To the Stars Through Difficulties by Romalyn Tilghman
Thanks to Caitlin Hamilton Marketing & Publicity, I am giving away one print copy of To the Stars Through Difficulties by Romalyn Tilghman.
Description of To the Stars Through Difficulties by Romalyn Tilghman
Andrew Carnegie funded fifty-nine public libraries in Kansas in the early 20th century―but it was frontier women who organized waffle suppers, minstrel shows, and women’s baseball games to buy books to fill them. Now, a century later, Angelina returns to her father’s hometown of New Hope to complete her dissertation on the Carnegie libraries, just as Traci and Gayle arrive in town―Traci as an artist-in-residence at the renovated Carnegie Arts Center and Gayle as a refugee whose neighboring town, Prairie Hill, has just been destroyed by a tornado.
The discovery of an old journal inspires the women to create a library and arts center as the first act of rebuilding Prairie Hill after the tornado. As they work together to raise money for the center, Traci reveals her enormous heart, Angelina discovers that problem-solving is more valuable than her PhD, and Gayle demonstrates that courage is not about waiting out a storm but building a future. Full of Kansas history―from pioneer homesteaders to Carrie Nation to orphan trains―To the Stars through Difficulties is a contemporary story of women changing their world, and finding their own voices, powers, and self-esteem in the process.
Praise for To the Stars Through Difficulties by Romalyn Tilghman
“…this warmhearted first novel celebrates the value of community (and libraries!); the inspirational story of women past and present is a must-buy for Kansas libraries and recommended for general adult readers.”—Library Journal
“… this charming debut will appeal to women’s-fiction fans of gentle reads.”—Booklist
“…an uplifting story about the strength of collectivity, especially the collective power of women.”—Centered on Books
“The details sprinkled throughout the novel about the Carnegie Libraries are fascinating ….The ending reveals a surprise twist that I didn’t see coming. I highly recommend this novel …”—StoryCircle Book Reviews
About Romalyn Tilghman
Romalyn Tilghman is a freelance writer and consultant in arts management. She earned BA and MS degrees from the University of Kansas and has studied writing through UCLA’s Writers Program. To the Stars through Difficulties is her first novel, inspired by her work as Executive Director of the Association of Community Arts Councils of Kansas, and then as Regional Representative for the National Endowment for the Arts.
Since then, she has consulted with private foundations, government agencies, and performing arts groups, and served on national boards and panels. She lives in Southern California. Find her online on her website or FaceBook.
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Giveaway of To the Stars Through Difficulties by Romalyn Tilghman
This giveaway is open to Canada and the U.S. only and ends on April 28, 2017 midnight pacific time. Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.