WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Town Father cover reveal and sneak peek

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In advance of the paperback’s release, I thought you might like a little look-see at Max Scratchmann’s remarkable cover for Town Father, Or, Where Graceful Girls Abound, along with a bit of teaser text.

Be sure to tell all your friends. Don’t forget, word of mouth is literature’s best lubricant.

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A Town of Nothing But Fallen Women?

                          Utopia or Ill-fated Experiment?

                                                         Scandal in the Foothills!

Three hundred independent-minded women in 1880s California have embarked on an impossible journey: to establish a town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada composed exclusively of women. The only way for the singular town of Hestia to succeed, though, is for a second generation of residents to come along, and the women imagine there must be, somewhere in the country, a benign and willing gentleman who can help them. In short, a Town Father.

Set against the rough-and-ready backdrop of Gold Country, Town Father chronicles the occidental adventure of Hestia’s choice, Henry O’Farrell, as he comes to believe in the women’s feminist dream, living their trials and tragedies at their side. Rosella Kimball (architect), Lucien Thorpe (poet, philosopher), Maisie Grace (markswoman), Tilly Swan (builder), and the object of his private affections, Avis Honeycutt (executive) — along with 295 other utopian trailblazers — may not be his wives, but they become his loves. Hestia, named for the Greek goddess of hearth and home, is where he was always meant to be.

The only question is whether society at large will let them all live in peace…

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21 comments on “Town Father cover reveal and sneak peek

  1. islandeditions
    October 21, 2015

    Great cover! And great storyline!

    • Kevin Brennan
      October 21, 2015

      Thanks, Susan! This was loads of fun to write too…

      • islandeditions
        October 21, 2015

        I bet it was! Can’t wait to read it. And promote it.

  2. kingmidget
    October 21, 2015

    Looking forward to it.

    • Kevin Brennan
      October 21, 2015

      And it’s set in our neck of the woods!

      • kingmidget
        October 21, 2015

        That’s a big part of the appeal for me.

  3. 1WriteWay
    October 21, 2015

    Love that cover!

    • Kevin Brennan
      October 21, 2015

      And Max conceived it just on the basis of my description. He is simply amazing!

      • 1WriteWay
        October 23, 2015

        Wow, indeed, he is awesome!

  4. 1WriteWay
    October 21, 2015

    Reblogged this on 1WriteWay and commented:
    Check out this great cover and blurb for Kevin Brennan’s forthcoming new novel!

    • Kevin Brennan
      October 21, 2015

      Merci, Marie! Gonna need all the coverage I can get on this one… 😅

      • 1WriteWay
        October 23, 2015

        I’ll do what I can to help 🙂

      • Kevin Brennan
        October 23, 2015

        As always… (I know I can count on you!)

      • 1WriteWay
        October 23, 2015

        😘

  5. sknicholls
    October 21, 2015

    That cover is perfect and I haven’t even read it yet. Sounds like a winner.

  6. John W. Howell
    October 21, 2015

    Looks great Kevin

  7. Phillip McCollum
    October 22, 2015

    Kevin, everything about this is amazing! Love the text/paper design within the book as well.

    • Kevin Brennan
      October 22, 2015

      Thanks a lot, Phillip! I’m really excited about it. Hoping a lot more people grab the paperback because it really is nice looking.

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