Book Spotlight: The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken

Updated: Jun 4






About the Book


Book: The Yellow Lantern


Author: Angie Dicken


Genre: Christian Historical/Suspense


Release Date: August, 2019



Josephine Is Forced to Spy for Grave Robbers

Step into True Colors—a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime


In Massachusetts in 1824, Josephine Clayton awakes on the table of the doctor she’s assisted all these months. She was presumed dead by all and has become the doctor’s next corpse for his medical research. Frightened, the doctor tries to kill her, but Josephine begs to be spared. A deal is struck—Josie will leave her village and work at a distant cotton mill. All the while, she’ll await her true mission—posing as a mourner to help his body snatcher procure her replacement. At the mill though, Josie is praised for her medical remedies among the mill girls, gaining attention from the handsome factory manager Braham Taylor. Yet, when Braham’s own loved one becomes the prey for the next grave robbing, Josie must make a choice that could put her dark past behind her or steal away the promise of any future at all.


What price will Josie pay for love when her secrets begin to unravel?


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About the Author


Angie Dicken credits her love of story to reading British literature during life as a military kid in England. Now living in the U.S. heartland, she’s a member of ACFW, sharing about author life with her fellow Alley Cats on The Writer’s Alley blog and Facebook page. Besides writing, she is a busy mom of four and works in Adult Ministry. Angie enjoys eclectic new restaurants, authentic conversation with friends, and date nights with her Texas Aggie husband. Connect with her online at www.angiedicken.com.




More from Angie


Barbour’s True Colors Crime concept intrigued me from the very beginning. Being the daughter of a doctor and discovering the ties of grave robbing to the early medical profession, I was excited to dive deep into 19th century Massachusetts. Grave robbing around Boston and New York was often employed by doctors desperate for medical advancement. Men and women were both involved in the procuring of bodies for doctors. Finding these accounts led me to take took a look at the current medical remedies of the time—tinctures, elixirs, and herbal concoctions. My heroine was created in the tension of a desire to heal and the desperation of medical pursuits.


Amidst these medical ties to the historical moment of 1824, something was also shifting among women in rural areas of New England. Many women were employed by newly built cotton mills (Lowell Mill was my inspiration for the fictional Gloughton Mill in The Yellow Lantern). These working opportunities for women offered an escape from their home-bound lives and the rare chance for independence. Of course, with such industrial environments, injuries, and sometimes death, would occur. Noting the accounts of these kind of fatalities in historical articles, my research came full circle.


I found three strong threads to weave into my grave-robbing story—desperate doctors in need of research, a doctor’s assistant needing an escape from her village, and a mill, not only offering that escape, but the chance at bodies for the desperate medical community.


My heroine, Josie Clay, found life in the tangle of these threads of mills, medicine, and grave robbing—all playing out within the pages of The Yellow Lantern.




Blog Stops


Genesis 5020, August 15


Seasons of Opportunities, August 15


All-of-a-kind Mom, August 15


Bigreadersite, August 16


Emily Yager, August 16


Inspired by fiction, August 16


The Christian Fiction Girl, August 17


Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, August 17


Daysong Reflections, August 17


Retrospective Spines, August 18


Spoken from the Heart, August 18


Kathleen Denly, August 19


Through the Fire Blogs, August 19


Christian Bookaholic, August 19


Maureen’s Musings, August 20


For the Love of Literature, August 20


Simple Harvest Reads, August 21 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)


Godly Book Reviews, August 21


A Reader’s Brain, August 21


Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 22


Betti Mace, August 22


Locks, Hooks and Books, August 22


Hallie Reads, August 23


Mary Hake, August 23


Inklings and notions, August 23


Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, August 24


For Him and My Family, August 24


Stephanie’s Life of Determination, August 24


Connie’s History Classroom, August 25


Pause for Tales, August 25


Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 25


Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, August 26


Tell Tale Book Reviews, August 26


amandainpa, August 26


Blossoms and Blessings, August 27


Texas Book-aholic, August 27


janicesbookreviews, August 27


Back Porch Reads, August 28


Just the Write Escape, August 28



Giveaway










To celebrate her tour, Angie is giving away a grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a paperback copy of each of the books in the series!!


Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway!

Click the link below to enter.


https://promosimple.com/ps/e71c/the-yellow-lantern-celebration-tour-giveaway

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