Gen LaGreca A Dream of Daring

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A ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist and winner of six literary awards.

In the South before the Civil War, one man’s radical ideas and breakthrough invention threaten the townspeople’s privileged way of life, based on slavery and power. The result is murder.

Tom Edmunton, the science-minded son of a cotton planter, has designed the precursor of the tractor in antebellum Louisiana. He foresees a new age of mechanized farming that will empty the fields of men and supplant the South’s slavery system. But the planters of his town don’t like his big ideas about changing their world or the intensity with which he’s pursuing them.

As Tom hears the call of the new age, he also feels the pull of two women. Rachel, a senator’s daughter, loves him, but will she break with her family to stand by his side if the town rebukes him? Solo, a rebellious mulatto slave, despises Tom, along with every other master. Rachel is free, but is her spirit chained? Solo is chained, but is her spirit free? Will Tom’s romantic inclinations further uproot the town’s conventions and notions of subjugation?

Tensions between Tom and the planters peak, and the tractor is stolen. “Then a shocking murder sets into motion inextricably linked events and revelations that will change life as they know it for Tom, Rachel, and Solo” (BOOKLIST).

Cold-blooded murder, scandalous romance, and the bitter clash of two ages unfold in this gripping mystery set during the tumultuous lead-up to the Civil War.

A DREAM OF DARING is a haunting tale of the Old South, with its lush fields of white-gold cotton, its majestic plantations, its elegant gentry, and its embattled slaves. Ingenious and original, the novel reveals a sweeping story of secrets, lies, forbidden love, and earth-shaking aspirations. It’s an irresistible page-turner, packed with suspense and surprising plot twists. It’s filled with ideas to stimulate the mind and passion to excite the spirit.

A DREAM OF DARING delves deeply into conflicts of the period that still plague the world today—the clash between progress and control, between freedom and servitude, between the limitless reach of the human spirit and the forces that work to suppress it— giving the story a relevance and immediacy in our own time.

AWARDS FOR A DREAM OF DARING:
ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist in Romance
Midwest Book Award Finalist in Historical Fiction
Midwest Book Award Finalist in Romance
Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist in Legacy Fiction
Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist in Regional Fiction
Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist in Multicultural Fiction

"thought-provoking" BOOKLIST
"suspenseful...engaging...relevant for all generations" FOREWORD
"an enticing blend of mystery and romance...much recommended reading" MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

PRAISE FOR A DREAM OF DARING:
“Grab your seat for a tumbling ride back to the high-stakes, hoop-flying, tumultuous time when cotton was king. Gen LaGreca takes you for a jaunt in her carriage through fields of fragrant words, luscious descriptions, and panoramic views. . . .” --Barry Farber, host of The Barry Farber Show

“I thoroughly enjoyed the plot twists and turns, the passionate interracial romance, the delicious rebellion against convention, and the challenge to subjugation of all kinds.” --Marsha Familaro Enright, President, Reason, Individualism and Freedom Institute

“A heroic and inspiring novel that’s also packed with rich insights, lessons—and warnings—for today.” --John Blundell, author of Ladies for Liberty

THIS NOVEL APPEALS TO READERS OF:
Historical fiction, mystery, romantic suspense
US / Civil War history
Multicultural fiction
Historical literary fiction

Also see Gen LaGreca's first novel, NOBLE VISION, a ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist and Writer's Digest Book Awards pick.

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Genevieve (Gen) LaGreca is a Chicago writer whose first novel, NOBLE VISION, won a ForeWord magazine Book-of-the-Year Award and was a finalist in the Writer’s Digest International Book Awards---two of the most prestigious national literary honors in independent publishing. A DREAM OF DARING is Gen's award-winning second novel. It, like NOBLE VISION, is about an innovator at odds with his society. Both novels are tightly plotted, with strong romance and inspirational themes. A DREAM OF DARING has been picked as a ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist in Romance, A Midwest Book Awards Finalist in Historical Fiction and in Romance, a Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in Regional Fiction and also in Multicultural Fiction, and an Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist in Legacy Fiction. Her most recent novel is the award-winning science-fiction adventure FUGITIVE FROM ASTERON. Why does she like writing fiction? Gen explains. “I want to tell stories of people that we wish we could meet, people who are doing things we admire, and people who inspire us to reach for our dreams.” Gen is currently working on a fourth novel, and she has completed the screenplay of NOBLE VISION. For more information, see www.genlagreca.com. Gen can be reached at genlagreca@hotmail.com. Follow her on: www.facebook.com/genlagreca www.twitter.com/genlagreca

Review:

"Old ways do not fade into the night quietly. A DREAM OF DARING is a novel set on the dawn of the industrial revolution. Tom Edmunton builds a proto-tractor, and tries to bring a world of change about Louisiana with his invention. But the whiplash is hard, as a loved one is killed, and his invention is stolen. [As Tom is] faced with a crossroads and the charms of multiple women, A DREAM OF DARING is an enticing blend of mystery and romance, much recommended reading."

