Monday, October 4, 2021

No Names to Be Given by Julia Brewer Daily - Audio Book Tour + Giveaway

Join us for this tour from Sep 20 to Oct 8, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  No Names to Be Given
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 +)  
GenreVintage Women's Fiction
Publisher:  Admission Press Inc
Release date:   08/2021
Format available for review:  audiobook ( MP3 audio )
Tour Dates: Sep 20 to Oct 8
Content RatingPG + MNo bad language, but mature subjects like suicide and a rape scene. These are both mild and not explicit. Fade to black kind of scenes. 

"A gorgeous, thrilling, and important novel! These strong women will capture your heart.” Stacey Swann, author of Olympus, Texas.

“An insightful and sympathetic view offered into the lives of those who were adopted and those who adopted them.” Pam Johnson, author of Justice for Ella.

“A novel worthy of a Lifetime movie adaptation.” Jess Hagemann, author of Headcheese.
“Readers can expect deep knowledge of the world the characters inhabit.” Sara Kocek, author of Promise Me Something.

“I found myself thinking about Becca, Sandy, and Faith frequently as I went about my day—I was always excited to sit down and find out what happened next.” Sarah Welch, author of Austin Brown Dogs: The Shelter Dogs Who Rescue Us.

Book Description:
Today’s young women will not understand how our families made us feel shame so intensely; we surrendered our first-born children to strangers. Faith Reynolds, No Names to Be Given 
The widely anticipated debut novel by Julia Brewer Daily is a glimpse into the lives of women forced by society to gift their newborns to strangers. Although this novel is a fictional account, it mirrors many of the adoption stories of its era. 
When three young unwed women meet at a maternity home hospital in New Orleans in 1965, they are expected to relinquish their babies and return home as if nothing transpired. Twenty-five years later, they are brought back together by blackmail and their secrets threatened with exposure—all the way to the White House.
Told from the three women’s perspectives in alternating chapters, we are mesmerized by the societal pressures on women in the 1960s who found themselves pregnant without marriage.
How that inconceivable act changed them forever is the story of No Names To Be Given, a novel with southern voices, love exploited, heartbreak and blackmail.  
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Guest Post
Adoption Past and Present

While I am not an expert on the vast and complex topic of adoption, I am one adoptee and have one opinion on the subject.

According to adoption statistics, there are 100 million in the United States who have adoption in their immediate families. Many are adoptees like me who were placed for adoption in maternity homes where unwed birth mothers relinquished us.

From the 1930s to the 1980s, young women who became pregnant out of wedlock were shamed by their parents and society into making an emotionally devastating decision. In early years, women did not have access to birth control and abortion was illegal. Many birth mothers were very young and unable to care for their babies and wanted a more secure future for them.

Today, most women who become pregnant keep their babies with or without family support. There are still maternity homes in existence, but most offer financial assistance or child care to allow mothers to keep their babies. State and Federal programs are available, as well.

My family believes in adoption. I was adopted as an infant. One of my daughters adopted four older children and they are thriving in her home. It is a very personal and courageous decision to choose to rear another’s child as your own.

With lawsuits over Roe vs Wade and states deciding about same sex adoptive parents and open/closed adoption records, this will continue to be a hot button topic for years to come.

Meet the Author:
Julia Brewer Daily is a Texan with a southern accent. She holds a B.S. in English and a M.S. degree in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. 

She has been a Communications Adjunct Professor at Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi, and Public Relations Director of the Mississippi Department of Education and Millsaps College, a liberal arts college in Jackson, MS.  

She was the founding director of the Greater Belhaven Market, a producers’ only market in a historic neighborhood in Jackson, and even shadowed Martha Stewart. 

As the Executive Director of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi (300 artisans from 19 states) which operates the Mississippi Craft Center, she wrote their stories to introduce them to the public.

Daily is an adopted child from a maternity home hospital in New Orleans. She searched and found her birth mother and through a DNA test, her birth father’s family, as well.  A lifelong southerner, she now resides on a ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas, with her husband Emmerson and Labrador Retrievers, Memphis Belle and Texas Star.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook  goodreads

 Tour Schedule:

Sep 20 – Cover Lover Book Review – audiobook review / author interview / giveaway 
Sep 21 – Rockin' Book Reviews – audiobook review / guest post / giveaway 
Sep 21 –Gina Rae Mitchell - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 22– Bound 4 Escape – audiobook review / giveaway 
Sep 23 – Book Corner New and Reviews – audiobook review / giveaway 
Sep 24– I'm Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 27 - @booking.with.janelle – audiobook review / author interview 
Sep 28 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway 
Sep 29 –@fantasybookcraz_mum - audiobook review
Sep 30 – Pick a Good Book - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 4 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway 
Oct 5 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 6 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway 
Oct 7 - I'd Rather Be At The Beach - audiobook review / giveaway
Oct 8 - Laura's Interest - audiobook review / giveaway 

Enter the Giveaway:

NO NAMES TO BE GIVEN Book Tour Giveaway




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