Spotlight Interview with author Mehreen Ahmed

30 May

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The Pacifist

10 May

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Title:  The Pacifist

Author:  Mehreen Ahmed

Malcolm Baxter is what some claim to be a benefactor who draws people into giving charity to support the Badgerys Creek Orphanage. But, if these walls could speak and the victims that have been placed there could explain the screams, wails and fear that was instilled in them and if the authorities did not look the other way things might have been better for the poor children placed in this abusive setting. Money was at the root of those running the orphanage and no one bothered to look into the care of the innocent children or where the money was going. Malcolm Baxter was hosting a fundraiser for the orphanage but in the back of his mind he was remembering his own past, jealousies and fears. Malcolm is self-absorbed, lacks self-esteem and needs to be revered and honored. Malcolm with the help of Henna…

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A review from The Midwest Book Review

8 May

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A review from The Midwest Book Review

8 May

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The Midwest Book Review

The Pacifist
Mehreen Ahmed
Cosmic Teapot Publishing
http://www.cosmicteapot.net
9781988762036, $26.99, HC, http://www.amazon.com

Synopsis: In 1866, Peter Baxter’s misfortune ends the day he leaves Badgerys Creek orphanage. Unsure of what to do next, Peter finds himself on a farm run by Mr. Brown. An aging man, Brown needs help and is happy to give Peter a place to live in exchange for his labor. Unbeknownst to Peter, Brown’s past is riddled with dark secrets tied to the same orphanage, which he has documented in a red folder.

During a chance encounter, Peter meets Rose. Peter cannot help but fall in love with her beauty, grace, and wit but fears that his affection will go unrequited as a result of his crippling poverty. But fate changes when Peter joins the search for gold in Hill End, New South Wales. Striking it rich, he returns to Rose a wealthy…

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A review from The Midwest Book Review

8 May

The Midwest Book Review

The Pacifist
Mehreen Ahmed
Cosmic Teapot Publishing
http://www.cosmicteapot.net
9781988762036, $26.99, HC, http://www.amazon.com

Synopsis: In 1866, Peter Baxter’s misfortune ends the day he leaves Badgerys Creek orphanage. Unsure of what to do next, Peter finds himself on a farm run by Mr. Brown. An aging man, Brown needs help and is happy to give Peter a place to live in exchange for his labor. Unbeknownst to Peter, Brown’s past is riddled with dark secrets tied to the same orphanage, which he has documented in a red folder.

During a chance encounter, Peter meets Rose. Peter cannot help but fall in love with her beauty, grace, and wit but fears that his affection will go unrequited as a result of his crippling poverty. But fate changes when Peter joins the search for gold in Hill End, New South Wales. Striking it rich, he returns to Rose a wealthy man. Peter is changed by his new found affluence, heading towards the mire of greed. Will Rose regret her relationship with Peter?

Meanwhile, Rose has her own troubled history. One that is deeply entwined with Brown’s past and Peter’s future.

Critique: A deftly crafted and consistently entertaining novel, “The Pacifist” reveals Australian author Mehreen Ahmed’s exceptional flair for narrative storytelling and compellingly memorable characters. Original, compelling, skillfully written from cover to cover, “The Pacifist” is very highly recommended, especially for community library Historical Fiction collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that “The Pacifist” is also available in a paperback edition (9781988762067, $14.99) and in an inexpensive Kindle format ($0.99).

Interview with “The Pacifist” Author Mehreen Ahmed

19 Apr

Own Your Geek

If you like historical fiction, then we hope you’ll enjoy getting inside the head of Mehreen Ahmed, author of The Pacifist.

The Pacifist synopsis: In 1866, Peter Baxter’s misfortune ends the day he leaves Badgerys Creek orphanage. Unsure of what to do next, Peter finds himself on a farm run by Mr. Brown. An aging man, Brown needs help and is happy to give Peter a place to live in exchange for his labor. Unbeknownst to Peter, Brown’s past is riddled with dark secrets tied to the same orphanage, which he has documented in a red folder.

During a chance encounter, Peter meets Rose. Peter cannot help but fall in love with her beauty, grace, and wit but fears that his affection will go unrequited as a result of his crippling poverty. But fate changes when Peter joins the search for gold in Hill End, New South Wales. Striking it…

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The Pacifist by Mehreen Ahmed

2 Apr

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