---Midwest Book Review

"Throughout the narrative, LaGreca masterfully creates metaphors to explore her key themes. . . . A DREAM OF DARING is suspenseful. The crime at the center of the narrative will keep the reader guessing until the final revelation. It is also thought-provoking. LaGreca's exploration of how people respond to, and sometimes reject, change and progress is relevant for all generations."

---ForeWord Reviews

"In 1859, Louisiana posed various challenges to its citizens, no matter their color, in LaGreca's thought-provoking second novel (after Noble Vision, 2005), a murder mystery set during a tumultuous period in American history. . . . [This tale] should attract readers interested in historical fiction set in the antebellum South."

---Booklist

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Book Description Winged Victory Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 292 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 5.9in. x 0.8in.Finalist, Regional Fiction, 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist, Multicultural Fiction, 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards thought-provoking BOOKLIST suspenseful. . . engaging. . . relevant for all generations FOREWORD an enticing blend of mystery and romance. . . much recommended reading MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW For readers of historical novels and thought-provoking fiction, heres a new mystery and romance with a wholly original plot, set just prior to the Civil War, from the author of two award-winning novels. When a visionary inventor threatens the entrenched powers of the Old South, the result is murder. Tom Edmunton, the science-minded son of a cotton planter, has designed a prototype tractor in antebellum Louisiana. He foresees a new age of mechanized farming that will empty the fields of men and supplant the Souths slave system. But the planters of his town dont like his big ideas about changing their world or the intensity with which hes pursuing them. As Tom hears the call of the new age, he also feels the pull of two women. Rachel, a senators daughter, loves him, but will she break with her family to stand by his side when the town rebukes him Solo is the unbridled grassland filly, the feisty mulatto slave who despises Tom, along with every other man from the race that binds her. Rachel is free, but is her spirit chained Solo is chained, but is her spirit free Tensions between Tom and the planters peak, and the tractor is stolen. Then a shocking murder sets into motion inextricably linked events and revelations that will change life as they know it for Tom, Rachel, and Solo (BOOKLIST). Set at a crossroads for the United States, with an old epoch tumbling and the modern age gaining ground, this novel portrays the power struggles and clashing visions for the future of the people caught in the tumult. This is a haunting tale of the Old South, with its sweeping fields of white-gold cotton, its majestic plantations, its elegant gentry, and its embattled slaves. Capturing the turbulent lead-up to the Civil War, this gripping work of historical fiction is a tribute to the timeless call of freedom that sounds in every persons heart. A ringing maverick spirit gives the novel widespread appeal beyond its historical genre. As it delves into the souls of those who want to harness nature and those who want to harness other men, the novel poses questions for our own age: Which camp is on the rise today Will it save us or destroy us PRAISE FOR A DREAM OF DARING: Grab your seat for a tumbling ride back to the high-stakes, hoop-flying, tumultuous time when cotton was king. Gen LaGreca takes you for a jaunt in her carriage through fields of fragrant words, luscious descriptions, and panoramic views. . . . --Barry Farber, host of The Barry Farber Show I thoroughly enjoyed the plot twists and turns, the passionate interracial romance, the delicious rebellion against convention, and the challenge to subjugation of all kinds. --Marsha Familaro Enright, President, Reason, Individualism and Freedom Institute This is a heroic and inspiring novel thats also packed with rich insights, lessonsand warningsfor today. . . . --John Blundell, author of LADIES FOR LIBERTY AWARDS FOR GEN LAGRECAS FIRST NOVEL, NOBLE VISION: ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist Writers Digest Book Awards Finalist Midwest Book Awards Finalist A DREAM OF DARING STRONGLY APPEALS TO READERS OF: Historical mysteries and romance, Interracial romance, United States history and Civil War novels, Libertarian spirited books A DREAM OF DARING inspires the spirit through the enchantment of fiction. SEE THE REVIEWS! Scroll down to see the Editorial Reviews for this exciting novel. DONT FORGET TO LOOK INSIDE! Scroll up and click on the LOOK INSIDE feature by the book cover to read the firs This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780974457963

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