NEW AUTHOR - Dorothea Bonneau
We finally get to shout from the rooftops that the AMAZING author, Dorothea Hubble Bonneau, has officially signed with Acorn Publishing to release her historical novel, ONCE IN A BLOOD MOON.
Dorothea Hubble Bonneau is an award-winning, tri-racial author; produced playwright; and optioned screenwriter. Inspired by a quest for justice, her work is informed by her love of family, nature and the dramatic arts.
Dorothea is a member of Author’s Guild, Women in Film, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Aspen Summer Words Alumni and Historical Writers of America.
Praise from Kirkus Reviews for
ONCE IN A BLOOD MOON
"Alexandra is a tenacious heroine who’s easy to root for, and the author elegantly articulates her precarious position between white and black society. Overall, this novel explores issues of equality and personal freedom in thought-provoking ways. Sharp writing, an original plot, and a strong female protagonist make for an engrossing read."
ONCE IN A BLOOD MOON
By Dorothea Hubble Bonneau
Releasing June 2020
Inspired by the life of the author's ancestor...
Heaven’s Hill plantation, upriver from Georgetown, South Carolina, 1807: Sixteen-year-old Alexandra de Gambia is the daughter of a wealthy African-American planter and a social-climbing mother who can pass for white. But, balancing the tightrope between girlhood and the complicated adult world is a treacherous undertaking. One misstep could ruin a young woman’s prospects forever.
Alexandra yearns to establish her own place in the world as an accomplished violinist. She assumes her talent and her family’s wealth will pave her way to success—however, her life becomes a nightmare when her mother dies and her father is murdered by bigoted officials eager to seize Heaven’s Hill for their own.
Alexandra and her little brother, Jimi, heirs to Heaven’s Hill, have targets on their backs. They are forced to flee for their lives and for their freedom.
What the futures holds is uncertain. Sometimes fate has its own plans.