Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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Toil Under the Sun
by Vicki Hopkins
Publication Date: November 1, 2018
Holland Legacy Publishing
eBook; 187 Pages
Series: The Leighton Family Saga, Book One
Genre: Historical Fiction/Saga
Described as hell on earth, Manchester in 1866 was the hub of industrialization in England. Its chimneys rose high above the landscape, spewing out smoke from the factories. While men, women, and children spun cotton in the mills, bricklayers built the workhouses, warehouses, and terraced residences of the city. They were skilled in their craft but also experts in enforcing the rules of their union demands, hoping to escape the bondage of serfdom to gain a better life.
Born into obscurity and a descendant of men who slung mortar from their trowels as a trade, William Leighton, swore that one day he would rise above his poverty-ridden class. The means in which he chose to climb out the slums differed from his brother, who believed that violence was the only way to bring about change and close the gap between laborers and masters.
The clash of siblings in Toil Under the Sun creates the foundation of family and is the first book in a saga that spans three generations.
About the Author
With eastern European blood on her father’s side and English on her mother’s, Vicki blames her ancestors for the lethal combination in her genes that influence her stories. Tragedy and drama might be found between her pages, but she eventually gives her readers a happy ending. Vicki lives in the beautiful, but rainy, Pacific Northwest with a pesky cat who refuses to let her sleep in. Her hobbies include researching her English ancestry (actually it’s an obsession), traveling to England to visit dead relatives, and plotting her next book. She also writes under the pen names of Nora Covington (Historical Romantic Suspense) and J. D. Burrows (Women’s Fiction).