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Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2015, 05:31:31 am »
Hope some of the readers who marked it 'to read' will eventually get round to reading it  :)

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #51 on: February 25, 2015, 12:15:17 am »
    Going to be giving a talk on publishing e-books. I also have a few print copies, so hoping to sell a few.

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #52 on: March 09, 2015, 08:30:16 am »
    120 000 words for only  $2.99  :o  :D

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #53 on: March 19, 2015, 12:07:02 pm »
    Still haven't heard if the Goodreads Giveaway winner has received her book.

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #54 on: April 01, 2015, 12:29:37 pm »
    Now that Trevor Noah has become known in the US perhaps readers will know where South Africa is. :D

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #55 on: April 16, 2015, 12:33:41 pm »
    Book Report tells me that this month The Breadwinners and But Can You Drink the Water? are vying for my bestseller of the month  :D.

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #56 on: April 26, 2015, 01:09:37 pm »
     


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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #57 on: May 08, 2015, 11:44:52 am »
    The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)

    It is New Year's Eve 1924 and Charles McGill is devastated when the woman he loves announces her engagement to Lucas Connelly, his friend and co-worker. Charles drowns his sorrow in drink and seduces Hilde Richter, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. When Hilde finds she is pregnant her father offers to set up the penniless Charles with his own bakery if he will marry her. Charles readily agrees and, unknown to Hilde, the two men draw up a contract.

    It is the beginning of a bitter rivalry between Charles, Lucas Connelly, and Miles Davenport their former employer. A rivalry that fractures families, tests love and loyalty, and comes at a cost that Charles could never have imagined.

    The Breadwinners covers six decades and leads us through the successes and failures of the three families as they survive the great depression, the war years and the isolation of South Africa.

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    What is the strongest aspect of this excerpt?
    I thoroughly enjoyed this excerpt. Charles is a conflicted man, a flawed hero, and the author nimbly renders the inner conflict regarding his seduction of Hilde and his pride in the resultant paternity, as well as his lovelorn abjection. Character development is pitch-perfect. The narrative tension is growing steadily. The pace and rhythm is lyrical, and the local color/environment is vivid. This author knows how to write an entertaining and substantial narrative.

    What is your overall opinion of this excerpt?
    I was hooked from the first page by the writing and by the character of Charles. The author pays attention to detail and local color, creating an environment of dimensional characters and conflicts. The prose is muscular and the mood and tone are spot-on. Moreover, I was intrigued by secondary characters, for example the obese Benjamin, who fears the potential violence of his father. There is nuanced foreshadowing here. The author is also portraying the prejudices of South Africa with subtlety. I would certainly want to read the rest of this story.

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #58 on: May 24, 2015, 12:35:38 pm »
    Hope you'll take a Look Inside.

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #59 on: June 02, 2015, 12:37:20 pm »
    It was a runner-up in the Writers' Circle novel comp (several years ago  ::) )

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #60 on: June 12, 2015, 11:58:05 am »


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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #61 on: June 24, 2015, 12:48:52 pm »
    The Saturday newspaper had an article about the history of the bakery where I worked and based the novel on.

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #62 on: July 02, 2015, 08:32:49 am »
    Don't forget that The Breadwinners is also available to borrow  :).


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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Betrayal)
    « Reply #63 on: July 11, 2015, 04:23:09 am »
    You can borrow it as a prime member, or in the KU programme   :)

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Revenge)
    « Reply #64 on: July 19, 2015, 08:19:00 am »
    If you enjoy stories about revenge, then give The Breadwinners a try.



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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Revenge) KU
    « Reply #65 on: July 26, 2015, 11:44:40 am »
    It's getting close to the end of the month so you could always use your Prime Club borrow  :).

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Revenge) KU
    « Reply #66 on: August 03, 2015, 06:19:30 am »
    The book is also available in print  :)

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Revenge) KU
    « Reply #67 on: August 15, 2015, 06:01:32 am »



    Also available in print.

