandons his family to finance his mistress Pearl DeVere’s brothel, however, Hannah is thrown into a vortex of gold mining bonanzas and busts, rampant prostitution, and the economic, political and cultural upheavals of the era. Two of Cripple Creek’s most colorful historic characters, Winfield Scott Stratton, eccentric owner of the richest gold mine in Cripple Creek, and Pearl DeVere, the beautiful madam of The Old Homestead, come to life as this old-fashioned, coming-of-age saga unfolds, the first of two historical fiction novels by debut author Mim Eichmann — a tribute to the women who set the stage for women’s rights.

Recommendation: 

I read into the book and from what I read out together with the synopsis, I would recommend the book to people who liked reading Jeannette Walls Half Broke Horses. 

Information on the author:

A graduate from the Jordan College of Music at Butler University, in Indianapolis, IN, Chicago-based author Mim Eichmann has found that her creative journey has taken her down many exciting, interwoven pathways as an award-winning published lyricist and songwriter, professional folk musician, ballet choreographer and now, historical fiction author. Her debut historical fiction novel, “A Sparrow Alone”, published by Living Springs Publishers on April 15, 2020, has met with extremely enthusiastic reviews and “Muskrat Ramble” which will be published on March 23, 2021, is its much-anticipated sequel. You can find out more about her on: 

www.mimeichmann.com

Mim Eichmann