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Thursday, September 19, 2019

New York Orphan by Rosemary J. Kind - Book Tour - Book Launch Video - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Rosemary J. Kind and her new book, “New York Orphan”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $30 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Rosemary and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

New York Orphan
by Rosemary J. Kind


GENRE: Historical Fiction



From fleeing the Irish Potato Famine, to losing his parents on the ship to New York, seven-year-old Daniel Flynn knows about adversity. As Daniel sings the songs of home to earn pennies for food, pick-pocket Thomas Reilly becomes his ally and friend, until he too is cast out onto the street.

A destitute refugee in a foreign land, Daniel, together with Thomas and his sister Molly, are swept up by the Orphan Train Movement to find better lives with families across America. For Daniel will the dream prove elusive?

How strong are bonds of loyalty when everything is at stake?



“Oh, Miss Ellie, Miss Ellie…” Molly was panting hard as she ran up the steps of the guest house, calling for her friend. “Oh, you’ll never guess what.” Her hands were shaking uncontrollably and she was gasping for air.

“Sit down, child, and start from the beginning.”

“It’s Daniel. Oh, Miss Ellie, he needs our help. I do believe the good Lord has sent us to him in his hour of need.”

“Whatever has happened?” Ellie guided Molly to sit upon the settle.

“I was in the town… wondering whatever we should do. Oh, it’s dreadful!”

Miss Ellie quietly rose and left the room, returning only a minute or two later with a tray of tea. “I’d just asked for this to be prepared when you came back. It looks to me, girl, as though you’re in need of it.” She poured the tea and held the cup to Molly’s trembling hands.

Molly sipped her drink, sat back, took a deep breath and began again. “Daniel is in prison, Miss Ellie. Whatever are we going to do?”

She told Miss Ellie the tale of how she’d met Ben and then how he’d gone to make enquiries. “Anyway, one of the Deputies was there and he told the man about Daniel.”

“Lord have mercy, whatever has he done?”

“He ran away from that dreadful man we met at the farm. Oh, how can one man think he has the right to own another in these times?”



Check out the author’s "New York Orphan’s," Book Launch Reading Video below!!!



Fierce Female Lead Characters: How to Create Strong Role Models in Books

New York Orphan, and the whole of this series, features strong female lead characters.

I think it’s essential to differentiate between feisty and aggressive in their views. I try to portray a wide range of women who are gutsy, but function effectively within normal everyday situations. You can be an effective role model and be married, be a mother, pursue a career or support a partner’s career. Strength is not the same as dominance.

New York Orphan has Molly, a girl who defies what is considered acceptable to rescue her brother and friend from poverty. She goes on to be an incredibly resilient and balanced young woman, who falls in love and works well within the team of marriage, with a man who shows understanding and appreciation of her strength. Her guardian, when Molly is a child, is a woman farmer, Miss Ellie, who is single because of the difficulties of finding a man who will nurture her independence rather than quash it. Miss Ellie, later in the series, gets involved in the fight for women’s suffrage and we see her rugged nature, whilst her tender side comes through when she becomes an honorary grandmother.

Oddly, I would argue that one of the strongest women in New York Orphan is Mrs Hawksworth. The reader doesn’t see it early on. What the reader sees is a woman scared of her husband, but without the reader knowing why. They see her helping Daniel when she thinks it is safe to do so and then trying to stand up for him and facing the consequences. However, what we see ultimately is her having the courage to testify against her husband when Daniel stands trial, an action which in 1860 would leave her not only in fear for her life, but an outcast.

To me it is important to show that ultimately strong women will do what is right. They don’t belittle the men around them or treat them in a reversal of the subjugation many women have been exposed to. They are spirited, able to manage their lives, but not afraid to open themselves to the good people around them.

What is important is equality. It might be a hard won right, but it should not involve going on to fight everything and everyone around for the sake of it. I want to create role models that show men and women as equals not opponents.

Of course, to produce a well-rounded work not every woman can stand out as feisty and strong any more than every man should. Nor should every man be shown as the villain. We want our sons to emulate the good men in the world, as much as we want our daughters to be courageous and independent.



Rosemary J. Kind writes because she has to. You could take almost anything away from her except her pen and paper. Failing to stop after the book that everyone has in them, she has gone on to publish books in both non-fiction and fiction, the latter including novels, humour, short stories and poetry. She also regularly produces magazine articles in a number of areas and writes regularly for the dog press.

As a child she was desolate when at the age of 10 her then teacher would not believe that her poem based on ‘Stig of the Dump’ was her own work and she stopped writing poetry for several years as a result. She was persuaded to continue by the invitation to earn a little extra pocket money by ‘assisting’ others to produce the required poems for English homework!

Always one to spot an opportunity, she started school newspapers and went on to begin providing paid copy to her local newspaper at the age of 16.

For twenty years she followed a traditional business career, before seeing the error of her ways and leaving it all behind to pursue her writing full-time.

She spends her life discussing her plots with the characters in her head and her faithful dogs, who always put the opposing arguments when there are choices to be made.

Always willing to take on challenges that sensible people regard as impossible, she established and ran the short story download site Alfie Dog Fiction for six years building it to become one of the largest in the world, representing over 300 authors and carrying over 1600 short stories. She closed it in order to focus on her own writing.

Her hobby is developing the Entlebucher Mountain Dog in the UK and when she brought her beloved Alfie back from Belgium he was only the tenth in the country.

She started writing Alfie’s Diary as an Internet blog the day Alfie arrived to live with her, intending to continue for a year or two. Thirteen years later it goes from strength to strength and has been repeatedly named as one of the top ten pet blogs in the UK.

For more details about the author please visit her website at www.rjkind.com. For more details about her dog then you’re better visiting www.alfiedog.me.uk.



Rosemary, her husband, and their ever so adorable furbaby, Wilma!!!


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Rosemary’s very cute puppy, Wilma!!!



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Rosemary will be awarding a $30 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.


  1. Thank you for having me on the blog. The dog in the pictures is our very cute Wilma rather than Alfie. He doesn't travel very much these days as he's very old.

    1. Rosemary ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! Ahhhh you beat me to the first comment lol!!! Normally I get this comment posted right at midnight (Pacific Time since I’m in Oregon), but I fell asleep lol... Anywho... It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

      P.S. ~ I will be sure to edit the photo captions when I get to my computer in the morning as my iPhone from bed sadly doesn’t have the tools to edit in Blogger... All of your furbabies are just the cutest!!! You are truly blessed :)

    2. Thank you - Wilma gets used to being called any of Alfie, Aristotle, Shadow or Wilma whichever comes to mind first. She's not fussed.

  2. Good Afternoon! Thank you for the book description.These tours are great and we have found some terrific books so thanks so  much.