On Tour 2/08/22- 3/14/22 “The Next Ship Home” by Heather Webb”

Release Date: Feb. 8, 2022

About The Book:

Ellis Island, 1902: Two women band together to hold America to its promise: “Give me your tired, your poor … your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”

A young Italian woman arrives on the shores of America, her sights set on a better life. That same day, a young American woman reports to her first day of work at the immigration center. But Ellis Island isn’t a refuge for Francesca or Alma, not when ships depart every day with those who are refused entry to the country and when corruption ripples through every corridor. While Francesca resorts to desperate measures to ensure she will make it off the island, Alma fights for her dreams of becoming a translator, even as women are denied the chance.

As the two women face the misdeeds of a system known to manipulate and abuse immigrants searching for new hope in America, they form an unlikely friendship—and share a terrible secret—altering their fates and the lives of the immigrants who come after them.

Inspired by true events and for fans of Kristina McMorris and Hazel Gaynor, The Next Ship Home holds up a mirror to our own times, deftly questioning America’s history of prejudice and exclusion while also reminding us of our citizens’ singular determination. This is a novel of the dark secrets of Ellis Island, when entry to “the land of the free” promised a better life but often delivered something drastically different, and when immigrant strength and female friendship found ways to triumph even on the darkest days.

About The Author:

Heather Webb is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of seven historical novels. In 2015, Rodin’s Lover was a Goodread’s Top Pick, and in 2018, Last Christmas in Paris won the Women’s Fiction Writers Association STAR Award. Meet Me in Monaco, was selected as a finalist for the 2020 Goldsboro RNA award in the UK, as well as the 2019 Digital Book World’s Fiction prize. To date, Heather’s books have been translated to over a dozen languages.  She lives in New England with her family and one feisty rabbit.

Social Media: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/msheatherwebb

Instagram: https://instagram.com/msheatherwebb

Twitter: @msheatherwebb

Book Blurbs: 

“With meticulous research and deft prose, Heather Webb crafts an unflinching look at the immigrant experience, an unlikely and unique friendship, and a resonant story of female empowerment.  The Next Ship Home is truly a beautiful and powerful book.”–Pam Jenoff, NYT Bestselling Author of The Woman With The Blue Star

Powerful and poignant, THE NEXT SHIP HOME shines a literary light on Ellis Island’s dark history, where the prejudices of the past often sit uncomfortably close to the present. Written with a clear passion for the subject matter, Webb captures the injustices, suffering, hope and determination of a generation of immigrants. Francesca and Alma roar from the page, and leave the reader caring for them deeply. A richly imagined novel, and a must-read for fans of historical fiction. Brava!- – Hazel Gaynor, NYT bestselling author of When We Were Young & Brave

Bloggers On Tours:

Feb. 8th- Cassie’s Book Reviews https://instagram.com/cassies_books_reviews  

Feb. 8th- Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

Feb. 8th- She Just Loves Books https://instagram.com/shejustlovesbooks

Feb. 9th – Dani Reads https://instagram.com/dani.reads.1225

Feb. 9th -Shooks Books https://instagram.com/shook_sbooks

Feb. 10th – Jennifer Tar Heel Reader – http://www.jennifertarheelreader.com


Feb. 10th – Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

Feb. 10th-Reading With Mrs. Leaf https://instagram.com/readingwithmrsleaf

Feb. 10th- Eryn E Reads https://instagram.com/erynereads

Feb. 11th- Reading With Remy https://instagram.com/readingwithremy

Feb. 11th- Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

Feb. 12th -Books Love And Understanding https://instagram.com/booksloveandunderstanding

Feb. 12th -Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews 

Feb. 13th – Noor The Bookworm https://instagram.com/noorthebookworm

Feb. 13th – Gwendalyn Books https://instagram.com/gwendalyn_books_

Feb. 16th – Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

Feb. 17th – Bryant Park Books https://instagram.com/bryantparkbooks

Feb. 17th – Bookworm Struggles https://instagram.com/bookworm.struggles

Feb. 18th- Books Are Magic Too https://instagram.com/booksaremagictoo

Feb. 20th- Reecas Pieces Books https://instagram.com/reecaspiecesbooks 

Feb. 21st – Bookphile Belle https://instagram.com/bookphile_belle

Feb. 23rd-Geaux Get Lit https://instagram.com/geauxgetlit

Feb. 24th – Laura’s Next Chapter https://instagram.com/laurasnextchapter

Feb. 25th-Novels and Latte Book Club –https://www.facebook.com/groups/357651988042629

March 2nd- Bookishly Becky https://instagram.com/bookishlybecky

March 3rd- The Crocheted Review https://instagram.com/thecrochetedreview

March 10th- – Books and Coffee MX https://instagram.com/booksandcoffeemx

March 12th – Rajivs Reviews https://instagram.com/rajivsreviews

March 14th -Sealed With A Book https://instagram.com/sealedwithabook

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