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A Thrilling Historical Romance Driven by Love and Justice
A courageous farm girl's life is changed forever when she falls in love with a charming street musician, opening her eyes to the cruel mistreatment of Mexico's mine workers and compelling her to stand with them against their oppressor - the man she is marrying.
Esperanza lives a charmed life. The daughter of a wealthy landowner, her family is thrilled when she attracts the attentions of the handsome and mysterious Don Raúl, opening the door to a glittering life of opulence for them all.
However, a chance encounter with a charming street musician forces Esperanza to open her eyes to the cruel underworld of Mexico's mistreated working classes, and she begins to doubt everything she ever thought she wanted.
As the people begin to rise up in a bloodthirsty revolution against their oppressors, Esperanza is forced to make choices that she hoped never to face. Esperanza's decisions threaten to tear apart her family, her heart, and the country she loves.
In this brutal world where a few careless words can cost lives, will the price of freedom prove to be more than what Esperanza is willing to pay?
Praise and Reviews:
"A rip-roaring, romantic adventure that is impossible to put down." - Starred Review
"A well-written and well-researched story against the background of early 20th century Mexico." - D. Wells, author
"I read this book in two days!!! And the only reason it took that long is because at some point I had to feed my kids! I fell in love with the characters from the start! Who will Esperanza fall in love with? The rich Don or the charming street musician? Does she even have a choice? And what will she do with her power to help the oppressed mine workers? I cannot wait to read what’s next!" –Cori Nevruz, top thriller author of Dirty Laundry and Left Without Answers
"Class intrigue, dynastic maneuvering, and dangerous politics against growing civil unrest in pre-revolutionary Mexico. Can an unlikely friendship blossom into more? I couldn't put it down, and nor will you!" - Jennifer Nugée, editor
"This beautifully written novel will have you gripped right from the start." - Melissa Hoskins, author
"A riveting peek into a time of Mexico's history where huge change, excitement and danger are on the horizon. Hugely engaging characters really pulled me in." - Starred Review
"I fell in love with the characters and laughed and cried with them all the way on their exciting journey. They feel like my best friends. It was wonderful to read about this little-known part of Mexican history that happened before the revolution. I cannot wait to read what will happen next." - Starred Review
"A book that will make you weep, rage, and fall in love with an array of characters so realistic they might step off the page. An excellent novel." - Jessica Leather, author
About the Author
Rachel is the author of ARTIE’S COURAGE, A HERO’S HOPE, and SOFIA’S FREEDOM. Led by strong female characters, The Musician's Promise Series turns the common damsel in distress trope on its head. Based on real historical events, this thrilling page-turner story of love and courage in the face of adversity follows characters on an emotional journey through laughter, tears, passion, and heartbreak.
Rachel and her family live a quiet life on her home island of Guernsey, where she enjoys teaching sign language, singing, reading, and writing. Rachel has a degree in English Literature and specialized in literature from other cultures, post-colonial, 19th century, and gothic literature.
In The Musician's Promise, Rachel wants to challenge harmful stereotypes, proving that women can be powerful heroes and that men should never feel ashamed to express their emotions. She aims to write characters that readers can identify and empathize, who make the reader think, laugh, and cry as they share their adventures.