Tuesday, February 26, 2019

After a decade, MISS VIOLET AND THE GREAT WAR, the Strangely Beautiful finale, is here!

Hello dear readers, it's the end of an era.

Goodness has it been one heck of a decade. My debut novel, THE STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL TALE OF MISS PERCY PARKER, now STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL in its freshly revised and resurrected two-book form thanks to Tor Books, finally sees itself through as the finale in the Strangely Beautiful saga commences with MISS VIOLET AND THE GREAT WAR, the never-before-published fourth novel in the quartet.

It's been an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least. I'm so glad to share this book with you, finally, in all its pain and difficulty. This is a book about hope in dark times. I hope it will comfort you and lift your spirit, even during the darkest hours.

About the book via Tor Books:

A superb, stand alone adventure in Leanna Renee Hieber's groundbreaking, critically acclaimed Strangely Beautiful series, full of passion and power. From childhood, Violet Rychman has dreamed of a coming war, of death and battle on an unimaginable scale. She has seen and heard ghosts, who have loved and guided her. Now the future she dreamed has come to pass. World War I rages across Europe. Millions of people are dying; entire villages are disappearing. A great and terrible vision sweeps over Violet, offering powers heralded by the Muses of antiquity. The ability to impact people’s memories, even shape their thoughts. To guide their souls. To pass between the world of the living and that of the dead and to bring others through that passage. These and other gifts once belonged to people Violet loved. Now they are hers, and she must use them to attempt to stop death itself.

Praise for Miss Violet:

"If you’re struggling to find meaning in dark times—particularly in today’s climate of seemingly endless bad news—Leanna has some reassuring answers. The book extols the value of things like love, family, and art. Even amidst the very worst of horrors and destruction, forming loving bonds and creating things of beauty are radical acts that kindle a little more light in the darkness." - The Gothic Library

"Hauntingly hopeful, Miss Violet & the Great War explores the tragedy of the first World War with poetic grace. I found this not to be a book to blaze through in one sitting, but one to savor and appreciate in little bites. That's not to say it's a slow read, either. This is a book that felt like immersing myself into a cozily hot bath. Though the book is about the horrific aspects of war, Hieber's main focus is on the goodness and creativity of humanity. I'm rather left in awe by the grace of how she handled that. I highly recommend this to readers interested in the Great War and historical fiction with a fantastical bent." - Beth Cato, acclaimed author of The Clockwork Dagger MISS VIOLET AND THE GREAT WAR is now available wherever books are sold! Barnes and Noble IndieBound  Amazon Kobo

Cheers, blessings and Happy Haunting! Thanks in advance for your support! The Hieberverse would not exist without you and your continued support means I can fulfill my mission and spiritual calling to write more books about the transcendent power of the soul.

For additional insights about my research for Miss Violet, please read this post about my visit to Verdun, France