Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Secrets of the Island Blog Tour: Read an Excerpt and Enter to Win a Copy of the Book!

Secrets of the Island by Linda Hughes

Publication Date: May 15, 2018
Deeds Publishing
Paperback and eBook; 268 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction

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Do you think you know your heritage? Think again. Dark secrets lurk below the surface of every family tree, as the Sullivan clan discovers in this story about living in the aftermath of generations of deceit.

When Red Cross nurse Harriet escapes the trauma of World War II and sequesters herself in her grandfather’s cottage on Mackinac Island, she has no inkling about her heritage. But as one shocking clue after another surface -- disclosing lies, corruption, madness, and murder -- she realizes her family isn’t what, or who, it seems. She’s not the first to hold unspeakable secrets in her soul.

Can she conquer her trials and tribulations, like some of them did? Or will she be defeated by life, like others?

Secrets of the Island, the second book in the Secrets trilogy, is a tale of romantic suspense that begs the question: What secrets are buried within your family tree?

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What was that? A beaten-up cigar box sat on the shelf behind her grandfather’s chair. He didn’t smoke cigars. She picked it up. It said, “R. G. Dun Cigars” in script on top; presumably Mr. Dun’s signature. She opened it. The inside cover had a rendering of an old man with a white mustache and beard. Inside the box lay a delicate letter. Harriet took it out and read the yellowed envelope.

“To Finbar O’Sullivan. Huh. I wonder if that was our great-grandpa, Finn Sullivan. The lumberjack. Must have been.”

She opened the letter and read. When finished, she carefully folded it up and placed it in the cigar box, and put the box back on the shelf.

“Well. Looks like we aren’t the only ones who keep family secrets.”

About the Author

As a native Michigander, award-winning author Linda Hughes has been visiting Mackinac Island since she was a kid. She’s spent countless hours riding a bike around the shoreline, and perusing the library and church records to learn about island history. She’s built many a cairn, witnessed the Northern Lights on several occasions, and eaten more than her fair share of chocolate fudge. She’s a world traveler, having worked in thirteen countries and visited a couple dozen more, but Mackinac Island remains one of her favorite places.

Her writing honors come from the National Writers Association, Writer’s Digest, the American Screenwriters Association, Ippy (Independent Publishers), and Indie Book of the Day.

For more information, please visit Linda Hughes' website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Blog Tour Schedule

Wednesday, June 6
Interview at Passages to the Past

Friday, June 8
Feature at CelticLady's Reviews

Monday, June 11
Review at Donna's Book Blog

Wednesday, June 13
Interview at The Writing Desk

Friday, June 15
Review at History From a Woman's Perspective
Feature at Teaser Addicts Book Blog

Monday, June 18
Review at Donna McCabe

Wednesday, June 20
Excerpt at Susan Heim on Writing

Friday, June 22
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views

Monday, June 25
Review at 100 Pages a Day

Wednesday, June 27
Guest Post at Jathan & Heather

Thursday, June 28
Review, Interview & Excerpt at Two Gals and a Book

Friday, June 29
Review at Bookramblings
Review at Impressions In Ink


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away a copy of Secrets of the Island by Linda Hughes! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on June 29th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

Secrets of the Island


  1. Thank you, Susan, for posting my book!

  2. Thank you, Susan, for featuring my book!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting Linda's blog tour & sharing the excerpt with your readers!

    HF Virtual Book Tours


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