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    Re: The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Revenge) KU
    « Reply #68 on: August 24, 2015, 02:59:14 am »
    A family saga set in Durban, South Africa.

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    Re: KU The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Revenge)
    « Reply #69 on: August 31, 2015, 09:55:56 am »


    A spurned lover marries for money and ignites a family feud of betrayal and revenge that spans three generations.

    It is New Years Eve 1924 and Charles McGill is devastated when the woman he loves announces her engagement to Lucas Connelly his friend and co-worker. Charles drowns his sorrow in drink and seduces Hilde Richter, the daughter of a wealthy businessman.

    When Hilde finds she is pregnant her father offers to set up the penniless Charles with his own bakery if he will marry her. Charles readily agrees and, unknown to Hilde, the two men draw up a contract. It is the beginning of a bitter rivalry between Charles, Lucas Connelly, and Miles Davenport their former employer. A rivalry that fractures families, tests love and loyalty, and comes at a cost that Charles could never have imagined.

    The Breadwinners covers six decades and leads us through the successes and failures of the three families as they survive the great depression, the war years and the isolation of South Africa.

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    Re: KU The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Revenge)
    « Reply #70 on: September 08, 2015, 05:13:36 am »
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    An epic family saga set in South Africa.

    A spurned lover marries for money and ignites a family feud of betrayal and revenge that spans three generations.

    It is New Years Eve 1924 and the fiery and volatile Charles McGill is devastated when the woman he loves announces her engagement to Lucas Connelly, his friend and co-worker. Charles drowns his sorrow in drink and seduces Hilde Richter, the daughter of a wealthy businessman.

    When Hilde finds she is pregnant her father offers to set up the penniless Charles with his own bakery if he will marry her. Charles readily agrees and, unknown to Hilde, the two men draw up a contract. It is the beginning of a bitter rivalry between Charles and Lucas, and their vengeful former employer, Miles Davenport. A rivalry that fractures families, tests love and loyalty, and comes at a cost that Charles could never have imagined.

    The Breadwinners covers six decades and leads us through the successes and failures of the three families as they survive the great depression, the war years and the isolation of South Africa. If you like historical fiction set in exotic locations, and authors such as Barbara Taylor Bradford, Catherine Gaskin and Belva Plain then grab a copy of The Breadwinners.

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    Re: KU The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Revenge)
    « Reply #71 on: September 18, 2015, 12:10:43 pm »
    Hope you'll 'Look Inside' for a preview.


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    Re: KU The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Revenge)
    « Reply #72 on: September 29, 2015, 08:17:55 am »


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    Re: KU The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Revenge)
    « Reply #73 on: October 10, 2015, 01:14:01 am »
    An epic family saga set in South Africa.

    A spurned lover marries for money and ignites a family feud of betrayal and revenge that spans three generations.

    It is New Year's Eve 1924 and the fiery and volatile Charles McGill is devastated when the woman he loves announces her engagement to Lucas Connelly, his friend and co-worker. Charles drowns his sorrow in drink and seduces Hilde Richter, the daughter of a wealthy businessman.

    When Hilde finds she is pregnant her father offers to set up the penniless Charles with his own bakery if he will marry her. Charles readily agrees and, unknown to Hilde, the two men draw up a contract. It is the beginning of a bitter rivalry between Charles and Lucas, and their vengeful former employer, Miles Davenport. A rivalry that fractures families, tests love and loyalty, and comes at a cost that Charles could never have imagined.

    The Breadwinners covers six decades and leads us through the successes and failures of the three families as they survive the great depression, the war years and the isolation of South Africa. If you like historical fiction set in exotic locations, and authors such as Barbara Taylor Bradford, Catherine Gaskin and Belva Plain then grab a copy of The Breadwinners.

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    Re: KU The Breadwinners (A Family Saga of Love, Lust and Revenge)
    « Reply #74 on: October 19, 2015, 12:50:25 am »
    Also available in print

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