Blog Tour and Review Venturess by Betsy Cornwell


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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

7/24/2017- Two Chicks on Books Interview

7/25/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings Review

7/26/2017- BookHounds YA– Guest Post

7/27/2017- The Book Nut Interview

7/28/2017- jrsbookreviews– Review

Week Two:

7/31/2017- Nicole’s Novel Reads Review

8/1/2017- Novel Novice– Guest Post

8/2/2017- History from a Woman’s Perspective– Review

8/3/2017- YA Book Madness– Interview

8/4/2017- Sarcasm & Lemons– Review



Author: Betsy Cornwell

Pub. Date: August 1, 2017

Publisher: Clarion Books

Pages: 320

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Find it: AmazonBarnes&NobleiBooksTBDGoodreads

Young inventor Nicolette Lampton is living her own fairy tale happy ending. She’s free of her horrible step-family, running a successful business, and is uninterested in marrying the handsome prince, Fin. Instead, she, Fin, and their friend Caro venture to the lush land of Faerie, where they seek to put an end to the bloody war their kingdom is waging. Mechanical armies and dark magic await them as they uncover devastating secrets about the past and fight for a real, lasting happily-ever-after for two troubled countries—and for themselves.

Jan’s Review

I really loved the first book in this dualogy Mechnica it was delightful retelling of Cinderella with a steampunk twist.  Book two Venturess takes us on a delightful adventure to Faerie which the author does a fantastic job of drawing us into.  Their are plot twists that i did not see coming and heart break beyond imagine.  This is a great two book series that any fan of retellings will enjoy.



Author: Betsy Cornwell

Pub. Date: August 25, 2015

Publisher: Clarion Books (HMH)

Pages: 320

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Find it: AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooksGoodreads

Nicolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have turned her into a servant in her own home. 

But on her sixteenth birthday, Nicolette discovers a secret workshop in the cellar and begins to dare to imagine a new life for herself. Could the mysterious books and tools hidden there—and the mechanical menagerie, led by a tiny metal horse named Jules—be the key to escaping her dreary existence? With a technological exposition and royal ball on the horizon, the timing might just be perfect for Nicolette to earn her freedom at last.

Gorgeous prose and themes of social justice and family shine in this richly imagined Cinderella retelling about an indomitable inventor who finds her prince . . . but realizes she doesn’t want a fairy tale happy ending after all.

link to my review for book one 


About Betsy:

Hi! I’m Betsy Cornwell, an American writer and teacher living in a stove-heated cottage in west Ireland, together with my horse trainer spouse, a small herd of dairy goats, and an increasing number of other animals. I write fiction and nonfiction and blog about Irish folklore, travel, wild food, goats (of course!), homesteading, and growing up.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of VENTURESS. US Only.

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