Rhode Island Authors Showcase – Featuring Jane McCarthy!

The Rhode Island Authors Showcase is back! Each day in November, I’ll be featuring a different RI author. Each post features a giveaway – a book, an anthology, or something else! All you have to do to be eligible for the daily drawing is leave a comment on the blog post. I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner one week after the blog post (to give you time to catch up).

By commenting on each post, you’re also entered to win our bigger prizes: GRAND PRIZE is a $250 Amazon gift card, BONUS PRIZE is a $100 Amazon gift card, and the CHEER UP YOU WON SOMETHING PRIZE is a $50 Amazon gift card. The big prizes will be chosen, again using a random number generator, on December 7.

Author Jane McCarfthy

Jane McCarthy lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Her new novel, The Faces of War, is historical fiction and was published in 2022. It is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, at Wakefield Books in the Wakefield Mall and Rarities Bookstore in Wakefield. It takes place during WWII and follows the stories of John Conway, a young American, and Karl Baum, a young German, and their journey throughout the war.

I am particularly fond of the authors James Michener. John Jakes, and Barbara Taylor Bradford, all of whom are master storytellers, rich with plot, characters, and place,

It is my hope is to engage readers to keep turning the pages and feel inspired when a book ends.

The biggest challenge in writing for me is finding good characters to tell my story and writing good narrative. I draw my inspiration from other authors and I am an avid reader of fiction.

The Faces of War is a WWII historical fiction page-turner which explores the horrors of war and brings a rare perspective as seen through the eyes of an American GI and a young German civilian. It takes place from 1941-1946, when war swept through Europe, killing civilians and destroying cities and towns. It left grief and devastation it its wake. It’s the story of courage, betrayal, guilt, drug addiction, and forgiveness.

Jane is giving away a copy of her new novel, The Faces of War. If you’re a fan of historical fiction, you’ll want to add this one to your pile! Just leave a comment below and tell us what period of time you’d choose to live in, if you had the ability to time-travel.

Find out more about Jane at her website https://www.janefmccarthy.com/

20 thoughts on “Rhode Island Authors Showcase – Featuring Jane McCarthy!

  1. I would love to live in the 1920’s I have been a flapper for Halloween and love to “play the part.” I would also like to live in the 1960’s so many important events and issues. I would have stood up for equal rights.

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  2. Thank you Jane for yet another WW II “people” story. I remember my mom’s stories and have read many other accounts of the war through survivors eyes. Looking forward to ready it.

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  3. Your book sounds wonderful; good characters to me are the best inspiration! I would not want to go back in time. I feel we have so many choices today to choose to live what was best in the past and with only the modern conveniences and use of technology that we want in our lives!

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  4. I think I would choose to visit the wild west during our country’s expansion. I can see myself as a cowgirl. lol. I wouldn’t want to stay, as I have a deep fondness for indoor plumbing!

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  5. This book does sound interesting as I am a history buff. Particularly the upheaval of the World Wars during the 20th century. As for time travel, I have no desire to live in the past. Many more people live better now than at any other time. I’d probably would want to live in the near future if time travel were possible.

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  6. This book sounds like a really great read! I love historical fiction and this one really interests me because my grandpa was in WW2 and was the only man out of his Army group to survive when they landed at the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.

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  7. It would be fun to go back to the time when my parents were in high school and college which would be during the 1950s. I would also like to go back to the late 1930s and early 40s to see my mom’s life in Boar’s Hill, England.

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  8. I do love historical fiction, particularly WWII stories.
    If I were to go back in time I choose late 18th century-early nineteenth century Cornwall. Perhaps I’d run across Ross Poldark!

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  9. If I went back in time, I’d love to be present when Jesus was born. If I were to go forward into the future, I’d love to be present twenty years from now when the technology, etc., will be better.

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  10. I enjoy reading historical fiction. And I love studying history. That being said, I can’t think of any time period I would want to return to for any length of time. Our planet seems to have a very unsettling history, certainly nothing idyllic.

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