Monday, March 25, 2013

FMB Tours Presents The Thing With Feathers by Anne Sweazy Kulju‏ Blog Tour Stop

Title: The Thing With Feathers
Author: Anne Sweazy Kulju
Genre: Historical Fiction/Saga
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC
Format: Paperback, Ebook
Length: 328 pages (85,000+ words)


Book Description: 
When an itinerate Baptist preacher arrived with his baby daughter and a wife lost on the trail, there was no one prepared to suspect what lurid secrets and heartbreak he might be concealing. As the preacher sets his sights against those who might oppose him, the names, reputations, even the very lives of the good people of Cloverdale may not be spared.

Yet in the midst of the machinations of a mad man, virtue and valor can persist. The Thing with Feathers is known to fly through wars, depressions, and natural disasters. But will the Marshall clan and the good people of Cloverdale find it in time?

My Review

5 of 5 Feathers

The Things With Feathers is not a light read and it has some serious issues discussed in it. When I first picked up the book for the tour I was excited because I said man I think I have read a poem with this title and when I looked back I saw that this is indeed a poem by Emily Dickinson called Hope is the things with Feathers. I read that poem again be fore reading the book and man was I totally blown away at how Anne has put everything together and has written a story that is both dark and disturbing.

In the small town of Cloverdale things are about to change and change for the worse not so much the good. The town needs a minister for their church and when a man with his infant daughter shows up they are glad they will have a minister for their town. But what the people once thought was for the good turns out to be something more sinister than they could have imagined. As the preachers daughter grows up the town will unearth an array of secrets that are far more damaging then anything they have every experienced.

Come along and read a dark and disturbing story where the only roses growing in this town are BLACK ROSES! Read about incest and rape that is covered up and never spoken about. Read about the violence that takes place and how some will stop at nothing to keep secrets hidden and buried where they belong. Learn how some will use the name of God to benefit them but in actuality they are the biggest devil!

About the Author: 
ANNE SWEAZY KULJU has won awards for editorials and honors for short stories; she now writes historical fiction page-turners. Her first novel, “the thing with feathers,” debuted in 2012, via Tate Publishing. “Bodie,” is expected in early spring 2013. Anne lives near Pacific City, Oregon, where she is writing her third book, “Grog Wars.” She divides her free time between the beach and Mount Bachelor. Readers may learn more about Anne and correspond with her on her website at

Gift Bag #1: The Thing With Feathers by Anne Sweazy Kulju Signed paperback, 15-oz cafe mug, 1-lb Fresh-Roasted Fogcutter Blend from Five Rivers Coffee Roasters & Gift Bag #2: A signed copy of The Thing With Feathers by Anne Sweazy Kulju (or digital download card), with customized journal, bookmark and pen created with authors logo


1 comment:

  1. Thank you! From your description, it sounds like my story may have haunted you--I love that! I have people tell me all of the time that once they finished my book, they could not stop thinking about it. Let me know if this happened to you, would you? Just an aside, I started out in professional life as a medical assistant, too. I was also (still am) an avid reader, mostly in my own genre but not always. A car accident turned me into a novelist. What about you? In any case, I just wanted to thank you for the lovely review of "the thing with feathers."