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Royal Beauty Bright
by Ryan Byrnes
Publication Date: November 5, 2019
Blank Slate Press
Paperback; 304 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/WWI
After an autistic man ends up in the trenches of World War I, a nun-turned-journalist dances with treason to care for him, and a candy store clerk posing as Santa Claus risks everything to bring him home.
While in France, Luther meets Ethyl, an aspiring journalist who tries to expose his plight. As Christmas approaches, Luther sinks into despair and Ethyl is threatened with punishment.
Back home, Luther’s brother Jim enlists with the British Army Postal Service. His job, delivering sacks of Christmas gifts to the frontline soldiers, is a cover for his plan to rescue Luther. The plan is made even more difficult by three refugee girls convinced that Jim, with his bag of gifts, is Santa Claus.
Jim and Ethyl finally cross paths with Luther on Christmas Day, 1914, when they witness one of the most uplifting spectacles of nonviolence in history, when thousands of soldiers broke orders and refused to fire on each other during the Christmas Truce of 1914.
About the Author
Ryan Byrnes is a St. Louis native. His first foray into writing was founding the publishing imprint, Avency Press, where he wrote one illustrated chapter book, The Adventures of Wheatail, and four young adult fantasy novels in the Son of Time series. Since then, he has worked with a publishing company, a literary agency, and various aspiring writers seeking to self-publish. Ryan now lives in Iowa as a student in mechanical engineering and English. Between work hours, he builds Mars Rovers with his roommates, plays with cats, and watches Wes Anderson movies.
Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, November 5
Review at Passages to the Past
Wednesday, November 6
Guest Post at Let Them Read Books
Thursday, November 7
Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Friday, November 8
Interview at Jorie Loves a Story
Saturday, November 9
Review at Reading is My Remedy
Monday, November 11
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Tuesday, November 12
Guest Post at What Is That Book About
Wednesday, November 13
Review at Mama’s Reading Corner
Thursday, November 14
Interview at Jathan & Heather
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a copy of Royal Beauty Bright by Ryan Byrnes! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on November 14th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
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– Only one entry per household.
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– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner is chosen.